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asianlightning

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« Reply #40 on: 06-23-2003 11:44 »

I used to watch Garfield and Friends all the time when I was a wee little kid. It was pretty good. I was never a fan of the comic, though, for some reason...

As far as Family Circus, though, bah! I can only stomach so many "look, it's Grandpa's ghost" kind of strips. Far too cheesy and sentimental for my tastes. And, c'mon, those kids need to grow up, they've been kids for too long.
en0mis

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« Reply #41 on: 06-23-2003 21:35 »

Yeah, Family Circus sucks. The characters look like they're stuck in the '60s. Garfield is an okay cartoon/comic, but my favorite will always be Calvin and Hobbes.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #42 on: 06-23-2003 21:37 »

Hey, I'm a kid.  I don't know nothing about how comics suck.  I know that if they make you laugh, they're clool.  Family Circus has the occasional laugh.
Kryten

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« Reply #43 on: 06-23-2003 23:02 »

Yeah... I think I may have laughed at a Family Circus strip twelve years ago. That's "occasional", right?

The reason so many stale, bland strips choke the comics pages is that if an editor were to get rid of any of them, the mostly elderly readers of the comics pages would raise holy hell. So, we're gonna be stuck with "Gasoline Alley" 'til Uncle Walt is a 175-year-old living corpse.
YourPalJay

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« Reply #44 on: 06-24-2003 01:48 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2003 01:48 »

I grew up on Garfield, and still enjoy reading it in the paper and watching the holiday specials, but much of it's appeal anymore is based on nostalgia.  Like many long running cartoons (coughsimpsonscough) Garfield has gotten a bit repetative and stale when compared to many of todays edgier, more creative strips.  But Garfield still kicks that second rate wannabe Heathcliff's ass!
El Zilcho

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« Reply #45 on: 06-24-2003 04:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
The thing that worries me most is not that they're making a movie out of it, but they're supposedly doing a plot that's already been done in a cartoon movie version. The basic plot is that Odie gets caught by the dog catcher and Garfield feeling responsible goes to bust him out. I recognize this in a cartoon movie/special.

That's from one of the Garfield home videos, but I can't remember the name right now. For those of you unfamiliar with the home videos, "Garfield in Paradise" is the only one worth seeing.
ooy

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« Reply #46 on: 06-26-2003 04:14 »

hey thanks for talking. i hope it doesnt close!
Smitty

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« Reply #47 on: 06-26-2003 08:31 »

I used to like Garfield quite I lot but I haven't read any of the strips lately. One of the ones that sticks out in my head the most is one where they're going to the beach and Jon tells Garfield to bring something they can kick around in the surf and of course, Garfield brings Odie.
ooy

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« Reply #48 on: 06-26-2003 21:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
I used to like Garfield quite I lot but I haven't read any of the strips lately. One of the ones that sticks out in my head the most is one where they're going to the beach and Jon tells Garfield to bring something they can kick around in the surf and of course, Garfield brings Odie.

lol  smile
Just Chris

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« Reply #49 on: 06-26-2003 23:36 »

Most of Family Circus's comic strips tend to have religious innuendos in them, anyways. It's not my cup of comedy.

Anyone remember that Abu Dhabi song? I remember that Garfield desperatly tries to ship Odie to that place  big grin
ooy

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« Reply #50 on: 06-30-2003 01:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:


Anyone remember that Abu Dhabi song? I remember that Garfield desperatly tries to ship Odie to that place   big grin

no i never heard of it. how does it sound like?
dr_Dean_in _Oz

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« Reply #51 on: 07-02-2003 03:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:Anyone remember that Abu Dhabi song? I remember that Garfield desperatly tries to ship Odie to that place   big grin

i think that was Nermal
I never figured out if Nermal was a boy or a girl....
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #52 on: 07-02-2003 03:52 »
« Last Edit on: 07-02-2003 03:52 »

I'm pretty sure he's male, I think it's been mentioned in the strip. I'll look for proof on the website...

Edit: Yep, here it is  http://www.garfield.com/comics/meet/gang.html   
 
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Nermal
First appearance: September 3, 1979
Self-proclaimed "World's Cutest Kitten," Nermal often flaunts his cuteness while he taunts Garfield about his looks and age. But Garfield gets in his licks: he once mailed Nermal to Abu Dhabi!

And hey, whatever happened to Lyman- wasn't he originally Odie's owner? He seemed to just disappear, and he's not even mentioned on that page.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #53 on: 07-03-2003 01:42 »

I don't care what the comic strips say. Nermal sounds like a girl in the cartoon, and she has big girly eyelashes, so I say she's a girl.
Gocad

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« Reply #54 on: 07-03-2003 01:43 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
I don't care what the comic strips say. Nermal sounds like a girl in the cartoon, and she has big girly eyelashes, so I say she's a girl.

Well, Nermal is supposed to be cute...
dr_Dean_in _Oz

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« Reply #55 on: 07-03-2003 06:12 »

^ lets go with transvestite (spelling?)
 
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Originally posted by zoidyzoid:
And hey, whatever happened to Lyman- wasn't he originally Odie's owner? He seemed to just disappear, and he's not even mentioned on that page.

yes there was. The last strip he appeared in was the garfield 10th birthday one.
He's is mentioned in the garfield 20th birthday book as a "bonus" character and someone who jon could talk to, but that role was soon filled by garfield.
Gocad

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« Reply #56 on: 07-03-2003 07:01 »

I think he was, but in many strips it appears to be that Odie belongs to Jon as well...
Jeremy

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« Reply #57 on: 07-03-2003 09:07 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
I don't care what the comic strips say. Nermal sounds like a girl in the cartoon, and she has big girly eyelashes, so I say she's a girl.

I've just always thought he was gay.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #58 on: 07-03-2003 19:07 »

Bring back Lyman, I say.
Squeezit

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« Reply #59 on: 07-03-2003 20:25 »

NERMAL IS MALE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Oh lord--my whole childhood just crumbled into a heap of twitching disillusionment
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #60 on: 07-03-2003 21:27 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2003 21:27 »

Aww, poor squeezit   frown. But didn't you ever notice Nermal being referred to as 'he' in the strips?

Has anyone else tried drawing the characters? Post your pics here, it doesn't matter if they're not perfect!
  smile
Carbito

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« Reply #61 on: 07-03-2003 21:59 »

Is there a Garfield TV show?!?
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #62 on: 07-03-2003 22:17 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2003 22:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Carbito:
Is there a Garfield TV show?!?

Yeah, apparently, but I don't watch it.

Come on, someone must have drawn some Garfield pics!

[Edit] Sorry, I'll be patient.
dr_Dean_in _Oz

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« Reply #63 on: 07-04-2003 04:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Squeezit:
NERMAL IS MALE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Oh lord--my whole childhood just crumbled into a heap of twitching disillusionment

lol

Squeezit

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« Reply #64 on: 07-04-2003 16:19 »

I've never seen Nermal in a strip. But I don't ever remember Nermal being refered to as a member of either gender on the cartoon, so I always assumed Nermal was female. Weep.
YourPalJay

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« Reply #65 on: 07-05-2003 18:57 »

 
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Originally posted by El Zilcho:
 That's from one of the Garfield home videos, but I can't remember the name right now. For those of you unfamiliar with the home videos, "Garfield in Paradise" is the only one worth seeing.

I have to jump in here and remind people of "Garfield: His 9 Lives"  It's basically a series of short vignettes showing Garfield's various incarnations throught history, each done in a different narrative and animation style.  You can get it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302665396/103-7225779-9178244?vi=glance/ 

However, as good as the video is, it pales in comparison to the book on which it's based.  The book is a true gem, featuing some stories that were considered to be too dark for kids and were cut out of the animated version.  Not surprisingly, these are some of the best parts.  There's a great noir detective story starring "Sam Spayed", an exciting chase in "The Lab Animal", and a somewhat disturbing piece called "Primal Self" which is anythig but cute and cuddly.  It's not all doom and gloom, there are some very light and funny parts, but this is a definate departure from the norm, and as such most people either love it or hate it.  I highly recommend it, even if you think you've outgrown Garfield. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0345320611/qid=1057444817/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/103-7225779-9178244?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #66 on: 08-01-2003 23:15 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidyzoid:
  Yeah, apparently, but I don't watch it.

Come on, someone must have drawn some Garfield pics!

[Edit] Sorry, I'll be patient.

i cant really draw him well now ive spent all my time doing futurama characters
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #67 on: 08-07-2003 18:43 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2003 18:43 »

the voice of garfield in the movie will be bill murry
damn i double posted!
Shadowstar

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« Reply #68 on: 08-07-2003 19:09 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2003 19:09 »

And Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr. Liz. Just freakin' great.
And by the way, that's sarcasum.
Zoidberg Fan

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« Reply #69 on: 08-08-2003 00:13 »

I like Garfield.  I still read it to this day.  I think the first 15 years of Garfield are better than the newer strips.  I would want to see the Garfield movie.  The only other comic strip I really like is Peanuts.  Snoopy was great!
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #70 on: 08-08-2003 00:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
And Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr. Liz. Just freakin' great.
And by the way, that's sarcasum.

Well, they could've gotten an actress with gigantic bulging eyes and huge lips, but Julia Roberts was busy.

homerjaysimpson

Space Pope
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« Reply #71 on: 08-08-2003 13:50 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2003 13:50 »

 http://www.comingsoon.net/news.php?id=1014
^Here's a sneek peek of the way Garfield will look in the movie.

It doesn't really look like Garfield to me.  hmpf
Gocad

Space Pope
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« Reply #72 on: 08-08-2003 13:54 »

That's hard to tell from this teaser pic. But it does look unusual...
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #73 on: 08-08-2003 19:12 »

yeah! bring back the garfield we all love and admire!!!!!   smile  mad
zoidyzoid

Professor
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« Reply #74 on: 08-08-2003 22:51 »

 
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Originally posted by YourPalJay:
 I have to jump in here and remind people of "Garfield: His 9 Lives"  It's basically a series of short vignettes showing Garfield's various incarnations throught history, each done in a different narrative and animation style.  You can get it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302665396/103-7225779-9178244?vi=glance/  

However, as good as the video is, it pales in comparison to the book on which it's based.  The book is a true gem, featuing some stories that were considered to be too dark for kids and were cut out of the animated version.  Not surprisingly, these are some of the best parts.  There's a great noir detective story starring "Sam Spayed", an exciting chase in "The Lab Animal", and a somewhat disturbing piece called "Primal Self" which is anythig but cute and cuddly.  It's not all doom and gloom, there are some very light and funny parts, but this is a definate departure from the norm, and as such most people either love it or hate it.  I highly recommend it, even if you think you've outgrown Garfield. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de tail/-/0345320611/qid=1057444817/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/103-7225779-9178244?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

That looks really interesting! Do you know if it was drawn and illustrated by Jim Davis or not? Most of the reviews seemed to assume it was, but I read somewhere that it was edited by Davis, not drawn and written by him.
Hulkbuster

Bending Unit
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« Reply #75 on: 08-08-2003 23:34 »

Garfield is Bucky's bitch.
Aleel

Starship Captain
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« Reply #76 on: 08-14-2003 09:23 »

I adore Garfield!!!  love  love  love
Sweetest little kitty ever!  smile And I know that he is not supposed to be cute, at least not in the first stripes.. later on be became sweeter and sweeter but in the first stripes his that adorable disguisting monster. Awwwwwwww....
Gregg

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« Reply #77 on: 08-14-2003 12:57 »

Garfield was (and is) great.  He's entertained generations of kids and that's why he's still around today.

Don't agree with this movie thing though.  The film industry must be in a bad way.  How many more old-school cartoons are going to be resurrected?  Scooby Doo etc.
Tdog

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« Reply #78 on: 08-17-2003 04:21 »
« Last Edit on: 08-17-2003 04:21 »

Hey, the official site for the Garfield comic has every and I mean EVERY daily Garfield comic Check it out  http://www.garfield.com
If the link doesn't work just put it in the address bar
ezy234

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« Reply #79 on: 08-18-2003 12:35 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Teral:
Garfield is a good comic. You'll get a laffer once in a while, and the majority is okay. Sure, it's repetitive, but after 25 years what strip wouldn't be repetitive? I haven't read an of the books lately, but I usually read it every day in the news paper.

The cartoons didn't thrill me though.

kinda like the simpsons, was good but now repetitve.

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