A Game of Cat and Mouse is the ninth episode (in the U.S.) and the second (in Europe) from the first season of The Garfield Show.


A Game of Cat and Mouse 2

Garfield finds that Squeak and his entire family of mice have moved into the house, so he tries to get them out before he can get in trouble.


After being awakened by his alarm clock (which is thrown out the window), Garfield heads downstairs. Along the way, he apparently encounters Squeak three times. When Garfield heads into the kitchen, he discovers it to be full of mice.

Although shocked, Garfield doesn't mind the mice hanging out in the kitchen. He changes his mind after seeing that the mice have eaten his breakfast. When confronted with the ordeal, Squeak eventually convinces Garfield to let the mice stay by offering servitude. Garfield enjoys the arrangement, as the mice do what he wants. Upon Jon's return home, he gets all the mice to hide. When Squeak is the only one remaining, Garfield sits on him.

As Jon checks in with Garfield and his job at keeping a watch around the house, Odie senses Garfield hiding a mouse, and sniffs around him. After Jon goes into the kitchen for something to eat, Garfield kicks Odie out of the house. Jon briefly returns to talk to Garfield, only to find him holding a mouse (which Garfield pretends is a toy).

When Jon tries to get crackers, he notices that the box for them is empty (and assumes that Garfield ate them all). When a pair of mice run out of the cupboard, Jon notices them, along with other mice in the kitchen. Jon yells out Garfield's name, informing him of the mouse problem. In the computer room, Jon shows Garfield an ad for the pest control service Ratator Pest. Jon expects Garfield to get rid of all the mice while he's away; otherwise he will hire Ratator Pest to do the job and use his cat food budget as payment.

Garfield tries to get the mice to leave, but to no avail. As Garfield worries about the mice (and himself) due to the certainty of Jon calling Ratator Pest, he gets an idea. He takes Squeak to the computer to show him the Ratator Pest ad. Horrified, Squeak is willing to do as Garfield says to avoid dealing with the company. When Jon returns, he sees that the mice are still in the house. Before he can call Ratator Pest, Garfield manages to summon the mice into a bag, which he throws out the window.

Jon rewards Garfield with takeout from Luigi's Lasagna. When the van arrives, Garfield takes the mice into the back. He happily sees them off, but upon realizing that they will have an abundant supply of lasagna, he joins them. After receiving an order of lasagna, Jon tries in vain to call for Garfield. Meanwhile, at his restaurant, Luigi has to deal with the mice, as well as Garfield.


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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)