Garfield Gets Real

Synopsis: Follow Garfield behind the scenes in Cartoon World where he grows bored with his life as a comic strip star.
Director(s): Mark A.Z. Dippé, Kyung Ho Lee (co-director)
Production: Fox
  1 nomination.
75 min

Oh, man, that's too much

energy to get back up.

Oh, boy, gosh.


I hate Mondays.

Hot, hot, hot.

Good morning, Odie.

Are you hungry, boy?


Well, breakfast is nearly ready.

We'll eat as soon

as I roust Mr. Grumpy.

Garfield. Breakfast.

Well, what do you know?

I guess every cloud

does have a silver lining.

Oh, no.

Oh, my.

Good morning, Garfield.

Good morning?

Good morning?

Jon. It's Monday.

Monday is the armpit of the week.

It's like a black hole

on the calendar...

...that just sucks all the joy

out of your entire being.

Lighten up, Garfield.

You're the star of a comic strip.

Work is a big part of the problem.

Well, you'd better cheer up fast, pal...

...because we leave for work

in 20 minutes.

I could just cry.

Good morning.

Hey, stop.

Hello there.

There they are.

- Morning, guys.

- Why don't you sit in the back, Odie?

Good morning, Garfield.

Good morning, Arlene.

Hey, why don't you sit up here

with me?

Hey, Garfield.

Get in the back, Nermal.

L'll just sit in back.

Buckle up, kids.

It's gonna be a long drive.

Hey, Garfield,

guess what day it is today.

I know what day it is, Nermal.

Oh, come on, guess.

- Nermal.

- I guess you don't know.

It's Monday.

It's what?


And you hate Mondays

M to the "ondays"

You hate them

You hate them, yeah

Not as much as I hate you, Nermal.

Hey, come on, we're gonna

be late for school.

- Hey, Jack.

- Howdy.

- Those three scenes are dumb there.

- I like them.

I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse.

Good morning, Billy Bear.

Hey, that's my name.

Don't wear it out.

- How are you, Randy Rabbit?

- Jon, I'm fantastic.

Oh, man, here we go.

Zelda, Zelda, Zelda,

how's my favorite catering wench today?

What's your poison du jour?

Cat creole.

Care for some?

You ever thought

of just letting your hair down?

L'll bet you'd be a heartbreaker,

baby cakes.

Walter, please.

Sorry, dear.

Why must you always be fiddling

with things?

I mean, why can't you just sit quietly

like a good husband?

Yes, dear.

- Yo, Wally.

- Hey, Garfield.

So, what's the world's greatest inventor

up to today?


I thought I had another cookie.

Hey, where can I get one

of those, Wally?

L'll put you on the list.

Contrary to popular belief,

nose blowing is an art.

Let me demonstrate.

The toot.

Not bad.

Oh, man.

I gotta get out of this place.

A whoopee cushion.

I love when he does that.

- Thanks.

- Live it up, pal.

And, my fave, the party blowout.

There she blows.

You are disgusting.

Now you're getting it.

Walter, let's go.

Yes, dear.


Rest my case.

Here comes Betty.

Everybody act naturally.

- Oh, okay.

- Okay.

Good morning, everyone.

- Hi, Betty.

- Morning.

Oh, my heavens. Oh, Randy.

Oh, my dear.

Oh, I didn't realize.

Oh, sweetheart, I'm so, so sorry.


That was a good one, guys.

Are you okay, Garfield?

You seem to be depressed.

I prefer to think of it as pensive.

Well, if pensive means being a butt,

then l'll go with that.

I'm just tired of doing the comic strip.

Going through the same routine

every day.

Hearing the same tired jokes

every day, every day.

Oh, man. A change of scenery

would be wonderful.

- I need a break.

- A break from me?

This isn't about you, Arlene.

It's about me.

Did you ever notice

it's always about you?

- A few more to go.

- Okay.

Hey, I meant to you give this.

Why, Garfield, how sweet.

Oh, and here I am being all paranoid.

Paranoia's good.

It's, you know, it's good to...

Nobody should take a relationship

for granted.

Monday roughs.

How about that, time to go to work.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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