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Air date October 29, 1988.

First Segment: Weighty Problem

Weighty Problem

Garfield tampers with a talking scale, making Jon think he is overweight, so he decides to do more exercise, but to Garfield's displeasure, he makes him join him.

After several tiring exercises that wear them both out, Garfield sets the scales back to normal. Jon returns to weigh himself again and discovers (thanks to the scale) that he's been had. In a rage, he chases Garfield out of the house and down the street.

Second Segment: The Worm Turns

Orson is reading a book in his waller while wearing an inner tube. He gets out to greet the viewer by letting the air out of the tube, causing him to fly off into the distance. When he lands, he can’t find his air pump, but he ignores that and then goes to find Wade.

While Wade is sleeping under a tree, Roy sneaks up with Orson’s air pump and blows Wade’s inner tube up to an enormous size. When Wade wakes up, he concludes that he has shrunk, and he jumps out of the inner tube and runs off in a frenzy. Orson tells him that he hasn’t shrunk, but he doesn’t listen. After Roy reveals that he was playing a prank, Orson begins to explain Roy’s normal antics but is interrupted when the viewer suggests that Booker is worm hunting. Orson then explains why Booker doesn’t chase worms any more.
Booker is continually chasing worms and singing about how much he hates them and what he’ll do to a worm if he catches one. He then sets a rope trap for the worm, but the worm tricks him into getting caught in the trap himself, and eventually he is hanging in a tree calling for help. After a few hours, the worm comes back and cuts the rope, freeing Booker from the tree. He then grabs the worm and is seemingly about to eat it, but he kisses it instead.

Wade asks Orson if he thinks the friendship between Booker and the worm will last, and Orson assures him that it will. Booker then walks by singing about how much he likes the worm, but he soon starts to hate it again and chases after it.

Notes

  • Much of this episode breaks the fourth wall.
  • Bo and Lanolin do not appear in this episode. Sheldon only appears in a flashback.
  • After Wade jumps out of his inner tube, he never puts it back on.
  • The worms have a Hole Sweet Hole plaque on their wall.
  • The gag of Roy inflating Wade's inner tube comes from the strip published on November 6, 1986.
  • Ramake of color Mickey Mouse Cartoon: The Worm Turns.
  • This is the first time in the series we see a worm, but not the first time Booker is trying to hunt a worm.

Goofs

  • The likeness of Wade on his inner tube doesn’t start snoring in synch with Wade until the camera close-up.
  • The “wife” worm is seen knitting something, but this is impossible, considering the worms clearly do not have hands.

Third Segment: Good Cat, Bad Cat

Good Cat, Bad Cat:Garfield is visited by his angelic Good side and devilish Bad side, battling over who gets to control his actions.

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