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No. 4502: Garfield Minus Thoughts

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Garfield Minus Thoughts

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=4502

Strip by: KelpTheGreat

{6 strips stacked on top of each other}
First strip:
{Garfield is walking nonchalantly. He stops in his tracks and his eyes go wide when he comes across Jon, who has a very manic grin frozen on his face. Garfield's eyes shift to stare into the fourth wall, and he looks afraid}
Second strip:
Jon: You know what the world needs?
{Garfield opens his eyes wide, smiles broadly, and flings his arms out}
Jon {annoyed}: Why do I talk to you?
{Garfield adopts a smug expression and points both his thumbs at himself}
Third strip:
{Garfield is standing in a yard by himself, with a neutral expression. A dog, walking upright and wearing a wristwatch, walks past Garfield}
Dog: Bark!
{Garfield turns his head to face the fourth wall, with the same neutral expression}
Fourth strip:
Jon: Garfield. Are you sticking to your diet?
{Garfield has a smug expression}
Jon: There are donuts missing
Jon: How do you explain that?
{Garfield puts his arms out to his sides, keeping the same smug expression}
Fifth strip:
Jon: You know, Garfield, I often wonder if I could have been a doctor
{Garfield is closely examining one of his fingers. He puts it up right into Jon's face, to give him a better look. Jon's eyes bug out and he faints. Garfield stares down at Jon, on the floor}
Sixth strip:
Jon: I was just feeding the pigeons in the park
{Garfield has a look of surprise}
{Jon leaves; Garfield has a look of delight. Garfield turns his head to face the fourth wall, still looking delighted}

The author writes:

I was going to just make the top strip, but then I noticed that a lot of other strips from around the same time period were funn(y/ier) when they also had just Garfield's thought bubbles removed. And it's an easy edit, so you get five bonus strips.

And yes, this obviously isn't the first time this has been done.

Original strips: 2015-04-11, 2015-04-21, 2015-04-25, 2015-05-13, 2015-05-16, 2015-06-05, 2015-08-21.