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No. 3906: Permutations of Garfield

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Permutations of Garfield

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Strip by: Conor

Jon: Liz says I need to be more of a thinker
Jon {brightly}: Well, I'm glad that's over!
Garfield: Welcome back
{They stare dully at each other}

Garfield: Uh-oh, here comes Jon!
{Garfield pushes a plant off the shelf}
SFX: CRASH!
{Jon glares at Garfield, who is holding flowers above his head}

{Garfield looks towards the viewer with a surprised expression}
Garfield {glumly}: I'd like to ask for an audience
Garfield {brightly}: I'd like to ask for a volunteer from the audience!

{Garfield glances towards the viewer}
TV Host: My first guest tonight needs no introduction!
{Garfield stares at the TV}

Jon: Don't you dare
Garfield {holding a bugle}: I don't know what you're talking about
{Jon glares, presumably at Garfield off-panel}
{Jon goes back to sleep}

The author writes:

There are six possible permutations of the three panels of a Garfield strip - the original panel order, and each of the five different re-orderings shown here. Predictably, this can substantially alter the tone of a gag.

Original strips: 1979-05-10, 1984-06-11, 1996-11-28, 2005-06-09, 2012-09-14.