The Legend of Jonny Ragweedseed is the season seven premiere of Garfield and Friends.
Garfield tells the tale of American folk hero Jonny Ragweedseed.
A book on American folk tales comes off a shelf and tells the story of a traveler named Jonny Ragweedseed and his cat Roosevelt. Jonny was unpopular as he planted ragweed, a substance that causes sneezing. A farmer tries in vain to guess what kind of plant he grows. Every time he and Roosevelt would visit a new town, they would be chased out for his ragweed.
Random scenes show people sneezing. A woman sneezes uncontrollably. Another woman sneezes so hard her flowers fall from a flower bed on the window. A man holding a ladder then sneezes, tipping the ladder. An overweight man falls down from the ladder and gets angry, then sneezes. A raw chicken sneezes so hard it is sent flying backwards off the screen. Its butcher puts it back on the counter while saying a simple German word, "gasundheit".
In one such town they visit, two crooks named Black Bart and Beige Bert plan a heist at a saloon. They witness Jonny being chased by the townspeople and get an idea on how to use his ragweed to their advantage. They then feel a tickle in their noses and both sneeze. Bert falls down from sneezing.
After Jonny and Roosevelt are chased out again, Jonny is about ready to give up on ragweed. Bart and Bert walk up to him and lie about enjoying ragweed and being the owners of the bank in town. Jonny does not know their true intentions as he plants the ragweed everywhere. Bert and Bart where clothespins on their noses to block out the smell as they rob the bank. Jonny and Roosevelt get arrested and charged for causing the sneezing.
Throughout the episode, a country singer is playing and singing a song about the tale of Jonny and Garfield gets tired of listening to her. He snatches what looks to be her banjo from her arms, frustrating her. He then destroys it by slamming it into the ground and smashing it with his feet.
In court, Roosevelt grabs the ragweed, tosses it into the air, and spreads it all over the courtroom, making the judge and jury sneeze as he and Jonny make a run for it past Bart and Bert. The judge finds them and has them arrested while owing an apology to Jonny that he cannot give as Jonny and Roosevelt have fled. The tale ends with the singer playing another banjo and singing how Jonny went into hiding while Garfield tries to take her instrument from her.
- Black Bart
- Beige Bert