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Extreme Housebreaking is the thirty-seventh episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


After Garfield misbehaves in the house, he is taken away to a psychiatrist named Dr. Whipple to straighten him up with extreme methods.


Jon makes a video of Garfield's misbehavior- kicking Odie off the table, eating Jon's lunch, and shredding the new drapes. He puts it on a disc and mails it to Dr. Whipple, much to Garfield's horror. Later on, the gang watch Dr. Whipple, who has a program that specializes in training cats that misbehave. He shows his latest patient- a cat named Kittykins, who chases birds. Whipple shows everyone that his training has made Kittykins a well-behaved cat. Just as Garfield hopes that Jon won't make him take the course, a nurse arrives to take Garfield to Dr. Whipple for personal training.

At the studio, Dr. Whipple begins his training on Garfield. First, he puts Garfield in a sound room, strapping him to a chair, and makes him listens to random cat orders. Next, he tests Garfield with a robot dog that pushes him of the table every time he pushes it off the table; Garfield keeps it up until the robot breaks. Finally, he tests him on taking the right food; on one side of the table there is Whipple's food, on the other is catfood. Whenever Garfield reaches the human food, a safe drops on him. Despite the consequence, Garfield is relentless in trying to get to Whipple's food.

After the training, Whipple leaves the room while Garfield pouts in anger. Kittykins then walks into the room, revealing himself to be Harry. Harry explains to Garfield that he got the job to pretend to be a success of Dr. Whipple's training, as it gets him paid in his weight in tuna. Garfield does some thinking about this.

When the show begins, Dr. Whipple brings Garfield out to demonstrate his work. At first, Garfield seems well-behaved, impressing the audience (which includes Jon and Odie). Garfield then starts misbehaving, much to the surprise of everyone. Garfield, after being captured by a stage hand, secretly grabs the microphone.

Backstage, Dr. Whipple becomes angry with Garfield trying to ruin his business. He then unwittingly reveals his true intentions on national television- he doesn't care if his training works or not, as he gets tons of money from the public (whom he refers to as idiots). After hearing this, the audience storms out as a result. Just as Whipple is about to threaten Garfield, Jon reclaims Garfield and takes him home. Whipple's nurse informs him that customers are cancelling orders and demanding refunds.

Back home, Jon gives Garfield some lasagna to apologize for sending him to Whipple. After trying to watch Whipple's show, Garfield discovers that it was replaced with a game show featuring people dressed as large chickens, much to his delight.


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  • Dr. Whipple's voice is slighty higher in this episode, compared to later episodes.
  • Garfield using the microphone to expose Dr. Whipple's conversation is similar to how he thwarted Mr. Baguette in "Supermarket Mania".
  • The Robotic Puppy resembles the robot dogs (minus the paint job) Dr. Bean made in "Robodie" and "Robodie II".


  • When Garfield says "Ouch! Ouch!", his lips do not move.


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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