Skyway Robbery is an episode from the third season of Garfield and Friends.


Jon intends to travel to Miami with Garfield and Odie. The three ultimately resort to using Al Swindler's budget airplane.


Jon, Garfield and Odie are waiting at the air terminal, prepared for a vacation in Miami. Jon is unable to afford either first class or coach tickets. He is able to cover the cost of fourth class, though not the reservations.

Just when it seems like his plans are dashed, Jon encounters Al Swindler, who offers his services- Swindler Discount Airlines- for all of Jon's money. Garfield, familiar with Swindler, sees this as a bad idea. Jon sees no issue with it and accepts the offer. They head over to Gate 86, a long walk away, and find that it is merely a small shack with a beaten down plane. The plane is even missing a wing, which Jon has to point out to Swindler. Nevertheless, Jon is still willing to take the flight, despite Garfield's skepticism.

During the flight, Swindler shows little knowledge about flying a plane; he flips through a book for take-off, eventually pulling a random lever to make the plane ascend before it can hit a tower. Afterward, the instrument panel starts shooting sparks, causing Swindler to give up and abandon his plane. Garfield notices this, and he and the others head to the cockpit, trying to find a way to fly the plane and land it safely.

Jon contacts a controller, who helps them out by describing plane instruments as food, much to Garfield's benefit (the controller, like Garfield, is a food lover). Eventually, Garfield lands the plane, with the area the trio arrive not Miami, as indicated by the snow, igloos, and penguins around. Jon settles for the place until he encounters Swindler again. The three go back into the plane and take off, with Swindler again remarking that "it's getting tougher and tougher to make an honest buck these days".


Main Characters

Minor Characters

  • Ticket Clerk (voiced by Gregg Berger)
  • Controller (voiced by Gregg Berger)
  • Penguins


  • This is the second episode to feature Al Swindler.

Cultural References

  • The title of the episode is based on the phrase "highway robbery".
  • When Swindler jumps out of the plane, he shouts "Some Indian's name", referring to Geronimo.

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