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No. 4533: Harpofield

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Harpofield

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Strip by: U. N. Owen

Garfield: Shoo-doop boowa, shoo-doop boowa
Garfield {singing}: If a nightingale could sing like you
Garfield {singing}: They'd sing much better than they do
Garfield {singing}: For you for you for you for you
[Garfield turns to look angrily at record player]
Record Player: For you for you for you for you for you for you for you
SFX: Ka-chunk! {Garfield hits the record player}
Garfield {singing}: Sweet Adeline...

The author writes:

This is based on the classic Marx Brothers comedy Monkey Business, where they play stowaways on an ocean liner. In order to get off the ship, they each pretend to be a famous actor, Maurice Chevalier, and sing a song of his to "prove" their "identity". Harpo, who is mute, pulls this off by hiding a record player behind his back, similar to a certain striped cat years later...

Original strip: 1985-06-30.