Time Twist is an episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.


Garfield accidentally journeys to various alien worlds when he winds up in an extraterrestrial vehicle.


Jon drives to the market with Garfield and Odie. During the ride, Jon notices the clear night sky and wonders about other beings beyond their world and time. Meanwhile, an alien travels back home, with his wife Miriam demanding that he get cheese puffs and a jelly donut. He proceeds to do so by stopping at Earth in the 21st century, parking right next to Jon’s car after Jon goes into the store while Garfield sleeps in the car.

Garfield soon wakes up to the presence of a spider, which he tries to swat. When he attempts to do so at the front of the car, he makes the lid flip open, bringing him into the alien’s vehicle and inadvertently activating it. It takes him away from Earth and to a planet made of cheese. There, he encounters who he thinks is Squeak, but turns out to be a savage alien resembling a mouse, who is soon joined by others in chasing him. Garfield then requests dinner, only to be made dinner by becoming part of a sandwich. He soon escapes and returns to the alien’s vehicle and manages to escape from the planet.

In space, he consults a book to find out how to fly the vehicle, but has no luck. He is eventually taken to a planet which has a creature that looks (and acts) just like him. However, the creature is also able to occasionally turn into a monster, which he does right then. Terrified, Garfield retreats to the alien’s vehicle, which takes him through a wormhole and to a planet that appears to be his own. However, he then finds out that the planet’s citizens consist of giant spiders, two of which are Jon and Odie. Finding the tables turned, Garfield runs away from the spiders as they prepare to swat him.

Back on Earth, Jon and Odie discover Garfield missing. They get help from the alien traveler, who notices that his vehicle is gone as well. The alien uses a remote homing device to recall his vehicle. As Garfield tries to get back to the vehicle, he sees it getting ready to depart. He manages to grab on to the back of it as it leaves the spider world and returns to Earth. With both back, the alien leaves for home, only to briefly return to get the jelly donut. Garfield notices a spider on the ground and flees in terror.


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  • In the spider universe, the portraits in the background show Jon and Odie with their normal bodies instead of their spider bodies.

Cultural References

  • The alien and his vehicle spoof Doc Emmett Brown and the DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future trilogy.


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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