series premiered in 1978.
dominant character is an orange-furred, black-striped,
and excessively fat cat named Garfield. He has an
attitude (or two) and is the indisputable king of the
house which is owned by the nerdie Jon Arbuckle, and
where Odie, a dopey yellow-furred dog of indeterminable
race, also lives.
The character of Garfield is named after Davis' grandfather James Garfield Davis, who in turn was named after former U.S. president James Garfield.