Curse of the Cat People is the twenty-fifth episode of the first season of The Garfield Show.


Garfield and Odie get sucked into an ancient Egyptian mirror to another dimension, where Garfield is crowned as a Pharaoh by Egyptian cats.


Liz talks with Jon about her visit to Egypt with her niece Heather Wilson, and gives Jon a souvenir- a mirror that is supposedly an ancient artifact. While Jon and Liz prepare dinner, Heather plays hide and seek with Garfield and Odie, although neither of them are interested. As Garfield begins to watch television, Odie licks the mirror, which causes a portal to appear. The portal takes Odie (and Garfield, who tries to rescue Odie) away.

They wind up in an alternate dimension, not unlike Ancient Egypt, where they are taken by a group of cat people to a pyramid. There, Garfield gets pampered, while Odie (who is assumed to be a jackal) is imprisoned. A priestess, Neferkitty appears and tells Garfield of their history- with cats being the dominant species until humanity took over- as well as a prophecy of an orange cat and pet jackal appearing, with the former becoming their new pharaoh and leading the other cats to freedom.

Garfield is excited as he becomes crowned pharaoh, but changes his mind upon finding out that he’s expected to be locked into a sarcophagus. He reluctantly complies, but when his constant talking annoys Neferkitty, he makes an escape with Odie. After hiding from the guards, they find another mirror. Garfield gets Odie to lick the mirror, which results in another portal opening.

Neferkitty, upon discovering the portal, figures the prophecy was right. Just as she prepares to rule the world, Garfield tells her that cats already do that, as humans let them do whatever they want without resistance. Neferkitty requests to go to Garfield’s world to see if he’s right, with Garfield convincing her to discard her outfit “just to keep a low profile”.

After the trio arriving back at Jon’s house, Neferkitty figures that she is finally free, only to be caught by Liz, who assumes her to be a stray cat. Garfield uses the mirror to get food from the guards before breaking the mirror. Liz lets Heather keep Neferkitty as a pet, with Heather naming her Fuzzbutton.


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  • This is the first episode involving Neferkitty and the Ancient Egyptian cats.

Cultural References

  • After Garfield and Odie wind up in the alternate dimension, Garfield quips that they are no longer in Kansas, alluding to The Wizard of Oz.


The Garfield Show

Season 1: "Pasta Wars" "Mother Garfield" "Orange and Black" "Freaky Monday" "Bone Diggers" "The Robot" "Catnap" "Agent X" "A Game of Cat and Mouse" "Perfect Pizza" "King Nermal" "Desperately Seeking Pooky" "High Scale" "Jon's Night Out" "Not So Sweet Sound of Music" "Turkey Trouble" "Pup in the Pound" "Odie in Love" "Pet Matchers" "Lucky Charm" "Curse of the Were-Dog" "Meet the Parents" "Down on the Farm" "The Pet Show" "Curse of the Cat People" "Glenda and Odessa" "Underwater World" "Family Picture" "Time Twist" "Time Master" "Fish to Fry" "Little Yellow Riding Hood" "Fame Fatale" "Virtualodeon" "It's a Cat's World" "Mailman Blues" "Extreme Housebreaking" "Heir Apparent" "Caroling Capers" "From the Oven" "Neighbor Nathan" "History of Dog" "Up a Tree" "It's a Cheese World" "Nice to Nermal" "Out on a Limb" "Super Me" "Mastermind" "The Amazing Flying Dog" "The Last Word" "Iceman" "T3000"

Season 2: "Home for the Holidays" (Part 1, Part 2), "Ticket to Riches" "Gravity of the Situation" "The Art of Being Uncute" "Night of the Bunny Slippers" "Blasteroid" "The Big Sneeze" "The Spy Who Fed Me" "Meet Max Mouse" "The Haunted House" "Which Witch" "Cyber Mailman" "Odie for Sale" "Farm Fresh Feline" "Dog Days" "Planet of Poultry" "With Four You Get Pizza" "The Bluebird of Happiness" "Inside Eddie Gourmand" "Fido Food Feline" "Everything's Relative" "Honey, I Shrunk the Pets" "Garfield Astray" "History of Cats" "Black Cat Blues" "Cuter Than Cute" "Great Pizza Race" "Master Chef" "Guest from Beyond" "Depths of a Salesman" "Night of the Apparatuses" "Land of Hold" "Penny Henny" "A Gripping Tale" "Wicked Wishes" "Jumbo Shrimpy" "Pirate Gold" "Me, Garfield and I" "Detective Odie" "Stealing Home" "Full of Beans" "Love and Lasagna" "True Colors" "Mind Over Mouse" "The Big Sleep" "Pampered Pussycat" "Parrot Blues" "Rain or Shine" "The Mole Express" "Unfair Weather" (Part 1, Part 2)

Season 3: "Furry Tales" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) "Kind to Kittens" "Little Angel" "Prehistoric Pup" "Land of Later" "Laugh in a Can" "The Non-Garfield Show" "The Caped Avenger Rides Again!" "The Superhero Apprentice" "Teddy Dearest" "Bath Day" "What a Difference a Pet Makes" "Garfield Gets Canned" "Partners in Mime" "Boris the Snowman" "Long Lost Lyman" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4), "The Golden Lasagna Awards" "Pawparazzi" "It's About Time" "Online Arbuckle" "Muscle Mouse" "The Write Stuff" "Cupid Cat" "The Control Freak" "Every Witch Way" "Revenge of the Cat People" "The Garfield-Only Show" "Filthy Fugitives" "Smartest Dog in the World" "Farmer Garfield" "More Than Meets the Eye" "Fast Friends" "Where's Odie" "Doggone Jon" "The Mysterious Machine" "Fitness Crazed" "Little Trouble in Big China" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) "My Friend, Nermal" "Take a Ferret to Lunch" "Bride and Broom" "Problems, Problems, Problems" "Two Times the Trouble" "The Great Trade-Off"

Season 4: "Lion Queen" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Bewitched" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "The Mean Machine" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Glitter Gulch" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Against All Tides" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Lasagna Tree" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Into the Wild" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Double Vision" "My Cousin Petunia" "Barking Mad" "Garfception" "For Mice" "The Six-Can Solution" "Silence of the Sheep" "Bulldog of Doom" "Mother Owl" "Home Sweet Home" "Whatever Happened to Aunt Ivy?" "Delicious Donut Day" "Little Miss Mouse" "Stink, Stank, Skunk!" "Jon 2" "My Dog, the Cat" "World Without Me" "Fraidy Cat" "Very Very Long Night"

Season 5: "Rodent Rebellion" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

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