GREAT! Surf's up!
1 August 1984
Garfield, I know you like to have fun... But you look ridiculous. Stand aside there, fella. Here comes my next wave.
2 August 1984
Okay, everyone out of the pool! I'm going swimming. You! the one with the whistle-out! I don't need a lifeguard.
3 August 1984
* Rats. I thought you were going swimming. The water was polluted.
4 August 1984
Hello, what have we here? I think I'll draw something. Hey, Garfield! This is a great drawing! Do you know what his means?! A cat who can draw! We'll make millions. You'll be famous! We'll tour the world! Live out a suitcase! You'll dothousands of drawing
5 August 1984
NO! NO! NO! DON'T MAKE ME DO IT! ARRRGH! SOMEONE HELP ME! Sometimes it's hard to fight primal instincts.
6 August 1984
Hello, lunch. Those bird's nets are deceptively large.
7 August 1984
Why do I do it? Why do I climb up trees when I can't climb down? The neighborhood always turns out to see me. Then the fire department comes to get me. Then my picture ends up in the newspaper. I just answered my own question.
8 August 1984
Oh good! Here comes a fireman to save me! Terrific. Why do I always get the fat ones? And the ones who are sensitive about their weight?
9 August 1984
I'm getting sleepy. If birds can sleep in trees, so can I. Z
10 August 1984
If I truly believe I'm a bird, I might be able to flap my arms and fly out of this tree. I'm a bird! I'm a bird! I hope birds' bones knit quickly.
11 August 1984
Ballet slippers? Uh-oh, Jon's getting weird on me. See the ballet slippers I'm giving my niece, Garfield? I wish I had ballet slippers. I'll let this niece has never been on pointe. Or done a jete. Or a pirouette. POW! Whathappened? I had a ballet slipper
12 August 1984
WHAP! Sometime, somewhere, when you are least expecting it...Monday strikes.
13 August 1984
What's wrong with this picture? There's no food in your bowl, Garfield. Give the man a cigar! Fill it up, turkey. I hate it when lower life forms are condescending to me.
14 August 1984
I've been taken! There was only one kernel of popcorn in this whole bag. Oh, well, one's better than nothing. POP!
15 August 1984
Good morning, fern. How about a drink of water, little friend? How nice, Garfield, I'm glad to see you take an interest in my fern. I'm fattening it for slaughter.
16 August 1984
Where is it written that humans must give cats milk in saucers?! Why not in cups or bowls or pans? SPLASH SEE?! I think Garfield is trying to tell me something.
17 August 1984
What is it, Garfield? Pick me up. Too fat to hop on the table, huh? One of these days, I'll learn.
18 August 1984
SCRIK SLUCK SHLONK TUCK I love rubber pets.
19 August 1984
I'm bored, bored, bored. I need something to spice up my week. THAT'S IT. The caped avenger returns.
20 August 1984
Uh-oh. RUN FOR COVER, ODIE! Make way for the caped avenger. Garfield is fantasizing again.
21 August 1984
The caped avenger seeks out evil wherever it may lurk. As long as it isn't in dark scary places.
22 August 1984
The caped avenger will now descend upon an old archenemy. BLAT! The caped avenger forgot to correct for crosswind.
23 August 1984
Be careful, mere mortal man! That food may be poisoned! The caped avenger will taste it for you. It's okay. (burp) Enjoy.
24 August 1984
The caped avenger pauses to wash his cape. The hankied avenger plods on.
25 August 1984
Hmmm. This ladder gives me a great idea. I'm going to glue my feet to the ceiling. And blow Jon's mind. This is going to be fun. Unless, of course, Jon doesn't see me. Unless, of course, Jon goes to bed.
26 August 1984
Guess what, Garfield! We're going to the farm this week. Whoopty-doo. Going to the farm is like going to the zoo... Where they eat everything but th cats.
27 August 1984
Dad! Mom! Jon Boy! Jonny! I wish they'd call me by my real name. You're right, dummy.
28 August 1984
Doc Boy! Don't call me Doc Boy! What's with him, dad? Ever since he started wearing long pants, he's hated the be called "Boy". How long has that been? Since last thursday. A late bloomer.
29 August 1984
I know we're brothers, Doc Boy, but do you think we've grown apart since I moved to the city? Don't call me Doc Boy. How would you like it if I called you a city slicker? I wouldn't like that. DOC BOY! DOC BOY! DOC BOY! SLICKER! SLICKER!SLICKER! Boys! Boy
30 August 1984
Well, Garfield, this week you learned where bacon comes from. Bacon comes from a pig. And you learned where milk comes from. Milk comes from the udder of a cow. Would you like to know where eggs come from? I would as soon that remain amystery.
31 August 1984