Long Lost Lyman Part 1 is an episode from the third season of The Garfield Show.


After watching a documentary about a cryptid named "The Zabadu", Jon and Odie recall about an old friend who went to photograph the creature and disappeared mysteriously.


Garfield watches “Eddie Gourmand’s World of Food” on TV. Eddie talks about everything that goes in lasagna. Odie comes in begging Garfield to throw the stick so Odie can fetch it. Garfield repeatedly tells him that he would do that, then gets mad when he misses a part on ricotta cheese.

Then the phone rings. Garfield gets Jon, who is in his room, to answer the phone. Jon answers it, and hears Liz on the line. Liz informs him of a Dr. Whipple show, which currently involves a creature known as the Zabadu. Jon, aware of the creature, decides to watch it. Going downstairs, Jon ends up fighting with Garfield over the remote. The fight ends when Jon tells Garfield that Drusilla and Minerva are coming to visit. The fat cat panics and hides under Jon’s bed.

Jon watches Doc Whipple talking about the Zabadu, who supposedly lives in Franistan, Australia. Doc Whipple interviews Terry and Nora of Brunswick, Ohio, who say the Zabadu is ten feet tall, furry, and looked like a guy who took a woman to a high school prom. Doc Whipple announces who will go to Franistan- Dirk Dinkum, the most famous adventurer in Australia, who has never failed a mission. Doc Whipple tells everyone that a French man got some footage of the Zabadu, which they will see after a lengthy commercial break.

Meanwhile, Drusilla and Minerva arrive at the house. When they ask where Garfield is, Jon, still watching the show, tells them that he is hiding under the bed. Garfield manages to escape by pretending to be a statue on a bird bath. Unfortunately, Odie isn't so lucky in avoiding a dress-up by the twins.

Jon tells them that he was interested in the Zabadu due to an event from long ago. He provides almond cookies to them as he tells his story.

He had a friend named Lyman, who was his roommate in high school and college, as well as the original owner of Odie. One day Lyman arrived at Jon's home, where he was welcomed in and got to introduce Odie. Garfield used to hate Odie but then got along with him. Lyman always loved animals. He took pictures and Jon would draw them. Lyman got a job as a photographer, but he had to go to Franistan to try to photograph the Zabadu. He left Odie in Jon’s care while he was gone, and that was the last time anyone ever saw him.

Odie’s past has now come back to haunt him. Jon and the others go back to the TV and see the footage. Drusilla and Minerva point out that the Zabadu is wearing a hat, very similar to the one Jon gave Lyman before he left. Jon now thinks that Lyman may be a prisoner of the Zabadu.


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  • This episode marks the return of Lyman, who has been absent from the franchise since 1983. It is also the first time he has appeared in an animated feature.
  • The flashback of Jon and Lyman adapts the first two comic strips with Lyman and Odie's debut (with some changes):
    • Jon: Lyman.
    • Lyman: Jon. I’m cold. I’m hungry. I’m weak. Take me in.
    • Jon: Sure, Lyman. You know my home is your home.
    • Garfield: And my sandbox is off limits.
    • Jon: Is that the only suitcase you have?
    • Lyman: Well, not exactly. And this is my friend Odie.


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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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