Next Door Nuisance is an episode from the sixth season of Garfield and Friends.


The Burnsides move out of their house due to Garfield constantly stealing their food. They are replaced by a singer and actor named Larry Lark, who annoys Garfield.


Jon and Odie are relaxing, before both smell barbecued ribs. Jon realizes they do not have a barbecue before finding out that Garfield had stolen Irving Burnside's grill. Burnside reveals he has had enough and puts the house up for rent. Larry Lark, a singer and actor quickly takes up the deal. Burnside gives Lark the lease before moving out.

As Garfield tries to sleep, he is woken up by Lark's loud singing, which he finds obnoxious. Garfield forces Jon to deal with Lark, making the latter announce he can handle the situation. Soon after, Arbuckle is invited into Larry's house, who convinces Arbuckle to sing a duet with him after telling Jon he has the lips of a singer. Garfield in annoyance sends Odie to deal with the problem before the dog joins the singing. Garfield in retaliation phones the "Police", the "Humane Society", the "Noise Abatement League", every "music lover" in town and the "National Guard", who all join Lark in song.

Garfield in annoyance leaves the house to search for Irving Burnside. Meanwhile, the Burnside's notice they have gained weight due to moving away from Garfield. Garfield then arrives and begs the Burnside's to return, before him and Irving make an agreement: The Burnsides kick Lark out of the next door house, and Garfield steals half of the Burnside's food. After kicking Lark out the house and while eating dinner, Alice questions how to stop Garfield from stealing all their food, before Irving reveals that he has a secret weapon: the sheet music for the song, which scares Garfield away.


Main Characters

Major Characters

Minor Characters

  • The Police (one voiced by June Foray)
  • The National Guard
  • Music Lovers
  • Binky the Clown (cameo)


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