On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the 1989 Thanksgiving TV special, Garfield’s Thanksgiving. I start off the show talking about the pecking order of holiday specials. It is my belief that you should give some of the “B-Team” specials a chance and I hope I can ease you into moving away from the larger ones with Garfield’s Thanksgiving.
After my story, I move onto the special itself. I discuss the man who created Garfield and its evolution in the comic strip, the cast of the special, the plot and much much more.
I really do enjoy Garfield Specials. That cat is iconic and although wildly popular, I don’t think these specials get the respect the deserve, so I hope you will check it out.
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- I had more info about other holiday special in my story. I cut them out to focus on A-team vs. B-Team specials.
- Cut down the plot recap. I was way too detailed. I might as well have done a teleplay.
- I cut out music from the show. I played clips. Never sure about playing music on the show from these places, so I cut it out. Also cut out Hardball! music.
- My rant about how great grandmothers was cut. Still think Nanas rule!
- I removed two other Garfield commercials from the show. All make me smile, but felt like padding.
- The closing music in the show is actually a very long piece. I play very little of it. This bums me out. Wish I had a longer closing credits.
- This show is SUPER SHORT. Hope that is okay. Pre-final cut it was about 4 minutes longer. This moves very quickly, so hope that is okay.
Thanks for listening to the show and I hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.