Garfield strips that are really, genuinely funny: show me them!

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no erasing thought bubbles or rearranging panels plz. this is supposed to be difficult.

complete archive here

meme eisenhower (unregistered), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

yay thread!!

surm, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

:)

meme eisenhower (unregistered), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

It should really be Jon in a straitjacket and padded room, but Jim Davis isn't willing to push the limits that far.

ya'll are the ones who don't know things (Z S), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

it would be so badass if the very last Garfield strip went down that way. it'd sure beat Charles Schulz's maudlin "Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, how will I ever forget them" farewell, at any rate.

meme eisenhower (unregistered), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol health food store

surm, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 15:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Arbuckle laced up in a padded room going, "Garfield, Odie, Nermal, how will I ever forget them?"

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

As Lyman and the veterinarian hold hands and watch the buildings collapse.

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

:)

surm, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

relevant:

http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830821.gif

meme eisenhower (unregistered), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

in the really, genuinely depressing category:

http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1986/ga860201.gif

http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1982/ga821202.gif

meme eisenhower (unregistered), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

omg that mouse one!

for some reason i LOVE when garfield watches TV

surm, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's the piercing social commentary, surely.

meme eisenhower (unregistered), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

<3

surm, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 20:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

who's the other, non-Jon mustacheguy in that first strip?

I used to like dem burgers boy (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Lyman was a friend of Jon's who lived with him for a while and was the original owner of Odie. He first appeared on August 7, 1978. However, he disappeared from the comic in 1983 and his disappearance was never fully elaborated upon. His last appearance in the strip was a cameo on Garfield's 10th Birthday June 19, 1988 where he appears in the title panel seated between Jon's Dad and Liz, he also appears in a flashback panel within the strip. Recently, Davis was forced to directly address the issue of 'What happened to Lyman?'. According to Davis, Lyman's original purpose was to be someone who Jon could actually talk to and express other ideas—a role more and more taken over by Garfield himself. Hence he was removed without explanation. The closest thing Davis has ever given to explain his absence is "Don't look in Jon's basement".

gangsta hug (omar little), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

In the Web game "Scary Scavenger Hunt" he's shown chained onto the wall in the basement of a haunted mansion as well as screaming in a bathtub upstairs (in a scene clearly referencing the "shower scene" in the film Psycho; even the screeching violins from the infamous scene are played here). In "Scary Scavenger Hunt 2", his head is found inside the kitchen oven.

gangsta hug (omar little), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

just for posterity--this was the first thread i unbookmarked using the remove bkmk from this thread link

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

just bkmk'ed your post there

gangsta hug (omar little), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

and yours there

I used to like dem burgers boy (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

lmao @ "bowling for meatloaf"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

these are actually....funny??

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^^ lolz 4 all time

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

the problem is i show stuff like that to friends of mine and LOL and then they think i have a mental problem

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

many more genuinely funny garfield strips here

Random Garfield Generator

鬼の手 (Edward III), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 23:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

ilx 2007 vs ilx 2009

鬼の手 (Edward III), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 23:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

no that thread is the best

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 23:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

this thread is supposed to be unadulterated strips tho

I used to like dem burgers boy (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 23:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

no erasing thought bubbles or rearranging panels plz. this is supposed to be difficult.

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Like the guy who put the Barack Spock pic on the NO PHOTOSHOPS thread.

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

also lol @ the middle 3 panels
http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1982/ga820509.gif

krots tphns (Curt1s Stephens), Thursday, 11 June 2009 01:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yabba!
Yabba!
Yabba!

meme eisenhower (unregistered), Thursday, 11 June 2009 01:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

the middle 3 panels would be even more brilliant if they were presented as a regular weekday strip w/ no explanation or backstory whatsoever.

meme eisenhower (unregistered), Thursday, 11 June 2009 01:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

WOING!

I have fond memories of garfield eating jon & odie in a dream sequence but dunno how it holds up today.
hi-concept one where garfield literally kicks odie into next week.

Also humongous 500lb ogreish year-one garfield visually hilarious by itself.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 11 June 2009 01:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://i55.tinypic.com/30c6fww.gif

(well I think it's funny...)

the loneliness of the dexys midnight runner (unregistered), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 06:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

I remember being like 8 years old and laughing my head off at that exact strip (in a book)

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 06:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

i love this thread

your stupid random garfield strips can go fly a kite this is the real noise, man

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 06:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Hmmm, so what was the artist really saying here

http://i.snag.gy/xUeWM.jpg

pplains, Monday, 4 November 2013 22:27 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://i.imgur.com/gKSlPl7.gif

I'm not sure if this is Jim Davis releasing 30 years of pent-up self loathing or Jim Davis's ghostwriter outing himself as a sleeper agent for the anti-Garfield cabal, but I like it.

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 17:04 (three years ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/dendycrew/status/572233571303358465

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 17:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh my god.

The Freewheelin' Denny Dillon (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 17:26 (three years ago) Permalink

lolwut

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Thursday, 28 May 2015 17:53 (three years ago) Permalink

haw

unreg, just stumbled across your dodgy shag story of a profile, top work

an absolute feast of hardcore fanboy LOLs surrounding (imago), Thursday, 28 May 2015 18:03 (three years ago) Permalink

lol @ the one pplains posted

frogbs, Thursday, 28 May 2015 18:20 (three years ago) Permalink

ha, thanks (xpost). I'm not sure what impulse led me to research the dimensions of cormorants in the fall of 2013, but there must have been a reason for it. ilx profiles are a sorely underappreciated art, but I saw a really good one the other day (just wish I could remember whose)

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Thursday, 28 May 2015 18:25 (three years ago) Permalink

http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1995/ga950724.gif

soref, Friday, 29 May 2015 09:11 (three years ago) Permalink

really just the last panel and that cronenbergian jug thing

http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1995/ga950316.gif

soref, Friday, 29 May 2015 09:16 (three years ago) Permalink

^^ Pretty good "Garfield Speech Balloons Removed" strip on its own!

pplains, Friday, 29 May 2015 13:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Garfield is actually terrified because Jon has taken to filling the creamer with dog cum.

Dr. Demento's A Thousand And One Parodic Nights (Old Lunch), Friday, 29 May 2015 13:27 (three years ago) Permalink

I remember reading the cum drinking strip as a child and being confused

soref, Friday, 29 May 2015 14:02 (three years ago) Permalink

I'd be way more concerned if a child wasn't confused by that strip.

Dr. Demento's A Thousand And One Parodic Nights (Old Lunch), Friday, 29 May 2015 14:47 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure I got it. Why wouldn't a kid know about semen?

Frederik B, Friday, 29 May 2015 14:49 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this is a surprisingly good thread, ilx should be put in charge of editing a one-volume "all the funny garfield strips" edition.

here i am in the land of large breakfasts (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 14 June 2015 15:02 (three years ago) Permalink

http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1996/ga960119.gif

soref, Sunday, 14 June 2015 19:11 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://i.imgur.com/riNPe7n.jpg

pplains, Saturday, 11 February 2017 03:30 (two years ago) Permalink

i knew i shouldn't have clicked

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 February 2017 03:32 (two years ago) Permalink

The good news is that you can see my images.

pplains, Saturday, 11 February 2017 03:46 (two years ago) Permalink

wtf no lasagna *smashes cup*

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 11 February 2017 03:58 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure I got it. Why wouldn't a kid know about semen?

― Frederik B, Friday, 29 May 2015 14:49 (one year ago)

typical scando-ilx

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 11 February 2017 06:04 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Why is an anthropomorphic cow slapping Jon? Why is the punchline revolving around the fact that he burned the patties? Shouldn’t the cow be mad about him eating cows in general? Why isn’t Jon terrified at the sight of this monstrosity? Why does this comic exist? pic.twitter.com/SwFFYn1sm0

— Garf Gab (@GarfieldFanArt) September 28, 2018

soref, Friday, 28 September 2018 19:35 (four months ago) Permalink

they're much better when acted out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhTjEk9nr3Q&list=PLF54E9FFC80199CFB&index=18

frogbs, Friday, 28 September 2018 19:39 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://picayune.uclick.com/comics/ga/2018/ga180112.gif

how did the mouse get a mouse-sized phone tho

riposte malone (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 10 November 2018 13:17 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Just a reminder that Mike Pence has an office full of Garfield memorabilia, including signed posters pic.twitter.com/Hxnc617rB0

— MrKireko (@MrKireko) February 5, 2019

whoa is me (stevie), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:28 (one week ago) Permalink

woah

nxd, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:33 (one week ago) Permalink

v on-brand for noted weird mutant mike pence

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Full disclosure: I also have a framed sketch of Garfield addressing me by name. I think this might just be a Hoosier thing. But also I was ten at the time, so

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:48 (one week ago) Permalink

just one of the many uncanny parallels between you and mike pence iirc

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I swear to god if you make one more crack about my stark white dummy hair

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:50 (one week ago) Permalink

great now i'm gonna hear "showroom dummies" as that for the rest of my life

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:57 (one week ago) Permalink

noooooo

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 15:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Jim Davis is a native of Indianapolis.

It's no excuse, but it does provide context.

pplains, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 15:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Boy there's a big difference between "Factory Garfield" and "Jim Davis Garfield"

https://i.imgur.com/Z1gX6jx.jpg

pplains, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 15:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Never noticed that his ears connect directly above where his eyes squeeze together.

What a freak. Put him down.

pplains, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 15:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Not Indianapolis per se but not too far. He lives within almost literal spitting distance of my family homestead so it wasn't uncommon to just like see him disheveled and shopping at the mall or something, presumably while his staff was hard at work on the latest Garfield strip.

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 15:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Hate to say it, but if your capital city and largest city also contains the state's name, everyone's just going to think of the two as one and the same.

Unless there's a cool city up the way like Tulsa.

pplains, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 16:26 (one week ago) Permalink

still not sure whats going on here

https://i.imgur.com/gPBjCZA.gif

ciderpress, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 16:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Jon is so racist he can't stop feeling disgusted by Asians even hours later.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 16:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Really though, there's such established cartoon tropes to signify someone has eaten something too hot (face turning red, smoke coming out of the mouth/ears, etc) that it's really mystifying whoever drew that didn't just use them.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 16:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I never realized one loses their hair when they eat spicy food.

pplains, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink


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