Garfield and Friends
- 9 Seasons
Garfield and Friends is an animated cartoon series based on Garfield, a popular comic strip by artist Jim Davis. Each episode features three segments, two of which focus on the opinionated feline and one about a quirky farm in the Midwest. The show features the antics of a sometimes grumpy orange tabby cat named Garfield (voice: Lorenzo Music) who loves lasagna, sleeping, complaining, sarcasm, disrespecting his owner, and tormenting the family dog, a beagle named Odie (voice: Gregg Berger). Garfield spends nearly every episode trying to get his way, which usually ends up not working out in the manner he expected. His owner Jon Arbuckle (voice: Thom Huge) is a socially awkward cartoon artist who has a struggling relationship with veterinarian Dr. Liz Wilson (voice: Julie Payne). Most of his dates with Dr. Wilson end up ruined due to something Garfield does either on purpose or inadvertently. US Acres is a crossover from the Garfield series. The story centers on the life of a farm pig named Orson (voice: Gregg Berger). Orson loves to read and daydream while micromanaging his friends Roy the rooster, (voice: Thom Huge) a bully who constantly picks on the other animals for his own amusement, and the alarmist Wade the Duck (voice: Howie Morris), a phobic hypochondriac who wears an inner tube around his waist for safety, even when on land. The likely obsessive-compulsive Orson spends most of his time helping the other animals get along with one another while trying to keep clean. Two other characters of note are a pair of chicks who also live on the farm named Booker and Sheldon (both voiced by Frank Welker). Booker is a happy, self-assured chick while his brother Sheldon stays in the comfort of his own shell with only his feet sticking out of the bottom so he can walk around the farm. There are 121 total episodes of Garfield and Friends. Though most are nonlinear, some plot segments continue through more than one installment. There are seven seasons, but every episodes focuses on one main theme: friendship.