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Overview

The First Annual Garfield Watchers Test is an episode from the fifth season of Garfield and Friends.

Synopsis

Garfield quizzes a viewing audience from the Garfield Television Studio with multiple choice questions to see if they've been paying attention while watching his show. Meanwhile, an announcing mouse continuously interrupts Garfield with commercials from the sponsor, Schlocko.

Plot

Garfield welcomes the viewer to "The First Annual Garfield Watchers Test" with paper in paw, but gets interrupted by the announcer who announces the Schlocko Battery-Powered Battery Changer and the Schlocko Cabbage Waxer. Garfield asks if the announcer is finished, with the announcer tossing back to Garfield as the reply.

Garfield is about to ask the first question while telling the audience to get their pencils ready, but gets interrupted again by another Schlocko sponsored spot, the Schlocko Pencil. Garfield, frustrated at the constant interruptions, goes to the announcer, who is actually a mouse, for an explanation for all the Schlocko commercials. It turns out that the show is being paid to do them. Garfield looks at the undisclosed amount of money, which is enough to keep him in food for a whole week. The mouse tells him he gets half of the money, and Garfield instantly changes his mind and lets the announcer do the next commercial, which is another Schlocko-sponsored spot. This time, it's the Schlocko Ball 2000. Garfield asks if it's his turn, with the announcer tossing back to Garfield as the reply.

Garfield asks the first question to the viewing audience. A kitchen's 32 cooks and 41 assistants are preparing a meal for either A, the Fifth Marine Division; B, Indiana; or C, him. The correct answer is C. Garfield quickly says that that question was an easy one just to get started. The second question is about a Jon Arbuckle date. When Jon gets home he is either A, proud of how charming he was; B, hopelessly in love; or C, in plenty of time for the nine o'clock news. The correct answer is C. Garfield explains that dates with Jon Arbuckle are short and sometimes uses them to time soft-boiled eggs. The third question is about the average doggy tongue, which is either A, six inches long; B, a foot long; or C, easily mistaken for a freeway. Garfield says C is the correct answer, especially since Odie's nose resembles an off-ramp.

Garfield is about to ask the next question when he gets interrupted again by yet another Schlocko-sponsored commercial. This time, it's the Schlocko Wrap-O-Matic. Garfield gets bored but soon gets asked by the announcing mouse to hold the box while the Wrap-O-Matic does a wrap session. But Garfield somehow gets wrapped in the box. Just when the mouse is finished, Garfield yells to be let out. The mouse quickly unwraps the box, and out comes Garfield, who is getting sick of the Schlocko commercials. The mouse reminds him of the money he will make at the end of the day.

Garfield proceeds to the next question, which is about lasagna, which, after it gets removed, stays fresh for either A, a full day; B, half a day; or C, just 19 seconds. Garfield says the correct answer is always C. Garfield proceeds to ask another question about lasagna, but gets another interruption from the mouse who carries a box onto the stage. It is revealed to be the Schlocko-brand Frozen Microwave Lasagna Food Substitute Product. Garfield quickly studies the ingredients, and sees that there's no cheese or tomato or even food, which really disgusts him. The mouse brings in a microwave oven and cooks the lasagna for a 2.3 second demonstration. Garfield tastes it, and finds out that it's disgusting to the taste as he gasps. The mouse announces that these products will be everywhere. That is Garfield's last straw as he now A, goes on with the show; B, allows the commercials to continue; or C, demonstrates the Schlocko Mouse Eliminator. He dashes off and comes back with said product in paw. The mouse quickly begs him to remember the money, but Garfield replies that some things are more important than money, including bad lasagna. He uses the machine to chase the mouse off the stage and away from the show.

Garfield immediately proceeds to continue and finish the show with his last question, but his right foot accidentally starts the Schlocko Wrap-O-Matic seen earlier in the show, which wraps him in a box again, making Garfield exclaim in frustration. Jon and Odie arrive on the stage to find Garfield, but see that he isn't there and assume that they missed the show. Jon notices a present on the stage and presumes that Garfield left it for him and Odie, so they decide to take it back home.

Back home, Jon puts the present in his closet. Odie sniffs the present, but Jon stops him as he reads the sign, "Do Not Open Until Christmas," and they leave it there, even though Christmas is nine months away. Garfield, still in the present, asks the last question. The Second Annual Garfield Watchers Test will happen A, net year; B, next decade; or C, over his dead body. He says the audience knows the answer and grumpily bids them good night.

Characters

Main Characters

Major Characters

Minor Characters

  • Jon Arbuckle's Date (mentioned)

Trivia

Garfield and Friends
Episodes

Season 1: "Peace & Quiet" "Wanted: Wade" "Garfield Goes Hawaiian" "Box O' Fun" "Unidentified Flying Orson" "School Daze" "Nighty Nightmare" "Banana Nose" "Ode to Odie" "Fraidy Cat" "Shell Shocked Sheldon" "Nothing To Sneeze At" "Garfield's Moving Experience" "Wade: You're Afraid" "Good Mousekeeping" "Identity Crisis" "The Bad Sport" "Up a Tree" "Weighty Problem" "The Worm Turns" "Good Cat Bad Cat" "Cabin Fever" "Return of Power Pig" "Fair Exchange" "The Binky Show" "Keeping Cool" "Don't Move!" "Magic Mutt" "Short Story" "Monday Misery" "Best of Breed" "National Tapioca Pudding Day" "All About Odie" "Caped Avenger" "Shy Fly Guy" "Green Thumbs Down" "Forget Me Not" "I Like Having You Around!" "Sales Resistance"

Season 2: "Pest of a Guest" "The Impractical Joker" "Fat and Furry" "Rip Van Kitty" "Grabbity" "The Big Catnap" "The Great Getaway" "Scrambled Eggs" "Hansel and Garfield" "The Sludge Monster" "Fortune Kooky" "Heatwave Holiday" "One Good Fern Deserves Another" "Goody-Go-Round" "The Black Book" "The Legend of the Lake" "Double Oh Orson" "Health Feud" "Binky Gets Cancelled!" "Show Stoppers" "Cutie and the Beast" "The Lasagna Zone" "Sleepytime Pig" "Yojumbo" "Pros and Cons" "Rooster Revenge" "Lights! Camera! Garfield!" "Polecat Flats" "Hogcules" "Brain Boy" "Maine Course" "No Laughing Matter" "Attack of the Mutant Guppies" "Robodie" "First Aid Wade" "Video Victim" "The Curse of Klopman" "Mud Sweet Mud" "Rainy Day Dreams" "Basket Brawl" "Origin of Power Pig" "Cactus Jake Rides Again" "Binky Goes Bad!" "Barn of Fear" "Mini-Mall Matters" "Attention-Getting Garfield" "Swine Trek" "It Must Be True!" "Arrivaderci, Odie!" "Gort Goes Good" "Feeling Feline" "The Bear Facts" "Nothing To Be Afraid Of" "The Big Talker" "Cactus Makes Perfect" "Hogcules II" "Crime and Nourishment" "T.V. of Tomorrow" "Little Red Riding Egg" "Well Fed Feline" "Invasion of the Big Robots" "Shelf Esteem" "Housebreak Hotel" "First Class Feline" "Hamelot" "How to Be Funny!" "Mystic Manor" "Flop Goes the Weasel" "The Legend of Long Jon" "China Cat" "Cock-a-Doodle Dandy" "Beach Blanket Bonzo" "Lemon Aid" "Hog Noon" "Video Airlines" "The Mail Animal" "Peanut-Brained Rooster" "Mummy Dearest"

Season 3: "Skyway Robbery" "The Bunny Rabbits is Coming!" "Close Encounters of the Garfield Kind" "Astrocat" "Cock-A-Doodle Duel" "Cinderella Cat" "Ship Shape" "Barn of Fear II" "Break a Leg" "Twice Told Tale" "Orson Goes On Vacation" "Wedding Bell Blues" "Clean Sweep" "Secrets of the Animated Cartoon" "How the West was Lost" "Binky Gets Cancelled Again!" "Orson's Diner" "Flat Tired" "Return of the Buddy Bears" "Much Ado About Lanolin" "Reigning Cats and Dogs" "Fit for a King" "Ben Hog" "Dessert in the Desert" "Hound of the Arbuckles" "Read Alert" "Urban Arbuckle" "Odielocks and the Three Cats" "Quack to the Future" "Beddy Buy" "Count Lasagna" "Mystery Guest" "Rodent Rampage" "The Feline Felon" "The Legal Eagle" "The Cactus Saga" "D.J. Jon" "Cornfinger" "Five Minute Warning" "Wonderful World" "The Orson Awards" "The Garfield Workout" "All Things Fat and Small" "Robin Hog" "Hare Replacement" "Stick to It" "Orson in Wonderland" "For Cats Only" "Mistakes Will Happen" "The Well Dweller" "The Wise Man" "Star Struck" "Election Daze" "Dirty Business"

Season 4: "Moo Cow Mutt" "Big Bad Buddy Bird" "Angel Puss" "Trial and Error" "An Egg-Citing Story" "Supermarket Mania" "The Legend of Cactus Jupiter" "Birthday Boy Roy" "Jukebox Jon" "Squeak Previews" "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Wade" "A Tall Tale" "Frankenstein Feline" "Weatherman Wade" "Fill-in Feline" "Polar Pussycat" "Over the Rainbow" "Remote Possibilities" "Night of the Living Laundromat" "Fast Food" "Cash and Carry" "Speed Trap" "Flights of Fantasy" "Castaway Cat" "Mind Over Matter" "Orson at the Bat" "The Multiple-Choice Cartoon" "Galactic Gamesman Garfield" "Sly Spy Guy" "The Thing That Stayed Forever" "Bouncing Baby Blues" "The Ugly Duckling" "Learning Lessons" "Robodie II" "For Butter or Worse" "Annoying Things" "Guaranteed Trouble" "Fan Clubbing" "A Jarring Experience" "The Idol of Id" "Bedtime Story Blues" "Mama Manicotti" "The Pizza Patrol" "The Son Also Rises" "Rolling Romance" "The Automated, Animated Adventure" "It's a Wonderful Wade" "Truckin' Odie"

Season 5: "Home Away From Home" "Rainy Day Robot" "Odie the Amazing" "Taste Makes Waist" "The Wolf Who Cried Boy" "Day Of Doom" "Home Sweet Swindler" "Forget-Me-Not Newton" "The Great Inventor" "Country Cousin" "The Name Game" "The Carnival Curse" "The First Annual Garfield Watchers Test" "Stark Raven Mad" "The Record Breaker" "Renewed Terror" "Badtime Story" "Tooth or Dare" "The Kitty Council" "The Bo Show" "Bad Neighbor Policy" "Canvas Back Cat" "Make Believe Moon" "The Creature That Lived In The Refrigerator, Behind the Mayonnaise, Next to the Ketchup and to the Left of the Cole Slaw!" "Dummy Of Danger" "Sooner or Later" "Jumping Jon" "Cute for Loot" "The Caverns of Cocoa" "Dream Date" "The Worst Pizza in the History of Mankind" "Jack II - The Rest of the Story" "The Garfield Opera" "Airborne Odie" "Once Upon a Time Warp" "Bride and Broom" "The Cartoon Cat Conspiracy" "Who Done It?" "The Picnic Panic" "Sound Judgment" "Gross Encounters" "The Perils of Penelope" "Ghost of a Chance" "Roy Gets Sacked" "Revenge of the Living Lunch!" "Super Sonic Seymour" "A Mildly Mental Mix-Up" "The Garfield Rap"

Season 6: "A Vacation From His Senses" "The Incredibly Stupid Swamp Monster" "Dread Giveaway" "The Wright Stuff" "Orson Express" "Safe at Home" "Jon The Barbarian" "Uncle Roy to the Rescue" "Kitten And The Council" "Next Door Nuisance" "What's It All About, Wade?" "Bigfeetz" "Canine Conspiracy" "Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarfs Part 1" "The Genuine Article" "The Best Policy" "Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarfs Part 2" "Fishy Feline" "The Pie-Eyed Piper" "Fine Feathered Funny Man" "Sweet Tweet Treat" "The Floyd Story" "How Now, Stolen Cow?" "The Second Penelope Episode" "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse" "Payday Mayday" "How to Drive Humans Crazy" "Date of Disaster" "A Little Time Off" "The Longest Doze" "Stairway to Stardom" "Return of The Incredibly Stupid Swamp Monster" "The Life and Times of the Lasagna Kid" "Magic, Monsters, and Manicotti" "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere's Duck" "Unreal Estate" "Lost and Foundling" "Winter Wonderland" "Films and Felines" "The Garfield Musical" "Mind Over Melvin" "Madman Meets His Match" "Knights and Daze" "Holiday Happening" "Jailbird Jon" "The Third Penelope Episode" "Hare Force" "Garfield's Garbage Can and Tin Pan Alley Revue"

Season 7: "The Legend of Jonny Ragweedseed" "Grape Expectations Part 1" "Catch As Cats Can't" "A Matter of Conscience" "Grape Expectations Part 2" "Top Ten" "Change Of Mind" "Temp Trouble" "The Perfect Match" "My Fair Feline" "Double Trouble Talk" "Half-Baked Alaska" "Puss In Hi-Tops" "Egg Over Easy Part 1" "The Beast From Beyond" "Model Behavior" "Egg Over Easy Part 2" "Another Ant Episode" "The Guy of Her Dreams" "The Discount of Monte Cristo" "The Fairy Dogmother" "The Stand Up Mouse" "Daydream Doctor" "Happy Garfield Day" "Sit on It" "Kiddie Korner" "Brainwave Broadcast" "Suburban Jungle" "The Thing in the Box" "The Feline Philosopher" "Thoroughly Mixed-Up Mouse" "The Old Man of the Mountain" "Food Fighter" "The Jelly Roger" "The Farmyard Feline Philosopher" "Dogmother 2" "Alley Katta and the 40 Thieves" "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Alpha Centauri" "Clash of the Titans" "Canned Laughter" "Deja Vu" "The Man Who Hated Cats" "The Horror Hostess Part 1" "Newsworthy Wade" "The Horror Hostess Part 2" "Arbuckle the Invincible" "The Monster Who Couldn't Scare Anybody" "The Ocean Blue"