After staying up all night watching television, Garfield tries to get some sleep, only to get pestered by Binky the Clown.
Dawn breaks at the Arbuckle household. After Odie wakes Jon up, the latter remembers that he left the television on the whole night. He finds Garfield has stayed up watching a lengthy documentary on coat hangers. After the program ends, A Binky the Clown commercial appears for birthday services. Jon turns off the television, and puts Garfield to bed.
Jon and Odie both decide to go shopping while Garfield sleeps. Shortly after they leave, Garfield is awoken by a dripping tap, which he soon fixes with a cork. He is immediately awoken again by the presence of Binky, who arrives in his clown car. Due to a mix-up, he has arrived at the Arbuckle house to wish Edna Fogerty a happy ninety-seventh birthday. Binky then breaks into a song, much to Garfield's annoyance.
Garfield tries to ignore Binky whilst getting back to sleep, until the latter returns with a musical kit. After being sprayed by a squirt flower, Garfield gets a desk chair and uses it to push Binky through the window into several rubbish bins. Binky then returns as Santa Clown, giving Garfield a present which turns out to be a "Splut" Pie. He then provides Garfield with chocolate covered Tabasco peppers, which burn Garfield's mouth. The cat rushes into the kitchen and struggles to unblock the overloaded tap, due to the cork. He eventually manages and the tap sends a gush of water into Binky, who flies out the door. Realizing that Binky will not give up until he has completed his task, Garfield dresses up as Mrs. Fogerty for closure. Binky sings his song, gives "Mrs. Fogerty" presents and leaves.
Relieved, Garfield goes back to sleep before shortly afterward, Jon and Odie return home with birthday presents for him. Being tired, Garfield had forgotten it was his birthday. Jon then mentions that he arranged a special birthday surprise, which turns out to be Binky. Garfield in frustration, runs away from home and eventually arrives on the top of a butte in a desert. Immediately after lying down to sleep, Binky shows up and proceeds to sing his song repeatedly.
- Television Host (voiced by Gregg Berger)
- Edna Fogerty (mentioned)
- This is the first episode of the series to air, although it was part of the fourth show produced.