The Pet Show is the twenty fourthUS/eighteenEU episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


Garfield has Odie compete in a pet show against Nermal to get the grand prize.


While asleep in the backyard, Garfield is woken up by Nermal who decides to inform him of a pet show in town. Nermal ridicules Garfield, claiming that Garfield is jealous because he is uncute and cannot do any tricks. Garfield retaliates by throwing Nermal into a trash can, before Nermal reveals that the grand prize is a hundred pounds of Vito's lasagna. Nermal figures that someone like Garfield would simply be laughed at by the judges, which later happens when Garfield tries to enter.

Jon apologizes to Garfield about not making it, which leads to Odie to try and comfort Garfield. When one of the judges comes to tell Jon about their decision, he notices Odie and recommends that Jon enters him in the contest. Garfield quickly convinces Odie to enter, promising that they can "share" the prize if Odie wins. After Garfield hears that there are eighty-two other contestants, he decides to help get rid of most by convincing them that Vito now only makes "healthy" lasagna, and that another pet show has a superior lasagna prize on the east side of town.

Garfield finds that he missed one contestant, and hears that the last two left are Odie and Nermal. They start the first part of the contest by measuring cuteness. Odie is able to perform well, but Garfield realizes that he isn't able to outperform Nermal. To allow Odie to win, Garfield puts cotton into the dog's ears, and scratches on a blackboard during Nermal's routine, leaving the judges to give Nermal low scores. The second part measures intelligence, and involves finding two matching slippers from two piles. Nermal easily finds the pair while Odie takes multiple hours to find the slipper's mate. When Garfield tries to figure out Odie's lack of success, he is reminded of the cotton from before.

The final part of the contest consists of an obstacle course. When started, Odie falls hopelessly behind, making Nermal the apparent winner. Refusing to let Nermal win, Garfield takes a camera Jon has, and distracts Nermal with a photo-op, allowing Odie to cross the finish line. Afterward, Garfield greedily gives Odie a tiny slice of the prize lasagna while he runs off with the rest. However, he is confronted by Odie and the other contestants, who found out they were tricked. Garfield then offers each of them a tiny slice, before chasing him away.


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  • The building that slightly resembles the Parthenon was formerly Mama Meany's Pizza Palace from Perfect Pizza.
  • According to calculation, there are 27 lasagnas in the tray.
  • Harry was in the contest, despite being a stray.
  • Parts of the plot were loosely based off of "Best of Breed"; both feature pet shows and Garfield trying to get Nermal to lose. In the former, Garfield was in the pet show, while in this episode, Odie participates with Garfield helping him.

Cultural References

  • One of the objects from the intelligence round is an autographed photo of Elvis Presley.

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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