Odie in Love is the eighteenthUS/sixthEU episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


Odie falls in love with his grooming brush as a jealous Garfield plots to get rid of the brush.


Jon arrives home from the market, and is greeted by his pets. As Odie annoys Jon, Garfield complains about the dog's dignity, before he acts in a similar when hearing that Arbuckle has a surprise for them. Jon reveals that he bought a grooming brush for their monthly check up at the vet. Jon tries the brush on Odie, and when Arbuckle leaves the room, Odie falls for the brush, much to Garfield's shock.

Odie soon begins to treat the brush as a person, and begins to pay little attention to Garfield's company. The two go outside and meet up with Arlene, Nermal and a Dachshund, who agree that Odie's love for the brush is cute. This angers Garfield, who is pushed into getting rid of the brush. In the nighttime, Garfield steals the brush, and throws it in the garbage, claiming that there is no place for it in the household.

The following day, Odie finds that the brush is missing, and panics. He digs up the backyard, and when unable to find it, he begins howling day and night. Garfield reveals to Arlene that he threw the brush away, leading the latter to ridicule him for doing so, claiming he did it as he was jealous, which Garfield shrugs off. The next day, Garfield is pushed over the edge when he gets no sleep and food, and buys another brush, which Odie identifies as a different brush.

Garfield, overwhelmed by the howling, takes Odie to the garbage can he threw the brush in, only to find it missing. When seeing it in a garbage truck, the two chase it down to the dump, before going into the garbage disposal. The two manage to dodge the dangers inside, and manage to get out with the brush. When they get home, Odie finds Jon's shoe brush on the table. He abandons the grooming brush in favor of the shoe brush. Garfield picks up the grooming brush, and asks it if it is free for the night.


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  • When Garfield and Jon are at the table looking drowsy, the background music (which is often played in Jon's house) is slower and high pitched.
  • "The Garfield Show" theme song is heard when Garfield and Odie ride in a kid's skateboard to the junkyard.
  • This is so far the only episode where Garfield and Arlene are shown on the fence, like in the comic strip.

Cultural References

  • Garfield's line to Odie: "You are a sad, strange little dog, Odie.", is a possible reference to the quote, "You are a sad, strange little man", uttered by Buzz Lightyear's line in Toy Story.


  • When Garfield says "Odie will never know the difference", his lips do not move.
  • When Odie falls in love with another brush and hits his head with the grooming brush, the sound effects are one second late.

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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