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No. 98: Exquisite Garfield

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Exquisite Garfield

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Strip by: John Wallace, Matt Albrecht, Colin Foster, Dliessmgg, Wendel Scardua, John Callaghan, Manyhills, Tah, Mac Almy, Jive Swede

{Garfield watching TV}
TV: Tonight: a special film about the dangers lurking in your garden.
TV: Danger #1: mutant grass!
TV: It's green!
Garfield: Sounds pretty bad so far.
TV: Simply insert your finger to enjoy your favourite meal!
TV: This product makes restaurants obsolete! Sorry, waiters!
TV: And couch potatoes as we know them...
TV 2nd voice: will be a thing of the past!
Garfield: I'll pioneer new forms.
TV: Won't that be bad for TV shows like this?
TV 2nd voice: Of course not! it'll be better for us!
TV 2nd voice: We just need to explode this lasagna, it's the only way!
Garfield: Food and clichés don't mix.
SFX: BEEoooo... {Garfield flicks the TV off with the remote}

The author writes:

This comic was the idea of Colin Foster, who contributed the graphical layout. His idea was to run an Exquisite Corpse using Garfield panels.

After assembling the nine panels from various Garfield strips and removing the dialogue, Colin handed the image over to us. We asked for nine volunteers to write the dialogue, one panel each, in sequence. Each writer (except the first) only got to see the panel they were to fill in and the one immediately before it.

Not only did it work reasonably well, we've set a record for most authors on a single strip.

Original strips: 2000-06-01, 2000-06-02, 2000-06-03.