1st appearance: December 17, 1980
Main characteristics: Garfield’s official girlfriend in the story. Arlene is a gap-toothed gal with a pouty pucker! Arlene brings a bit of romance to Garfield’s life, but don’t look for anything serious to develop. Garfield is still looking for a mate who accept him for what he is…perfect in every way.
Catchphrase: “Love means sharing your dinner…I’m not holding my breath for Garfield.”