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    Garfield & Friends

    A little piece of cartoon history here. Garfield & Friends aired a good 6 seasons before it got canned along with other Saturday Morning Cartoons. Even Though it was canceled, it still got perfect ratings. I was reminiscing about this show the other day, and decided to buy the Dvds. What do you think of this show?
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    I always remember watching this show in the morning before school, always really liked the Garfield segments but no the Barn Yard ones as much.

    Anyone see that new CGI Garfield they got now on Cartoon Network......horrible
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    yeah, the US Acres sections weren't as good as the Garfield, although I did like Wade the Duck and Roy the Rooster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Shutton View Post
    Anyone see that new CGI Garfield they got now on Cartoon Network
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    Have All the DVD's - Really held up

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    I very much enjoyed this show as a kid. Lorenzo Music had a good voice for the character and the dry wit really came across.
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    I've never heard of the show.

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    You should check it out. Something tells me you'd like it.

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    Lorenzo Music made that show what it was. They can try all they want with these recent movies and tv shows but without Lorenzo as the voice of Garfield, they simply can't work.

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    I dunno, I mean granted I haven't seen the live action movies and they look like drivel, but surely Bill Murray is a suitable substitute.

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    besides loony tunes/WB, this was the only cartoon I never missed saturday morning almost 20 years ago.. even my parents thought it was at least watchable.. not something that can be said about Saturday morning cartoons anymore.
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    Wow, haven't thought about this in a long time. I used to catch this show a lot as a kid. I liked the US Acres cartoons about the same. As mentioned, I liked the duck who wore the floaties and the rooster. Also, wasn't there an egg that wouldn't hatch and a family of evil pigs from a neighboring town?
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    i like the comic strips more, but i watch the cartoon occasionally when i see it on tv too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash Kerouac View Post
    I dunno, I mean granted I haven't seen the live action movies and they look like drivel, but surely Bill Murray is a suitable substitute.
    I would say he is actually the perfect substitute. Lorenzo Music did the voice of Peter Venkman when the Real Ghostbusters cartoon came out, after Bill Murray portrayed that character in the movie. I guess Bill returned the favor by portraying Garfield. Still, I refuse to see those movies.

    I own Volumes 2 and 4 on DVD. I also have the first 4-5 seasons on tape somewhere, recorded from TV from when I was a kid. I must have watched those tapes at least 50 times each.

    While I much prefer the comic strip to the show, I still have some very fond memories of the show and still watch it from time to time. Some of my favorite segments that come to the top of my head are: "It Must Be True," "Robodie," and "How to Be Funny." Cactus Jake segments always sucked.

    US Acres had some really good segments, but could be annoying. I don't really remember the last season of the show that much.

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    I enjoyed Garfield & Friends... for the Garfield segments. My favorite episode was "Mistakes Will Happen".

    I never could get into the "U.S. Acres" segments, mainly with the presentation of characters like Orson the Pig and Sheldon the Chick That Will Never Hatch From an Egg. I also didn't like how the plot setup in that segment would differ from Garfield's (granted, it was more grounded, but still...)

    I miss Lorenzo Music.

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    Has anyone ever seen the last week of strips of U.S. Acres?

    They are really strange and sad. They are aware they're in a comic strip and that they are all going to vanish. It's online here, if you scroll down around halfway:

    http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpe...sthecorn2.html






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    That's weird. I didn't even know there were strips.

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    It was the last funny thing to come out of Garfield until "Garfield Without Garfield".

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    Yeah I only liked the garfield segments... the others were pathetic.

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    HOLY SHIT GARFIELD AN HOMIES IS ON DVD? I didn't know this an bout SPLATTERED MY BLADDER in excitement. I remember back in the good ol days when me an the homies were all teenagers, we were all sittin' around the TV watchin Garfleid an Homies an that fat homie BoVice said "Hey homies lets smoke Chronic while watchin this! Itll be hilarious!" So we did an it was our first time smokin Chronic while watchin Cartoons. Weve done it many times since (the Toy Story movies especially an Bee Movie was funny too). I CAN'T WAIT to get these on DVD an get the homies in my livin room an watch the episodes AGAIN while smokin Chronic AGAIN.

    I really liked GARFIELDS TALES OF SCARY STUFF That was real good. an those scenes on the farm were funny too with that FATASS, WIDEASS, just plain FAT piggy an that skinny real asshole rooster. Those were the BEST.

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    Watched it Saturday mornings when it originally aired. Haven't seen since, but would consider buying the DVDs if I had kids to watch it with.

    Hmm..That's actually a good reason to have kids. More excuses to watch old cartoons
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    all this orson's farm hate is Unacceptable

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    One of my all time favorites. I loved those Buddy Bears.

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    I liked this show as a kid, but as an adult I have a hard time accepting how the show mostly got rid of the strips more adult themes. Now if anyones asking "what adult themes? Garfield never had those" I just want to make clear that Im not using the word "adult" as in "controversial" but in a more general sense. The comic strip dealt with themes like apathy, boredom, the monotony of everyday life and (through the character of Jon) having a failed social and romantic life. That's why it resonated so well with hundreds of millions of newspaper readers. Garfield and Friends meanwhile went the more typical kidde route with adventures and slapstick.

    It's still a billion times better than that abysmal CGI show though. That's one of the few comedy cartoons of the current decade that I can say without hesitation is worse than modern Simpsons.

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    I had a DVD of this show with a few episodes. Should go back and watch some for nostalgia



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