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1st January 1979
POW! - -
1st January 1980
So this is 1980. - - Feels about the same.
1st January 1981
So this is 1981. - A brand new year fresh with new promise. - Big, fat, hairy deal.
1st January 1982
I HAVE IT! - I'll make a million dollars. - Sympathy cards for dieters.
1st January 1983
- ZOOM! - The early cat gets the jelly-filled donut.
1st January 1984
Oh boy, what a party, I ate too much. - I gotta get up and exercise. Here I go. - Okay, here I go o the count of three...one, two, three and up! - Up...up and exercise. Come on, Garfield. You can do it. - This time I'm really going to do it. Here go the legs lifting the body...now! - This time I'm really, really going to do it...one, two, three...Hi ya! - Have you been up today, Garfield? I think so.
1st January 1985
That was some new year's celebration last night, wasn't it, Garfield? Did anyone get the license number of the party that hit me? - Are you going to get up today? No way! I got up yesterday and look what happened to me! - Not feeling well, huh? It would take two of me to feel worse.
1st January 1986
Do you wanna go out, boys? - Do you? Huh? Huh? Do you? - OKAY! GO FOR IT! Now we're too tired.
1st January 1987
It's time to clean the fridge, Garfield. I'll call a S.W.A.T. team. - Grim. - I haven't seen these olives in years. And it's only halfway back.
1st January 1988
Z - Oh, no! What happened to my toes?! -
1st January 1989
- Garfield! You missed my new year's party! Define, "party". - Well, we had a great time without you. Bobbing for seedless grapes in fruit punch isn't my idea of a great time. - I suppose you went to some wild blowout. That's what the SWAT team called it. - WE PLAYED PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY We played pin the tail on the host. - Things got pretty out of hand when Mr. Beasley turned the Polka record up to 78 RPM! Whoa, fella! Spare my sensibilities! - Oh well, bedtime. Come, Simba. UNGHAHHH!
1st January 1990
Here it is, new year's day. - Time to celebrate, Garfield style! - Z
1st January 1991
CLANG! CLANG! Wake up! Fix me breakfast! - Whew! Look at those eyes! You should get to bed earlier. - HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU, TOO!
1st January 1992
That's enough tummy scratching for one day. - You mean I should turn over so you can scratch my back? - GET UP! You mean I should stand, so you can scratch my tummy AND my back?
1st January 1993
This year I resolve to sleep no more than eight hours a day! - So let's see...eight hours a day times 365, divided by 24...is...121 and 2/3 days! - Going to bed? Yup. Wake me on may third.
1st January 1994
Winter is such a peaceful season. - AIEEE! - Except for the occasional neck caught in the zipper.
1st January 1995
Garfield! Wake up! - Come on, Garfield! Time's wasting! - It's a new year, pal. Time for a new start! - There's a new world out there with new challenges! - And it's all mine! - TALLYHO!! - New year, new start, new world, same Jon.
1st January 1996
HAPPY NEW- - SPLUT! - Monday.
1st January 1997
- YOING oing oing oing oing - Whoo! What a night! Happy new year.
1st January 1998
It's a new year, Garfield! - I resolve to be less geeky, and more sophisticated. - ...he said as he blew chocolat emilk bubbles into his Binky the Clown mug.
1st January 1999
How was your new yearr's party? I had a blast. - - And how was your microwave popcorn and late-late show? I hate you.
1st January 2000
A toast: to the new year! - clink - This does not bode well... It's not a very good sign, either.
1st January 2001
Here's your mail. - And here's the mailman's wallet. - Leave the poor man alone! Boy, are his kids ugly.
1st January 2002
Everyone should do their best. - - Which, hopefully, will allow me to get by without doing much of anything!
1st January 2003
- - Happy new year. Not from where I'M standing.
1st January 2004
Who knows what the future holds? Less of this, I hope. - Maybe medical science will make major advances. - Like curing those little floaty specks at the edge of our vision. And the big one in the middle of mine.
1st January 2005
* HONNNK!!! - You do that to me every year! But what better way to start the year. - -than with a cruel laugh at your expense?
1st January 2006
It's new year's eve resolution time, Garfield. Go for it. - This year I resolve to grow a moustache! - A bigm HONKING moustache! - And I resolve to work out! - And to let my hair grow long and wavy! - And to put you on a diet. - Heck with it. Wanna order a pizza? Make it TWO.
1st January 2007
We ought to make new year's resolutions. - HA HA HA HA HA - No, seriously. Please, let's not spoil the moment.
1st January 2008
Okay, so maybe Greta didn't work out as a pet sitter...I'm sorry. - - How'd she bend the couch, anyway? Doing a clean and jerk with it.
1st January 2009
1st January 2010
Well, Garfield, we survived another holiday season. - Now all we have to do is survive another year. - Or just today. Have I told you how much I enjoy these little pep talks?
1st January 2011
- Z - Z Z
1st January 2012
- - Hey there, guy! - Hi, boy! - Howdy-doo! * - Sigh... - It's lonely being a scale on new year's day.
1st January 2013
Garfield, I'm taking the personal-hygiene pledge. - I promise to brush my teeth every day. - Even if I'm not going anywhere. This is a cult, right?
1st January 2014
We all have our faults, Garfield. - However, some may have more faults than others. - Waaaay more. Is this leading to a compliment?
1st January 2015
My resolution is to be more sensitive to the feelings of others. - SMACK - That HURT! I feel your pain.
1st January 2016
Jon's looking at his photo album. - Farm memories... - The livestock section.
1st January 2017