September 3rd, 1979
Nermal has a Personal Cuteness Trainer who makes the kitten do fifty sets of “Eyelash Bats” every day.
Favorite Insult for Garfield:
“Is it hard to talk with six chins?”
Nermal calls himself “The World’s Cutest Kitten.” He often ridicules Garfield’s looks and age, but Garfield gets in his licks. He often mails Nermal to Abu Dhabi.
Nermal was introduced as a kitten belonging to Jon’s parents, but now he’s just a neighborhood cat who simply wanders into Garfield’s house to annoy the crabby tabby.
On the Garfield and Friends TV show, Nermal’s voice was provided by a woman, leading to fan confusion over whether he was a boy or girl kitten. In Mexico and Latin America, Nermal is known as Telma – a female cat.