Mind Over Mouse is the forty-fifth episode from the second season of The Garfield Show.


Squeak gains the ability to predict the future by watching episodes of The Garfield Show in advance.


Near the Arbuckle residence, Garfield is planning swing across a vine onto the passing ice-cream truck. Squeak appears next to him and tells him not to bother, claiming that the truck will hit a pothole and a case of chocolate "Num-Num" bars with almonds will fall out. Squeak's prediction becomes true, before the latter claims that a garbage truck will hit the same hole, and will cover Garfield in rotten mackerel, which also comes true. After cleaning himself, Garfield decides to ask Squeak about the predictions, before Squeak points out certain things that will happen such as Jon Arbuckle hitting his thumb with a hammer, the latter tripping over Odie and Garfield leaving to put more thought into it, which all come true.

Squeak then decides to show the viewer that he can predict the future by watching The Garfield Show. He reveals that he found the channel after Jon bought a new satellite dish, and has been recording episodes. Squeak decides to look further into the episode, which includes Garfield asking Squeak to give him the correct predictions in order to make himself famous, which soon happens in the kitchen.

Thanks to Squeak, Garfield is able to predict where a meteor will hit, the winning team in a soccer match, as well as the outcome of the American World Series, the Indianapolis 500 and the Kentucky Derby, which all make him famous. On a special telecast, the television show "Somebody's Got Talent" plan to host Garfield to test how truthful he is. If done, he will win one million dollars. While the trio go down to the TV station, Squeak realizes he hasn't watched the end of the episode. By mistake, he deletes the recording, before remembering that he can watch the episode on the television. He finds out the station aren't airing The Garfield Show due to "Somebody's Got Talent". Squeak then runs to the station in dread.

Meanwhile at the station, the judges are introduced before they begin to argue with each other. In the backstage, Garfield begins to panic before being send on stage. He is tasked with guessing the card Dr. Whipple has chosen, from a set of 52 different cards. If he fails, he will lose the million dollars, and Jon will be dropped into rancid cottage cheese. Garfield is given fifteen seconds to decide before he plans to choose the three of clubs. Squeak appears and guesses the Jack of Diamonds. Garfield assuming Squeak is right, chooses the card, only for Dr. Whipple to reveal it to be the three of clubs after all. Back home, Garfield questions Squeak on his predictions, before he finds out that Squeak was watching the show, making him angrily chase Squeak around the house.


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  • When Dr. Whipple first appears, Jon is shown sitting on the chair over the cottage cheese, before in the next scene, he is seen backstage.

Cultural References

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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