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The Last Word is the fiftieth episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


The Last Word

Nermal places a bet with Garfield to go an hour without eating food.


Garfield is watching TV and eating food in the living room. Nermal claims that all he does is eat. Garfield claims that he can stop eating whenever he wants. Nermal and Garfield then make a bets as to whether or not Garfield can go one hour without eating, if Garfield loses, he has to be Nermal's slave for a week; if he wins, Nermal will stay out of Jon's house for a month. Garfield accepts. The bet starts at exactly 11:00.

To avoid temptation, Garfield put all of his food in the kitchen, which takes one minute to do. He watches TV to kill time, only to find all food related programming. Nermal tempts him with a piece of popcorn on the ground, which Garfield refrains from eating. When Nermal points out that five minutes have passed, Garfield runs upstairs and goes to sleep. Soon, he heads downstairs upon smelling lasagna. He sees the lasagna, goes out to scream, and goes back in.  When Garfield rejects his piece of lasagna, Jon gives it to Nermal, who eats it, making Garfield jealous. Garfield hears everyone's loud chewing noises and shoves bananas in his ears to no avail.

He crawls out the kitchen and sees the time: 11:45. Garfield, starting to have hallucinations, sees Odie as a giant hot dog, which results in a chase. Nermal then shows up, with Garfield seeing him as a big cupcake. Garfield hears something in the kitchen; he discovers the refrigerator tempting him to open itself. Garfield ties it up to resist the temptation. Several foods start to talk, tempting Garfield to eat them, with everything else in the kitchen eventually talking. Just as Garfield reaches his breaking point, the clock hits 12:00.

Garfield realizes he has won and starts eating like crazy. Nermal dejectedly shows up with his bags packed, telling Garfield he will honor his side of the bet. As Garfield continues to devour food, his stomach starts to ache. At the pet hospital, Liz checks Garfield and diagnoses him with indigestion, then tells Jon not to feed him anything solid for the next 24 hours. Back at Jon's house, Nermal tempts Garfield with a chocolate popsicle outside the window. Garfield yells, "CHOCOLATE!" as Nermal walks away.


Main Characters

Major Characters

Minor Characters

  • Liz Wilson
  • Talking Refrigerator
  • Talking Apple
  • Talking Banana
  • Talking Milk Carton
  • Talking Oven


  • This episode is similar to the Garfield and Friends episode, Five Minute Warning, as both of the episodes have something to do with Garfield being challenged to a bet where he cannot eat for a limited amount of time.

The Garfield Show

Season 1: "Pasta Wars" "Mother Garfield" "Orange and Black" "Freaky Monday" "Bone Diggers" "The Robot" "Catnap" "Agent X" "A Game of Cat and Mouse" "Perfect Pizza" "King Nermal" "Desperately Seeking Pooky" "High Scale" "Jon's Night Out" "Not So Sweet Sound of Music" "Turkey Trouble" "Pup in the Pound" "Odie in Love" "Pet Matchers" "Lucky Charm" "Curse of the Were-Dog" "Meet the Parents" "Down on the Farm" "The Pet Show" "Curse of the Cat People" "Glenda and Odessa" "Underwater World" "Family Picture" "Time Twist" "Time Master" "Fish to Fry" "Little Yellow Riding Hood" "Fame Fatale" "Virtualodeon" "It's a Cat's World" "Mailman Blues" "Extreme Housebreaking" "Heir Apparent" "Caroling Capers" "From the Oven" "Neighbor Nathan" "History of Dog" "Up a Tree" "It's a Cheese World" "Nice to Nermal" "Out on a Limb" "Super Me" "Mastermind" "The Amazing Flying Dog" "The Last Word" "Iceman" "T3000"

Season 2: "Home for the Holidays" (Part 1, Part 2), "Ticket to Riches" "Gravity of the Situation" "The Art of Being Uncute" "Night of the Bunny Slippers" "Blasteroid" "The Big Sneeze" "The Spy Who Fed Me" "Meet Max Mouse" "The Haunted House" "Which Witch" "Cyber Mailman" "Odie for Sale" "Farm Fresh Feline" "Dog Days" "Planet of Poultry" "With Four You Get Pizza" "The Bluebird of Happiness" "Inside Eddie Gourmand" "Fido Food Feline" "Everything's Relative" "Honey, I Shrunk the Pets" "Garfield Astray" "History of Cats" "Black Cat Blues" "Cuter Than Cute" "Great Pizza Race" "Master Chef" "Guest from Beyond" "Depths of a Salesman" "Night of the Apparatuses" "Land of Hold" "Penny Henny" "A Gripping Tale" "Wicked Wishes" "Jumbo Shrimpy" "Pirate Gold" "Me, Garfield and I" "Detective Odie" "Stealing Home" "Full of Beans" "Love and Lasagna" "True Colors" "Mind Over Mouse" "The Big Sleep" "Pampered Pussycat" "Parrot Blues" "Rain or Shine" "The Mole Express" "Unfair Weather" (Part 1, Part 2)

Season 3: "Furry Tales" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) "Kind to Kittens" "Little Angel" "Prehistoric Pup" "Land of Later" "Laugh in a Can" "The Non-Garfield Show" "The Caped Avenger Rides Again!" "The Superhero Apprentice" "Teddy Dearest" "Bath Day" "What a Difference a Pet Makes" "Garfield Gets Canned" "Partners in Mime" "Boris the Snowman" "Long Lost Lyman" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4), "The Golden Lasagna Awards" "Pawparazzi" "It's About Time" "Online Arbuckle" "Muscle Mouse" "The Write Stuff" "Cupid Cat" "The Control Freak" "Every Witch Way" "Revenge of the Cat People" "The Garfield-Only Show" "Filthy Fugitives" "Smartest Dog in the World" "Farmer Garfield" "More Than Meets the Eye" "Fast Friends" "Where's Odie" "Doggone Jon" "The Mysterious Machine" "Fitness Crazed" "Little Trouble in Big China" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) "My Friend, Nermal" "Take a Ferret to Lunch" "Bride and Broom" "Problems, Problems, Problems" "Two Times the Trouble" "The Great Trade-Off"

Season 4: "Lion Queen" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Bewitched" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "The Mean Machine" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Glitter Gulch" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Against All Tides" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Lasagna Tree" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Into the Wild" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Double Vision" "My Cousin Petunia" "Barking Mad" "Garfception" "For Mice" "The Six-Can Solution" "Silence of the Sheep" "Bulldog of Doom" "Mother Owl" "Home Sweet Home" "Whatever Happened to Aunt Ivy?" "Delicious Donut Day" "Little Miss Mouse" "Stink, Stank, Skunk!" "Jon 2" "My Dog, the Cat" "World Without Me" "Fraidy Cat" "Very Very Long Night"

Season 5: "Rodent Rebellion" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

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