Furry Tales Part 1 is the one hundred and fifth episode from the third season of The Garfield Show.


Garfield tells Odie his version of a fairy tale about a "handsome cat" trying to help his master find a wife.


At the Arbuckle residence, Jon Arbuckle has finished packing a picnic basket for a trip with Liz Wilson to a remote forest, where animals are not fed. As they prepare, Odie watches a fairy tale on television, while Garfield is asleep. Garfield wakes up from a dream, before going quickly going downstairs. He steals the T.V. from Odie in order to watch Eddie Gourmand, who is presenting spaghetti and meatballs. Odie begins to whine about watching the fairy tale, before Garfield gives in and switches back to the fairy tale. Garfield then brags about how he can make up a better story as Jon and Liz leave to the car.

Odie suddenly asks Garfield to read him a fairy tale; Garfield initially refuses, then ultimately accepts. As Jon and Liz are in the driveway, Garfield begins to eat everything in the picnic basket, which Jon notices is lighter. After Jon and Liz leave, Garfield takes a book and begins to read to Odie. The story begins with the explanation of an "extremely handsome cat".

The Handsome Cat is shown to have a good life, and is popular; despite that, he ultimately has three problems. His first is a "dimwitted dog" who is always asking for a stick to be thrown. After the handsome cat stops at a catapult (with Garfield pausing the story to define a catapult), the handsome cat throws the stick in the catapult in order to get rid of the dimwitted dog. His second problem involves the prince's twin nieces, who are obsessed with dressing up the handsome cat. His third is his master's problem.

Prince Jon complains that he did not want to marry any women at the previous night's ball party. He is told by "The Royal Food Taster" that by law, he needs to find a woman before he turns 21. If he fails to do so, his royal status will be removed and given to Viceroy Whipple, who plans to employ many taxes. Prince Jon finally decides to try and find a woman, stating that he "shall marry the first who walks through the door", only to reconsider as Garfield dressed as a woman appears.

All of Prince Jon's dates are unsuccessful; the first does not care about humanity, the second is full of themselves, and the third is obsessed with eating. The dimwitted dog finally appears with the stick, as the handsome cat states that he does not care about Viceroy Whipple becoming king; he then hears that the latter has put a tax on "eating pasta, tomato sauce or anything that contains cheese". The Handsome Cat quickly realizes that he must help Prince Jon get married. Before Garfield can carry on with the road, he decides that he wants a burrito break.


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  • Garfield alludes to his show after stating that Eddie Gourmand's show is the best.



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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" "The Stink, Stank, Skunk!" "Jon 2" "The Dog of My Cat" "World Without Me" "Fraidy Cat" "Very Very Long Night"

Season 5: "Rodent Rebellion" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)