Renewed Terror is an episode from the fifth season of Garfield and Friends.


Jon gets pestered into subscribing for a magazine, and once he does subscribe, it does not end there.


Jon is relaxing at home one night, unaware that someone is watching him. When the stranger steps on some branches, Jon notices something. The stranger is shown to have a mission to head to Jon Arbuckle and not rest until he has completed the mission. When Jon opens the door the stranger is revealed to be a salesman asking him to subscribe to Sponge Illustrated magazine making Jon scream in terror.

After buying a five year subscription, the salesman leaves while Garfield says he could've used the money to buy Chinese food. Jon though is glad to get through with it and hopes to never see the salesman again but he's wrong. He soon gets a phone call from the same salesman who asks him to renew his subscription for 90 cents an issue making Jon scream. He then offers 80 cents an issue and Jon hangs up and heads to his room, screaming all the way as the pets wonder what happened.

From there on, Jon is pestered by the same salesman for the next few days all over the place who offers to renew his subscription each time decreasing his offer by 10 cents. From appearing in a trash can, dressing as Santa, appearing from a pond in the park and even appearing in his bed at night. Finally he has enough when the salesman interrupts the Buddy Bears show he was watching and after throwing his shoe at the TV decides he, Garfield and Odie should go on vacation. Garfield though assures he'll never escape the salesman.

Once the three arrive at the airport, Jon asks an attendant to check his bags but it's revealed to be the same salesman who offers more subscription renewals. After screaming again the three rush into an airplane where Jon can finally relax until he hears the salesman through the airplane PA revealing himself to be the pilot. This leads Jon to jump out of the airplane via parachute and lands on an island. However the salesman in a helicopter arrives with more subscription offers making Jon swim to shore.

Fifteen hours later, Jon arrives at shore and concludes no matter where he goes, the salesman is nearby. He calls out to reveal himself and the salesman does and after another offer and a story about supporting his family he renews his subscription ending the terror.

Back at home, Jon is serving lunch to Garfield and Odie with Garfield complaining he didn't have enough time in the episode. The doorbell rings and Jon wonders who's at the door though Garfield and Odie think it's the salesman which it is. He then offers more subscription offers making Jon scream and crack. He then chases the salesman through the neighborhood with a broom as the salesman makes more offers.


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  • On the clipboard paper, Lee Mendelson's last name is misspelled as "Mendleson".
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