Depths of a Salesman is an episode from the second season of The Garfield Show.


Depths of a Salesman

After Garfield, Jon, and Odie get ripped off from a shopping channel, Garfield goes down to the TV station to get his refund.


Jon is watching a shopping channel. When a possum waxer is featured, he becomes interested in it and prepares to order it. Garfield stops Jon by blowing a tuba (which Jon had previously purchased from the channel). Garfield then takes Odie to the basement to show him more junk Jon bought from that channel (An on and off machine, a 2 year supply of helium filled gym socks and a statue of Harlow P. Entwhistle, the inventor of the water proof sponge).

Jon thanks Garfield for stopping him from buying something useless. Just as he is about to turn off the TV, he finds an offer for a portable cooling device that uses no electricity. Odie then sees a Diamond stetted flea collar, followed by Garfield seeing a pizza device called the magnificent mozzarella machine. Jon then orders all three items.

After everyone gets their orders, they find that they were all ripped off. Jon's portable cooling device is revealed to be merely a giant ice cube, Odie's flea collar is actually meant for a flea, and Garfield's pizza machine simply shows the phone number for Vito's pizzeria. Angered by this, Garfield takes his machine and goes to the TV station to get a refund.

When he arrives, the guards laugh at the idea of getting a refund. Annoyed, Garfield walks right in past them. After they stop laughing and realize that Garfield got past them, they go after him, In the studio, the owner and the host begin talking about their scheme when the guards show up. The owner tells them to find Garfield and not to give him a refund. The guards eventually find Garfield and start chasing him (all three of them stop in the middle to play with bubble wrap).

Garfield then goes into the stage area and overhears the host and the owner talking about an audio appliance that can record and play music. The duo say that the appliance, supposedly digital and high tech, is just an old tape recorder from a junk yard. They claim that their scheme is successful as the public are not smart enough to realize the trick. Garfield uses the device to record the conversation. When Garfield is spotted, the chase (and the play with bubble wrap) with the guards resumes.

After Garfield is caught, the guards bring him to the owner. He tells them to throw him out without any refund. When the host plays the audio appliance, it plays the conversation between him and the owner on national television, much to everyone's shock. Saddened, the owner tells Garfield that he will get a refund if he leaves. Garfield accepts on one condition.

Back home, Jon explains to Garfield that because the police received so many complaints about the shopping channel, the owner may have to give everyone refunds to avoid going to jail. With the channel gone, Jon doesn't know what to do for fun. Garfield cheers him up by letting him and Odie play with the bubble wrap.


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  • When Garfield reads the manual for the pizza machine, the manual is identical to the one from "The Robot".
  • The way Garfield, Jon and Odie kept buying items from the shopping channel is similar to how Garfield kept buying items from various infomercials in "Sales Resistance".

Cultural References

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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