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Glitter Gulch (The Garfield Show)

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Glitter Gulch (The Garfield Show)
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Garfield and his friends went western with modernity combines. Not just having an old western styles, they also have ninjas, zombies, and limousines?
Series: The Garfield Show
Part of Season: 4
Episode Number: 8b-10
Air Date: March 30, 2013 (France)
July 11, 2016 (Part 1) (US)
July 12, 2016 (Part 2) (US)
July 13, 2016 (Part 3) (US)
July 14, 2016 (Part 4) (US)
July 15, 2016 (Part 5) (US)
Writer: Mark Evanier
Director: Philippe Vidal
Previous episode: The Mean Machine
Next episode: Against All Tides

"Glitter Gulch" is the fourth episode five-part special from the fourth season of The Garfield Show.


Glitter Gulch - Go West, Young Cat (Part 1)

Nermal becomes the director of a western movie that involves a gold robbery.

Glitter Gulch - Blazing Lasagna (Part 2)

Nermal has trouble finding an interesting idea for the movie, while Garfield gets into an eating competition with Bruno.

Glitter Gulch - Showdown at Vito's (Part 3)

After the contest, Garfield gets invited to Ms. Kitty Litter's dressing room to set up a trap for Bruno. Arlene then ends up in the trap.

Glitter Gulch - Life on the Stage (Part 4)

Garfield manages to save Arlene while Jon is fired. During the lunch break, Nermal wants to be in the movie.

Glitter Gulch - All That Glitters… (Part 5)

The bad guys are on their way to Glitter Gulch when Ms. Kitty Litter tells Garfield, Jon and the others about their plan. They set out for a final confrontation, with Nermal as a late addition.

Why It Rocks

  1. This is the very first The Garfield Show series that features western episodes since western are common in classic cartoons to bring the older fans especially from "Garfield and Friends" since they have several western episodes as well.
  2. The first reappearance of western related cartoon on Garfield after 22 years since the very last time they have western episodes "The Legend of Cactus Jupiter" back in 1991.
  3. The appearance of Miss Kitty Litter and the two dancer cats from Vito Saloon is the very first time this series has femme fatale cats as a nostalgia for an older "Garfield and Friends" fans as they're similar to Penelope, Mona, and Gwendolyn who was also Garfield dates as well in the older series.
  4. Nermal directing the show to show how unique when a whole episode directed by a fictional character.
  5. To make western cartoons not to be boring by the younger audiences since this show main target is for kids, they added some modern elements like zombies, ninjas, modern foods, and limousine on this episode.
  6. A variety of the characters wanting to join to having their own role on this episode like Nathan, Paddy, Neferkitty, Mama Meany, Eddie Gourmand, Mole, Sloth People, Hercules, Rottweiler, Myron, Harry, King Glorm and Mrs. Ferret despite they having no rooms for their roles to show how desirable this episode is.
  7. Garfield mentions that Mrs. Cauldron just won an Emmy Award as a homage of June Foray finally won her Emmy in this series as "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance".
  8. Great voice acting especially from US dub as expected.
  9. Dr. Whipple is a likeable villain as well in this series as he using his intelligence and slyness to get into Glitter Gulch as he using an opportunity behind the shadow rather than directly make actions.
  10. Some funny scene like zombie wanting his role, running gag of throwing pie instead of using guns (which Garfield complains at beginning because of said reason), lose control stage coach, Nermal set a limousine instead of horse which makes it hilarious, running gag of Glitter Gulch's guards who are lizards, and the finale part when Nermal set the whole cast joining together on the ending INCLUDING THE DINOSAURS!!!
  11. Great and pleasant music like, "Entertainment Tonight", "Kitty Song", "Stage Coach", "I Want to be a Cowboy", and "Western Final".
  12. Good Ending: After Dr. Whipple, Zeke, Luke, Clyde fail to capture the golden nuggets from Glitter Gulch because of the dinosaur guard, the villains giving themselves to Garfield, Odie, Jon, and Nermal and arrested. Jon having his job back as a sheriff while Garfield and Odie have their job back as the deputy. Arlene and Miss Kitty Litter become best friends and Garfield reunite with Arlene and promise her to eat healthy food that she serves. And the finale funny part when Nermal sends the whole cast for the ending which ends up a very surreal results.

Bad Qualities

  1. One of the prisoners in a latter seen free from jail to show how they're using a reused model of western kid instead of something that obvious like Mama Meany or Dr. Puzzle instead.
  2. The clue that Jon have to find The Mustache Mob are way too obvious as it's written "They Have Mustaches" only which makes him unable to notice who are the real mustache mobs are since they have a detachable mustaches.
  3. Too much breaking the fourth wall. Not just Garfield this time but almost the rest of the character that appears especially Nermal do the same thing.