Air date October 22, 1988.

First Segment: Identity Crisis

Garfield: Identity Crisis : A dog catcher mistakes Garfield for a dog who he is chasing. The catcher is put on his last warning from the boss that if he dosen't catch it, he will be fired. The dog he was supposed to chase barks at Garfield, and Garfield barks back. Floyd wants Garfield to teach him how to meow like a cat, and while doing so, the dog catcher hears Garfield barking, and chases him, while Floyd teaches the Dog how to squeak.

Second Segment: The Bad Sport

The Bad Sport: Orson has a book of sports games, and he suggests that everyone tries out a new sport called pig ball. Although no one had ever heard of it, Orson says that it should be simple because the rules are listed in the book. Roy excludes himself from participating, but then he sneaks up and types up a new list of bizarre rules for the game. He then glues the page with the new rules in the book over the old rules.

Everyone appears dumbfounded by the rules (particularly when Wade learns that he can only earns six hundred points for his team if he finds a live hippopotamus), but they decide to play anyway. Lanolin finally gets so frustrated with the rules that she quits the game, and after she storms off she comes across the glue and typewriter that Roy used for the new rules. She then finds Roy laughing hysterically about everyone else playing pig ball. Lanolin becomes furious; then she heads for the typewriter.

While Orson is continuing to read the rules, Roy interrupts them and reveals that he made up all those new rules. While everyone is angered, Lanolin walks up rather calmly and suggests that Roy joins them in playing a new game called rooster ball. Roy learns that the object of rooster ball is to throw the player with the most feathers into a mud hole. He complains that the game is unfair because he has all the feathers, but he soon realizes that that was the point. Everyone chases him off into the sunset as Wade walks up. He concludes that the game is over, and he is dismayed because he was going to score 600 points. He then walks off with his hippopotamus George.


There was a quickie of Roy, trying to help Wade defend himself. It's based on the comic strip March-8-1987.


  • The pie Orson tosses in the air appears out of nowhere.


Lanolin: Read my lips, pig: no. N-o, no.
Orson: But [pig ball] could be a great new game.
Lanolin: I won’t like it. I don’t like trying anything new.

Third Segment: Up a Tree

Garfield: Up a Tree: Nermal visits Garfield, but when Garfield tries to be cute for Jon, he wrecks the house. Garfield gets stuck up a tree and tricks Nermal into climbing it.

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