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Garfield, of course, is the orange kitty who made his 1978 debut in Jim Davis' comic strip and has since starred in numerous TV specials, two feature films and a couple of video games. Garfield has been around so long he's even been honored with Garfield Minus Garfield, a project where creator Dan Walsh erases the cat from its own strip, granting Davis' jokes a different meaning along the way.
The Garfield-Stray pairing was a match made in heaven: orange kitty meets orange kitty. So, Chris Rubino created a downloadable Stray mod called Garfield -- Cartoon Edition, and there's just something funny about seeing the familiar chubby-faced Garfield going on adventures in Stray.