Hare Force is an episode from the sixth season of Garfield and Friends.
Booker and Sheldon re-imagine The Tortoise and the Hare as a science fiction epic.
Orson plans to read the story of The Tortoise and the Hare to Booker and Sheldon for their bedtime story. The chicks are uninterested in the story since they know what will happen. Unimpressed with the predictable outcome and lack of events, they proceed to make an updated version of the story.
First, they turn the tortoise into a space hero who battles dinosaurs on an alien world. They then turn the hare into an evil space lord bent on universal domination. They proceed to tell their story. One day, as the tortoise battles a dinosaur, the hare sends a holographic message to mock him. The tortoise declares that they should have a race, and the hare declares the prize will be mastery of time and space, eternal control of the universe and a cookie.
The race begins with the hare taking an enormous lead, leaving the tortoise light years behind. He soon takes a nap on a nearby planet, giving the tortoise a chance to catch up. The chicks are thrilled with how they are writing the revision. They wish they could see the climax themselves. Orson suggests they use their imaginations to be there and see for themselves. With that, they are in the story.
As all seems well, the hare wakes up to find that he has overslept. He eventually reaches past the tortoise, taking the lead again. The others think this will be the exact opposite of the original tale. They then try to win the race before the hare does. Sheldon activates the maximum speed, which lets them cross the finish line first. Thus, Sheldon controls the universe, Booker is the master of space and time, and Orson gets the cookie.
- The Aesop fable The Tortoise and the Hare is recited in a straight fashion by Orson, then remade by Booker and Sheldon.
- The tortoise is initially proposed as a ninja warrior, alluding to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Booker and Sheldon quickly dismiss the concept, doubting that anyone "would ever want to watch a show about" it.