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No. 1279: Jon Speaks his Mind

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Jon Speaks his Mind

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1279

Strip by: DanielBT

Garfield: Jon, is this one of those cult films? {throwaway gag title panel, in which Jon is buying movie tickets and Garfield looks in alarm at the queue of weird people behind them; this is irrelevant to the rest of the strip}
TV: One, two! One, two! One, two!
Jon: Hey, Garfield, I've noticed you're pretty out of shape.
Garfield: Nonsense, I watch 30 minutes of aerobics a day.
Jon: So I bought you these jogging shoes!
Garfield: I hope you kept the receipt.
Jon: See? These shoes are built to absorb shocks.
SFX: WHACK! {Garfield whacks Jon with the shoes}
Garfield: He's right. I barely felt that.
Jon: The shoes, were are they?
Garfield: Last I saw 'em, they were jogging to the garbage disposal.

The author writes:

This is a small modification to a strip that always bothered me. This is the only instance where Garfield is able to understand what Jon's thinking - he thinks rather than speaks, even though Jon's mouth is open in the relevant panel (see the original strip). When it was animated (with the last panel sadly missing), I was even more confused, when Jon actually spoke there. This is a correction to a strip that should've been made long ago.

[[Original strip: 1987-09-13.]]

Original strip: 1987-09-13.