1589: Cat Memes

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Cat Memes
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Made by: DanielBT


This strip compares some older Garfield strips with cat-related Internet memes:

  • Tardar Sauce, aka "Grumpy Cat", whose perpetually dissatisfied-looking face (actually the result of feline dwarfism) fits well with Garfield's general demeanor;
  • "Nyan Cat", a pixel animation of a cat with a Pop-Tart for a body flying through space and leaving a rainbow trail behind it, is accompanied by one of Garfield's rare energetic moments;
  • "Happy Cat", the original LOLcat, asking "I can has cheezburger?", is accompanied by Garfield eating several hamburgers at once while declaring his love for them;
  • "Ceiling Cat", a cat peeking through a hole in the wall, versus Garfield putting glue on his feet and standing on the wall;
  • and finally, "Longcat", whose famous length befits Garfield's rubber arms.

The author writes:[edit]

No matter what popular Internet cat meme, it seems that Garfield got there first.

Original strips: 1979-04-03, 1986-08-10, 1980-12-14, 1984-08-26, 1982-12-12.


Caption: Grumpy Cat

Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal.

Caption: Nyan Cat

SFX: Poing!

Caption: Cheezburger cat

Garfield: Oh boy! Hamburgers! I love hamburgers!

Caption: Ceiling Cat

Garfield This is going to be fun.

Caption: Loooongcat

{Garfield using stretchy arms to reach for Jon's food}


  • Apparently, there was some sort of mistake in the description when this comic was first posted. It was later fixed, of course.
  • This strip was accidentally re-posted on September 30th, six days later, with the aforementioned mistake intact. It was later replaced with "Violence-Free Garfield" (by the same author) and inspired "The Problem with Webcomic Buffers" and "Web Affair".