Cyber Mailman is an episode from the second season of The Garfield Show.
After Garfield harasses Herman Post, Professor Bonkers invents a holographic mailman that is invulnerable to Garfield's tricks.
The episode starts off with a Twilight Zone-style opening known as the Garfield Zone. The Narrator begins the episode with Garfield pranking the mailman Herman Post again by taking his mail truck apart. Fed up with Garfield's pranks, Herman quits and heads home. The next morning, Professor Bonkers and the post office manager arrive at Jon's house to take both Jon and Garfield to the post office.
At the post office, Professor Bonkers explains that because of Garfield terrorizing the mailman, Professor Bonkers has developed a safe way for the mail to be delivered, known as the cyber mailman. From now on all mail will be digitized and delivered by a holographic mailman. Garfield dislikes the cyber mailman as he can not terrorize him, so Garfield eats some tacos and licks the plate clean. Garfield is unaware that a tiny drop a taco sauce dripped off one whisker and fell into the computer master control causing it to short circuit and reprogram the cyber mailman. Instead of delivering today's mail it will deliver tomorrow's mail.
The next day, Herman Post deploys the cyber mailman to deliver Jon's mail and newspaper. Jon reads the newspaper and discovers the winning lottery numbers for the night's draw and that the date on the newspaper is for tomorrow. Jon then buys a ticket with the numbers on it and at night he wins the lottery, becoming rich. Everyday Jon gets tomorrow's newspaper, buys a ticket and wins the lottery 42 times in a row. An anchorman then advises Jon to invest the money to someone named Bernard Scambury, who claims would triple Jon's money.
Jon visits Berny who gives him a check for all the money he has won. Berny assures Jon that he can make him richer and that he can be trusted. As they are leaving Garfield notices the dark clouds and assumes it is going to rain. Jon then reads the newspaper which says that today was cloudy with no precipitations. Jon notices a photo with Berny on it, saying that he has flown to Brazil with all of Jon's money. Jon, Garfield, and Odie run back inside and find both Berny and the money gone. Outside, they see Berny flying away on a plane, saying that he will send Jon a postcard with his money once he gets to Brazil. Although sad that Berny took off with the money, Jon reassures his pets that as long as he is getting newspapers from the future, he can enter the lottery and win it all back. Jon reads the newspaper to find the winning lottery numbers for tonight when Garfield shows him something else on the paper. A story saying that a mysterious explosion has destroyed the post office experimental lab. At first, Jon is intrigued by the story, then he panics after realizing the imminent danger that is about to happen.
Jon, Garfield and Odie race to post office in Jon's car, meanwhile at the post office, Professor Bonkers notices something is wrong with the cyber mailman, as it is starting to short circuit. Jon, Garfield, and Odie soon run into traffic and get out of the car to run all the way to the post office. At the post office, Herman smells smoke and wonders if the cyber mailman might blow up. Professor Bonkers denies it and stakes his reputation on it. Jon, Garfield, and Odie arrive just in time to warn them about the explosion. Everyone manages to run out of the building just in time before the whole post office explodes. Professor Bonkers laments the loss of the cyber mailman claiming it would be years before they could restore it. Which much to Jon's disappointment, means no more future newspaper deliveries and sadly walks home with Garfield and Odie.
Herman then appears out of a dumpster and states that it is not the worst part of it; the worst part is now he must go back to delivering mail the old-fashioned way. The next day, Herman delivers the mail to Jon's house; he soon gets trapped in Garfield's quicksand trap for delivering bills all the time.
- Post Office Manager
- Bernard Scambury
- Eddie Gourmand (Picture only)
- Stu (Cameo)
- Mom Arbuckle (Mentioned)
- "The Garfield Zone" is a parody of The Twilight Zone.