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The Pet Show is the twenty-fourth episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


The Pet Show

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


Garfield is sleeping in the backyard. Nermal shows up and informs him of a pet show that he’s been entered in. Uninterested, Garfield responds by throwing him away in a trash can. However, upon hearing that first prize is 100 pounds of lasagna from Vito, Garfield has second thoughts about the contest, even when Nermal figures that someone like Garfield would simply be laughed at by the judges for not being cute enough.

When he applies for the contest, the judges laugh at him, just as Nermal predicted. However, one of the judges notices Odie and recommends him to the contest. Garfield convinces Odie to enter, promising to share the prize with him if he wins. To make things easier, Garfield manages to get rid of almost all of the competitors by convincing them of a superior lasagna prize on the east side of town. The contest ends up with only Odie and Nermal competing.

The first part of the contest measures cuteness. Odie performs well, though not well enough to outperform Nermal. To change the tide, Garfield scratches a blackboard with his claws to sabotage Nermal (whilst making sure he and Odie have cotton in their ears).

The second part, measuring intelligence, involves finding two matching items from two piles. Nermal picks out a slipper, followed by its mate. Odie also picks out a slipper, but ends up getting every other item in the building before time runs out, despite Garfield’s insistence to get another slipper. 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. Odie falls hopelessly behind, making Nermal the apparent winner. Before he can cross the finish line, Garfield distracts Nermal with a photo-op, allowing Odie to win the contest. Garfield gives Odie a tiny slice of the prize lasagna while he runs off with the rest. However, he is then confronted by the other contestants, who found out that they were tricked. He then offers them the tiny slice, and then continues to run away.


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  • The building that slightly resembles the Parthenon was formerly Mama Meany's Pizza Palace from Perfect Pizza.
  • According to calculations, there are 27 lasagnas in the tray.
  • Harry was in the contest despite being a stray.

Cultural References

  • One of the objects from the intelligence round was 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)