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Perfect Pizza is an episode from the first season of The Garfield Show.

Synopsis

Jon Arbuckle orders a pizza from Mama Meany's Pizza Palace. Garfield, disappointed with it, gets to the bottom of the matter.

Plot

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One day, Garfield gets a bad tasting of a pizza from Mama Meany's Pizza Palace (Jon ordered it instead of Vito's pizza, which he usually orders). Garfield forces Jon to take him to Vito's, where they learn from Vito that Mama Meany's Pizza Palace (which is next-door to Vito's) has stolen his customers by tricking them into eating their awful machine-made pizzas, with coupons and competitions (with big cash prizes), putting Vito out of business. The three encounter Mama Meany, (who is actually a man wearing a cowboy hat) who offers Jon a coupon for 12 pizzas for the price of one, which entices Jon. Vito explains that Mama Meany's pizzas are horrible and shows how good pizza is made the right way, which entices Garfield, except for when Vito adds anchovies.

Mama Meany retorts by showing Vito, Jon, and Garfield his restaurant, where pizza is made in a modern, and cost-effective way. He shows them his pizza-making machine called the Pizzagrand 7000, which makes 10 pizzas a minute. After seeing the establishment and knowing the horrible quality and taste of the pizza, Jon says that he'll never buy Mama Meany's pizzas again. Mama Meany responds by offering discounts along with contests with big cash prizes. Jon relents, as a defeated Vito returns to his restaurant, and Mama Meany wants to buy Vito's restaurant, so he can tear it down, and expand his business

Vito gets a call from the famous food reviewer Eddie Gourmand, who makes a deal with Vito: If Vito can get a large pepperoni pizza to his home at 747 Waffle Street in half an hour, and have him like it, Eddie will recommend Vito's pizza to millions. Vito agrees and has Garfield and Jon deliver the pizza (his truck was broken). Mama Meany and his assistant chase after them with their truck. Vito sees them go after Jon, so he gets a ride from a motorcyclist. Once Mama Meany gets to Jon, his truck tries to run Jon's car off the road. Jon recovers, but Mama Meany cuts off Jon, and orders him to relinquish Vito's pizza. Jon tries to play dumb, but Mama Meany isn't fooled. Garfield sneaks into Meany's van and undoes the brake, causing the van to go downhill, making Meany and his henchman go after it and the van crashes, giving Jon a chance to escape. Garfield takes a few of Meany's pizzas, not to eat, but to use as frisbees, to stick to Mama Meany's van's windshield, causing the van to crash into a billboard for Mama Meany's Pizza.

After shaking Mama Meany, Jon's car crashes offroad and lands at to Eddie's home. Jon, desperate to reach Eddie in time, runs with the wrong pizza, as Vito comes as well. Jon gives Eddie the pizza and Eddie gives the pizza a negative review, but Garfield offers Eddie the correct pizza, since Eddie realized that the pizza he had was from Mama Meany's Pizza Palace. Eddie eats a slice of Vito's and gives a good review and offers Garfield a slice. Vito becomes very successful, with more customers, and delivery people riding motorcycles. And in return, he lets Jon, Garfield, and Odie have all the free pizza they want. As for Mama Meany, he is thinking of retooling his pizza machine into something that makes steel-belted radial tires (which taste the same as his pizzas).

Characters

Main Characters

Major Characters

Minor Characters

  • Odie
  • Motorcycle Rider

Trivia

  • The background music from the first part of the chase scene was later heard in Fame Fatale.
    • In the second part of the scene, the show's theme song is played.
  • At the beginning of the episode, Vito's Pizzeria was in its standard theme. Near the end, it was painted with a big neon sign that says "Vito".

Goofs

  • When the scene cuts to Garfield in the Pizzagram, his legs are not visible.
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" "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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