Garfield and Friends, Volume Two
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After viewing Vol 1, I remember just how much I missed these Cartoons on Saturday Morning! I don't know the Cartoon List, but 24 more Shows..well, you can't go wrong there!
Also, Garfield Fans, look on this site for 'Garfield's Travel Adventures', the next installment of specials, now available for pre-order!
Garfield is at the top of my DVD Toon list (and all-time favorite toons) with other collections now including Tom & Jerry and Looney Tunes Gold Collections.
The undebated high point came five years later when Fox syndicated the wonderful weekly series, Garfield and Friends. It was everything other cartoon fare wasn't. Like Peanuts, it was paced to the comic. Long before Animaniacs, there were subtle send-ups of the state of the tube: the Buddy Bears parodying early attempts at "educational" cartoons, prompting Joe Barbara to proclaim he was in favor of cartoons that were "mindlessly funny" instead of "mindlessly preachy." It stands up now as a cartoon with high production values, and the series compares favorably with Film Roman's Garfield specials. Disney would bring the same high standard with its re-entry into weekday cartoons, beginning with Ducktales.
Then there was Lorenzo Music's inimitable voicing of Garfield. Characters frequently broke into song and dance numbers, but always stopping to wink at the audience, "hey, you know it's a cartoon." Running through the endlessly repeating set of a haunted house, Garfield would note that either monsters were afoot or the producers had been buying old Scooby Doo scripts. Orson Pig would read books, not to be educational, but always with pratfalls, slapstick and pure imagination.Read more ›
"Tu! Tu no eres Sylvia! Tu eres una de las criaturas de Kung Fu en rampaje - DOS!"
I never get tired of that. But you should buy this because G&F is the last of a dead breed - quality Saturday Morning animation that anyone can enjoy, because the writing is well done, even though the animation is definitely on the cheap side.
I did wish that this set had some more extra features than just the Garfield movie trailer (Don't watch that movie, by the way). Writer's commentary by Mark Evanier would have been nice, but I wasn't holding my breath. That's the only real criticism I can levy against this, though. If you love cartoons, or just like to laugh, this is a set to buy.
This line to GARFIELD fans and lovers of great television animation is what WHO'S ON FIRST is to lovers of classic slapstick!
In either case, it's here on this set. The MOTHER of Garfield episodes, "Video Airlines AKA Kung Fu Creatures on the Rampage 2". If you're a harcore GARFIELD fan, you know the deal. If not, let me just warn you that you're in for some throat-clearing laughter, holding on to your belly, slapping your knees, and pounding your palms on the floor in hysteria while everyone else doubts your sanity!
There are some other equally precious perks of tom-foolery in this set. Jon buys a horrible used "car" from a shifty salesman and you have to see the results of this! The panty-waisted, Quiche-eating, sissified "Care Bears" created by the simpering do-gooder children's television killjoy watchdog types who nearly destroyed Saturday morning cartoons in the 80s are deservedly lampooned in "The Buddy bears" (Interesting to see what garfield would have done that disgusting Barney the dinosaur). Check out the Orson's Farm (later US Acres) parodies "Hamelot," (where the barnyard crew search for the "Holy Pail)" "Hog Noon," (where Orson the pig faces a childhood bully), and "Ben Hog" (must be seen to be beleived).
Hardcore Garfield fans will also be pleased to note that midway through the episodes, the bizarre and freakish original theme song for GAF "Friends are There" gives way to the classic "We're ready to party we're ready/I hope you bring lots of spaghetti" that is known and loved by fans of this show.
Garfield's class in comedy is also a must-see on this disc.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered all of these volumes cause I watched this cartoon growing up and loved it. It was heartbreaking when they stopped showing it on tv. I'm so glad they are on dvd now.Published 2 months ago by Suzanne Schneider
Disc One and the box arrived in good condition and disc one played with no issues. Disc two and three keeps freezing and stopping. Both has scratches on them.Published 3 months ago by Joan Griffey
Episodes 25 to 48 of Garfield and Friends are in volume 2, which include the end of the original theme song "Friends are There" and the beginning of the show's most famous song... Read morePublished 8 months ago by ToonXpert87
I bought the whole series for my adult son's birthday, as he had such fond memories of these Garfield cartoons from his childhood. Read morePublished 24 months ago by martha callahan
Bought this years ago when i found it on amazon- brings back memories of sitting in front of the tv on Saturday morning. Love his sarcastic humor and hum-drum tone. Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by J. Von Krusze
Garfield & Friends shines as the so-called "Silver Age" of Garfield...never understood how this was the Silver Age, as the Golden Age was the older, saggy Garfield and... Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by Curmudgeonly Grammarian
I used to watch Garfield every week when I was a child. I bought the DVD's becasue I remembered the cartoon so fondly that I wanted to see it again. Read morePublished on June 15, 2011 by Sixtus
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