Garfield and Friends
Season 4, Episode 16
Air date November 9, 1991
Production # 416
Show 72
Show 74

It's a Wonderful Wade is the second segment of Show 73 from the fourth season of Garfield and Friends.


When Wade's cowardice once again gets the better of him, he leaves the farm in depression. He gets a visit from his guardian angel, who is able to show him what the world would be like without him.


It's Harvest Day and Wade has the guard the silo to prevent Orson's brothers from stealing them. When Orson's brothers show up, the animals take charge while Wade hides in a bucket. When the Grunt Brothers run away, the animals come back to see that their vegetables are gone and they blame it on Wade and his cowardice. 

Wade sadly walks away and starts feeling useless and pathetic. He goes to the river and wishes he never existed, but an angel appears to show him that his friends do need him, but Wade doesn't think so. Wade and his angel go to a world where Wade doesn't exist, but everything is the same. When Wade sees that Orson's brothers are stealing the crops from the silo, he realizes that it happened because he wasn't there to guard the harvest and he figures out how they managed to get them. 

Wade is sent back home and he tells Orson that his brothers were digging a tunnel by the tool shed and managed to get into the silo without anyone noticing, but Orson thinks Wade is making up stupid excuses for his mistakes. When Wade shows Orson what's going on, Orson apologizes and they manage to get the vegetables back. 


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  • The episode's title and plot are a parody of the film It's A Wonderful Life. Wade even mentions the film at one point in the episode.
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