"Eat, eat, eat, eat."
- Her first quote.

Mrs. Arbuckle is Jon Arbuckle and Doc Boy Arbuckle's sweet, home-focused, bubbly mother, who lives on a farm and is known to be a great cook, offering a wide variety of food for Jon to eat when he visits, especially her ability to create dozens of potato-based dishes. Based on Jim Davis' mother, Jon's mother is also known for sending him and Garfield cooked meals in packages. In the Garfield and Friends episode, "Feeling Feline," she has a speaking line along with Jon's father (who has no dialogue) in Jon's dream and she also appears in The Garfield Show.

Physical Appearance

She has short brown hair, and usually wears a blue and white dress with a pink and white apron and blue high heels.


Mrs. Arbuckle is kind, good cook, caring, thoughtful, home bodied, sweet, bubbly, friendly, happy, and motherly.


Her main role, as depicted in the franchise, is being Jon and Doc Boy’s mother.



Garfield and Friends

Season 2

The Garfield Show

Season 2

Season 4


  • In The Garfield Show, she has regular eyes (like Lyman) and eyelashes, while in the comic strips and earlier cartoons, she has her eyes closed or dots as her eyes and no eyelashes.
  • She has appeared 84 times in the comics, equal for the 20th most.
  • Along with her husband, she is the original owner of Nermal, as stated in the September 3, 1979 comic strip.


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