A Vacation From His Senses is the season six premiere of Garfield and Friends.
Garfield and Odie try to get out of going on vacation with Jon.
Odie wakes Garfield up to warn him about something. After guessing that the TV is broken and Jon is working on a new horrid recipe, Odie reveals that Jon is planning their next vacation. They try to run and hide so Jon will not find them to no avail. They try to think of a way to get out of Jon taking them on this trip.
The cartoon stops briefly for a special bulletin. Garfield takes the time to tell the viewers just how horrible Jon is at planning vacations. Events occur such as entering a tunnel one day and leaving it the next, stopping to see a giant ball of dental floss, getting trapped in a roach infested hotel, and getting so lost they end up in one place. Garfield resumes the cartoon.
Garfield gets an idea and takes Odie to a video store where they find a self help video that explains the many problems of taking a vacation. Just as Jon finishes packing, Garfield turns on the video and a doctor explains how meaningless a vacation is. Jon decides that instead of taking a vacation, he will spend the time doing more important things. At first, Garfield and Odie are elated that their plan worked, but they quickly regret it as Jon is doing chores around the house and getting them to help him. Garfield overhears the doctor on the video explain how overworking can cause mental problems and a vacation may be necessary after all. This gives him an idea.
To get Jon to believe he has gone crazy, Garfield repaints the living room to look absolutely bizarre and wacky, Odie is wearing a light bulb on his head to look weird, the kitchen door is blocked by a brick wall, Garfield dresses up like a spider, a zebra is in the bathroom, Garfield pretends to eat raisins, and the singing ants make a returning cameo. Jon decides that he really does need a vacation and packs his things. They no longer need to worry about working, as they feel a vacation with Jon is better than working non-stop.
Garfield takes back what he said when they go to see the third biggest ball of gum wrappers.
- When Garfield tries to guess what Odie is trying to warn him about, he guesses that the TV is broken, a la Guaranteed Trouble, or Jon is cooking a new recipe, a la The Creature That Lived In The Refrigerator, Behind the Mayonnaise, Next to the Ketchup and to the Left of the Cole Slaw!.