Orange and Black is the thirdUS/eleventhEU episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


Garfield goes trick-or-treating as Catzilla for Halloween, while the real Catzilla escapes from the zoo.


On Halloween night, Garfield is woken up by trick-or-treaters at the door. He reluctantly answers, and instead of giving, takes some candy from them. Eventually, he eats all the candy from the candy bowl, prompting Jon Arbuckle to go and buy some more. Jon finds that the only candy they have left is some taffy from the previous Halloween, and tells Garfield to not eat them.

Garfield decides he can get more candy by trick or treating, and tries to decide on a costume. He then learns of Catzilla, a feared saber-toothed tiger from the zoo. Garfield makes his Catzilla costume using black paint for stripes and the tusks from a toy walrus as teeth. He then tries to make himself more hostile to fit the personality. He imagines three scenarios with Vito, a gym instructor, and Nermal, the latter of which does the trick.

As Garfield goes out, Jon turns on the television for the news, and discovers that Catzilla has escaped from its cage. Meanwhile, Garfield finds that people are terrified of him, and he is able to get candy easily. People soon report Garfield, and the police arrive to capture him. Garfield manages to escape back home, where he tries to alert Jon. Arbuckle and Odie see him, and assume he is Catzilla. Jon reports the situation, and Garfield is captured to be taken to the zoo. In the commotion, no one except Garfield sees the real Catzilla sneaking into Jon's house.

At the zoo, Garfield tries in vain to escape, until he realizes to take out the "teeth". A zookeeper notices he is not Catzilla, and Garfield is freed. In a panic, he rushes back home to warn Jon and Odie. Meanwhile, Arbuckle goes into his kitchen where he finds Catzilla, and is chased around with Odie. Garfield arrives home shortly and is chased with the other two. Eventually, Garfield throws Catzilla taffy, which shuts the beast's jaws shut. The police soon capture it, and Catzilla is returned to the zoo. The next day, Jon and his pets visit Catzilla at the zoo, while the zookeeper informs them of Catzilla’s diet, which includes various delicious foods. Delighted, Garfield decides to join Catzilla for a meal.


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  • This episode was shown as a sneak preview on Halloween 2009, two days before the series' official premiere on Cartoon Network in the U.S.
  • During the scene where Garfield runs out of the zoo, a hand can be seen waving to the camera.
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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