Lucky Charm is the twentiethUS/EU episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


After finding a pot of gold, a leprechaun gives Garfield good luck, which does not work out for him.


Jon, Garfield and Odie are sitting on a park bench in the park since it is raining despite the weather report saying that it said there would be clear skies. Eventually the rain stops and Jon delighted, goes out fishing. Garfield, before taking a nap, sees a rainbow and tells Odie that the rainbow will lead to a pot of gold, which Odie tries to find. Garfield thinks he will never find it and then goes to sleep.

After a while, Odie gets tired and is about to give up when he sees the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. He takes it, unaware that the pot belongs to a leprechaun named Paddy, who starts to look for it. Eventually, Odie brings it back and Garfield is not keen on throwing the pot so Odie can fetch it. Eventually he realizes it is a pot of gold and is delighted; when Paddy inquires them about his pot, he quickly gives it back to Odie. After Paddy begs the two to give it back, he offers Garfield all the good luck he can have as a reward. The cat quickly agrees, and the leprechaun casts a good luck spell on Garfield.

At the lake, Jon is lamenting that he is not catching anything due to the rain driving the fish away. He tells Garfield to reel the line in while he starts the car, and when Garfield does, he reels in a super huge fish. Delighted, Jon tells Garfield he is lucky and starts barbecuing the fish. As Garfield recovers, he does not believe he has good luck and tell Odie he needs tarter sauce to eat that fish. Right then, a plane overhead drops two barrels of tarter sauce right on him.

In the city, Garfield tests his new good luck by wishing for ice cream and later chocolate sauce, both of which fall right on him from passing trucks. While watching TV, Garfield and Odie see a commercial for the Mega Gazillion lottery and the cat wants to turn the luck into money. Right then, a lottery ticket, the winning ticket, blows his way.

A while later, Garfield has purchased a huge mansion where most of the rooms contain food with Jon as his new butler. By then, the doorbell rings, and Garfield answers it. He sees two cats claiming to be Garfield's relatives to which Garfield himself says they are not his family. One of them says they came when they heard about his win. The two of them, along with a whole group of cats, want to move in, much to Garfield's horror. After slamming the front door, he hears the back door doorbell where he sees all kinds of business men who want to invest his money in their businesses.

After barricading the back door, Garfield goes out the side window to escape. There, he sees Bernard Scambury, who is here to collect taxes from his money. A chase through the city eventually leads Garfield to trap Scambury in the sewer, then continues to evade the relatives and the business men. Desperate, Garfield tries various ways to get back luck; from walking under a ladder, to breaking a mirror, even painting Nermal black so he can cross his path. None of these tactics work out.

Finally Garfield tells Odie where did he find the pot of gold so he can get rid of the good luck and Odie directs him. Once there, Paddy agrees to get ride of the good luck, on the condition that he takes the gazillion dollars. Garfield wastes no time to get rid of it and Paddy casts a spell that gets rid of the good luck. Delighted, Garfield and Odie head home for some lasagna, while Paddy enjoys his new wealth. Paddy then encounters Scambury, who has arrived to collect taxes, much to the leprechaun's horror.


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  • The giant fish is similar to the Mango Trout from "Down on the Farm".
  • A Mama Meany billboard can be seen in the city.
  • When Garfield runs back to a nearby manhole, the show's theme is played backward.
  • The Leprechaun's last name is revealed to be O'Rourke by Bernard Scambury.

Cultural References

  • The Mega Gazillion is a parody of Mega Millions, where one selects numbers to win.

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