About 15 years ago, I remember a *Garfield * comic strip, set at the vet’s office, where Jon was trying to impress the veterinarian so he could get her to go out with him. He ‘suavely’ drank out of a glass that was sitting there, and the doctor told him he could expect healthy puppies (or something similar).
I really, really want to find it again (like, who wouldn’t?), so I spent too much stupid time at the Garfield site going through archives.
I can’t find it! The closest I can find is the week that starts with this one, but Monday’s strip (rthe one I linked to) is not part of the story, which starts ‘abruptly,’ on Tuesday, IMO.
Is Garfield.com bowdlerizing the archive? Is that not the ‘real’ Garfield from 10/7/91? Note that the copyright on that date is 1991 PAWS Inc, whereas the rest of the week is United Features Syndicate.
Isn’t there anyone who remembers this particular strip, or can tell me where to find it?
At least, a strip vaguely similar to it. I’m fairly sure that the implication was not that Jon was drinking dog semen, though I was young enough back then that I wouldn’t have understood if it was. I think it was some other substance.
Anyway, I’d be willing to bet it was in one of the first 10 books, if that helps at all. We collected them when I was a kid, and that’s where I seem to remember seeing it.
At first that looked funny (Exactly 61 thousandths of a comic strip!), and then I realized that mkl12, like most of the world, probably uses ‘.’ for ‘,’ in numbers, and thus the Amercian version would be 10,061.
The PAWS copyright notice appears on some of the older strips in the archive as well which should have a United Features copyright, including the very first strip from 1978. The strip was distributed by United Features until sometime in the mid-1990s when the rights to the Garfield character were purchased by PAWS, which was founded by Garfield’s creator, Jim Davis. Some of the old strips have been colorized as well, while some still appear in black and white.
He actually doesn’t know the exact date. He was curious if the 10/7/91 strip was the same one that appears on the site. HazelNutCoffee, many of the Garfield collections keep the copyright notice and date of publication on the strip (which I like, since most strip collections omit these). Does your book show the date and year?
I really think that if a veterinarian saw someone drink dog semen they wouldn’t say “you are going to give birth to a fine, healthy litter of puppies” I think they’d just say “Hey, doofus! You just drank a steamin’ cup of fido jizz!”.