Friends Are There was the first opening theme from Garfield and Friends. It was used in the first two seasons of the show.



  • Ladies and gentleman, Garfield and Friends!


  • Friends are there...
  • To help you get started, to give you a push on your way!
  • Friends are there.....
  • To turn you around, get your feet on the ground for a brand new day!
  • They'll pick you up when you're down!
  • Help you swallow your pride, when something inside's gotta break on through, to the other side!
  • Friends are someone you can open up to...
  • When you feel like you're ready to flip!
  • When you've got, the world on your shoulders...
  • Friends are there to give you a tip!
  • Friends are there when you need them, they're even there when you don't!
  • For a walk in the park, or a shot in the dark! Friends are there...


  • I don't care!


  • But friends will care.....
  • for you!




Garfield and Friends intro - 1st Season


  • This is the only opening theme to feature original animation. Later openings would rely on clips from the show.
  • The theme was replaced by Ready to Party in syndication.
  • In an episode of The Garfield Show, the first verse of the song appears on mug.
  • On "on demand" versions, alternate music is used. (Different cues can be heard during the two of the last lines)
  • In the second season, the record player sounds clearer and the sound effects are louder, although the music is a little quieter.
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