Jon's Night Out is the fourteenthUS/twenty-fourthEU episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


Because he is unable to sleep, Jon Arbuckle seeks the help of a hypnotist, and is accidentally programmed to go to both wake up and sleep when Odie barks.


A crowd is gathered around a construction area. They are focused on Jon, who is sleepwalking on an unfinished tower's girders, managing to avoid all danger by luck. Garfield is following Jon, and trying to wake him up by frantically pressing a button on a controller, but to no avail. Garfield then addresses the viewer, and decides to quickly go back to the beginning of the story.

During the flashback, Jon is suffering from insomnia, and tries several methods to fall asleep. After everything he tries fails, he decides to watch television, and finds a commercial for a sleep therapist named Dr. Somnambulo, who specializes in hypnosis. Desperate, Jon decides to try him. Dr. Somnambulo attempts to hypnotize Jon, which works, despite Arbuckle’s claims that it wouldn’t. Somnambulo programs Jon to sleep when he hears the buzz from a remote control. However, he is inadvertently is programmed to instead fall asleep upon hearing Odie's bark. Somnambulo gives Garfield the buzzer, and warns him that people under hypnosis tend to sleepwalk.

Odie's barking causes several mishaps for Jon, such as falling asleep during a green traffic light and falling asleep during Liz's speech. When it comes to bedtime, Garfield, still unaware that Jon is programed to Odie's bark, tries to put Jon asleep with the buzzer, but only until Odie comes in, does Jon fall asleep. During the night, Jon gets up from bed, and begins to sleepwalk. Garfield and Odie hear him leave, and chase him around town before Arbuckle ends up in a construction site.

Resuming the beginning of the episode, Garfield continues to try and wake Arbuckle up, before finding out that Odie's barking is the trigger for Jon's ability to sleep. After Garfield instructs Odie to wake Jon up. When Arbuckle is awoken, he panics and falls off the girders, but is caught in the firefighters' life net. Later, Dr. Somnambulo undoes the hypnosis, with Garfield secretly making his own personal adjustment. Jon claims that his insomnia is gone, and being well-rested, decides to go for a walk instead of making lasagna for Garfield. However, Garfield's personal adjustment has Odie’s barking make Arbuckle do otherwise.


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  • This is the first and only time that a TV set is seen in Jon's bedroom.


  • When leaving Jon to sleep, Garfield closes Jon's bedroom door, but when Jon gets up to sleepwalk, the door is open.

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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