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 "restrictions" imposed by the ticket vendor.

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. Throughout their exchange, Al Swindler displays continuous incompetence, such as not remembering where Jon wants to go and the fact that the plane is missing a wing, which Jon must point out to Swindler. Despite Swindler's shortcomings, Jon is still willing to take the flight, despite Garfield's skepticism.

During the flight, Swindler continues to show his ignorance about flying a plane; he flips through a book to initiate 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 by parachute. 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 in an area with snow, igloos, and penguins around. Realizing they are not in Miami, Jon settles for the place, not wanting to fly again, until he encounters Swindler again while asking for a hotel. 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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