Garfield Gets a Life

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Garfield Gets a Life
The Title
Directed by John Sparey[1]
Produced by Phil Roman
Jim Davis, Jay Poynor (executive producers)[1]
Written by Jim Davis[1]
Starring Lorenzo Music
Thom Huge
Gregg Berger
Julie Payne
Frank Welker
June Foray
Kim Campbell
Kevin Campbell[1]
Music by David Benoit and Desirée Goyette (music and lyrics)
Lou Rawls, B.B. King and The Temptations (vocals)
Edited by Timothy Borquez
Brian F. Mars
Sam Horta (supervising)[1]
Release dates
May 8, 1991
Running time
22 min.
Country USA
Language English

Garfield Gets a Life is a half-hour animated television special based on the Garfield comic strip written by Jim Davis. It features Lorenzo Music as the voice of Garfield. The special was first broadcast May 8, 1991 on CBS and has been released on both VHS and DVD home video. It was the final Garfield television special, probably due to the success of the Garfield and Friends animated series. Odie only appears twice in this special.


Jon now recognizes that he needs a life, an escape from his boring existence as the guy who arranges his sock drawer. Garfield found a book called "How To Make Friends And Fool The Rest". He tries to find some girls around town, but none of them are impressed, and they all find him to be a dweeb. One night, he sees an on TV about "Lorenzo's School for the Personality Impaired" and decides to go there.

He goes to a class which teaches people how to make a good impression, and he meets a lady named Mona (her full name is "Mona Lisa") and starts a friendship with her without using any of the techniques they learned in class. Garfield starts feeling left out and jealous of Jon's friendship with Mona. Garfield then starts to get scared, because Jon and Mona's friendship could easily lead to dating, which in turn could easily lead to them getting married. And if Jon and Mona get married, they could easily end up having children, which Garfield would hate, because he assumes that the kid (or kids) would torture him.

Garfield tries to warn Jon to stop before he multiplies, but only annoys him. Mona scratches Garfield's back, but then she breaks into a sneezing fit and reveals to Jon that she's allergic to cats (although she does like Garfield). Jon asks Mona if she can do anything to prevent an allergic reaction, such as taking a medication---Mona tells Jon that she has tried that, but it's never worked.

Realizing that a relationship between them might not work out due to Mona's allergy to cats, Jon decides to give her a ride home---and Garfield chaperones them by sticking onto the back window of Jon's car with suction cups.



  1. ^ a b c d e "Garfield Gets A Life". August 22, 2014

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