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No. 1929: The Pudding Pop Horror

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The Pudding Pop Horror

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1929

Strip by: pookypal

{Garfield wakes up one morning, but something isn't right...}
Garfield: Brrr, there's a chill in here this morning.
Garfield: What an eerie sensation...
Garfield: A snack should help me feel better.
Garfield: I think I'll have a pudding pop.
{Garfield looks in the fridge, but to his surprise and horror...}
Garfield: There are none.
Caption: You have no idea, Garfield...
Garfield: Steady, Garfield. There must be a good reason why the pudding pops are gone.
{Garfield walks over to the nearest window and looks out}
Garfield: Jon must be getting more at the grocery-
{The house has been abandoned, supposedly from a lack of pudding pops}
{Garfield looks at a picture of a pudding pop}
Garfield: No one has eaten a frozen pudding pop in years!
{Garfield comes to a horrible realization}
Garfield: But, that means...I haven't eaten one in years!
{A noise catches Garfield's attention}
Garfield: WHAT'S THAT?!
{Garfield runs into the nearby room, and gasps in surprise}
Garfield: Jon! Odie! You're home!
Jon: Hello, Garfield. Have a pudding pop.
{Jon holds out a pudding pop for Garfield, and Garfield happily accepts the offer...}
{...but it was a hallucination, probably, again, from a lack of pudding pops}
Caption: Locked fast within a time where they no longer exist, Garfield grapples with his greatest fear...
Caption: No pudding pops.
{Garfield is slowly going insane}
Caption: After years of taking pudding pops for granted, Garfield is shaken by a horrifying vision of the inevitable process called "Time".
Caption: He has only one weapon...
Caption: Denial...
{Garfield opens his eyes again, his home the same as it is any other day, Jon and Odie with him}
Jon: Want a pudding pop, Garfield?
Garfield}filled with joy}: Oh, yes I do!
Caption: An imagination is a powerful tool. It can tint memories of the past, shade perceptions of the present, or paint a future so vivid that it can entice... or terrify, all depending on how we cnduct ourselves today.

The author writes:

[[Original strips: 1989-10-23, 1989-10-24, 1989-10-25, 1989-10-26, 1989-10-27, 1989-10-28.]]

Original strips: 1989-10-23, 1989-10-24, 1989-10-25, 1989-10-26, 1989-10-27, 1989-10-28.