After staying up all night watching TV, Garfield tries to get some sleep, only to get pestered by Binky the Clown.
Dawn breaks in the Arbuckle household, as Odie licks Jon, who awakes to find him on his bed. Realizing that he left the television on all night, he finds Garfield has stayed up watching a lengthy documentary. After the program ends, Binky the Clown comes on with a commercial for his birthday services. Jon turns off the television to let Garfield sleep.
Jon and Odie go out as Garfield sleeps. Shortly after they leave, Garfield is awoken by a dripping tap. After he plugs up the tap with a cork, he goes back to bed. He is immediately startled awake again by the presence of Binky, who arrives in his clown car. Due to a mix-up, he has arrived at the Arbuckle house to wish Edna Fogerty a happy 97th birthday. Binky then breaks into a song, much to Garfield's annoyance.
Garfield tries to ignore Binky whilst getting back to sleep. Binky continues to pester Garfield. After being squirted by his joke flower, Garfield gets a desk chair and pushes Binky through the window into some rubbish bins. Binky then returns as Santa Clown. He gives Garfield a present, which turns out to be a Splut Pie. He then gives Garfield some chocolate covered Tabasco hot peppers, which burn Garfield's mouth. He rushes into the kitchen and struggles to unblock the overloaded tap, eventually sending a gush of water into Binky, who goes flying out the door. Realizing that Binky will not give up until he has completed his task, Garfield dresses up as Mrs. Fogerty for closure. Binky sings his song, and then gives "Mrs. Fogerty" presents and leaves.
Relieved, Garfield goes back to sleep shortly before Jon and Odie return home. He finds out that they went out to get birthday presents for him. Being tired, Garfield had forgotten today was his birthday. Jon mentions that he arranged a special birthday surprise, which turns out to be none other than Binky. Garfield screams, then runs away from home to not have to deal with Binky again. He eventually arrives on the top of a mountain butte in a desert. Immediately after lying down for a nap, Binky shows up and proceeds to sing his song repeatedly.
- Edna Fogerty (mentioned)
- TV Host (voiced by Gregg Berger)
- This is the first episode of Garfield and Friends to feature Binky the Clown.
- This is the first episode of the series to air, although it was part of the fourth show produced.