(upbeat music)


On a Tuesday morning, I got out of bed.

I stumbled to the kitchen and demanded to be fed.

Pancakes and sausage usually appeared.

But this time the chef was doing something kind of weird.


I didn't have the time to cook a meal for my cat

For something had invaded our domestic habitat.

At first I wasn't sure of it, but then I had to know.

[Garfield and Jon]

The ants we met last season were returning to the show!

[Singing Ants]

Oh, we're the ants you met last season.

We are back by popular demand.

When we're around, we need no reason

To take away your lunch and any food you have on hand.


Since Jon was busy, I went to help myself.

I took some bread and got a jar of jelly from the shelf.

Making a sandwich can be a lot of fun,

But boy, is it annoying when your sandwich starts to run!

I chased it through the living room, I chased it through the bath.

No matter where my sandwich went, I followed every path.

I chased it through a neighbor's yard and right into a shed.

And there, I found a pit bull, so I turned and quickly fled!


Oh, we're the ants who merit a sequel.

We have come to steal all your food.

When we're around, we have no equal,

So open up your freezer and forgive if we intrude.


I thought I'd get them with ant-repellant spray.

The ants grabbed up the can from me and chased me far away!


I tried to stop them with traps across the floor.

The ants came in and picked me up and threw me out the door!

[Garfield and Jon]

We wound up on the outside and we both were very shocked.


I tried to get back in, but found the doors had all been locked!

[Garfield and Jon]

The ants had taken over things. We had nowhere to go.


"I think the time has come," I said, "to call a real pro."

[Singing Ants]

Oh, we're the ants who got all that mail.

We are here at so many requests.

When we're around, you can't help but fail.

And that is why your home is overrun with little pests.

[Garfield and Jon]

We ran to a phone booth and called around the town.


I wasn't going to take this thing just meekly lying down.


An ad from Crater Pest Control seemed guaranteed to please.

It promised he could rid your home of insects, bugs, and fleas.


I called up Mr. Crater and I told him of our tiff.

He said he'd grab his gear up and be over in a jiff.

I told the cat the good news as I hung up on the phone.

[Garfield and Jon]

And all the time, the ants were celebrating home alone!

[Singing Ants]

Oh, we're the ants who kicked your butts out.

We are here to clean out all your shelves.

When we're around, leave chips and nuts out.

We'll open up your cabinets and doors and help ourselves.

[Garfield and Jon]

We waited and waited and sat there in the road.

And when we'd almost given up, the bug man finally showed.


My name is Mr. Crater.

I'm a bug eliminator.

And I ain't no second rater, let's be clear!

Each morning, I am tested

When some new house is infested

And I quickly am requested to appear.

When some big rat encroaches

Or a locust swarm approaches

Or your home is filled with roaches three feet high,

From here to the Equator,

Everyone knows Mr. Crater.

I'm the best exterminator.

Pay me now or pay me later.

I'm the best exterminator you can buy!


So, Mr. Crater was hired for the job.


He headed for the house to face a most unruly mob.


He tried to spray where he thought an ant could lurk.


We told him that we tried that and it really didn't work.


A special powder might get the ants in hand.


The Ants all took up skating in a winter wonderland.


Then, he attempted to catch them in a flood.


The ants grabbed Mr. Crater and they threw him in the mud!

[Singing Ants]

Oh, we're the ants who never get beaten.

We came back to liven up your show.

When we’re around your food will get eaten.

And anything around that we can’t eat we’ll take to go.


Crater announced it was time for an attack.


He ran down to his truck and got a robot from the back.


Yours truly, Mr. Crater,

Is the bold originator

Of a bug annihilator worlds apart.


It seems a bit exotic...


Maybe even idiotic!...


But he's truly a robotic work of art.

And as I turn on the power,

Watch the bugs all start to cower.

He’ll be done in half an hour, smooth as pie!

When they see my terminator,

They will run and hop a freighter.


So, if you're an insect hater,

Call your local operator.


Ask for Mr. Leo Crater.

He’s the best exterminator…

[Garfield, Jon, and Crater] can buy!


I couldn't wait till he made the robot go,

But then, I saw he had the robot’s power set on “low.”

Knowing exactly how tough the ants could be,

I turned the power dial to the maximum degree.

It started in to blinking and to do whatever else.

And that is when I found my paw was caught up in its belts!

The robot started for the house and hurried right inside.

And guess who found himself along for quite a bumpy ride?!

[Singing Ants]

Oh, we're the ants who reign undefeated!

We are back ‘cause people like our song!

 (crashing sounds)

Lead Ant: (speaking): Forget the chorus, guys!  Let's scram!

(dramatic music)

(more crashing sounds as the robot destroys everything)

(dishes shattering, more crashing sounds, and an explosion)

(robot powers down)

(sad music)


“My job is done,” Crater foolishly intoned.


The Ants were gone and so was almost everything we owned.


Just for a moment, I said I wouldn't pay.


But then, he was reminded Crater’s friend would find a way.

 (music picks up)


We sat down in the rubble feeling sad and most deprived.


I found a can of cat food that amazingly survived!


I said, "Look at the rosy future that we have in store!"

[Garfield and Jon]

“At least we wouldn't ever see those ants forevermore!”

[Singing Ants]

Oh, we're the ants who cannot be killed here.

Even if you wreck your whole abode.

We’ll be back after you rebuild here.

‘Cause by then, it’ll be time for a third ant episode!

(repeat chorus to fade out)

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