Before GARFIELD’S HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE, not many holiday specials could lay claim to the word “adventure.”
Consider the old-timey Peanuts specials. In IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN, all anybody does is sit around a pumpkin patch and wait and wait and wait. Note that Linus always carries a “security blanket” in case he falls asleep with the rest of us.
Along comes GARFIELD’S HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE in 1985. It might put a smile on your face. It might put a nightmare in your noggin. It will not put you to sleep.
The adventure begins when a hideous orange cat watches so much TV that it forgets it’s a cat! Then, amidst some sort of violent, candy-crazed panic, the gluttonous beast breaks into song, dons a pirate costume, and enslaves an innocent puppy named Odie.
(That’s how I remember it, at least.)
Who will save Halloween from the abusive Garfield’s rampage? Leave it to a lovable horde of 100% authentic pirate ghosts! They’re truly ghastly. You’ll love ‘em.
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