History WesternAnimation / Goofy

6th Apr '17 9:41:00 PM nombretomado
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->''"It is difficult to classify the characteristics of the Goof into columns of the physical and mental, because they interweave, reflect, and enhance one another. Therefore it will probably be best to mention everything all at once. Think of the Goof as a composite of an everlasting optimist, a gullible Good Samaritan, a half-wit, a shiftless, [[UncleTomFoolery good-natured colored boy]] and a hick.[[note]] He is loose-jointed and gangly, but not rubbery. He can move fast if he has to, but would rather avoid any overexertion, so he takes what seems the easiest way. He is a philosopher of the barber shop variety. No matter what happens, he accepts it finally at being for the best or at least amusing. He is willing to help anyone and offers his assistance even when it is not needed and just creates confusion. He very seldom, if ever, reaches his objective or completes what he has started. His brain being rather vapory, it is difficult for him to concentrate on any one subject. Any little distraction can throw him off his train of thought and it is extremely difficult for the Goof to keep to his purpose. Yet the Goof is not the type of half-wit that is to be pitied. He doesn't dribble, drool or shriek. He is a good-natured dumbbell that thinks he is pretty smart. He laughs at his own jokes because he can't understand any others. If he is a victim of a catastrophe, he makes the best of it immediately and his chagrin or anger melts very quickly into a broad grin. If he does something particularly stupid he is ready to laugh at himself after it all finally dawns on him. He is very courteous and apologetic and his faux pas embarrass him, but he tries to laugh off his errors. He has music in his heart even though it is the same tune forever and I see him humming to himself while working or thinking. He talks to himself because it is easier for him to know what he is thinking if he hears it first. His posture is nil. His back arches the wrong way and his little stomach protrudes. His head, stomach, and knees lead his body. His neck is quite long and scrawny. His knees sag and his feet are large and flat. He walks on his heels and his toes turn up. His shoulders are narrow and slope rapidly, giving the upper part of his body a thinness and making his arms seem long and heavy, though actually not drawn that way. His hands are very sensitive and expressive, and though his gestures are broad, they should reflect the gentleman. His shoes and feet are not the traditional cartoon dough feet. His arches collapsed long ago and his shoes should have a very definite character. Never think of the Goof as a sausage with rubber hose attachments. Though he is very flexible and floppy, his body still has a solidity and weight. The looseness in his arms and legs should be achieved through a succession of breaks in the joints rather than what seems like the waving of so much rope. He is not muscular and yet has the strength and stamina of a very wiry person. His clothes are misfits: his trousers are baggy at the knees and the pants legs strive vainly to touch his shoe tops but never do. His pants droop at the seat and stretch tightly across some distance below the crotch. His sweater fits him snugly except for the neck and his vest is much too small. His hat is of a soft material and animates a little bit. It is true that there is a vague similarity in the construction of the Goofy's head and [[PlutoThePup Pluto's]]. The use of the eyes, mouth and ears are entirely different. One is dog, the other human. The Goof's head can be thought of in terms of a caricature of a person with a pointed dome - large, dreamy eyes, buck teeth and a weak chin, a large mouth, a thick lower lip, a fat tongue and a bulbous nose that grows larger on its way out and turns up. His eyes should remain partly closed to help give him a stupid, sleepy appearance, as though he were constantly straining to remain awake, but of course, they can open wide for expressions or accents. He blinks quite a bit. His ears for the most party are just trailing appendages and are not used in the same way as Pluto's ears except for rare expressions. His brow is heavy and breaks the circle that outlines his skull. He is very bashful, yet when something very stupid has befallen him, he mugs the camera like an amateur actor with relatives in the audience, trying to cover up his embarrassment by making faces and signaling to them. He is in close contact with sprites, goblins, fairies and other such fantasia. Each object or piece of mechanism which to us is lifeless, has a soul and personality in the mind of the Goof. The improbable becomes real where the Goof is concerned. He has marvelous muscular control of his bottom. He can do numerous little flourishes with it and his bottom should be used whenever there is an opportunity to emphasize a funny position.[[/note]] [[BlatantLies This little analysis]] has covered the Goof from top to toes, and having come to his end, I end."''

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->''"It is difficult to classify the characteristics of the Goof into columns of the physical and mental, because they interweave, reflect, and enhance one another. Therefore it will probably be best to mention everything all at once. Think of the Goof as a composite of an everlasting optimist, a gullible Good Samaritan, a half-wit, a shiftless, [[UncleTomFoolery good-natured colored boy]] and a hick.[[note]] He is loose-jointed and gangly, but not rubbery. He can move fast if he has to, but would rather avoid any overexertion, so he takes what seems the easiest way. He is a philosopher of the barber shop variety. No matter what happens, he accepts it finally at being for the best or at least amusing. He is willing to help anyone and offers his assistance even when it is not needed and just creates confusion. He very seldom, if ever, reaches his objective or completes what he has started. His brain being rather vapory, it is difficult for him to concentrate on any one subject. Any little distraction can throw him off his train of thought and it is extremely difficult for the Goof to keep to his purpose. Yet the Goof is not the type of half-wit that is to be pitied. He doesn't dribble, drool or shriek. He is a good-natured dumbbell that thinks he is pretty smart. He laughs at his own jokes because he can't understand any others. If he is a victim of a catastrophe, he makes the best of it immediately and his chagrin or anger melts very quickly into a broad grin. If he does something particularly stupid he is ready to laugh at himself after it all finally dawns on him. He is very courteous and apologetic and his faux pas embarrass him, but he tries to laugh off his errors. He has music in his heart even though it is the same tune forever and I see him humming to himself while working or thinking. He talks to himself because it is easier for him to know what he is thinking if he hears it first. His posture is nil. His back arches the wrong way and his little stomach protrudes. His head, stomach, and knees lead his body. His neck is quite long and scrawny. His knees sag and his feet are large and flat. He walks on his heels and his toes turn up. His shoulders are narrow and slope rapidly, giving the upper part of his body a thinness and making his arms seem long and heavy, though actually not drawn that way. His hands are very sensitive and expressive, and though his gestures are broad, they should reflect the gentleman. His shoes and feet are not the traditional cartoon dough feet. His arches collapsed long ago and his shoes should have a very definite character. Never think of the Goof as a sausage with rubber hose attachments. Though he is very flexible and floppy, his body still has a solidity and weight. The looseness in his arms and legs should be achieved through a succession of breaks in the joints rather than what seems like the waving of so much rope. He is not muscular and yet has the strength and stamina of a very wiry person. His clothes are misfits: his trousers are baggy at the knees and the pants legs strive vainly to touch his shoe tops but never do. His pants droop at the seat and stretch tightly across some distance below the crotch. His sweater fits him snugly except for the neck and his vest is much too small. His hat is of a soft material and animates a little bit. It is true that there is a vague similarity in the construction of the Goofy's head and [[PlutoThePup [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto's]]. The use of the eyes, mouth and ears are entirely different. One is dog, the other human. The Goof's head can be thought of in terms of a caricature of a person with a pointed dome - large, dreamy eyes, buck teeth and a weak chin, a large mouth, a thick lower lip, a fat tongue and a bulbous nose that grows larger on its way out and turns up. His eyes should remain partly closed to help give him a stupid, sleepy appearance, as though he were constantly straining to remain awake, but of course, they can open wide for expressions or accents. He blinks quite a bit. His ears for the most party are just trailing appendages and are not used in the same way as Pluto's ears except for rare expressions. His brow is heavy and breaks the circle that outlines his skull. He is very bashful, yet when something very stupid has befallen him, he mugs the camera like an amateur actor with relatives in the audience, trying to cover up his embarrassment by making faces and signaling to them. He is in close contact with sprites, goblins, fairies and other such fantasia. Each object or piece of mechanism which to us is lifeless, has a soul and personality in the mind of the Goof. The improbable becomes real where the Goof is concerned. He has marvelous muscular control of his bottom. He can do numerous little flourishes with it and his bottom should be used whenever there is an opportunity to emphasize a funny position.[[/note]] [[BlatantLies This little analysis]] has covered the Goof from top to toes, and having come to his end, I end."''
22nd Feb '17 4:43:16 AM thewhitefairy
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* In the 1950's WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} 's cartoon [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQwopSZiK5E Father's day off]], [[TheKlutz Goofy]] [[ADayInHerApron replaces his wife for a day]]. A dress got wet and shrink immediately. Goofy then tries to iron it, but forget the iron on it (granted, he had to answer a phone call). It goes UpToEleven as the iron not only tear a hole in the dress , but also burn the plank, then the floor, [[HilarityEnsues and finally fell on Goofy's head who was in the room downstairs]].

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* DomesticApplianceDisaster: In the 1950's WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} 's cartoon [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQwopSZiK5E Father's day off]], [[TheKlutz Goofy]] [[ADayInHerApron replaces his wife for a day]]. A dress got wet and shrink immediately. Goofy then tries to iron it, but forget the iron on it (granted, he had to answer a phone call). It goes UpToEleven as the iron not only tear a hole in the dress , but also burn the plank, then the floor, [[HilarityEnsues and finally fell on Goofy's head who was in the room downstairs]].
22nd Feb '17 4:42:22 AM thewhitefairy
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* In the 1950's WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} 's cartoon [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQwopSZiK5E Father's day off]], [[TheKlutz Goofy]] [[ADayInHerApron replaces his wife for a day]]. A dress got wet and shrink immediately. Goofy then tries to iron it, but forget the iron on it (granted, he had to answer a phone call). It goes UpToEleven as the iron not only tear a hole in the dress , but also burn the plank, then the floor, [[HilarityEnsues and finally fell on Goofy's head who was in the room downstairs]].
5th Feb '17 7:00:58 PM HarpieSiren
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** Famously reference in ''Film/StandByMe'':
--->'''Gordie:''' If Mickey's a mouse, Donald's a duck and Pluto's a dog, then what's Goofy?
--->'''Teddy:''' Goofy's a dog. He's definitely a dog.
--->'''Vern:''' He can't be a dog. He drives a car and wears a hat.
--->'''Chris:''' Oh, God. That's weird. What the hell is Goofy?



** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/StandByMe'':
--->'''Gordie:''' If Mickey's a mouse, Donald's a duck and Pluto's a dog, then what's Goofy?
--->'''Teddy:''' Goofy's a dog. He's definitely a dog.
--->'''Vern:''' He can't be a dog. He drives a car and wears a hat.
--->'''Chris:''' Oh, God. That's weird. What the hell is Goofy?
4th Feb '17 6:30:50 AM TonyG
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* EnmityWithAnObject: To quote from Art Babbitt's analysis, "Each object or piece of mechanism which to us is lifeless, has a soul and personality in the mind of the Goof." And so, he often finds himself at odds with such objects as they seem to conspire against him.
1st Feb '17 3:48:40 PM HarpieSiren
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Oh, and for the record, he's an anthropomorphic dog.



* CartoonCreature: Though usually identified as a dog, he doesn't look much like one.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Gawrsh!" "Somthin' wrong here." "Heavens 'ta Betsy!", "**YAAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HOOOOEEEEEEEY!", "Ah-hyuck!"

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* CartoonCreature: Though usually identified as a dog, he doesn't look much like one.
one. He does, however strongly resemble Pluto.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Gawrsh!" "Somthin' wrong here." "Heavens 'ta Betsy!", "**YAAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HOOOOEEEEEEEY!", "YAAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HOOOOEEEEEEEY!", "Ah-hyuck!"


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* {{Dogface}}: He, or perhaps the many Goofy-lookalikes that populate the "How to..." shorts, are the prototypical Dogfaces.
25th Jan '17 8:52:20 PM Segal991
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* ButtMonkey: Trips and falls a lot.



%%* TheDitz

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%%* TheDitz* TheDitz: Why'd you think he's called "Goofy"?



* DogsAreDumb: Maybe not as dumb as other cartoon dogs, but he still fits the bill

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* DogsAreDumb: Maybe not as dumb as other cartoon dogs, but he still fits the billbill.



%%* IdiotHero

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%%* IdiotHero* IdiotHero: Goofy is an idiot and the main character.



%%* KindheartedSimpleton

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%%* KindheartedSimpleton* KindheartedSimpleton: Goofy might not be smart but he makes up for that in kindness.



%%* LargeHam

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%%* LargeHam* LargeHam: Goofy has his hammy moments.



%%* NiceHat

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%%* NiceHat* NiceHat: A green hat.



%%* SimpletonVoice

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%%* SimpletonVoice* SimpletonVoice: He has a deep voice to go along with his stupidity.
11th Jan '17 6:44:53 AM Tightwire
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* ThePollyanna: It is easy to sympathise with Goofy, but oddly, almost impossible to ''pity'' him. For all his innocence and mishaps, nothing can keep him down; he will try and fail, try and fail, try and fail until the end. He is happy with who he is and how the world treats him, and for those rare seconds when he ''is'' sad, he will shortly brush it off, move on, and find a way to be happy, no matter ''what.''
11th Jan '17 6:32:34 AM Tightwire
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In comic books of the 1970s, he had a SuperHero alter ego, Super Goof, that is still used in Italian and Scandinavian stories. In the 1990s, he starred in a new TV series, ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', in which he and his son, Max, moved in next door to a LighterAndSofter version of Mickey's nemesis, WesternAnimation/{{Pete}}. This led to a movie based on the series; ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie''. Goofy is the only one of the PowerTrio to get a full, non-segmented theatrical movie.

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In comic books of the 1970s, he had a SuperHero alter ego, Super Goof, that is still used in Italian and Scandinavian stories. In the 1990s, he starred in a new TV series, ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', in which he and his son, Max, moved in next door to a LighterAndSofter version of Mickey's nemesis, WesternAnimation/{{Pete}}. This led to a movie based on the series; ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie''.''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', which was successful enough to get a DTV sequel even before the Age Of Sequels. Goofy is the only one of the PowerTrio to get a full, non-segmented theatrical movie.
1st Dec '16 6:44:40 PM Prinzenick
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* VocalEvolution: Pinto Colvig, Goofy's original voice actor, played the character all the way up to his death in the mid 60's, so as time went by, his voice subtly changed to become less, well, goofy sounding. By the time he last played the character in "Goofy's Freeway Troubles" and "Donald Duck Goes West", he actually gave Goofy a slightly ''higher'' (but noticeably more worn) sounding voice than he did in the 30's and 40's cartoons.
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