The Multiple-Choice Cartoon is an episode from the fourth season of Garfield and Friends.
In this cartoon, Garfield gives the viewers the opportunity to choose what happens.
Garfield announces that this episode is going to be different. The viewers will get to vote and decide what they want to see happen in the following cartoon. Three choices will be given and the viewers will decide via applauding gestures. First: what should Jon wear?
A. His normal clothes
B. A tuxedo
C. A pigeon suit
The viewers choose the pigeon suit, which was also Garfield's choice. Next: who should be featured in the cartoon?
B. Binky the Clown
The viewers choose Odie. Next: what should be the setting for the episode?
A. The living room
B. The backyard
C. Whatever scenery is lying around backstage
The viewers choose the backstage option, which turns out to be a national park. Garfield says that choices is done for now, and prepares to take a nap.
While Jon is cooking burgers in his pigeon suit, Odie wants to play fetch with Jon, who is too busy, then goes to Garfield. This leads to the next poll: what should Garfield do?
A. Throw the stick so Odie can fetch it
B. End his nap and frolic with Odie
C. Slingshot Odie into the next area code
The viewers choose to slingshot Odie, much to Garfield's delight and Odie's dismay. Garfield slingshots him into the lake, near the other side. Jon is angry with what Garfield has done. He orders Garfield to find Odie and bring him back or else...
A. No food for a day
B. No food for a whole week
C. No food until the next time Halley's Comet cruises the galaxy
The Halley's Comet option receives the most number of votes. With that in mind, Garfield heads off to go and look for where Odie may have landed; about to give up after a few minutes of searching, he asks viewers if he should
A. Stop looking and take a nap
B. Give up and go back for cheeseburgers
C. Keep looking for Odie
The viewers want Garfield to keep looking, much to his reluctance and he finds him running into a cave where he is going run into somebody. Garfield holds another poll: who will Odie meet?
A. The Buddy Bears
B. Cactus Jake
C. A buggy-eyed razor-beaked Fnark
The viewers applaud most for the Fnark. Upon seeing the sight of the beast, Odie is given the following options:
A. Run in terror
B. Run in terror
C. Run in terror
With each option the same, as well as each receiving the same amount of reaction, Odie runs in terror toward Garfield. Garfield then asks if Odie should sacrifice himself to save Garfield; without waiting for a poll to show up, Garfield gives his vote and tosses Odie at the Fnark, which solves nothing. Garfield and Odie then run away from the beast, with Garfield wishing they had been dealing with Cactus Jake instead. He then announces the final poll for the cartoon: What should they do?
A. Flag down a cab to drive them out of the forest
B. Get rescued by a forest ranger
C. Stand, and fight the Fnark with their bare hands
Despite the viewers choosing option C, Garfield and Odie resort to option A, and ride the cab away from the Fnark. Garfield tells the viewers if they want the vote to count, they should get their own show.
- Jon Arbuckle
- Binky the Clown
- The Buddy Bears
- Cactus Jake
- Fnark (voiced by Gregg Berger)
- With the exception of Odie's reaction to the Fnark, where all three options were identical, all the choices made in each poll were choice C.
- The Fnark was first mentioned in "All Things Fat and Small".