Ode to Odie (Garfield and Friends)
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"Ode to Odie" is the third part of the third episode in the first season of Garfield and Friends.
In a poem rapped by Garfield, Odie wanders around the neighborhood and meets a tough dog named Butch and his flunkies.
Why It Rocks
- The plot is very funny & interesting, as it's a musical episode with Garfield rapping about how Odie wouldn't leave him alone, him trying to get rid of him and Odie wandering around the neighborhood to find a tough dog & his flunkies - and it's very well done here.
- Garfield is still a relatable & hilarious character as he just wanted to take a Sunday nap and tries everything to get Odie out of the house, and even more hilarious rappin' poem style.
- Odie is a likable and mature character as he never gives up on standing up to the tough dog & his attempts to get back at him were well structured, especially the last one where he makes friends with his flunkies.
- Although Butch was unlikable for making fun of Odie for no reason & taking his bone, along with his flunkies, at least the flunkies become concerned about Odie & tell Spike that he's in the wrong.
- Good Ending: Butch finally gets his comeuppance when Odie decides to take his flunkies with him to his house, and so, they play while Butch feels bad and miserable for bullying Odie.
- The episode title is a reference to Beethoven's ninth symphony, "Ode to Joy".