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'''Stairway to Stardom''' is an episode from the sixth season of [[Garfield and Friends]].
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'''Stairway to Stardom''' is an episode from the sixth season of ''[[Garfield and Friends]]''.
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
Jon, Garfield and Odie head into a restaurant. A two hour wait is expected due to the number of customers. Following Garfield's advice, Jon tries to get a table faster by offering the receptionist money, which is initially only a dime. After the receptionist reacts with melodramatic sarcasm, Jon ends up giving him all of his money. While waiting, Garfield and Odie check out a wall of fame for those who have eaten at the restaurant. Garfield spots an entertainer he knew: Jackie Melman, a singer, comedian, and acrobat. Garfield proceeds to tell Odie the history of his career with Jackie.
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Jon, Garfield and Odie head into a restaurant. A two hour wait is expected due to the number of customers. Following Garfield's advice, Jon tries to get a table faster by offering the receptionist money, which is initially only a dime. After the receptionist reacts with melodramatic sarcasm, Jon ends up giving him all of his money.
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While waiting, Garfield and Odie check out a wall of fame for those who have eaten at the restaurant. Garfield spots an entertainer he knew: Jackie Melman, a singer, comedian, and acrobat. Garfield proceeds to tell Odie the history of his career with Jackie.
   
 
Jackie had an act involving several stunts performed by a cat named Buddy. The act was not popular, as it gained few audience members, and even fewer applauding. Eventually, Buddy, unimpressed, left the act. Jackie's attempt at continuing on his own was even less popular. When Jon, one of the few people to like the act, got to see the star, Jackie heard of a booking at ''The Ed Solomon Show''. Due to Buddy's departure, Jackie managed to get Garfield to take the former cat's place.
 
Jackie had an act involving several stunts performed by a cat named Buddy. The act was not popular, as it gained few audience members, and even fewer applauding. Eventually, Buddy, unimpressed, left the act. Jackie's attempt at continuing on his own was even less popular. When Jon, one of the few people to like the act, got to see the star, Jackie heard of a booking at ''The Ed Solomon Show''. Due to Buddy's departure, Jackie managed to get Garfield to take the former cat's place.
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===Cultural References===
 
===Cultural References===
*''Stairway to Stardom'' is also the name of two different American television series, one in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stairway_to_Stardom New York], and another in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stairway_to_Stardom_(1950s_TV_series) New Jersey].
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*''Stairway to Stardom'' is the name of two different American television series, one in [[wikipedia:Stairway_to_Stardom|New York]], and another in [[wikipedia:Stairway_to_Stardom_(1950s_TV_series)|New Jersey]].
 
*A picture of Elvis Presley can be seen on the wall of fame.
 
*A picture of Elvis Presley can be seen on the wall of fame.
*Ed Solomon is a parody of Ed Sullivan, with ''The Ed Solomon Show'' likewise a parody of ''The Ed Sullivan Show''.
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*Ed Solomon is a parody of [[wikipedia:Ed_Sullivan|Ed Sullivan]], with ''The Ed Solomon Show'' likewise a parody of ''[[wikipedia:The_Ed_Sullivan_Show|The Ed Sullivan Show]]''.
   
 
==Goofs==
 
==Goofs==
 
*The pictures of Binky and The Buddy Bears are miscolored.
 
*The pictures of Binky and The Buddy Bears are miscolored.
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[[Category:Garfield and Friends episodes, Season 6]]
 
[[Category:Garfield and Friends episodes, Season 6]]

Revision as of 19:20, April 13, 2019

Overview

Stairway to Stardom is an episode from the sixth season of Garfield and Friends.

Synopsis

Garfield reminisces about the time he was part of a comedy duo whilst waiting at a restaurant.

Plot

Jon, Garfield and Odie head into a restaurant. A two hour wait is expected due to the number of customers. Following Garfield's advice, Jon tries to get a table faster by offering the receptionist money, which is initially only a dime. After the receptionist reacts with melodramatic sarcasm, Jon ends up giving him all of his money.

While waiting, Garfield and Odie check out a wall of fame for those who have eaten at the restaurant. Garfield spots an entertainer he knew: Jackie Melman, a singer, comedian, and acrobat. Garfield proceeds to tell Odie the history of his career with Jackie.

Jackie had an act involving several stunts performed by a cat named Buddy. The act was not popular, as it gained few audience members, and even fewer applauding. Eventually, Buddy, unimpressed, left the act. Jackie's attempt at continuing on his own was even less popular. When Jon, one of the few people to like the act, got to see the star, Jackie heard of a booking at The Ed Solomon Show. Due to Buddy's departure, Jackie managed to get Garfield to take the former cat's place.

On the set, after being introduced by Ed Solomon, Jackie prepared one of his routines- The Hoop of Doom. With Garfield refusing to go with the act, Jackie tried in vain to get him to perform other routines. The audience wound up laughing at the spectacle, having thought it was a comedy act. Jackie's career took a turn for the better, resulting in him going solo. Garfield has not seen or heard from him since.

As Garfield finishes his story, the trio finally get their seats. Their waiter turns out to be none other than Jackie. Garfield notes how show business can be cruel.

Characters

Trivia

  • Binky, Cactus Jake, and The Buddy Bears are among the stars shown on the wall of fame. Garfield mentions them among those who "haven't worked in years", alluding to their status on the show.
  • The Ed Solomon Show is filmed at WBOR.

Cultural References

  • Stairway to Stardom is the name of two different American television series, one in New York, and another in New Jersey.
  • A picture of Elvis Presley can be seen on the wall of fame.
  • Ed Solomon is a parody of Ed Sullivan, with The Ed Solomon Show likewise a parody of The Ed Sullivan Show.

Goofs

  • The pictures of Binky and The Buddy Bears are miscolored.


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