Not So Sweet Sound of Music is the fifteenthUS/seventhEU episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


Jon Arbuckle finds an old accordion and takes up playing it, which Garfield cannot stand. Garfield does his best to try and get rid of it.


Garfield and Squeak are watching TV when Jon enters the house with an accordion. Garfield prepares to run out of the house. He becomes shocked at the sound of Jon's accordion playing. Garfield and Squeak find Odie dancing to Jon playing the accordion in the shed. Squeak lures Jon and Odie into the house while Garfield grabs the accordion and throws it in the garbage.

As the garbage truck men arrive to pick up the garbage, Percy notices the accordion. He takes it out and starts playing with it while the other garbageman tells him to hurry up. Jon returns to the shed for his accordion, only to notice it missing. The latter garbageman returns the accordion to Jon, referring to it as "hazardous material."

Garfield and Squeak, proud of getting rid of the accordion, are about to take a nap when Jon comes in to "serenade [them] to sleep." Garfield jumps out of bed and lands on the floor. When Jon goes to get a first-aid kit, Garfield dashes out of the house with the accordion. He throws it into a lake, only for a man to point out a sign reading that throwing toxic waste and accordions into the water is forbidden. Meanwhile, Odie is following Garfield, sniffing for the accordion.

Garfield runs into an alley, wraps the accordion in a present, and gives it to a homeless man. He walks away, only for the man to deny the present and give the accordion back. Garfield then runs into a construction site and buries the accordion under concrete, with Odie still investigating.

Back at the house, Jon is worried about where Odie has gone. Odie, having dug the accordion back up, brings it back to his house. Garfield, hearing the accordion as Odie carries it, is convinced that he is having a bad dream about what he did. He rushes into the kitchen, where he runs into the accordion, outstretched as Odie tries to bring it inside. He gets injured after ricocheting from the accordion. Jon enters and is glad to find both Odie and his accordion, then takes Garfield to the vet.

Garfield is bandaged and in bed, and Squeak tells him that the accordion is broken now. Garfield is happy about this until Jon informs him that he got a new instrument: bagpipes. Garfield screams for it to stop, saying that he would rather have the accordion back.


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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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