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No. 1473: The Webcomic That Lived on the Internet, Behind a Pop-Up, Next to the Scroll Bar, and to the Left of a Long Title

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The Webcomic That Lived on the Internet, Behind a Pop-Up, Next to the Scroll Bar, and to the Left of a Long Title

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Strip by: Cody

{Garfield walks towards the fridge}
Garfield: I'll bet there's some leftover evil in that refrigerator.
{Garfield opens up the fridge}
SFX: Slap! Slap! Slap! Slap! Slap! Slap!
Jon: Garfield! What happened?!
Garfield: Just how long has that leftover sauerkraut been in there?
Garfield: {covers up Jon's eyes} Don't look in here, Jon. It's not a pretty sight.
Jon: {looks in the fridge for himself} It can't be time to clean out the refrigerator again.
Garfield: The meatloaf has toadstools.
Jon: The leftovers haven't been in there that long.
Garfield: The baked beans need a trim.
Jon: They couldn't possibly be that old.
Garfield: There's an arrowhead in the guacamole.
Garfield: The bacon is grazing on the lettuce and he asks if the refrigerator needs cleaning.
Garfield: {closes the fridge door and is now wearing a gas mask} Clean out the refrigerator, Jon!
SFX: Slam!
{Jon is now being beaten up by the things lurking in the fridge.}
Garfield: When leftovers get real old they can turn mean.
Garfield: {closes the fridge door and has a look of disgust on his face}: Jon's leftovers always do the trick.
Jon: {looks at an empty box} What happened to all the aluminum foil?
{Garfield opens up a jar}
Creature: BOO!
Garfield: YAAHHH!
Jon: {points at Garfield who is now lying on the floor in shock} Cute, Garfield. Now finish cleaning out the refrigerator
Garfield: Quiet, fool! You'll awaken the sleeping spuds from the planet fungus!
Jon: I'm going to throw out everything moldy I can find.
Garfield: Except whatever it is in the back of the refrigerator.
Creature in fridge: Today the refrigerator, tomorrow the world!
Garfield: {opens the fridge door} Why are you in the refrigerator?
Caption: The next year...
Jon's mother: EEEK!
Jon's mother: Something in there moved!
Jon: I'm sure it was just an optical illusion.
Garfield: {tries to get Jon's attention} Go ahead, tell her how the lunch meat has evolved into an intelligent life form.
Caption: The end?

The author writes:

I came up with this idea to do a strip that had a battle between Jon, Garfield, and the leftovers in the fridge. Considering how many strips with Jon and Garfield cleaning out the fridge have been done over the years, I'm surprised nobody else has thought of this idea. I wanted to use random frames from every strip I could find making use of something living in the fridge. The dialogue went unedited except for a few additions in the last two frames. I think this makes sense, really. The title comes from an old Garfield and Friends cartoon titled "The Creature That Lived in the Refrigerator, Behind the Mayonnaise, Next to the Ketchup, and to the Left of the Coleslaw".

Original strips: 1982-07-09, 1984-11-30, 1985-03-01, 1985-03-02, 1985-09-03, 1987-07-19, 1988-10-30, 1989-04-15, 1989-08-08, 1989-09-10, 1989-09-30, 1991-08-17, 1995-02-20, 1998-05-16, 2002-03-24, 2003-01-30, 2003-04-26.