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Mother Garfield is the second episode (in the U.S.) and fourth (in Europe) from the first season of The Garfield Show.

Synopsis

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Garfield and the baby bluebirds

When Garfield chases the mother bluebird, he realized that she has baby birds, so he has to protect them from being eaten by Harry while the mother is locked up in a garage.

Plot

Garfield wakes up to the sound of Harry looking through the trash for leftovers (which are practically unheard of in the Arbuckle household). Harry then tells Garfield of his interest in a bluebird, with Garfield telling him of his lack of interest in bird chasing. Garfield then lets Harry go after the bluebird, which he misses.

Garfield then decides to try out bird chasing himself, going after the same bluebird as before, but has no more luck than Harry did before. Eventually, he resorts to waiting on the branch where the bird's nest and eggs are located. Unbeknownst to him, the mother bluebird winds up locked in a neighbor's garage. At nightfall, Garfield goes back into the house, where Jon and Odie are watching a documentary on birds hatching eggs. Garfield learns that the eggs will perish without maintained heat. He tries not to care about the eggs outside, but is eventually compelled to take care of them, even sitting on them.

The next morning, Garfield wakes up to see the eggs hatch, with the baby birds identifying Garfield as their mother, despite his insistence otherwise. After they go into the house, Garfield brings them back to their nest and tells them to wait until their real mother returns. However, Harry soon gets hold of them. Garfield takes them and gets chased by Harry. Soon, they all end up in the neighbor’s garage with the mother bluebird. Harry reclaims the baby birds and is about to eat them when the mother attacks him and drives him away. Garfield gets the babies reunited with their mother.

Sometime later, Garfield watches the birds fly off from their nest. He then admits to the audience that he “saved some birds”, then expects them to forget what they saw, warning them “I know where you live”.

Characters

Main Characters

Major Characters

Minor Characters

Quotes

(After Harry corners Garfield in the garage...)

Garfield: "Oh, big mistake. Now, I'm trapped."

Harry: "Big mistake. Now, you're trapped."

Garfield: "I said that."

Trivia

  • In this episode Garfield is shown to get out of trees with ease, unlike in the comic strip.
  • This is the first episode to feature Harry.
  • Harry's voice is slighty deeper when he talks to Garfield, as well as when he says "Oh, no!".
  • Harry attempts to eat bluebirds for the first time. He would later do so in The Bluebird of Happiness and Problems, Problems, Problems.
The Garfield Show
Episodes

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 Strikes 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)

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