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U.S. out of Orson's Farm![edit]

Why are all of the U.S. Acre references changed to Orson's Farm references? The original title of those segments was U.S. Acres, and it should therefore stay that way. The fact that Orson's Farm was the name used in all markets outside North America is irrelevant; we should use the original title.

Indeed. Using the original title by no means makes the article North America-centric. I have done manual reversion of the title. --Sn0wflake 23:49, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

It says that seasons 6 and 7 weren't shown in syndication. While I don't know about now, I am positive that many of those episodes at least used to be (oh, 8-10 years ago), as I recognize them, and didn't watch at least the last couple seasons in the original airing. Melodia Chaconne 23:01, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Would people please stop changing the "U.S. Acres" references to "Orson's Farm" references? That's the original title, and it should therefore read as "U.S. Acres".

Yes - second that notion. ~ Ross (ElCharismo) 14:15, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

I asked to Mark Evainer via e-mail about why Arlene don't appear on the show but Penelope instead. I don't know how to add the answer to the article with a citation --Atoon 17:36, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Wade's floatation tube expressions The article states that the duck head on Wade's floatation tube follows his expressions, but never his mouth movements. This is not true. In at least one episode (Fine Feathered Funny-man) Wade's toy duck head copies his mouth movements as well. [[1]] EthanL (talk) 08:30, 24 May 2007 (UTC)


Did they remove it again? WAVY 10 15:02, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Panic Picnic[edit]

I think that this episode should be included here, as it's Garfield's most recognizable cartoon ever. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:53, 3 November 2008 (UTC)


Hey, what was wrong with the old picture? 01:56, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

What I'm refering to is that a new picture is being used in the infobox. 01:43, 16 November 2007 (UTC)


Guys, is this some inside joke I'm missing here? Rosalina doesn't exist. And if you have actual evidence of Rosalina's existence please supply references. Otherwise, you might confuse the poor souls who come here and think Rosalina exists.

And if you have an actual reputable source that says Rosalina exists and was deliberately edited out of syndication AND the DVD sets, please inform us. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:37, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

If you mean Roselyn, then just watch The Great Getaway.

If you don't, then you might wanna check VHS tapes of the original CBS airings. 2602:30A:C010:11F0:4109:E2E4:557E:C7E (talk) 14:49, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Wanted: Wade[edit]

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Story or Cartoon?[edit]

I just changed First Garfield Story to First Garfield Cartoon and the like (basically, I just changed mentions of story to cartoon in the section which describes the format.) I just felt cartoon was more appropriate. If anyone feels this is incorrect, revert it. (talk) 22:23, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

DVD releases[edit]

If somebody can find the answer, could they add why all the references to U.S. Acres were changed to Orson's Farm on the DVD releases? I know that was the name used for foreign syndication, but AFAIK "U.S. Acres" was used both for CBS and the syndicated airings in the United States, so why do the Region 1 DVDs use the Orson's Farm name? The only use of the U.S. Acres name was one of the quickies on Volume 2 was called U.S. Acres Quickie, every other short and full length segment uses the Orson's Farm name. This seems odd, and something that could be mentioned in the article. (talk) 02:00, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

I'll be getting sick of all the "Orson's Farms" around Volume 5, DIsc 2. 2602:30A:C010:11F0:4109:E2E4:557E:C7E (talk) 14:49, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Nermal "androgynous?"[edit]

I can't believe I have to fight for this point, but describing Nermal as androgynous is as ridiculous as trying to describe Bert and Ernie as gay. It goes against the fact that Nermal has long been established as a male in both the comic strip and the cartoon(s). That a handful of people view him as androgynous is meaningless to and should not be a part of the article. (talk) 15:51, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

I think you're exagerating a little bit. First, it's not much of a "fight", we both reverted once and stopped, and then started this discussion. Secondly, I'm not sure you quite understand the definition of androgyny. Read Androgyny. It merely means "referring to the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics" and "not fit cleanly into the typical masculine and feminine gender roles of their society". It's not like it'd be calling Nermal a transvestite or something, it's just saying he has masculine-like and feminine-like traits, which doesn't seem too out of line, considering how "cutesy" he looks/acts, how he was voiced by a female in the cartoons, etc. Sergecross73 msg me 17:35, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Whatever your case, it's still opinion on his nature. Besides, he's ink and paint on celluloid, so determining androgyny is really a pointless and silly effort. (talk) 21:57, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
A huge majority of this article is unsourced opinions, descriptions, and original description (So overwhelmingly so that I've never been motivated enough to do a whole clean up of the article.) I'm not sure I understand your hang up on this minor detail, but it doesn't really matter either way... Sergecross73 msg me 22:01, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
I find it interesting that you rejected someone else adding a description of Garfield that's actually from the comic strip while defending a description of Nermal that's nothing but an editor's invention. You don't see any contradiction in that? (talk) 19:44, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Did you read the whole comment? The emphasis wasn't that it was from the comic, but that the description's purpose ("meatball") was to be a punchline to a joke, not be an actual, helpful description for the character. Note how that is both the first, and more detailed, aspect mentioned in the edit summary. Sergecross73 msg me 19:56, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


Why does the character Lenore keep on getting deleted. She was a REAL character in the U.S.Acres episode, "Stark Raven Mad". STOP deleting her unless someone have a valid reason WHY?: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:46, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Here's a valid reason: The poor grammar in her description makes it unclear what her role in the show was. Here's another reason: The addition is unsourced. And a third reason: A rudimentary Google search on "'Garfield and Friends' Lenore" yields no reliable sources and instead returns a lot of fan-fiction. Until you can provide a source, Lenore will likely be removed. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 21:24, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Also, you're talking about a very minor character, who was only in that episode and was merely part of a spoof of a certain Edgar Allen Poe story (hence the name Lenore). We don't need to have every single Garfield and Friends character listed, do we? GVO8891 (talk) 02:37, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
By far the most persuasive reason of all! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 03:31, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Spelling and Grammar[edit]

I noticed that this article has some spelling and grammar errors. I made a sandbox that contains some corrections regarding spelling and error — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aamir.dawood (talkcontribs)

If you notice grammatical errors and typos, please fix them. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 04:23, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

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