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Garfield: His 9 Lives - Life no 8 : Garfield

directed by Phil Roman; co-directed by John Sparey, Bob Nesler; animation by Kevin Petrilak, Kevin Wurzer; layout by Ed Ghertner; backgrounds by Ellie Bogardus
 
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Pictures and full quotes GARFIELD: All that I ever was made me what I am in my eight lifeAll that I ever was made me what I am in my eight life. Somehow, it's falling short of my expectations. [on screen] June 19, 1978. MOM: Welcome to the world little fella. I think I'll call you Garfield. GARFIELD: I'm hungry. Where are we mom? MOM: In the kitchen of an Italian restaurantIn the kitchen of an Italian restaurant. GARFIELD: Are Italians good to eat? MOM: You have a lot to learn GarfieldYou have a lot to learn Garfield. GARFIELD [narrating]: Garfield the newborn kitten is getting ready to rub up against his first leg. On my mark... Get set... Rub up. ITALIAN CHEF: Whoa! GARFIELD: I think I'm gonna like this thing called "eating." Pasta... infinite mountains of pasta. Garfield one fettuccine nothing. This spaghetti could stand to be cooked a little longer. ITALIAN CHEF: Comea' witha' mea' kitty. You eatena' me outta my business. I'ma' taken you kitty to the pet shoptaken you kitty to the pet shop. I cant let him stay here. MOM: No, you can't take him. He's to young. GARFIELD: Aw, come on mom. I'm a big boy. I'm five minutes old now. Besides I'm getting tired of hanging around the house all the time. MOM: Take care of yourself little boy. I love you. GARFIELD: I love you too, mom. And thanks for everything you've done for me. I'll write when I get a chance. GARFIELD: Thanks for the ride. Hi guys. So, whats the program here? PET SHOP CAT: Oh, it's simple, all you have to do is look cute. Someone comes in, buys you, and takes you homeSomeone comes in, buys you, and takes you home. GARFIELD: That shouldn't take long. PET SHOP CAT: Don't count on it. Old Eli been here seventeen years. OLD ELI: I'm cute, take me home. GARFIELD: Aah! What's that? PET SHOP CAT: Oh that... That's a dog. People actually buy them and take them home as pets. JON: Hello there, I'd like to buy a cat. GARFIELD: Take me, take me. I'll catch you mice, fetch your paper, scratch your back, take me. JON: Well this one seems friendly. GARFIELD: I sleep till noon and I desire my milk tepid. I require three daily scratchings and I eat a pasta base diet. No substitutions. JON: How are you this morning, Garfield? GARFIELD: I'm in a good mood. I let the mailman live. JON: Uh, sit down Garfield, I have something to tell you. GARFIELD: I am sitting down. JON: You must be lonely, I think you need a playmateYou must be lonely, I think you need a playmate. GARFIELD: Not really, I have my mirror. JON: So I bought a dog. GARFIELD: Aah! Oh no! No! JON: Your taking it rather badly Garfield. GARFIELD: I think I'm OK now. Where is this "dog"? JON: Garfield meet Odie. GARFIELD: Argh! It's not a dog its a tongue with eyeballs and feet. It's as though I know Odie from a former life. A bad one. GARFIELD: Well its taken a lot of hard work, intimidation and abuse. But it was worth the effort to lay calm to my position as the rightful head of this household. Odie? Oh, Odie. Be a good boy and fetch my slippers. They're on the wrong feet dummy. Now run fetch my owner. JON: You called master. GARFIELD: Ain't life greatAin't life great. JON: I assume you would like to have lunch now. GARFIELD: Yes and I desire a picnic on the lawn. JON: You want what? GARFIELD: Read my lips Jon! I want to eat outside today. JON: Very well sir. GARFIELD: It's hard to find good help. C'mon Odie. It's the ice cream truck. You must have a death wish fella. If Odie hadn't stopped me I would've been a cat pancake. A pavement pelt. A sail cat. A greasy spot on Main Street. You saved my life old buddy. Listen, I may not be wildly successful in this life Odie, but at least I'm alive to live it. And that means something. I'll forever be grateful to you Odie. I'll never forget this. GARFIELD: Gather round children, it's story time. It was back in the 80's or was it the 90's? Who cares. At any rate, I was the big TV celebrity. Head of Mouser of some note. Well sir, one day Odie and I spotted the ice cream truck across the street. As Odie was just about to run into the street, I saw this big truck a coming. I had determined that Odie was going to be seriously hurt if he crossed the street. And so I wrestled him to the ground at the last minute before the truck came rushing by and squashed him.
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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

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
  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.