Curse of the Were-Dog is the twenty-first episode (in the U.S.) and the fifteenth (in Europe) from the first season of The Garfield Show.


Curse of the Were-Dog
One night, each time the full moon comes out, Odie turns into a huge out-of-control monster.


Jon is busy making lasagna for Liz's birthday. When Odie shows up hoping to play, Jon sends him out with a bone. Odie becomes cautious when he hears the sound of growling, only to run into Rottweiler, who makes Odie give him the bone by intimidation. Garfield eventually smells the lasagna, which lures him away from the TV. Just as Garfield is about to eat it, Jon warns him not to do so. Garfield reluctantly complies after Jon threatens not to feed him. Meanwhile, the TV features a news segment about a rare star alignment, with Professor Harlow Franz claiming that the alignment could have an effect on dogs with almost no intelligence.

Odie returns to the kitchen, sad about losing the bone, as Jon decides to go to bed. Jon figures that Garfield was able to forget about the lasagna, while Garfield struggles to keep himself from eating it. When moonlight shines into the living room, Odie transforms into a giant beast and goes into the kitchen, where he devours the lasagna. When the clouds block the moonlight, Odie goes back to his regular self. Jon wakes up from the commotion and comes down to find the lasagna gone. Assuming that Garfield was responsible, he confronts the fat cat and tells him he’ll never feed him again. Garfield is shocked, since he can’t even remember eating the lasagna.

When the moonlight returns, Odie transforms again, and goes on to mess up the living room. Jon, feeling he was too rough on Garfield, decides to talk to Garfield again. When the moonlight disappears again, Odie returns to normal. After Jon turns on the living room lights, he sees the living room trashed, and once again blames Garfield for it; he is also unable to see how Odie could have done it.

Odie sadly heads outside, where he encounters Rottweiler again. Just as Rottweiler is about to get rough on him for not bringing biscuits, Odie once again transforms and throws the other dog all the way into space. When Jon finds out about the alignment and its potential effects, he realizes how Odie, and not Garfield, could be responsible for the lasagna and events. The two then find Odie (who is back to normal), and take him to the professor.

By the time Odie is checked, the professor notes that the alignment is over and therefore no longer a problem. The professor then notes that there is now another alignment occurring, which can affect cats that eat large amounts of Italian food. Garfield then becomes a giant beast, causing the other three to flee. Garfield then wonders if the all-night pizza place is open. Meanwhile, Rottweiler, in space, encounters Nimbus.


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  • Odie and Garfield's monstrous forms were seen in a few Garfield Show shorts.
  • The episodes's plot is a parody of "Curse of the Werewolf."

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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