Garfield tries not to buy any more useless merchandise following a threat from Jon.
Jon is returning home from work when someone exits the Arbuckle house with enough money to take a vacation. Jon is convinced that Garfield is buying stuff without his permission and he enters the house in a rage, slamming the door in the process, which Garfield points out as Jon scolds him for wasting his money on overpriced useless junk. He goes back out, threatening Garfield with no lasagna for the rest of his life if he buys one thing while he is away.
Garfield finds the thought of a lifetime lasagna ban unbearable and goes to watch television. He eventually finds a shopping channel, where a salesman, Herbert Finagle, offers viewers a Laser-Powered Elephant Repeller. Garfield, who does not yet have such a product, runs over to the telephone, only to remember Jon's threat from earlier and tries to resist. The devious salesman then announces that the first 20 callers will get their repeller free. Garfield is then fully convinced to order the product.
Finagle arrives in his fancy convertible and is about to give Garfield his free Elephant Repeller, when he realizes that Garfield owes him $28 in charges. Now realizing he has been tricked, Garfield slams the door in his face, refusing to pay such a hefty price, and goes back to watching the TV. Finagle then climbs through the window, with Garfield throwing him out the door. Garfield's efforts to keep Finagle away prove fruitless, as he shows up everywhere Garfield goes.
Garfield barricades the door and hides under the bed, only to realize that Finagle is hiding under there too. He hides in the basement, where Finagle is hiding as well. Upon hearing about a guarantee, Garfield gives up and buys the product. Jon comes back home as Finagle tells him that he will offer them a thousand dollar money-back guarantee if the repeller does not keep elephants away. Jon then starts to confront Garfield.
Finagle is about to leave when he hears an elephant's trumpet. He realizes to his horror that three elephants have appeared outside the Arbuckle house, and he falls to the floor sobbing as now, true to his word, he owes Jon a thousand dollars, which Garfield suggests he can now spend on a Microwave Cheese Straightener.
- Salesman (voiced by Gregg Berger)
- “The All How-To-Prepare-Potatoes Channel” Presenter (voiced by Gregg Berger)
- Snail Race Announcer (voiced by Larry Storch)
- The song Jon hums at the beginning is the Garfield and Friends theme tune.
- One of the items Garfield bought was an elbow macaroni statue of Leonardo Da Vinci.