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No. 1498: I Am the Very Model of a Cartoon Individual

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I Am the Very Model of a Cartoon Individual

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1498

Strip by: Cody

Caption: I am the very model of a cartoon individual.
{Garfield is dancing on the fence}
SFX: tappity tappity tappity
Caption: My animation's comical, unusual, and whimsical.
{Jon walks past Garfield dressed up as a clown}
Caption: I'm quite adept at funny gags, comedic theory I have read.
{Garfield is shown reading a book}
Caption: From wicked puns and stupid jokes to anvils that drop on your head.
Garfield: {into a radio} Release the anvil.
Caption: I'm very good at fancy dances, I can even pirouette.
{Garfield dances across the table}
Caption: Then smack the villain with a fish, I know my cartoon ettiquette.
{Garfield slaps Jon}
SFX: slap!
Caption: I can make my face all mean and really give you quite a fright.
{a close-up of Garfield's melting eye}
Caption: Then make up with flower made of real exploding dynamite.
{Jon has been blown up)
Caption: When in a jam, I just yell, "Stop!" and villains in their tracks are froze.
{Garfield is frozen in mid-air}
Caption: Then I sneak up and utter, "Start!" and take my hands and honk their nose.
{Garfield sneaks up on Jon}
Caption: I am quite proud to be in such a hierarchical progeny.
{Garfield stands behind a podium}
Caption: From Daffy Duck and Tweety Bird to Babs and Buster Bunny.
{Bouncing across the table, Garfield as a rabbit eats a carrot}
Caption: To suit my mood I can call forth a lot of different sceneries.
{Garfield, looking at the wall, stands beside Jon}
Garfield: At least you get to see scenery.
Caption: Like outer space, and desert scapes, and Himalayan eateries.
Sign: Ernie's Eat Till You Explode Restaurant
Garfield: Let's just say I have a good feeling about it.
Caption: From this bag here, why, I can pull most anything imaginable.
{Garfield looks into a bag}
Caption: Like office desks, and lava lights, and Bert, who is a cannibal.
{Garfield and Jon stare at a lava lamp}
Caption: Raahrahoo!
{Bert holds Jon around the neck}
Bert: Mmm.
Caption: You see, in matters comical, unusual, and whimsical, we are the very model of cartoon individuals.
{The present Garfield, Jon, and Odie stand beside their 1978 counterparts, all waving at the readers}

The author writes:

I recently started watching the cartoon show Animaniacs on TV reruns. Well, after so long of not viewing it, I finally have and became a fan of it. Anyway, in one of those episodes the above song was sung. So I got the idea to do a recreation of it using Garfield strips. Hey, if somebody could do a recreation of the Meet the Fatheads scene from Rocko's Modern Life, then I can do a recreation of another scene, right?

And as for {ahem} Bert, the only reason that frame with "him" grabbing Jon around the neck is included was so there'd be an even number of frames.

[[Original strips: 1996-11-27, 1998-09-06, 1993-05-28, 1996-09-02, 2004-10-18, 2009-02-28, 1989-10-28, 1991-06-27, 1983-03-06, 2012-11-27, 1993-01-17, 1997-02-23, 1984-04-17, 1985-05-09, 2000-04-25, 1981-12-08, 2003-06-19, 1988-01-16.]]

Original strips: 1981-12-08, 1983-03-06, 1984-04-17, 1985-05-09, 1988-01-16, 1989-10-28, 1991-06-27, 1993-01-17, 1993-05-28, 1996-09-02, 1996-11-27, 1997-02-23, 1998-09-06, 2000-04-25, 2003-06-19, 2004-10-18, 2009-02-28, 2012-11-27.