Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In the song that plays at the end of the show, what kind of Christmas do the singers want to have?||A Garfield Christmas
A good old fashioned Christmas, down on the farm.
Old letters from Grandpa.
Binky, the Clown Who Saved Christmas.
Mona. In the 1991 special, "Garfield Gets a Life", Jon and Garfield go to "Lorenzo's School For The Personality Impaired" in order to help Jon get a life. While attending a class, Jon meets Mona, a woman who, like Jon, really has no personality or style. The two date, but split up quite quickly when Jon finds that Mona is allergic to cats. This special did not earn any award nominations.
The Banana of Bombay. In "Garfield's Feline Fantasies", Garfield and Odie used their imaginations and spent the day saving the precious Banana of Bombay from the evil Fat Guy and those he thinks are friends. This episode was given an Emmy nomination but failed to win in 1990. The special released the previous year, "Garfield: Babes and Bullets" won the previous Emmy.
His grandmother. In the ninth Garfield special, Jon invites Garfield's veterinarian, Liz, over for Thanksgiving dinner after she puts Garfield on a diet. Garfield decides to ruin the dinner when he realizes that he can't eat any of it, but when she calls off the diet, he realizes what he's done. Jon and Garfield call in Jon's grandmother and she whips up a feast fit for a king while Jon distracts Liz, and they have a great Thanksgiving Dinner. This special aired in 1989 for the first time.
Pet Search. In the seventh special, Garfield, Odie, and Jon perform on a local episode of the hit show "Pet Search" where owners and their pets show their talents. Garfield, Odie, and Jon perform an Elvis-like song (as Johnny Bop and the Two-Steps) and make it to the Hollywood stage to compete for the grand prize. Odie and Garfield decide to break Jon's guitar to have creative control and they perform the tango at the final round. In the end, the manage to come in second to an opera-singing caterwauler, and they win a boat. This special first aired in 1987, and once again it did not bring home an Emmy.
A back-scratcher. In "A Garfield Christmas", Jon takes Garfield and Odie to the family farm for Christmas, and although Garfield hates the idea, he goes along for the food and presents. All the while, Odie hides away his secret present and Garfield discovers a bit of Grandma Arbuckle's past. He manages to find letters from her husband (which were lost in the barn) and he gives them to her for Christmas, while Odie reveals his gift to Garfield, a back-scratcher. Although this special didn't win an award, it's regarded as one of Garfield's most famous specials.
|What is the name of the cat that Garfield meets among the tribe in "Garfield in Paradise"?||"Garfield" TV Specials
Mai-Tai. In the fifth special, "Garfield in Paradise", Jon and Garfield head on a vacation to 'Paradise' and Odie stows along. When they rent a great car, they head to the beach, but the car drives uncontrollably into the jungle. They come across a native tribe where Jon and Garfield meet Owooda and Mai-Tai, and the tribal mechanic works on the car with Odie. When the village volcano threatens to erupt, Owooda and Mai-Tai feel that they must sacrifice themselves, but it rejects them. Odie and the mechanic fix the car and drive it into the volcano (which stops it) and they are regarded as heroes. This special is the first to not win an Emmy Award.
Pirates. In "Garfield's Halloween Adventure", Odie and Garfield get set and go trick-or-treating. When Garfield decides that he wants more candy, they find a boat and attempt to head across the river. Unluckily, they lose their oars and make it to a small island. A man living on the island warns them of pirate ghosts and leaves in their boat (with their candy), and they hide as the real ghosts enter the cabin. They decide to swim back, and along the way they find their candy again. This special, which debuted in 1985, won the fat cat's fourth Emmy.
Panther. In the third special, "Garfield in the Rough", Jon takes the pets camping and by an unfortunate coincidence, their trip falls on the same day that a panther escapes from the local zoo. When the panther attacks, Jon and Odie hide in the family car, but Garfield fights the animal and it's stopped by some park rangers. Once again, Garfield takes home an Emmy Award. This special first aired in 1984.
His mother. In "Garfield on the Town", Garfield falls out of Jon's car on a trip to the vet's and heads through the city. He is chased to the Italian restaurant where he grew up and he reunites with his mother, grandfather, and half brother. They save Garfield from a band of rowdy cats, but his grandfather tells him to leave. Luckily, Garfield makes it home, and his mother watches over him. The story for this special was later introduced to the comics as a week-long story line in 1984. This special, first shown in 1983, also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program.
Here Comes Garfield. Garfield's first adventure involved Odie being captured by the dog catcher. Soon, Garfield heads to the pound and tries to rescue Odie after he realizes that life is a little too dull without him. This special, which premiered in 1982 (four years after the comic strip began) won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. This special predated the "Garfield and Friends" TV show by seven years.
The Klopman Diamond. The diamond even got its own episode, "The Curse of Klopman", in which Garfield is bequeathed the diamond by one of Jon's cousins who held a grudge against him. Various near-death experiences befell him until he sold it, after which the curse shifted to the new holder of the diamond.
Wade. Frank Welker only voiced characters on "U.S. Acres", for some reason, including Bo the sheep and Booker and Sheldon the chicks. Wade the duck was voiced by Howard Morris.
Barry. The Buddy Bears were extremely annoying and always tried to spread their self-righteousness around. However, their methods were more than questionable. For example, in one episode of "U.S. Acres", they dropped a 16-ton safe onto Roy Rooster when he was hired to portray a "bad example". The lesson was, "Don't misbehave, or else someone will drop a 16-ton safe on you".
Madman Murray. Madman Murray only appeared in a few episodes, but he was a memorable character, nonetheless. He always dressed in the most colorful and outlandish clothes possible. He was not actually insane, but he was quite the savvy businessman. He is thought to have been modeled after Crazy Eddie, the popular electronics store owner of the '70s and '80s. He was voiced by Gregg Berger.
Get Jon to sell Garfield to him. In "Skyway Robbery", Al put Jon on a plane to Miami that he was piloting, even though he didn't actually know how to fly a plane. In "Lemon Aid", Al faked a telephone contest in order to give Jon a new car in exchange for the car that Jon already had. The "new car" was actually a dilapidated wreck from Al's dealership that he was trying to get rid of. When Jon asked incredulously, "That's a new car?", Al responded with, "Well, it's new to you, isn't it?" In "Home Sweet Swindler", Al tricked Jon into selling his house to him by orchestrating fake problems with the house and making Jon think that the house was in such bad shape that it had to be sold.
Al G. Swindler. Somehow, Garfield would always manage to get Jon's money back. Al was voiced by Carl Ballantine.
He was never fully hatched. Orson attempted to hatch him in the episode "Shell Shocked Sheldon", but it turned out that there was another shell underneath the first shell. Sheldon had quite a few amenities in his shell, including a microwave oven, a barbecue grill, and a pinball machine.
Penelope. Arlene is the name of Garfield's girlfriend in the comic strip, but for some reason, she was switched out for Penelope in the T.V. series. Penelope was voiced by Victoria Jackson.
|What was the name of the middle segment of "Garfield and Friends" that was set on a farm and included such characters as Orson the pig, Wade the duck, and Roy Rooster?||"Garfield and Friends" Characters
U.S. Acres. "U.S. Acres" was usually more themed towards a slightly younger audience than the rest of the show. Almost every episode included a song, and usually, there was a prominent moral to be learned by the end.
Bacon and eggs. At first, Garfield reprimands Odie for his lack of dignity, but once he sees that it gets Odie a steak, he tries begging, too. However, he is displeased that Jon does not give him a steak, so he throws the bacon and eggs back in Jon's face.
A little girl picks him out for a pet. All the other cats and dogs run after him out of the cage and help him overpower the guard blocking the door to the outside by breaking the door down (with the guard still in front of it). All the cats and dogs run back to their homes, barking and meowing joyfully.