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Garfield: His 9 Lives - Life no 4 : Court Musician

directed by Bob Scott; animation by Doug Frankel, Ralph Eggleston, Bob Scott; layout and backgrounds by Wendell Luebbe; character design by Bob Scott
 
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Pictures and full quotes GARFIELD: I learned to think on my feet in my forth lifeGARFIELD: I learned to think on my feet in my forth life. Thinking was okay I guess. But now I avoid it when ever possible. The year is 1720. I am the cat of the court musician to King George II am the cat of the court musician to King George I. My owner is a fellow named George Frederick Handel. I sit around and watch Freddy write music for George's dinner parties. Freddy's putting the finishing touches on a fugue for a big bash tonight. JESTER THE CLOWN: Hello Frrreddie, what have we here? GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL: Oh, go away Jester, I must have this fugue done for tonightI must have this fugue done for tonight or the king will have my neck. JESTER THE CLOWN: Fugue! Fugue you say! This is a very important occasion. George is expecting a concerto don't you know. GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL: A concerto? JESTER THE CLOWN: Is there an echo? That's right governor. He's expecting a concertoHe's expecting a concerto. GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL: Ooh, there's not time! I cant possible finish a concerto by this evening. JESTER THE CLOWN: Aw, that's to bad. Oh well, if we can't enjoy a concert tonight, we'll have fun at the execution! GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL: Execution! JESTER THE CLOWN: There's that echo again. Oh well, ta ta Freddy, your concerto had better be good. You know how Georgie hates to be disappointed. GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL: Here cat, I will take the first movementHere cat, I will take the first movement, und' the second movement, und you do the finally. Write fast! There's not much time. JESTER THE CLOWN: Your Majesty. Your Majestress. For your listing pleasure this evening. It is my pleasure to present Freddy and his chamber quartet, who will play for you an original concerto or so we hope. On this very auspicious occasion. Freddy, if you please. GARFIELD: After that night, I never wrote any more music. Had I stuck with it, there would have been the recording contracts, the concerts, the agents, the managers, the roadies, the groupies, it sounded like a lot of work to me. NOTE: To watch the pictures in high resolution, click on them

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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

In 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.
  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
 
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.