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True Colors is an episode from the second season of The Garfield Show.


Dr. Goody-Good, an old TV host, gives Garfield a lesson in treating Nermal better by taking away his colors.



The episode begins with Garfield watching a mystery show about who stole the jewelry. Just as the inspector is about to determine the culprit, the TV breaks much to Garfield's dismay. He then blows the "TV is broken" alarm which informs Jon of the situation. Jon sends the TV to be repaired and replaces it with an old black-and-white television previously owned by his grandmother. Garfield decides to try it and watches a puppet show starring Dr. Goody-Good, but is interrupted by Nermal. Nermal asks Garfield to help him direct a movie about himself, only for Garfield throw him out of the house and onto a garbage can as a "spontaneous live-action start". As he returns to continue the show, Garfield is surprised when he finds out that Dr. Goody Good can actually see him and hear him outside the TV box (something which Jon was told about by his grandmother when he was a child). Dr. Goody Good scolds Garfield for the way he mistreated Nermal, despite Garfield trying to convince him what a bad cat Nermal is, and strips Garfield of his colors as punishment; thus rendering him completely grey. Dr. Goody Good says he will only return Garfield his colors if he does three good deeds, so Garfield wanders around the city doing good deeds to people. He helps an elderly woman cross the street and saves a fat man who is eating ice cream from a nearby falling piano (albeit the second one only got Garfield injured since he was the one to be crushed by the piano). As he recovers, Garfield sees that most of his colors have returned with his head being the only remaining grey part left. Seeing as he still has one good deed to do, Garfield climbs up a building to search for more people that need help. He then spots a nearby ally where he witnesses Nermal being attacked by wild stray dogs. Though initially reluctant due to his dislike for Nermal, Garfield decides to save him anyway feeling that "a good deed is a good deed, even if it's for Nermal". Unfortunately, his intervention only made the dogs attack him instead of Nermal. After the dogs viscously beat him up, Garfield finds that his head has also regained its natural color, Nermal however is not appreciative, and remarks how stupid Garfield's actions were. Garfield excitedly runs back to his house to thank Dr. Goody Good. When he arrives, however, he sees the real TV fixed and being watched by Jon and Odie. Jon tells Garfield that his grandma's TV is being taken away by the repairmen and Garfield tries to catch up to their truck to speak to Dr. Goody Good, but to no avail. He sadly returns home and Jon shows him that the puppeteer of Dr. Goody Good is long retired as confirmed when he looked him up on his computer. As the trio leave the room, Garfield thanks Dr. Goody Good for teaching him a lesson about sharing. Unbeknownst to Garfield, the image of Dr. Goody Good on the computer replies saying Garfield did well.


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The Garfield Show

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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