Down on the Farm is the eleventh episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


Jon, Garfield, and Odie visit Doc Boy for a week. When Garfield finds out that there is no television on the farm, he sets out to change that.


Jon drives to farm with Garfield and Odie to spend a week there, much to the dismay of Garfield. After arriving, Doc Boy shows them around the farm (and gets annoyed with Jon calling him “Doc Boy”). Ralph, the farm hand, informs Doc of a television offer for high definition cable television. Doc turns down the offer, stating that he and the farm animals are uninterested in having TV on the farm, much to the shock of Garfield and Jon.

As Jon and Doc Boy head town to pick up supplies, Doc expects Garfield and Odie to do chores around the farm. Odie does all the chores while Garfield goes over the list. Eventually, Garfield misses out on television watching, and decides to see if he can get the animals to change their minds.

Garfield starts out with a cow, whom he shows a cooking show made especially for cows. He then moves on the chickens and horses, where he and Odie enact scenes from movies and shows. He soon has them convinced, and has Ralph order the cable TV. As Jon and Doc Boy return to the farm, they discover the cable TV truck, which has already installed the cable, as well as Vito, who has bicycled over to the farm with pizza. Determined to find out what’s going on, he checks on the farm animals, discovering that they all have television and pizza, rather than working as usual.

In the house, Garfield, Odie and Ralph are watching Name That Fish, and have no interest in Doc Boy’s complaints. Jon gives him his condolences, referring to him as just “Doc” instead of “Doc Boy”, which results in an emotional moment between the two. Meanwhile, Name That Fish dials a random number to guess a fish featured. The phone rings, and Doc ends up answering to the show, which asks him to identify the fish. With Garfield’s help, he gives the right answer, which results in him winning one hundred thousand dollars.

With the prize money, Doc Boy buys a big screen television, a red sports car pizza, and paid vacations for the farm animals. Doc notes that he will satisfied with going back to farming once the money runs out.


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  • The book that Garfield is holding is titled "Aquapedia".
  • This is the first and (so far) only episode where Jon calls Doc Boy "Doc" instead of "Doc Boy".
  • The egg with its legs sticking out is similar to Sheldon.

Cultural References

  • Garfield re-enacts Star Wars and King Kong, among other features, to the farm animals when he convinces them to get television.

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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