Garfield Astray is the seventy-sixth episode of The Garfield Show.


Garfield Astray

After playing a mean trick on Nermal, Garfield loses his memory. Nermal tricks Garfield into thinking he's an alley cat named Ichabod.


Nermal is visiting the Arbuckle house, doing various cute things. Jon enjoys Nermal's antics, while Garfield hides his disgust with a mask of his face grinning. Garfield pretends to be able to tolerate Nermal while Jon is around, but otherwise makes no secret of how he feels.

Garfield sets up a complex trap for Nermal, which launches Nermal out of the house and into a trash can. While laughing, Garfield gets hit on the head with a bowling ball. When Nermal re-enters the house to confront Garfield, he finds that Garfield has lost his memory. Taking advantage of the situation, Nermal tells Garfield that he's an alley cat named Ichobod who only eats out of trash cans. Convinced, Garfield looks around the city for trash cans. Meanwhile, Nermal takes over the house, putting up pictures of himself around the living room, as well as a statue of himself.

At one point, Garfield encounters cat brothers Teno and Geno in an alley. Garfield introduces himself as Ichobod and joins them. They later arrive at Vito's, where Teno and Geno frequently eat out of the garbage. However, they are interrupted by a bulldog named Crusher, who often creates disturbances in the alley (which Vito believes to be due to Teno and Geno). Garfield and Crusher go on the chase, which eventually leads them back to the alley by Vito's. Garfield gets Vito's attention by banging a trash lid, which results in Vito calling animal control. Crusher is then captured and hauled away; the alley becomes safe for the cats. Garfield, upon tasting lasagna, gets his memory back.

Returning home, Garfield meets Odie, who is happy to see Garfield with his memory regained. Garfield then inadvertantly finds out about Nermal's trick. He then arranges another, less complex trap. Pretending to have still lost his memory, Garfield offers to be Nermal's slave. Nermal happily accepts. Garfield "starts" by adjusting the living room chair Nermal is sitting on, which launches Nermal into a box on top of the trash can from earlier. Garfield, still acting amnesiac, wraps him up, then launches him in front of a mail truck, which picks up the package.

Later that night, Jon wonders where Nermal has gone. Garfield then brings Jon's dinner to Teno and Geno, who are in the tool shed in the backyard.


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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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