26 Facts About Garfield


Garfield is an American comic strip created by Jim Davis.

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Garfield is shown to manipulate people to get whatever he wants.

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Garfield felt that dogs were doing well, but noticed no prominent cats.

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Garfield was originally created by Davis with the intention to come up with a "good, marketable character".

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Now the world's most syndicated comic strip, Garfield has spawned a "profusion" of merchandise including clothing, toys, games, books, Caribbean cruises, credit cards, dolls, DVDs of the movies or the TV series, and related media.

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Variety of edited Garfield strips have been made available on the Internet, with some being hosted on their own unofficial, dedicated sites.

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Garfield was one of the strips featured, introduced as a newcomer .

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Garfield Show, a CGI series, started development in 2007 to coincide with the strip's 30th anniversary in 2008.

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Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal is a 1987 video game for the Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and the Amiga based on the comic strip.

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Garfield: Saving Arlene was only released in Japan and in the United Kingdom.

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Garfield appears as a playable character through free DLC for 2021's Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.

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The restaurant serves lasagna, Garfield-shaped pizza, "Garfuccinos", and Garfield-shaped dark chocolate bars.

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Garfield is an orange, fuzzy tabby cat born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant who immediately ate all the pasta and lasagna in sight, thus developing his love and obsession for lasagna and pizza.

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However, in the feature film Garfield Gets Real and its sequels, Garfield and the other animals are able to talk to, and be understood by, Jon and the other humans.

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Garfield, walking past Odie who is lying in a kitchen drawer: He thinks he's having an identity crisis.

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Garfield was originally owned by Jon's friend Lyman, though Jon adopted him after Lyman was written out of the strip.

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The book Garfield: His 9 Lives retcons Odie's origin: there is no mention of Lyman, and Odie was a puppy when he was acquired by Jon as company for Garfield .

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Garfield has a somewhat deadpan, sardonic persona and almost always reacts negatively to Jon's outlandish and goofball behavior but can even find it endearing on occasion.

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Many of the gags focus on Garfield's obsessive eating and obesity; his dislike of spiders; his hatred of Mondays, diets, and any form of exertion; his constant shedding ; and his abuse of Odie and Jon as well as his obsession with mailing Nermal to Abu Dhabi, or simply throwing him through the front door.

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Garfield has odd relationships with household pests; Garfield generally spares mice, and even cooperates with them to cause mischief, but will readily swat or pound spiders flat.

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Garfield's world has specific locations that appear normally on the comic strips, like the Vet's office, a place he loathes.

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Garfield seems to take both enormous pride and excess zeal in doing whatever it takes to harass her, to the point the she even erects an electric fence .

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Also, there was a storyline involving Garfield catching Odie eating his food and "kicking Odie into next week".

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For most of Garfield's history, being hit with a pie has inevitably resulted in the onomatopoeia "splut", hence the name.

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Jon notices Garfield has been gone too long, so he sends Odie out to find him.

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Garfield is not descriptive, so animals including an elephant, monkeys, a seal, a snake, a kangaroo and joey, and turtles are brought to Jon's house for the reward.

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