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Overview

Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" Wilson (first app. in June 26, 1979) is the tetartagonist of the Garfield franchise, Garfield's vet and Jon Arbuckle's love interest.

In the comic, Jon had attempted to ask her out on dates many times over the years, but rarely succeeded. When she did accept, the outings usually became disastrous (commonly because of Garfield coming on the date or Jon doing something embarrassing). However, in a series of strips from the Summer of 2006, Liz finally admitted that she had feelings for Jon. The two have been portrayed as a couple since, though Jon's trademark geekiness continues to both amuse and embarrass Liz.

Her first television appearance was on the second TV special, Garfield on the Town. In all animated media, she is voiced by Julie Payne and in the live-action films, she is portrayed by Jennifer Love Hewitt. In the live action films, she becomes Jon's girlfriend and later she accepts Jon's proposal of marriage. However, this is not mentioned in or connected to the strips.

Personality

She is sarcastic, smart-mouthed, sweet, kind, caring, and animal-loving.

Although she has somewhat of a deadpan and sardonic persona, Liz rarely reacts negatively to Jon's outlandish and goofball behavior, even finding it endearing enough on an occasion to give him a date. After becoming his full-time girlfriend, Liz continues to maintain her stoic personality, but balances this with her best attempts to be supportive of Jon.

Originally, Liz treated Garfield as a simple patient and didn't show much of an interest around him. When she became Jon's girlfriend, Liz attempted to make peace with Garfield, but he was initially jealous of Liz as he felt that she was moving in on their lifestyle. Garfield eventually warmed up to her presence (with help from a few peace offerings of pizza) and now tolerates Liz at a bare minimum.

Trivia

  • Shortly after her first appearance in the strip in 1979, she told Jon her name was not short for "Elizabeth" but for "Lizard", although this was most likely a joke.
  • In the comics, it's suggested that Liz's Birthday is somewhere around July 20th.
  • On December 31, 2006, it is revealed her private car is a green Volkswagen New Beetle. She has a silver Nissan Frontier in the movie, but now has a grey GMC Canyon.
  • She has made 557 appearances as of June 19, 2016, the 4th most of any character – she has been appearing much more frequently in the comics since she and Jon finally became an official couple.

Appearances

TV Specials

Garfield and Friends

Season 1

Season 2

Season 4

The Garfield Show

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

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