Garfield & Friends

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Based on the highly popular comic strip by Jim Davis, Garfield and Friends was considered the best long-running cartoon on CBS. This Saturday morning series featured the adventures of that lovable, hungry fat cat Garfield, his yellow dog friend Odie, and their cartoonist bachelor master Jon Arbuckle. Garfield cartoons shared the spot with a new cartoon series created for this series called U.S. Acres (also based on a comic strip by Jim Davis). U.S. Acres was a cartoon about a group of barnyard animals who run a farm. The leader was Orson Pig, the bookish and perceptive pig. His friends had many different qualities: Wade Duck was the scaredy-cat duck who runs away from everything, no kidding; Booker was a crafty little chick whose main goal was to chase a worm, and his brother Sheldon was nothing more than an egg with two legs sticking out; Roy Rooster was the practical joking rooster who puts everyone in trouble with his jokes; and two sheep, Bo and Lanolin, were always bickering with each other about nearly everything. Bo being a nice guy and Lanolin a cruel girl. Each episode, they had to protect the farm from Orson's big bad brothers and a crafty weasel. Before this series, Garfield cartoons were shown as yearly specials on CBS, and the specials were so great that CBS decided to turn Garfield into a cartoon series. In the first season, each 30-minute episode was packed with three 8-minute shorts, two Garfield shorts and one U.S. Acres short. In the second season, Garfield and Friends expanded to an hour, consisting of four Garfield cartoons and two U.S. Acres cartoons. It remained at this format until the show ended in 1994. 'Garfield:The Movie' was released on June 11,2004 & so far has made over $75 million at the box office. Thanks to the success of the movie, 20th Century Fox is now working on a CGI/live action movie version of 'Alvin & The Chipmunks' & coming to theathers on December 25th is 'Fat Albert', which is of course a live action version of the classic 1974-1984 cartoon 'Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids'. DVD Releases Garfield As Himself - June 29,2004 Garfield & Friends Volume One - July 27,2004 Garfield:The Movie - October 19th,2004 Garfield's Holiday Celebrations - October 26th,2004 Garfield & Friends Volume Two - December 7th,2004 Garfield's Travel Adventures- February 15,2005 Garfield & Friends Volume Three- April 19th,2005 TV Theme Lyrics! (from Seasons 1-2): Ladies and Gentleman, Garfield & Friends Friends Are There To Help You Get Started, To Give You A Push On Your Way Friends Are There To Turn You Around, Get Your Feet On The Ground For A Brand New Day They'll Pick You Up When You're Down Help You Swallow Your Pride When Something Inside's Got To Break On Through To The Other Side Friends Are Someone You Can Open Up To When You Feel Like You're Ready To Flip When You Got The World On Your Shoulders Friends Are There To Give You A Tip Friends Are There When You Need Them Their Even There When You Don't For A Walk In The Park, For A Shot In The Dark Friends Are There (garfield) I Don't Care But Friends Will Care For You-u-u-u-u-u-u! (different dialogue for each show) TV Theme Lyrics! (effective from Season 3-7): Ladies and Gentleman, Garfield & Friends We're (We're) ready (ready) to (to) party! (let's go!) We're ready to party, we're ready! I hope you bring lot's of spaghetti! (don't forget) Come on in , come to the place where fun never ends! Come on in, it's time to party with Garfield and friends! Dancing , Fiesta! , Romancing, Siesta! , Samba , La Bamba, Eye Carumba! Disguises (Disguises) Surprises (Surprises) and pies of,(and pies of) All sizes! Come on in, come to the place where fun never ends. Come on in, it's time to party with Garfield and Friends! Garfield and friends! -Garfield says something funny-

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Desiree Goyette

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Thom Huge

Thom Huge

Jon Arbuckle/Binky the Clown/Roy Rooster/Gort

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Bo/Booker/Sheldon/Mort/Fred Duck/Edward R. Furrow

Lorenzo Music

Lorenzo Music

Garfield

Howard Morris

Howard Morris

Wade Duck/Wart

Julie Payne

Julie Payne

Lanolin/Liz

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • meh.

    5.0
    doesnt make me laugh. i get bored and change the channel. but not complete crap either
  • Garfield the best!

    10
    Garfield is the funniest cartoon character. Jon is a typical loser. I love them :) I saw the all episodes.

    This is my favorite fan page: drawnheroes
  • Coolest cat!

    9.5
    Garfield will teach your kids things. He's funny and chubby. Well wriiten and acted out. Best graphics.
  • One of the Best Cartoon Shows EVER!!!

    9.5
    Not really much to say for such a great show. It's just about the fat, hungry cat Garfield and his adventures with his nerdy owner Jon and dim-witted dog, Odie. The show was written very well by genius Mark Evanier. Animation, good enough. Gags were good, plots were great and overall the cartoon is one of the best classic Saturday morning cartoons you could watch. Quite a classic I do say so myself.moreless
  • For the most part the 80's weren't a good decade for cartoon shows, but this is one of a few exceptions.

    9.5
    "Garfield and Friends" is a Saturday morning animated series, based on Jim Davis's popular "Garfield" comic strips. It also features segments based on one of his other comic strip series's "U.S. Acres", but the segments on "Garfield and Friends" were titled "Orson's Farm". I myself didn't really like "Orson's Farm", for I found it to be kind of boring, and not all that funny, but they were okay. Garifeld was where the real fun was at! This show premiered on CBS in 1988, and ran on there until 1994. It ended with 7 seasons, and 121 episodes making it one of the longets-running Saturday morning animated TV shows of all time, with most of them lasting no more than 3 or 4 seasons. Reruns ran on Cartoon Network, TNT, and TBS from 1995-1996, on Nickelodeon from 1997-2000, on Fox Family (wich is now ABC Family) in 2001, on Toon Disney (now Disney XD) from 2002-2004, and on Boomerang from 2005-2006. Sadly, it is currently not reruning in syndication. In 2004 and 2005 Fox Entertainment released a 5 volume series of DVD box-sets, wich together make every episode of this awesome show. Most of the cartoons in the 80's were cheap toy advertisements, that greatly lacked in character development story-telling, and writing. But around the late 80's things started to get better, and Garfield is one of those better shows. Garfield was just as funny as he was in the comics, the stories were funny, and very entertaining. Truly a timeless animated classic. A childhood favorite of mine, that I still love to this day. And Lorenzo Music (R.I.P.) was the perfect voice for Garfield. Whenever I read the comics I imagine his voice in my head. The new Lorenzo replacements (no one can replace him in my opinion) are never quite as good. Bill Murray in the Garfield movies was alright, but not near as good as Lorenzo. Frank Welker in the current GGI Garfield series "The Garfield Show" is actually really good, but he can't beat Lorenzo. The only thing I don't like about this show are the "Orson's Farm" (aka U.S. Acres) segments, but they're not too bad, and at least they only show one of those per-episode. Rating: 96% "Excellent"



    One of the best animated TV shows of all time. I always loved it, and always will love it. Sadly I can't say the same about the new Garfield show. -Cartoon Kingmoreless
  • AMERICAN IDOL FANS ARE CHEERING THIS WEEK WHEN SEASON SIX FINALE PERFORMANCE SHOW - THE TOP TWO HITS SHELVES. IF DISCOVERING THE NEXT BIG THING IN POP MUSIC ISN'T FOR YOU, GET LOST IN STARGATE: INFINITY THE COMPLETE SERIES OR LAUGH ALONG WITH THE GANG IN TWO AND A HALF MEN: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON.

    May 13, 2008 DVD Releases

  • STRESSED OUT BECAUSE OF THE SEASON CHANGE? STAY INDOORS WITH ONE OF THIS WEEK'S AWESOME RELEASES. GET READY FOR THE PRISON BREAK SEASON PREMIERE BY REVISITING SEASON TWO OF THE SERIES. YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN FOR PLENTY OF LAUGHS WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SEASON THREE OF THE OFFICE, AND DON'T FORGET TO MEANDER DOWN WISTERIA LANE WITH THE DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES LADIES WITH THE DIRTY LAUNDRY EDITION.

    September 4, 2007 DVD Releases

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    Animation, Comedy, Kids

    Themes

    primadonnas, poor eating habits, cultural phenomenon, odd couple, sarcastic characters