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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh neat, this site lets you search for text appearing in all Garfield speech/thought bubbles between 1978 to 2007.

the loneliness of the dexys midnight runner (unregistered), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 23:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol @ apteryx

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

"between 1978 and 2007," rather (xpost to me)

the loneliness of the dexys midnight runner (unregistered), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

loool

circa1916, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 23:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

pipe one is an all-time classic

ciderpress, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 23:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is ruined by the last panel, much like LOST was ruined by the last episode, but still:
http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1987/ga870517.gif

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 23:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i56.tinypic.com/28jcgnq.jpg

if/when Jim Davis ever has the sense to retire, he really ought to run this as the final strip, provoking a debate to rival the Sopranos closer, viz. "does the black panel represent Garfield's death or just the grim mundanity of suburban WASPy living?" and "fuck this, I'm canceling my Times subscription." and Davis's eloquent rebuttal:

The way I see it is that Garfield had been people’s alter ego. They had gleefully watched him eat, grumble, vegetate, sleep, and eat. They had cheered him on. And then, all of a sudden, they wanted to see him punished for all that. They wanted "justice." They wanted to see his distended orange belly splattered on the wall. I thought that was disgusting, frankly. But these people have always wanted gluttony. Maybe they would have been happy if Garfield had eaten twelve other goldfish. Or twenty-five goldfish. Or, who knows, if he had eaten the moon. The pathetic thing- to me- was how much they wanted his blood, after cheering him on for thirty years.

the loneliness of the dexys midnight runner (unregistered), Thursday, 3 February 2011 00:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Don't stop...bingeeating...

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 3 February 2011 00:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is ruined by the last panel, much like LOST was ruined by the last episode, but still:
http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1987/ga870517.gif

― Philip Nunez, Thursday, February 3, 2011 7:39 AM (54 minutes ago) Bookmark

wonder how many vore hard drives this has made it onto

dayo, Thursday, 3 February 2011 00:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

if/when Jim Davis ever has the sense to retire

didn't he stop making the strips himself back in like the '80s?

acid druthers temple (crüt), Thursday, 3 February 2011 00:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

according to Slate:

In his 1982 interview with Shapiro, Davis admitted to spending only 13 or 14 hours a week writing and drawing the strip, compared to 60 hours a week doing promotion and licensing.

But today Davis spends even less time on the strip than he used to—between three days and a week each month. During that time, he collaborates with another cartoonist to generate ideas and rough sketches, then hands them over to Paws employees to be illustrated.

...which makes about as much sense as David Lynch employing an art department to illustrate The Angriest Dog in the World. JDav should definitely computerize that shit.

the loneliness of the dexys midnight runner (unregistered), Thursday, 3 February 2011 18:21 (seven 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 (one year ago) Permalink

i knew i shouldn't have clicked

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 February 2017 03:32 (one year ago) Permalink

The good news is that you can see my images.

pplains, Saturday, 11 February 2017 03:46 (one year ago) Permalink

wtf no lasagna *smashes cup*

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


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