Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals.


Jim Davis




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Series cast summary:
Lorenzo Music ...  Garfield / ... 121 episodes, 1988-1994
Thom Huge Thom Huge ...  Jon Arbuckle / ... 121 episodes, 1988-1994
Gregg Berger ...  Odie / ... 121 episodes, 1988-1994
Howard Morris ...  Wade Duck / ... 121 episodes, 1988-1994
Frank Welker ...  Bo / ... 118 episodes, 1988-1994
Julie Payne Julie Payne ...  Lanolin / ... 84 episodes, 1988-1994


The star of the series was Garfield, a lazy feline whose only desires in life were lasagna, catnaps and kicking his hapless canine companion, Odie, off the table. The show also starred Garfield's hopelessly-single owner, Jon Arbuckle. Each Garfield adventure featured Garfield's adventures and run-ins with the cast of semi-regulars (including Neurmal, an irksome kitty; Binky the Clown and the mice which inhabited Jon's house); most were satires on American life and pop culture. Each show also featured "U.S. Acres," another of Davis' strips; this strip was set in a barnyard and featured the adventures of such characters as Orson Pig, Wade Duck, Roy Rooster, Bo and Lanolin the sheep, Booker the chick and Sheldon, an unhatched egg. Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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The little duck head on Wade's inner tube usually has the same expression on its face as Wade himself. See more »


Garfield: I can't believe we get away from this every week.
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Crazy Credits

Garfield speaks something different at the end of the opening credits, which varies from episode to episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US DVD release uses the original openings, but also uses the 30-minute format and the UK "Orson's Farm" logo (although the segments are still listed as "U.S. Acres" in the credits) See more »


Referenced in Looking: Looking in the Mirror (2014) See more »


U.S. Acres Song
By Thom Huge and Jon Barnard
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User Reviews

I Loved This Show!
30 August 2004 | by Ginger87See all my reviews

"Garfield and Friends" was a really good show. I started watching it Saturday mornings with my sister in 1990 when I was 3 years old. I loved it. My favorite character was Odie, he was so cute. My sister's favorite character was Garfield, he was funny and clever. I liked both the "Garfield" and "U.S. Acres" part of the show.

My favorite "Garfield" episodes were: "Good Cat, Bad Cat", " Garfield Goes Hawaiian", and "Ode to Odie". Those episodes were classics. My favorite "U.S. Acres" episode (I can't remember the title of it) was about one character following a rainbow which led to a game show with prizes. That episode was really funny.

I think everyone should watch this show because it is a classic. I give this show 9/10 stars.

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Release Date:

17 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


(1988-1989) | (1989-1995)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Mono



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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