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No. 3092: (Tell Me Why) I Don't Like Sundays, or, 31-Day Month of No Sundays

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(Tell Me Why) I Don't Like Sundays, or, 31-Day Month of No Sundays

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Strip by: Thomas Wisdom

1:
{Garfield, in a party hat, rapidly eats cat food}
{Garfield, still in a party hat, kicks Odie off the table}
Garfield: New year, old me.
2:
{Jon, Garfield, Liz, and Odie are posing for a photograph on the couch.}
Liz: (Did you set the timer on the camera?)
SFX: CLICK
3:
{Garfield scoops snow}
SFX: Scoop Scoop Scoop
{Garfield packs snow}
SFX: Pack Pack Pack
{Garfield lays down on the snowman's lap he just created}
4:
Text window: From: Liz ❤❤❤❤❤❤
Text window: From: Jon ❤❤❤❤❤❤
Text window: From: Garfield [food emoji] [pillow emoji] [food emoji] [pillow emoji] [food emoji] [pillow emoji]
5:
{Jon is shoveling snow}
{Garfield rapidly shovels snow, moving across the panel}
Jon: The pizza delivery guy is on his way.
6:
Garfield: Fetch the ball, Odie!
{Odie drops an American football on the ground.}
SFX: Plop
Garfield: Where did you get that?
{A very large football player is approaching Garfield from off-panel.}
7:
Jon {off-panel}: YAAAAHHH!
SFX: THUD
Garfield: I told you that the banana slippers were a bad idea.
8:
Jon: Know what we haven't done in a long time? Pigged out on donuts!
Jon: DONUTS! DONUTS! RAH! RAH! RAH! DONUTS! DONUTS!...
Donut Store Employee 1: Hear that? It's them.
Donut Store Employee A: We're gonna need a bigger fryer.
9:
{Garfield is relaxing on a sunny beach.}
Disembodied TV's Stu: And now here's Chuck with the forecast...
{Garfield jolts awake.}
TV's Chuck: Looks like another eight to ten inches of snow tonight, Stu!
Jon: What's that?
Liz: It sounds like a cat weeping.
10:
SFX: SPOING
SFX: FUMP
Garfield: Curse you, March.
11:
{Garfield on the armchair}
{Odie on the armchair}
{Jon on the armchair, looking at his watch}
Jon: Reservation for Arbuckle.
12:
Jon: Garfield! Lunchtime!
Garfield: Z
Garfield: Hold on. Only two naps away.
13:
SFX: click
SFX: click
SFX: click
14:
Liz: Thank you for a wonderful evening, Jon.
Jon: It was wonderful, wasn't it, Liz?
SFX: KISS KISS KISS KISS KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
SFX: CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK
???: GARFIELD! STOP WITH THE PORCH LIGHT!
Garfield: Break it up out there, hot lips!
15:
Garfield: Hmmmm.
Garfield: I swear...
Garfield: Some days just have "waste me" written all over them!
16:
Liz: You know, Garfield, Jon and I have been seeing each other for a while now...
Garfield: I won't hold that against you.
Liz: It's nice to see how much he's matured since then.
Garfield: Poor Liz. Poor, naive Liz.
Jon: I'll be out on the front lawn performing my interpretative dance to Mister Spring.
SFX: THUD
17:
Jon: GARFIELD!
Jon: Attaboy, Garfield!
Garfield: Thanks.
Garfield: We got you one, too.
18:
{Garfield walks away from a fishless goldfish bowl with full cheeks}
{Garfield walks away from a pie tin with full cheeks}
{Garfield walks away from a pile of loose salad with a bowl in his mouth}
19:
Garfield: Okay, okay, I'll play.
Garfield: I'm gonna make you run, though...
Garfield: You're good.
20:
Liz: I had a cat when I was a little girl. A beautiful tabby, like you.
Liz: Her name was Tiger, and she was my best friend. We did everything together. I miss her so much.
{Garfield comforts Liz}
21:
Jon: Lugga lugga lugga lugga
SFX: SLAP SLAP SLAP
Jon: I didn't know this thing had a webcam.
Garfield: And we just passed one million views.
Recording: lugga lugga lugga
22:
Jon: Hello?
Phone: Hi, it's the pizza parlor.
Phone: SMOOOOOCH
Jon: Perhaps we order pizza too much.
Garfield: Said no one ever.
23:
{Garfield holding up a good-sized fish}
{Odie holding a huge fish}
{Jon holding a tiny fish}
24:
Jon: I think I'll clean out my closet today...
SFX: sip
Jon: It's just so small...
SFX: sip
Jon: MUST BUILD BIGGER CLOSET!!!
Garfield: I GET LUMBER!
25:
SFX: HUHHHHHHH
SFX: FOOOOOF
Garfield: BRING ON THE BIRTHDAY CAKE!
26:
Jon: I could use something cold to drink.
Garfield: Good idea.
SFX: Snap! Snap!
Jon: What about me?!
Garfield: Get your own cabana mouse.
27:
Irma: Yes?
Jon: There's a fly on my mashed potatoes.
SFX: SCHWAT!
Irma: No charge for that.
Jon: Why do we come here?
Garfield: For the ambience.
28:
Jon: GARFIELD!
{A mouse walks by carrying a tiny air conditioner.}
Jon: GARFIELD!
SFX: Hummmmm
29:
Garfield: I want some attention.
Garfield: Pay attention to me!
SFX: SLAP!
Jon: BAD CAT! BAD CAT! Why, I oughta...
Garfield: That's better.
30:
Jon: When I was a boy, we called that a "smiling moon".
Jon: Kids sure do think of some funny things.
{Odie smiles. The moon is now a smiling mouth.}
31:
{Jon dances.}
{Jon stops as he sees Liz and Garfield.}
{Jon, Liz, and Garfield dance.}
Garfield: Some days, you just gotta dance.

The author writes:

This is pretty clearly inspired by the previous No Sundays strips (#109, #610, #1028, #1466, #1560, and #2621); I decided to challenge myself to, as my first good submission to SRoMG (I also submitted a bad meme years ago that never got put in the backlog), condense every Sunday strip of 2017 at the time of submission. I feel like I even made a couple of them funnier - number 6 springs to mind.

Original strips: All Sunday strips from 2017-01-01 to 2017-07-30. Specifically: 2017-01-01, 2017-01-08, 2017-01-15, 2017-01-22, 2017-01-29, 2017-02-05, 2017-02-12, 2017-02-19, 2017-02-26, 2017-03-05, 2017-03-12, 2017-03-19, 2017-03-26, 2017-04-02, 2017-04-09, 2017-04-16, 2017-04-23, 2017-04-30, 2017-05-07, 2017-05-14, 2017-05-21, 2017-05-28, 2017-06-04, 2017-06-11, 2017-06-18, 2017-06-25, 2017-07-02, 2017-07-09, 2017-07-16, 2017-07-23, 2017-07-30.