Garfield Last Panel Replacements

Garfield Last Panel Replacements

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About

Garfield Panel Replacements refer to a series of memes in which a panel of Garfield comics is either replaced with a panel from another comic, or is removed. Originating from a viral Twitter post claiming that Garfield comics can be improved by cutting out the last panel, the format gained spread in 2019 and 2020 through activity of several gimmick Twitter accounts, with the account Deflated Garfield becoming particularly popular.

Origin

On January 7th, 2019, Twitter[1] user @vivaceharmony tweeted a cropped Garfield comic strip by Jim Davis originally published[2] on February 26th, 1980. In the the post, the third panel of the comic was cropped out, with @vivaceharmony writing "garfield comics can be substantially improved by cropping off the third panel" (original comic and the tweet shown below, left and right). The tweet received over 4,400 retweets and 15,600 likes in two years.


HERE'S A CARROT FOR YOUR DI峄員, GARFIELD. YOU KNOW WHATTO DO WITH IT I CERTAINLY DO HERE RABBIT, RABBIT, RABBIT 2-26 JIM DAVIS 漏 1980 PAWS, INC. All Rights Reserved. @vivaceharmony garfield comics can be substantially improved by cropping off the third panel HERE'S A CARROT FOR YOUR DIET, GARFIELD. YOU KNOW WHATTO DO WITH IT I CERTAINLY DO 喟眮 2-26 JIM DAVIS 7:26 AM 路 Jan 7, 2019 路 Twitter for Android

The tweet was widely circulated online in the following months. On February 3rd, 2019, Redditor[3] A_Magic_Potato reposted the tweet, gaining over 10,000 upvotes in six months. On the same day, Redditor[4][5] huntermunts created /r/2panelgarfield subreddit for the purpose of posting cropped Garfield comics (examples[6][7] shown below).


Distributed by Universal Uclick www.facebook.com/garfield 漏 2016 PAWS, INC. All Rights Reserved. 1 THINK I'LL STARE OFF INTO SPACE AND DAYDREAM NUTS Text GARFIELD to 26642

Spread

On August 26th, 2019, comic artist Manuel Alvarez created gimmick Twitter[8][9] account @GarfieldPipe, posting random Garfield comic strips with the last panel replaced with the last panel of the Garfield comic originally published on July 27th, 1978,[10] known as "Garfield Pipe Strip" (original strip and meme examples shown below).


1978 PAWS, INC. All Rights Reserved. NOW WHERE COULD MY PIPE BE ? GARFIELD!! 7-27 JRM DAVIS GARFIELD!! POOK! 漏 1978 PAWS, INC. All Rights Reserved. 7-28 7-27 PM DAVIS
LIZ IS GOING TO CALL ME! 漏 2008 PAWS, INC. All Rights Reservec tributed by Universal Press S RM DAVRS 9-2 www.garfield COUGH COUUUGH HACK HACK HAAACK HAAACK GARFIELD!! COUGH 膶OUGH HARERE 袧袨小袣 袧袨小袣 HOCCCCH HACK COUGH BiM DAVIS I0-22 7-27 PM DAVPS

In the following months, the gimmick account went viral online. On October 17th, 2019, AV Club[11] posted an article about the account. As of October 14th, 2020, the account had over 32,100 followers.

In 2019 and 2020, the trend was continued with the creation of gimmick Twitter accounts @DabGarfield[12] (Dab Garfield, panel created based on 11/03/2017[13] and 11/19/2017[14] strips), @yeetgarf[15] (Garfield Thrown Out the Window, panel from 03/29/1981[16] strip), @flatgarf[17] (Deflated Garfield, edited panel from 03/24/1993[18] strip), @jonarbucklegrave[19] (Jon Dies, edited panel from 10/28/1982[20] strip) and @GarfieldGraph[21] (Garfield but the Middle Panel Is Censored, panel from 10/28/1982[22] strip), As of December 18th, 2020, the accounts had over 7,100 followers, 85,000 followers, 35,700 followers, 7,900 followers and 9,900 followers, respectively.

Deflated Garfield

Deflated Garfield refers to a panel from a 1993 Garfield comic strip in which Garfield plants an inflatable Garfield decoy to act as a decoy for his owner Jon Arbuckle, with Jon panicking and thinking that Garfield is unwell when the decoy springs a leak. The panel gained viral spread in October 2020 as a part of Garfield Last Panel Replacement memes, with @FlatGarf gimmick Twitter account popularizing the meme.


Sigh I THINK YOU'RE THE NICEST GUY I'VE EVER DATED. GARFIELD! SPEAK TO ME 1B

Garfield Minus Garfield

Garfield Minus Garfield is a webcomic strip created by Dan Walsh. The comic takes previously published Garfield comic strips and erases the character of Garfield, leaving Garfield's owner, Jon Arbuckle, to interact with himself. Garfield's removal from the strip alters the tenor of the original comic, making Arbuckle appear paranoid, depressed and lonely.


FEB I'VE DONE THINGS IN MY 13 JRM DAVIS I-5 Di U yt

Various Examples


袦袗效袙袝 JON'S RIGHT WHY DON'T YOU GO OUTSIDE, GARFIELD? THE FRESH AIR WILL DO YOU GOOD JIM DAVIS 1988 PAWS, INC. MERRY CHRISTMAS, JON! MERRY CHRISTMAS, ODIE! WHERE'S GARFIELD? GARFIELD!! 7-27 JRM DAVIS JM DAVOS 12-25 Distributed by Universal Uclick www.facebook.com/garfield
SOMETIMES IT SEEMS LIKE THE WORLD HAS GONE MAD DAV?S 6-30 EAT THAT COOKIE AND DIE! GARFIELD! SPEAK TO ME! Cookies Cokier
SLAP JRM DAVIS 9-17 istributed by Universal Uclick www.facebook.com/garfield 1-7 JTM DAYIS

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter 鈥 @vivaceharmony

[2] Garfield Comic Strips Wiki 鈥 February 26

[3] Reddit 鈥 Garfield no don't do it

[4] Reddit 鈥 2panelgarfield

[5] Reddit 鈥 Carrots

[6] Reddit 鈥 Most of these are depressing in a special way

[7] Reddit 鈥 Nuts

[8] Twitter 鈥 @GarfieldPipe

[9] Twitter 鈥 @GarfieldPipe

[10] Garfield Comic Strips Wiki 鈥 July 27

[11] AV Club 鈥 Garfield, by smoking a pipe, has opened up a whole new world of dumb internet Garfield jokes

[12] Twitter 鈥 @DabGarfield

[13] Garfield Comic Strips Wiki 鈥 November 3

[14] Garfield Comic Strips Wiki 鈥 November 19

[15] Twitter 鈥 @yeetgarf

[16] Garfield Comic Strips Wiki 鈥 March 29

[17] Twitter 鈥 @flatgarf

[18] Garfield Comic Strips Wiki 鈥 March 24

[19] Twitter 鈥 @jonarbuklegrave

[20] Garfield Comic Strips Wiki 鈥 March 24

[21] Twitter 鈥 @GarfieldGraph

[22] Garfield Comic Strips Wiki 鈥 April 30

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