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Garfield Goes Hollywood is the seventh animated TV special. It premiered on May 8, 1987 on CBS.

Plot

Garfield and Odie think their fence-dancing act cannot be beat, as does Jon, who sees a TV show called Pet Search, which is looking for talented pets. After seeing last week's winners, a guy playing banjo while is dog simply yelps after his tail is stepped on, Garfield thinks he has it in the bag. Jon is excited about winning the prize of $1,000, but Garfield is not overly impressed by that, moreso that this week's winners will get a chance to compete in the finals in Hollywood. They go to the local studio where their competition consists of a flipping chihauha, a parrot, a jumping fish, and tap dancing pigeons. Jon's act consists of singing "Wizard of Love", which is akin to Elvis Presley. Garfield is ashamed at having to wear kitshcy 1950s costumes in order for him and Odie to be backup dancers. However, Jon manages to get some applause. The final act is "Bob the Wonder Dog", a dog who plays five instruments at once, causing Garfield to remark they have lost. However, when Odie sees Bob has a zipper on his back, he unmasks him as a man in a dog costume, resulting in a disqualification. The audience boos the other contestants and gives Jon a weak cheer, resulting in Odie, Garfield and Jon being the winners. That night, Jon celebrates his newfound wealth and anticipates the forthcoming trip to California, but Garfield remarks it was not enough to make a spectacle of himself on local TV, now he may be seen by the entire United States, then plops into his bed exhuasted. 

Major Characters

JB+2S

Johnny Bop and the Two Steps

Minor Characters

  • "Pet Search" Host
  • Hernando
  • Flippy
  • Pierre
  • Chatterbox
  • Herbie
  • Pigeons
  • Grandma Fogerty
  • Petey
  • Bert
  • Bob
  • Desiree the Classical Cat
  • Chicken Sisters
  • Miles the Jazz Canary
  • The Tumbling Garbanzo Brothers

Trivia

  • Desiree the Classical Cat is likely a reference to voice actress/singer Desiree Goyette.

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