The Garfield Show
Season 1, Episode 2a
Orange and black
Air date November 3, 2009
Written by Mike Puley (dialogue by Mark Evanier)
Production # 111
Mother Garfield
Freaky Monday

Orange and Black is the eleventh 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 reluctantly answers the door for trick-or-treaters. With one trio that arrives, he gives each of them candy. He also eats the rest of the candy from the bowl, prompting Jon to buy some more. When more trick-or-treaters arrive, he gives them nothing and closes the door. When Jon tells him to give them something unneeded, he tries to give away Odie. Jon finally gets some taffy left over from last year, with Garfield assuring him that he won’t eat them.

Garfield wonders what he should dress up as for trick-or-treating. He figures that the scarier his costume is, the more candy he’ll earn. Turning on the TV, he learns about Catzilla, a saber-toothed tiger who is considered the scariest creature around. Garfield then makes a costume to look like Catzilla (using black paint for stripes and a toy walrus for tusks). He then tries to make himself hostile to fit the personality. He imagines scenarios with Vito, a gym instructor, and Nermal, the latter of which does the trick.

Meanwhile, Jon turns on the TV for the news, where he and other people find out that Catzilla has escaped from the zoo. As Garfield goes trick-or-treating, people become terrified by Garfield, who they think is the real Catzilla. While Garfield does well with getting treats (except for peanut brittle), reports are made of Catzilla around the street.

Eventually the police arrive to capture Catzilla, forcing Garfield to go on the run. When he arrives at his house, he tries to get Jon to let him in, but he and Odie also think he is Catzilla. Jon reports the sighting to the police; they soon catch Garfield and bring him to the zoo. However, no one except Garfield sees the real Catzilla sneaking into the house.

At the zoo, Garfield tries in vain to escape, and then realizes he can take off part of his disguise to convince a zookeeper that he is not Catzilla. Upon being freed, Garfield rushes back home to warn Jon and Odie. He arrives shortly after Jon and Odie encounter Catzilla, which results in a chase sequence around the house. Eventually, Garfield manages to tame him by giving him taffy, with the police finally catching him.

The next day, Jon, Garfield, and Odie see Catzilla is safely back at the zoo. When feeding time comes, the zookeeper informs them of Catzilla’s diet, which includes various foods (such as lasagna), and peanut brittle for dessert. Delighted, Garfield decides to join Catzilla for dinner.


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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.
  • This is the first time Garfield says "Get me an attorney! Get me an attorney named Murray!" He later does so in The Spy Who Fed Me and Pampered Pussycat.
  • During the scene where Garfield runs out of the zoo, somebody's hand can be seen waving in the background.

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)