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A Garfield Thanksgiving

Updated on December 3, 2012

A Garfield Thanksgiving Cartoon Special

Happy Thanksgiving Garfield fans! Here you'll find information on the holiday classic cartoon A Garfield Thanksgiving Special, Garfield Thanksgiving pictures, the Garfield balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Garfield and Odie Thanksgiving, Garfield Thanksgiving decorations and much more with Garfield and friends!

Have a happy Turkey Day!

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Garfield Thanksgiving Turkey
Garfield Thanksgiving Turkey

Garfield's Thanksgiving Cartoon

Plot Part 1

Garfield's Thanksgiving first aired on November 22, 1989 on CBS, once again featuring the voice of Lorenzo Music as the beloved orange feline.

The cartoon begins with Garfield waking Jon up early, demanding food. Jon attempts to fall back asleep, so Garfield grabs Odie and together they put together a little military themed wake up call. Jon wonders it himself whether people with goldfish have this problem.

Jon cooks Garfield a scrumptious breakfast of pancakes with coffee. After booting Odie off the kitchen table, Garfield begins to lie down for a nap. Suddenly he realizes that he has an appointment at the vet today. While at Garfield's appointment, Jon asks Dr. Liz Wilson out on a date but she sadly declines. Dr. WIlson begins detailing Garfield's new diet menu and both Jon and Garfield hold their breath in protest. Both eventually faint. Liz has a change of heart about the date and agrees to spend Thanksgiving with Jon, Garfield and Odie.

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Garfield and Odie celebrating Thanksgiving
Garfield and Odie celebrating Thanksgiving

Garfield's Thanksgiving Animated Movie

Plot Part 2

Back at home, Garfield weighs himself on their talking scale and destroys it for comparing him to Orson Welles. He then makes his way to the kitchen and attempts to sneak some food unsuccessfully thanks to Odie. Garfield wakes up the next morning in a cranky mood. Jon begins prepraring their Thanksgiving meal, but doesn't really know what he's doing. The turkey was not left out to thaw the night before, there is no stuffing, and Jon roasts the turkey at 500 degrees instead of 350. Garfield adds to the mess by sprinkling garlic powder over the vegetables.

In preparation for his date, Jon shaves and puts on a suit and tie but somehow forgetshis pants. Liz arrives, looks down at Jon and says,, "Nice polka dot boxer shorts." Realizing his mistake, Jon invites her in and quickly throws some pants on. Garfield goes into the kitchen and observes Jon, who finally accepts the realization he has no idea how to cook. Garfield brings him the phone and Jon calls Grandma for help.

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Garfield Thanksgiving Dinner
Garfield Thanksgiving Dinner

Garfield's Thanksgiving Show

Plot Part 3

Jon's Grandma arrives shortly thereafter and takes over the kitchen. Food begins flying. Grandma slices the turkey with a chainsaw, adds white sauce and then batters and deep fries the slices into her "famous turkey croquettes." Jon attempts to distract Liz by giving her a history lesson about Thanksgiving. Grandma continues cooking, baking sweet potatoes, "one-second cranberry sauce" and of course pumpkin pie.

After rapidly setting the table, with a smirk Garfield remarks, "Nice touch". Grandma informs Lizthat she couldn't have found a better man than Jon and she'd better not blow it. Moving for the door, she tells Garfield to have a piece of pie for her and leaves. Garfield salutes Grandma and says, "They just don't make 'em like that anymore." After dinner, Liz comments that the meal was just wonderful and thanks Jon for inviting her over. Jon invites Liz again for next year's Thanksgiving dinner and she accepts. She then kisses Jon on the cheek as she departs. Jon, Garfield and Odie agree it turned out to be a great day and they're all very thankful for Grandma.

Garfield Balloon in the Macy's Day Parade
Garfield Balloon in the Macy's Day Parade

Garfield in the Thanksgiving Day Macy's Parade

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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, often referred to as the Macy's Day Parade, is an annual parade presented by Macy's. This holiday tradition began in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States (the other is America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit). The three hour event is held in New York City each year beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thanksgiving Day.

The Garfield balloon made it's first appearance in 1984, also debuting alongside Raggedy Ann.

For information on this year's Macy's Day parade, click here.

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Comments - Have you ever seen the Garfield Thanksgiving special?

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      Najib 2 years ago

      - Even w/ the weather not coeproating on this particular wedding, Theresa manage to pull out some awesome pictures. As a 2nd shooter I was very impressed w/ how she was able to handle the elements. She told me this was her first wedding in the rain but I couldnt tell. Good job and can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.Kenny

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      I always enjoy watching Garfield.

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      Rose Jones 6 years ago

      I love Garfield - even though he is snooty to that little dog. I forgive him. After all he is a cat. :) My favorite memory is when he had to walk somewhere and he kept saying "Are we there yet?Are we there yet?"

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      Yep. I love Garfield.