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Garfield: His 9 Lives - Life no 1 : Cave Cat

directed by Phil Roman; co-directed by George Singer; animation by Kevin Petrilak; layout by Ed Ghertner; backgrounds by Gary Eggleston
Pictures and full quotes GARFIELD [as cave cat narrating]: In my first life I formulated many of my likes and dislikesIn my first life I formulated many of my likes and dislikes. I dislike my rock bed. On the other hand, you wouldn't believe the size of the pteranodon drumsticks. NARRATOR: About ten million years ago the first cat crawled out of the seathe first cat crawled out of the sea. His first word was... GARFIELD: Uuaahh. NARRATOR: He had been holding his breath for quite some time. In those days the first everything was crawling up out of the sea. The first snake. The first chicken. Crabgrass. The first real estate salesman. And then came the first girl catthe first girl cat. GARFIELD: Woman! C'mere. C'mere. Woman! CAVEMAN: Cat! NARRATOR: "Cat" was caveman talk for darn it! It wasn't long before cave cat learned to talk. VULCAN: Foom. GARFIELD: Foom? Foom. Ah, no no. Meow. Meow! Meow. Me-ow. Meow. Meow. NARRATOR: Caveman soon domesticated cave catCaveman soon domesticated cave cat. GARFIELD: Mrrroww mrrroww. CAVEMAN: Good cat, good cat. NARRATOR: Soon cave cat learned to live with his human counterpart and spent his time pretty much as cats do now. Ahem, except for the fire breathing mice. Ah, yes, those were simple times. Times when people had to entertain themselvesTimes when people had to entertain themselves. CAVEMAN: Big Bob come! MAN: Who big Bob. CAVEMAN: Big Bob big. Ugh. Big Bob bad. Ugh. Big Bob go whoomp, whoomp, whoomp. Fear big Bob. GARFIELD: Big Bob. NARRATOR: Hence cats instinctive fear of dogsHence cats instinctive fear of dogs. Big Bob slobbered and ran away. Cave cat gave big Bob a piece of his mind. GARFIELD: Aha, big Bob! Cave cat go whoomp, whoomp, whoomp. Ooh, stay away big Bob or cave cat go whoomp, whoomp, whoomp. NARRATOR: Alas big Bob returned with the worlds first and last crab tree. He wanted to play fetch. Thus, the worlds first and last cave cat bought the farm, for failing to field the fetched crab tree.
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Garfield: His 9 Lives
Garfield: His 9 Lives

My name is Garfield and this is my friend Odie. I know cats have nine lives and I certainly appreciate the opportunity to have them.
  Life no 1 : Cave Cat
Life no 1 : Cave Cat
  Life no 2 : King Cat
Life no 2 : King Cat

2,000 BC. Was a good year to be a cat in Egypt. We were revered, even worshiped. Ah, for the good old days.
  Life no 3 : In the Garden
Life no 3 : In the Garden

Arf. My third life was my favorite. My body grew old but I never, never, never, grew up.
  Life no 4 : Court Musician
Life no 4 : Court Musician

I learned to think on my feet in my forth life. Thinking was okay I guess. But now I avoid it when ever possible.
 
Life no 5 : Stunt Cat
Life no 5 : Stunt Cat

Life number five was short.
  Life no 6 : Diana's Piano
Life no 6 : Diana's Piano

Six must be my lucky number because that's the life I fell in love with music. I also fell in love with a girl who played the piano just for me.
  Life no 7 : Lab Animal
Life no 7 : Lab Animal

In my seventh life I was a laboratory animal. To this day every time I see a test tube I throw up.
  Life no 8 : Garfield
Life no 8 : Garfield

All that I ever was made me what I am in my eight life. Somehow, it's falling short of my expectations.
  Life no 9 : Space Cat
Life no 9 : Space Cat

I'd like to think I'd live forever but hay, I'm only human. Here's a sneak preview of my ninth life.