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No. 3885: But first we need to talk about parallel universes

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But first we need to talk about parallel universes

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=3885

Strip by: Matthew Prower, Kokonut

{Lyman looks at Odie, here called Spot, in a unhappy manner}
Lyman: Spot! Look what you did on the floor!
{Lyman spanks Odie with a newspaper}
SFX: Whap! Whap! Whap!
Lyman: NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
Odie: Yip! Yip! Yip!
Garfield: So that's why they call him "Spot"

The author writes:

[Two very similar strips were submitted in quick succession by two contributors - the image shown above is a mix of the two. Matthew Prower's author's note:]

Back when this strip wasn't available nationwide (watch this Quinton Reviews video to get up to speed), Odie was called Spot. I assume Jim Davis changed because it was too common or something.

[...and Kokonut's:]

Reconverting a Garfield strip into its original Jon (recently unearthed 1976-78 pre-Garfield Garfield) strip was the obvious thing to do.

Original Jon strip: 1977-03-05.

Original strip: 1978-08-15.