Strip by: Edwin Chee
Garfield: Captain's Log: My rocket crashed, I am marooned on the planet Torus 8.
Garfield: I have no supplies. Situation is bleak. I may starve to death if I didn't find some indigenous species to eat.
Doughnut: Welcome!! We're the doughnut people of Torus 8!
Garfield: Things are looking up.
The author writes:
In Brewster Rockit, a recurring species we see are essentially doughnut people (others include cavemen and zombies). This should be the first appearance of the doughnut people, and being that a recurring joke is that they are being eaten (Cliff Clewless is usually the eater, though Brewster is tempted to eat them through humorous ways, such as this story arc, and the time when both a doughnut and him are stranded on an inflatable raft). The fact that there are actually doughnut people in this comic makes for a great Garfield mashup.
Original strip: 2004-09-01.