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->''"It's hard to be cool when your dad is Goofy."''


'''''A Goofy Movie''''' is a 1995 animated film from {{Disney}}, starring, of course, {{Goofy}}.

As in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', Goofy is a single father to teenage Max Goof. After Max gets into trouble on the last day of school, Goofy becomes worried that he hasn't been spending enough time with Max, and decides to take him on a father-son road trip. Max, however, is embarrassed by his dad, and is more worried about impressing the girl of his dreams, Roxanne. When the road trip means he'll have to miss a date with her, he claims it's because Goofy is taking him to a concert in Los Angeles, where he will appear on stage. HilarityEnsues.

The film was directed by Kevin Lima, who would go on to direct Disney's ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 102 Dalmatians]]'' and ''{{Film/Enchanted}}'', but ''A Goofy Movie'' was not animated by Disney's main animation team in Burbank, but farmed out to studios in Australia, Canada, and France.

''A Goofy Movie'' was pretty successful in theaters, and eventually got a direct-to-video sequel, ''An Extremely Goofy Movie'' (2000). The sequel covers Max going to college, while Goofy [[BackToSchool joins him]]. The first film is considered by some to be an underrated classic, with some clever comedic bits and some heart and soul between Max and Goofy's relationship.

While both movies have plenty of the classic Goofy slapstick, they do not rely entirely on them for their humor. And even better, they also possess some genuinely touching father-son moments between Goofy and Max.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: By Goofy in "Nobody Else But You" to pull off a PainfulRhyme.
-->''Who deserves a hero's trophy / as we face each cata-STRO-PHE?''
* AccidentalDanceCraze:
** Max gets a [[SquirrelsInMyPants possum in his pants]], and everybody claps along and dances with him.
** The "perfect cast" turns into a dance craze at the end.
* {{Adorkable}}: All protestations to the contrary, Max ''is'' Goofy's son, so this is to be expected. However, even smart, pretty, and popular girl Roxanne shows quite a bit of this in the scenes she's in. It goes a long way in having the audience root for the relationship. PJ also shows quite a bit of this not only but especially in the RV cleaning scene.
* AdvertisedExtra: Bobby was given lots of screentime in the trailer to the detriment of Roxanne, Pete and [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer especially PJ]], as well as being prominently displayed on the cover art. He is used in ''five'' scenes, four of which are in the first act (he technically appears in one other scene but doesn't do anything and isn't acknowledged), contributes only one thing to the plot, and disappears without even a mention for the entire second act of the movie and most of the third.[[note]]This is most likely due to the fact that Bobby was essentially a stand-in for voice actor Pauly Shore who, at the time of the film's release, was still a relatively well-known media celebrity.[[/note]]
* TheAllegedCar: Goofy's much abused car (essentially a [[ShoutOut thinly veiled]] cartoon version of the [[TheAllegedCar AMC Pacer]], a real-life alleged car).
* AlternateContinuity: It's unclear whether the movies are meant to be in the same canon as the TV show; while they don't ''drastically'' alter anything, there is some evidence to suggest they aren't in the same continuity (the complete disappearance of Peg, Pistol, and the family pets, Max and Goofy apparently living in a different house, Pete having a different job, and the altered character designs). The most popular explanation for everything that has changed is that... well... [[GrowingUpSucks things changed]]. There are several years between the series and the films, and they involve Max and PJ maturing from kids into teenagers. The story didn't need Peg or Pistol to be there - Pete's not at home at all during the first movie, and only has four minutes of screen time in the second.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: One of the main reasons that Goofy and Max's relationship is in such a poor condition at the start of the movie is that Goofy, though a loving father, is incredibly embarrassing, and still treats Max like he's a little kid, rather than a grown teenager with maturing concerns.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Powerline has brown skin, but we don't know his ethnicity; it's implied that he could be African - American. However he has this look probably to resemble Tevin Campbell who voices him.
* AMFMCharacterization: Early on, Max and Goofy have a Dueling Banjos moment over the radio between Goofy's cassette of "High Hopes" and Max's rock radio station. Not only does this show a lot about each character, it highlights the generation gap between them, all without saying an actual word.
* AnimatedMusical
* AnimationBump: The animation is consistently good throughout the movie, but you do notice a difference for the climactic scenes (especially all of the dance moves at the concert).
* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: The entire film is one, since Goofy really wanted to get closer to his son because he heard "something's wrong when a kid doesn't spend time with his parents" and then that Max was in danger of being executed eventually--of course, given that the people who told him this were [[AbusiveParents Pete]] and [[DeanBitterman Principal Mazur]], his information was less than reliable. Max, meanwhile, didn't want to engage in the bonding mostly because of the ''timing''. See PoorCommunicationKills.
* BeYourself: Max tells a CelebrityLie to Roxanne to get her to like him, but when he confesses that it was a lie and why he told it, Roxanne informs him that she already liked him ever since she first heard his [[SharedFamilyQuirks laugh]].
* BeautyMark: Roxanne has one.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Bigfoot appears when Max and Goofy are at the campground. He chases them into their car and messes with their stuff.
* BlatantLies: Pete saying to Goofy, "I just hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...".
* BodyWipe: When Pete is bowling and makes PJ knock down one pin. Pete is cheering, "WOOHOO! STRIKE-OLA!" and he jumps into the camera filling up the screen and then jumping right out. And also when Goofy takes a tire out of his trunk, the camera zooms out of his mouth and he and Max are seen riding a rollercoaster.
* BrakeAngrily: Goofy does this not long after Max fails his SecretTestOfCharacter - namely, [[spoiler: lying about which way to go to get to their original destination, taking them to LA instead]].
* BrattyHalfPint: Pete is tasked with taking a picture of a little girl who kicks him in the shins and won't sit still until he ''velcros'' her to the seat (and even then she eventually runs away leaving her diaper behind). Her mother looks understandably exhausted.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Max's friend Bobby is quite quirky and accepts payment in the form of spray-on cheese (which he eats raw) but no one else has the expertise to rig the school AV system to pull the stunt Max does.
* BusmansHoliday: A literal example. A joke in "After Today" is that the school bus driver will spend his summer vacation "sitting on his butt", which is his job anyway.
* TheCameo:
** WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck appear for a line or two as hitch-hikers during a musical number. Later Mickey can be seen for a second among the audience during the movie's ConcertClimax.As if that wasn't enough already, Max has a Mickey phone on his nightstand.
** Disney/{{Bambi}} and [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]] appear as [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies stuffed animals]] at Goofy's workplace.
** A nightlight in the cheesy motel the crew stays at bears a striking resemblance to Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. She can also be seen on a placard on stage (perhaps remnants of a school musical?) when Max sings "Stand Out".
* CaptainErsatz: The nerds are dressed up in what appear to be ''Franchise/StarTrek'' uniforms, but their insignia is upside-down.
* CelebrityLie: Max telling Roxanne he'll be at the Powerline concert.
* CementShoes: On the open road, a car drives by with a guy tied up in the trunk with cement shoes, though he is not actually shown being killed.
* ChekhovsSkill: The Perfect Cast. First used by Goofy as a means to kick off the Bigfoot subplot, later used during the climax [[spoiler:by Max, to rescue his dad from falling to his death.]] This also becomes a ChekhovsBoomerang in the ConcertClimax.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Peg and Pistol (Pete's wife and daughter), as well as family pets Chainsaw and Waffles from ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Goofy walks in on Max as his trouser fall down to reveal StockUnderwear. He also walks in on the backup singer at the Powerline concert, changing in her dressing room, revealing a lacy one-piece undergarment.
* ComicTrio: Max, PJ, and Bobby act as this during the production of the "Stand Out" stunt. Max, who came up with the stunt plan, is the schemer; Bobby, whose technological expertise was required for the stunt, is the follower; and PJ, who was the only one willing (or able) to voice that the plan might be a bad idea, is the powerless. However, PlayedWith in that it took more to get Bobby involved than it did for PJ (an actual "[[TrademarkFavoriteFood fee]]" vs. [[TheDragAlong just talking him into it again]]).
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: This exchange happens when Goofy and Max first encounter Bigfoot:
-->'''Max;''' [[OhCrap Dad, it's BIGFOOT!!]]\\
'''Goofy:''' (holding a video camera) Could you back up a bit, Mr. Foot? You're out of focus.
* ConcertClimax: During "I 2 I", Max gets onstage at the Powerline concert ''and'' his relationship with Goofy is repaired.
* ConspicuouslyLightPatch: Most noticeable when dealing with Max's hat at Lester's Possum Park, which changes art style when thrown out the window.
* CoolCar: Although the car ends up TheAllegedCar, it ''floats'' and survives all the way back home. And then ''explodes'' in the movie's final scene.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: In addition to Max and Goofy's [[PoorCommunicationKills communication problems]], none of the problems would have happened if Max hadn't gotten in trouble at school with the "Stand Out" stunt, which he did to impress Roxanne. At the end of the movie, Roxanne reveals that she liked him ''before'' he pulled the stunt.
* CounterpointDuet: "On the Open Road" starts out as one of these before becoming a CrowdSong. Goofy sings one upbeat verse, then Max sings a sarcastic one, and then they each sing one on top of the other in the same tones as before.
* CrappyCarnival: Lester's Possum Park, which seems to mainly consist of a malfunctioning animatronics show, one guy in a costume (who harasses Max until he hits him), and flash photography taken with ''live'' possums who aren't even contained.
* CreepyChild: The little girl at Lester's Possum Park, particularly her big toothy grin.
* CrowdSong: "On the Open Road", sung by all the various people in traffic, and "After Today", sung by many of the students.
* CurseCutShort: "My life's a living-" "HELL-o little buddy!"
* DarkerAndEdgier: While not a "dark" film by any means, it definitely is more serious than the TV series at points. Goofy's and Max's father-son relationship was never in such turmoil in the TV show.
* DeanBitterman: In addition to making Max's end-of-year stunt sound like a ''gang fight'' and implying he should be ''executed'' for it, the principal of Max's high school is apparently out to ruin his students' summer by planning events that involve ''coming to school and learning''.
-->'''Mazur''': How about - Science Slumberparties?!
* DeathGlare:
** When Bobby says, "Hey, that Goof kid ain't there!" during the ConcertClimax, [[ShipperOnDeck Stacey]] gives him a big one.
** Roxanne's dad gives a couple of these to Max when he comes over to see Roxanne.
* DelayedReaction: It takes Goofy a couple seconds to realize that he should be afraid that he and Max are steadily approaching [[InevitableWaterfall a waterfall]].
* DemotedToExtra: Despite Goof Troop being about the Goof and Pete families, and Max, PJ, Goofy and Pete getting equal attention, this film is all about Max and Goofy.
* DescriptionCut:
** When Pete walks out of the RV, Max asks him if PJ is with him. Pete answers that PJ's "loafing around in there somewhere." The scene cuts to show PJ buffing the floors and dusting the trophies while singing and dancing.
** When they meet at the Neptune Inn, Pete tells Goofy that the RV's extension cord is tiny and unnoticeable before ordering PJ to carry it in. When PJ enters the room, he visibly strains under the weight of a massive, conspicuous pile of tubes.
* DisneyAnimatedCanon: ''A Goofy Movie'' is not part of the official canon due to its ties to ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' and the fact that it was not produced by the core Disney team in Burbank, but there are a lot of fans who would argue that it should be included, especially since it's a musical.
* DodgyToupee: Principal Mazur's hairpiece, which flies off of his head when Max slides down the banister next to him in "After Today."
* DotingParent: Goofy goes out of his way to give Max lots of attention. Makes sense, seeing as how Goofy's wife is gone and he's the only one taking care of his son.
* ExactEavesdropping: Pete just happens to open the door to the hotel room right when PJ is berating Max for his lack of foresight in [[spoiler: changing the map]]. And of course he repeats so the antagonist can hear.
* EyeCam: Max, recovering from the news that Dad's dragging him on a vacation.
* {{Fainting}}: Max does an emotional faint when he realizes that Goofy is going to take him on vacation.
* FanDisservice: Pete wearing nothing but a pink Speedo = YE GADS!
* FlatWhat: Goofy says this in response to Pete telling him that Max had changed their road map so that they are heading to Los Angeles. During the same conversation, Pete responds the same way when Goofy refuses to believe him.
-->'''Pete:''' Your kid's dupin' ya.\\
'''Goofy:''' What do you mean?\\
'''Pete:''' Well, I heard the little mutant telling PJ that he changed the map so... you're headin' straight to L.A., pal.\\
'''Goofy:''' What.\\
'''Pete:''' Oh, you tried, Goof. He's just a bad kid, that's all.\\
'''Goofy:''' I don't believe you.\\
'''Pete:''' What.\\
'''Goofy:''' I don't believe you, Pete.\\
'''Pete:''' Well, hey, don't take my word for it. Check your map.
* FoodPorn: The pizza Max and PJ eat looks delicious and is animated perfectly.
* FreezeFrameBonus:
** The first time Goofy opens the map, pause it, and you'll see the Goof family has misspelled their family name three times, other humorous misspellings, and a "go back for tent".
** If you freeze frame at the right time during the first photo session at Goofy's work, you can see red eyes during a camera flash.
** When Goofy is changing Max into his fishing gear if you freeze frame at the right moment you can see Max's bare ass.
** A heart balloon and a Mickey ears balloon appear during the final verse of "On the Open Road".
** During "I 2 I", if you freeze frame the crowd shot after the security guard gets knocked into the screen, you can see Mickey Mouse, a viking, an unimpressed-looking Max lookalike, and a non-anthropomorphic goat in the crowd.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Averted. Pete is quite obviously drinking beer.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: "On the Open Road" shows, among other things, a person floating away on a crowd of balloons, a dancing corpse, and a guy tied up in a trunk during the last verse.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Max is clearly staring at some girls' asses at one point. They walk off the camera, but we can see his eyes drop down.
** One side character in the first act of the movie is VERY scantily clad, and after Max's Powerline stunt, one can see her adjust her top a little to reveal more cleavage before approaching him. She is notably voiced by Julie Brown, who voiced Minerva Mink in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
* GoodParents: In both movies Goofy is an exceptionally caring and supportive parent, if a little doting and bumbling.
* GoodTimesMontage: The stops between the diner and the Neptune Inn are shown this way. These stops include an amusement park, a monster truck rally, a baseball game, waterskiing, watching a mime, bat caves, and a giant ball of yarn, as well as [[TheAllegedCar several car maintenance stops]].
* GoofySuit: Max runs into a man in a Lester suit at Lester's Possum Park, and after said costumed man successfully invades Max's personal space, he smacks his mask backwards after which a group of kids pile on top of him and drag him off-screen.
* HeroicBSOD: Goofy shuts down for a while after he learns [[spoiler:Max has changed the route on the road map.]]
* HilarityEnsues: Well, this is A ''Goofy'' Movie.
* HookedUpAfterwards: Done with the pals of the OfficialCouple. Max's Pauly Shore-voiced friend Bobby has such a hook-up with Roxanne's valley-girl best friend Stacey, when they both reach for Bobby's can of cheez whiz that he dropped. Bobby lifts his dark sunglasses and smiles at her, and Stacey gives him a brace-filled smile back. It's a cute/quirky moment, but there is absolutely no lead-up to it whatsoever.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Goofy has somehow gotten the idea that ''[[AbusiveParents Pete]]'' is "good with kids" and believes everything he tells him--which helps him believe Principal Mazur's exaggerated account about Max that turns him into an OverprotectiveDad, and briefly take to heart Pete's [[ToxicFriendInfluence parenting advice]] which is to keep your kid "under your thumb", which unsurprisingly upsets Max even further. Later on, Goofy does seem to realize his folly... [[CryingWolf unfortunately, by that point Pete is actually telling the truth.]]
* IWantSong: "After Today"; Max wants two things: to win Roxanne's heart and to turn his reputation around. He achieves both goals by the end of "Stand Out", although he thinks he hasn't finished the first one.
* InevitableWaterfall: Played for drama, surprisingly.
-->'''Goofy:''' Ah-hyuck. A waterfall. ({{beat}}) '''[[OhCrap A WATER]][[DelayedReaction FALL?!]]'''
* IronicEcho: When Goofy and Max go on the road the first time, Goofy tries to entertain Max by playing 20 questions and even though Max is disinterested, he guesses Creator/WaltDisney which Max says is right. Later, after [[spoiler: Goofy discovers that Max changed the map and Max chooses the wrong direction, infuriating Goofy]], Max tries (and fails) to break the tension by playing the exact same game in reverse.
* {{Jerkass}}: Pete. Not just to his own son PJ by forcing him in hard labor, but to Max as well. He deviously listened in to Max's confession to PJ about him changing the directions on Goofy's map, then goes and tells this to Goofy with false sympathy. Though the way he went about telling him was more out of being an ass than as a "concerned friend".
* KickTheDog: Most of what Pete does to PJ, while unkind, serves some selfish purpose. However, when he offers to give him a high-five, takes it back, and then laughs at him for falling for it (which visibly upsets him), it serves no purpose other than to demonstrate that Pete's parenting advice is not to be trusted.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Max describes Goofy as "highly animated" in "Nobody Else But You." While Max was referring to his personality, it can also refer to the fact that he's a cartoon character.
* LimitedAnimation: Some background characters are subject to this, particularly in the concert scenes. At Stacey's party, no one but Stacey, Roxanne, and Bobby move ''at all''.
* LimitedWardrobe: Goofy and Max didn't pack a change of clothes, it seems.
* LivingMacGuffin: Roxanne is the reason Max decides to [[spoiler: change the destination from Lake Destiny to Hollywood]].
* LotsOfLuggage: Pete's idea of camping is parking his state-of-the-art RV in the middle of the woods. When parked, the RV expands into a home away from home, with a kitchen, living room with a big screen TV, a bowling alley on the roof, and a bunch of other modern devices. Pete also barely spends any time out in the actual outdoors, but still considers it camping.
* MatchCut: After Goofy discovers [[spoiler:Max's altered road map]], he goes to lay on the bed in his motel apartment, with a closeup shown of his glum face. The camera slowly tilts and fades to him and Max back on the road, with Goofy still wearing the same expression on his face.
* MissingMom: Like in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', we have no clue, nor ever a mention of Max's mother - whoever she was, if she's either divorced from Goofy or died. It is more likely than not that she died giving birth to Max though no specifics were ever made to give clarity to that. Moreover, we never really see the mothers of Max's friends who are never really mentioned, either (including the [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome removed Peg]]) - we only see their fathers (Pete and Roxanne's growling father).
* MoodWhiplash:
** From a nice father-son bonding moment... [[spoiler:to falling off of a waterfall.]]
** And before that, when Bigfoot initially appears, he's a generally comical character, but menacingly chases Max and Goofy in a very tense, but short chase, then he goes right back to being comical as soon as he finds the Goofs stuff and messes around with it and ''again'' goes back to being menacing when Goofy and Max try to get Alphabet Soup, [[RuleOfThree and then back to comical]].
** The principal's office scene follows up Bobby's "Leaning Tower of Cheesa" pun and related PluckyComicRelief antics with a visibly and audibly terrified PJ dreading an inevitable harsh punishment, and then back to Bobby being silly... until he's called into the office where he's serious briefly, and then back to silly again. At this point in the movie, even the ''score'' has severe Mood Whiplash, flipping between casually happy-sounding music and dramatic music every couple of lines.
* TheMusical: Interestingly, of the six songs performed in the movie, only three of them are of the classic "spontaneously bursting into song" variety. The other three all [[SourceMusic have in-universe justifications for being there]].
* MythologyGag: When Goofy announces the road trip with his "best buddy", Max asks if he means WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck.
* NeverMyFault: Goofy. Yes, ''Goofy''. When their car starts rolling down the mountain, he blames Max for both the car running away and the door being locked. Max retorts that the locked door was on Goofy's side. Goofy then blames Max for distracting him and tells Max he should have put the brakes on himself, then he accidentally breaks it. Max uses that to show that Goofy "ruins everything". Then Goofy accuses Max of "ruining the vacation". Then Max told him he never even wanted to come and should have just let him stay home. Only then does Goofy reveal the ''real'' reason for this vacation: Max's school principal called Goofy and Max even had been lying to his father, which Max argues he did because Goofy was ruining his life. The argument ends with Goofy protesting that he just wanted to spend time with his son and not allow them to become any more distant.
-->'''Goofy:''' You're my son, Max. No matter how big you get, you'll always be my son.
* NightmareSequence: The very start of the film is Max having one where [[TransformationTrauma he turns into his dad]].
* TheNineties:
** Quite notably a product of its era. Lacks most of the grungy stereotypes, but there's flannel everywhere, Max's hoodie is an obvious clue, baggy pants are in, ''etc''. Also, Pauly Shore.
** Powerline is the ultimate early-90s pop star amalgam of Music/{{Prince}} [[XMeetsY and]] Music/MichaelJackson with a healthy scoop of Bobby Brown thrown in just because.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Many have noted that the Powerline's singing voice and dance moves resemble those of Music/MichaelJackson.
* NonSequiturThud: While Goofy and Max were spending a night in the their car:
-->'''Goofy:''' (''half-asleep'') How many cups of sugar does it take to get to the moon?\\
'''Max:''' Uh... three and a half?\\
'''Goofy:''' ... ''*thud*'' ZZZZZ...
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: The morning after Max [[spoiler: changes the map]], Goofy offers to make him navigator and tells him that he trusts him wholeheartedly. Max hesitates a bit in response, but goes through with his plan anyway.
* OffModel:
** Goofy's fishing pole changes length several times and [[spoiler:as Max is trying to save Goofy's life with the fishing pole, the cork on the pole keeps disappearing, reappearing, and then after Goofy is saved, flat out ''disappears'']].
** At the diner, Max's parsley and bacon keep disappearing and reappearing, and his eggs return to intact form a couple of times, while Goofy's syrup mysteriously vanishes and doesn't return.
** When Goofy first shows Max the map, L.A. is already marked before Max changed it.
** While not terribly noticeable considering the basic aesthetics are kept though with subtle differences (Max being a little taller and his face being shaped slightly differently), Max sometimes sports his ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' look in the first few parts of the film.
** The Trekkie with the glasses is briefly drawn with a human nose when he's hooting after Stacey.
* OhCrap: Several times. The best expressions are PJ's in the principal's office after his dad learns about the stunt and Max's when he first sees Bigfoot and [[spoiler: right before the waterfall]]. The first case was handled well for such a [[NervousWreck habitually nervous character]] because he ''wasn't'' panicking; he was in shock.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: The scene where everyone chants Max's name is one for PJ, who lies and takes credit from someone else, behaves optimistically, burdens a friend, and starts a crowd chant in the span of one scene. He is typically overly honest and very self-effacing, a skeptic if not an outright pessimist, the ''recipient'' of any friendly burdens, and a ShrinkingViolet except when he and Max are alone. The line "I told you our plan would work" doesn't make any sense for him to say, whether it's true ''or'' false.[[note]]It's false, as all of PJ's comments about the plan were either pessimistic or neutral.[[/note]]
* OverprotectiveDad:
** Roxanne's father seems to speak primarily in grunts, growls and glares, particularly after he finds out that Max is there to speak to his daughter.
** Goofy, as his desire to bond with his son is what drives the plot. However, he softens up as the film goes on. {{Justified|Trope}} in Goofy's case, as his first indicator that Max isn't as well-behaved as he thought was having the Principal call him up, yelling about how Max's behavior is leading him to a cell in juvenile hall. Goofy had no clue that it was the Principal overreacting due to having been publicly humiliated.
* ParentalBonus:
** Goofy mentions mambo king Xavier Cugat, a reference likely lost on the target audience.
** Max's CurseCutShort. "My life is a living-" "HELL-o, little buddy!"
* PercussiveMaintenance:
** Max's alarm clock, which is three and a half hours behind until he hits it.
** The proprietor of Lester's Possum Park hits the side of the stage to get the animatronics to work again.
* PettingZooPeople: The {{Dogfaces}}.
* PianoDrop: When Goofy and Max see a mime, Goofy starts playing with him and cuts the rope from the weight he was hauling--the rope and the scissors were fake but the piano being hauled was ''real'' and falls on the mime. Goofy walks away in embarrassment.
* PoorCommunicationKills:
** It's Principal Mazur's ''extremely exaggerated'' warning to Goofy about Max's behavior that sets Goofy off on the idea of taking Max on a vacation in the first place. If he'd taken even a moment to get Max's side of the story, or at the very least put the vacation off for a week, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot a whole lot of pain could have been avoided]].
** Goofy and Max's entire relationship in the first movie could be summed up as this too. Max spends most of the movie mad at Goofy, and Goofy spends it completely oblivious to how his son actually feels, and neither one actually takes the time to just talk directly about their problems, until near the climax of the film, when they're ''about to careen over a waterfall because of it''.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: As Goofy accuses Max of ruining the vacation, Max shouts, "I ''never''! Wanted to ''go''! On this ''stupid''! '''''VACATION!!!'''''"
* RageBreakingPoint:
** Max after the horrid trip to the Possum Park. He was already seething after the embarrassing moment Goofy dragged him into, but then exploded when Goofy presented him the possum hat that he threw down in anger before (thinking he had "dropped it").
---> '''Goofy:''' Max? Hey, what the heck are you trying to do?\\
'''Max:''' I'm trying to get away from you!\\
'''Goofy:''' ... me...? What did I do?\\
'''Max:''' Oh forget it.\\
'''Goofy:''' I thought we was havin' fun? What's the matter?\\
'''Max:''' Nothing, okay? Let's just go! ... Well come on! (Goofy opens the car and they get in, with Max seething)\\
'''Goofy:''' (presents Max the possum hat he threw down) Uh... you dropped your hat.\\
'''Max:''' (explodes and starts to angrily slam the hat) '''GRAAAAHHH!!! THIS IS THE STUPIDEST VACATION! YOU DRAG ME FROM HOME, JAM ME IN THIS DUMB CAR, AND DRIVE A MILLION MILES AWAY TO SEE SOME STUPID RAT SHOW!!!''' (throws hat out window) Call me when the trip's over!
** Goofy has his moment as well [[spoiler: after discovering that Max had changed the map]]. He's so angry he doesn't even speak to Max or change his facial expression.
* RecurringExtra: A group of nuns keeps showing up all throughout Goofy and Max's road trip, including at the store where Goofy works, the road itself, the diner they stop at, and the Powerline concert. In most cases, almost everyone outside Max's school is seen everywhere. Either the entire world (but Goofy) is into Powerline concerts, or they all know being around the Goofy family nets them screentime.
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: Technically not part of the DisneyAnimatedCanon but very well-liked nonetheless.
* RepetitiveAudioGlitch: At the end of Lester's Possum Park:
--> '' Here at Lester's Po- Po- Po-'' [[[PercussiveMaintenance bang]]] ''Possum Park!''
* {{Retraux}}: Goofy and Pete's designs in this film resemble their original designs, which is likely meant to invoke them aging along with their children.
* ReversePsychologyBackfire: When trying to convince Max to go on the trip, Goofy resorts to using reverse psychology, talking about how he's going to do everything "''all alone''." Max's response is to shrug and say "I guess so!"
* RoadMovie: The plot involves Goofy taking Max on a road trip.
* SerendipitousSymphony: "On the Open Road", which started from some odd percussive noises the car and related items were making.
* SettingOffSong: Goofy, Max, and eventually a crowd sing "On the Open Road" when the road trip begins.
* ShipperOnDeck: Both Stacey, Roxanne's best friend and PJ, Max's best friend, ship Max and Roxanne. Because they have very little in common otherwise, they go about it in different ways. Stacey actively pulls strings in order to get them together, while PJ just helps from the sidelines but is willing to go the extra mile to help Max win Roxanne's heart.
* ShoutOut:
** Immediately after learning of Max's last day of school stunt, Goofy spots a blue light leading him to the bobblehead doll he purchases. For years, UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}} was notorious for their "blue light" specials. Fitting considering the movie, Goofy and Pete appear to be working at a [[BrandX generic Kmart/Wal-Mart clone]].
** Max standing at the top of the bleachers during "After Today" is remarkably similar to Danny's ending pose from "Summer Nights" in {{Grease}}.
** When Pete meets up with Goofy at the campsite, he refers to the occasion as a [[SongOfTheSouth serendipity-doo-dah]].
** Two were featured back to back in "On the Open Road".
-->'''Goofy:''' [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} I got no strings on me]]. I'm feelin' [[Disney/FunAndFancyFree fancy free]].
** During the montage of Max and Goofy's pit stops one of the places they visit looks suspiciously like Main Street USA from the Magic Kingdom.
** The Neptune Inn has a similar layout and design as the Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: PJ does not appear at all in the trailer. Pete and Roxanne ''are'' in the trailer, but very, very briefly--[[AdvertisedExtra Bobby, meanwhile, is played up completely]], despite having a ''smaller'' role than any of the other three.
* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: In-universe, PJ does not seem to know any of the words to "Stand Out" except for "Stand out, above the crowd, even if I've got to shout out loud!" And [[AllThereInTheManual compared against the soundtrack version]], he sings that line to the melody of a ''different'' chorus than the one he was cued for.
* SourceMusic: The songs mentioned under AMFMCharacterization, along with "Stayin' Alive" (which Bigfoot listens to on Max's Walkman) and three of the original musical numbers, "Stand Out" and "I 2 I" (in-universe pop hits) and "Lester's Possum Park" (part of an animatronics show).
* SpitTake: Pete spits his beer all over his TV screen after he sees Max and Goofy on stage with Powerline.
* SquirrelsInMyPants: Max gets an opossum in his pants.
* StockScream: The famous "Goofy holler" is used twice just in the titles, apparently as a sort of {{Leitmotif}}. There is also a Wilhelm Scream when [[spoiler:their car runs into the scaffolding on the highway]]. The use of the Goofy Holler is later averted when [[spoiler:Goofy goes over the waterfall.]]
* SuckECheeses: "Lester's Possum Park", complete with creepy animatronics with varying degrees of functionality. However, in this case, it's a CrappyCarnival instead of a restaurant, as an AffectionateParody of Disney's own "Country Bear Jamboree", .
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: By the time they join Powerline on stage, Goofy and Max have learnt to see each other's point of view. Naturally, that just happens to be the topic of the song they cut in on.
* TeensAreShort: Every time a teenage character is seen next to a parent, he or she is at least a head shorter.
* ThrowItIn: In-universe. Powerline is initially surprised at Goofy's unexpected appearance on stage during he concert, but keeps playing along when Goofy does the Perfect Cast and turns it into a dance step.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: A couple driving by on the open road consists of a short, thin husband and a tall, bulky wife. The husband mentions an "odd romantic episode" which Max calls "''Very'' odd" when he and Goofy ride by. They turn out to be a roadie and performer respectively at the Powerline concert.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: While Pete is definitely a jerk, he seems to genuinely want to help Goofy out of his problems with his advice. It's just that his detached, domineering way of parenting would clearly cause more harm than good.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Bobby's can of "cheese spray", which he is seldom seen without and is shown eating at the strangest times.
* TwoTimerDate: Max ends up being forced into finding a way to go to a concert that he promised Roxanne he would go to as a date and a camping trip with Goofy after the principal ends up calling Goofy and made things seem far worse than they actually are.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Roxanne, a short, curvy, pretty young girl, has an extremely large, hairy, mean, overweight OverprotectiveDad.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It takes place in the 90's... but that happened to be the exact same time the film was released, so the now-blatant 90's cliches weren't initially evident, such as the [[FashionDissonance high school fashion trends when characters try to look cool]], Powerline's image, and the soundtrack filled with rock jams.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: No one cares about the dancing corpse or the mob victim in the trunk in the song "On the Open Road."
* TheVoiceless:
** An interesting version with Powerline, who, while he is the performer who sings "I 2 I" and "Stand Out", does not actually have any script lines in the movie at all.
** Roxanne's brutish father who does not have any lines in the two scenes he appears in, but is [[OverprotectiveDad incredibly hostile to Max]] while adoring to his daughter.
* VertigoEffect: We can see down to the bottom of [[spoiler: the waterfall, when Goofy falls over it]].
* WackyParentSeriousChild: Goofy and Max, to a greater extent than in the show. Goofy is an {{Amazingly Embarrassing Parent|s}} for this reason, while Max spends most of the beginning refusing to lighten up.
* WorldOfFunnyAnimals
* YourMimeMakesItReal: Max and Goofy see a mime pretending to pull something up. Goofy plays along and mimes cutting the rope, which causes a real piano to crush the mime.

!!The sequel provides examples of:

* AccidentalAthlete: With a little help, Goofy surprisingly winds up showing some skill in skateboarding.
* ArtEvolution: This looks a bit more modern compared to the first movie.
* AscendedExtra: Bobby plays a much bigger role in this film than he played in the first film, despite the trailer for the first film featuring him very prominently.
* BackgroundHalo: Bradley gets background ''horns'' when he says to his team that they're gonna cheat.
* BackToSchool: Goofy goes back to college after being fired to get a better job.
* BeverageSpill: Max accidentally spills his coffee all over Bradley when they are first meeting and tries to apologize, but Bradley [[FauxAffablyEvil acts polite about it]].
* BigNo:
** Max, after finding out his dad returned to college, specifically the one he's attending RIGHT NOW.
** Goofy does it as well [[spoiler:when he sees Max and Tank crash into the gigantic X.]]
* {{Bowdlerise}}: According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, the tragedies of September 11th, 2001 resulted in most television runs haphazardly removing a segment involving a gigantic flaming X that puts many of the characters in trouble. The result is an awkward flash of "Look Out! They're Doomed! They're ALIVE!" within a matter of seconds. In the midst of the quick cuts, you can actually see the X on the ground, broken and smoking, and it leaves out the explanation on why Tank is with Goofy and Max and [[spoiler:pulls a HeelFaceTurn on Brad at the end.]]
* BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats: The Gammas, as is shown when Goofy joins their fraternity, do in fact have funny hats.
* BrutalHonesty:
** Beret Girl doesn't even ''try'' to let Bobby down easy.
** Max towards Goofy when he was angry that his dad just wasn't taking the hint and pushed him too far.
--> '''Max''': "Don't you get it!? I'm TRYING to GET AWAY FROM YOU! I'm not a little kid anymore! So just leave me alone and GET YOUR OWN LIFE!!!"
* CallBack:
** In ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' at one point, PJ got a crush on a girl in his class after she recited her poetry. In this movie, PJ gets a crush on another girl... after she recites her poetry. Similarly, this isn't the first time Goofy has gone on a date with a school staff member.
** The engraving on the trophy is one to what Goofy said to Max in the tensest moment of the first movie. In the same scene, Bobby uses the word "cheesa" to describe the pizza he's holding and pointedly calls it "scrumptious."
* TheCameo: Does one of Bradley's men look a little too ape-like? And why is there red hair around his wrists? And why is he making weird, ape-like noises? It's Bigfoot, from the first film. He's shaved himself and is trying to disguise himself as a normal...dogfaced human.
* ChromaticArrangement: Max (red), PJ (blue), and Bobby (green). True to form, Max is the main character, Bobby is completely laid-back, and PJ is neurotic and serious.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Roxanne, Max's love interest of the first movie, has vanished without a trace or a mention, as has Stacey, her best friend.
* ContemplatingYourHands: Bobby contemplates everyone's ''[[WhiteGloves gloves]]'', which works as a LampshadeHanging.
* CreativeClosingCredits: The DancePartyEnding, which waits until the cast list is out of the way to start and takes longer than the rest of the "short part" of the credits to finish.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Defensive example; in order to protect Bobby, PJ threatens to hurt Tank with a biscotti... somehow, though all he says on that subject is "I'm not afraid to use it!" This threat is rendered null when Tank chomps the biscotti right out of his hand.
* DancePartyEnding: The end credits show all the good guys [[spoiler: excluding Tank]] dancing in their own special ways to the song "Right Back Where We Started From." [[{{Irony}} The character who had gone through the most radical change in the film lip-syncs to it]].
* DemotedToExtra: PJ gets much more attention than he does in the previous film, as does Bobby, but Pete appears for about four minutes.
* DescriptionCut: After Bradley dismisses PJ and Bobby's abilities, Max tells him that they're "serious athletes." Then the shot cuts to show Bobby putting spoons and straws all over his body to gain attention and PJ acting self-conscious and giving Bobby a mortified look. A bit different from other examples in that Max is actually ''right''; the behaviors only ''appeared'' to be contrary to the description.
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Several of the Gammas' attempts at cheating are shown to take place during the race.
* DiscoDan: Goofy & Sylvia, who are both avid collectors of 70s memorabilia and disco dancers. Goofy even moreso; he seems to genuinely think a disco suit and an afro wig are appropriate attire on a modern college campus, [[TheDitz because it's Goofy.]]
* DisneyAcidSequence: Goofy's dream during the mid-term. An almost-literal example given the era it harkens back to. Ends in a WhiteVoidRoom.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After a series and movie of Pete and others frequently causing him undeserved anguish, things finally start going right for PJ when he succeeds in his long-time goal of leaving home, gets a LoveInterest to choose him over Bobby, and shows HiddenDepths and goes through CharacterDevelopment that gets him to cheer up and boosts his confidence. The HiddenDepths and CharacterDevelopment both form "New PJ", who, by the end, couldn't be happier.
* EmptyNest: Goofy suffers this badly enough that he ends up losing his job, and then ''again'' badly enough that he fails his midterm. See HypocriticalHumor below.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Bradley (though thoroughly despicable in many ways) does not attempt to back out after losing his bet with Max.
* ExactEavesdropping: Goofy returns to the frat house to return his pin, only to overhear Bradley loudly talking about how they plan to cheat at the finals, even though this should be blatantly obvious to everyone already given that (A) as Bradley himself states that it's how they win every year, and (B) they've already been doing it this whole time.
* ExtremeSportExcusePlot: Though Max has always been a good skateboarder, his friends are apparently strong competitors in athletic sports now. Also all of them apparently have a dream to win the X-Games now.
* FurryReminder: One {{dogface|s}} catches a Frisbee in his mouth like a normal dog would.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Bobby has a great line the first time he tries to talk to Beret Girl.
-->'''Bobby:''' "You and I could make sweet '''''bong'''''-o music together."
* GratuitousDiscoSequence: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT7Ledwpdw8 The disco scene.]] During which Goofy & Sylvia and PJ & Beret Girl hook up.
* GrayRainOfDepression: Max walks outside in this after having a fight with Goofy.
* HeelFaceTurn: Tank, after [[spoiler:Bradley betrays him by launching himself and Max to their almost dooms via rocket-propelled skateboard, and then not helping to save him afterwards.]]
* HeroesWantRedheads: It's actually PJ, the sidekick, who gets Beret Girl. Roxanne has gone missing, meanwhile. However, Goofy does also get Sylvia.
* TheHopelessReplacement: Bradley [[spoiler: launches PJ out of the arena]] so that Team 99 will have to forfeit (since each team needs three competing players). They replace him with Goofy at the last second. Played with in that while the characters may think Goofy will be a hindrance compared to their lost player, he is still their first choice for personal reasons.
* HotLibrarian: Sylvia. The animators were clearly trying even harder to make her read as attractive than they had been with Roxanne. Her outfit at the nightclub made the entire male student body do a collective JawDrop and got Goofy [[VisualPun hot under the collar]].
* HypocriticalHumor:
** In the beginning, Goofy gives a speech to Max and his friends about "focusing on goals to succeed in life" before they go off to college. Next day, Goofy loses his own focus due to [[EmptyNest his empty nest syndrome]], resulting in him destroying the toy factory he worked at ''and'' getting fired. He then tries to get his college degree and plans on focusing on getting it, claiming he won't be distracted anymore since he's attending the same college as Max. Unfortunately he loses his focus again when he starts babying Max, completely forgetting why he was attending college in the first place. This cost him academically after Max blows up on him to leave him alone and get his own life, where Goofy proceeds to flunk his mid-term exam by doing nothing but doodling Max's name all over his test, completely no focus whatsoever.
** After Bradley cheats by [[spoiler: sending PJ flying on rocket skates]] to get Team 99 disqualified, he says to the referee, "Hey, no fair! They're too late!" when Goofy arrives to replace him at literally the last second.
* LookBehindYou: During the final rollerskating race, Bradley distracts the entire audience by pointing and saying, "Hey, is that Mickey Mouse?" long enough to cheat.
* LoveTriangle: Very small one between PJ, Bobby, and Beret Girl. Both PJ and Bobby took interest in her when they first saw her perform her poem, but Beret Girl showed more interest in PJ at the disco (not to mention she [[HopelessSuitor flat out rejects Bobby's advances]]).
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The bold, aggressive Beret Girl knows exactly what she wants and how to get it. The timid, passive PJ knows what he wants too, but is too paralyzed to do anything about it. She takes the lead at every single step in their relationship and he doesn't mind one bit.
* MerchandiseDriven: The movie's release just ''happened'' to coincide with the popularity of the XGames on ESPN. However, for some reason, when they run the film on The Disney Channel, they cut out all the ESPN references. Most notably is a blimp with a hideous gray blur over it.
* MiseryPoker: In the first scene a very brief game occurs:
--> '''Max''': Do you realize going off to college means no more well-meaning, but totally smothering, overprotective, doting, "ah-hyuck"ing dads?
--> '''PJ''': Yeah, well ''yours'' at least. ''(sigh)'' ''My'' dad's been counting down the days until he can turn my bedroom into a ''bowling alley.''
* MostWritersAreWriters: The parts of this movie that relate to academics seem to be almost completely centered on the humanities (with the exception of one test Goofy took that seemed to be a math test) and one of the two romantic subplots involves a librarian and the other involves ''two'' ameteur/in-training poets.
* MythologyGag: Max's teddy bear, named Old Stuffed Bear, actually made his first appearance in the ''Have Yourself a Goofy Christmas'' segment from ''Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas''.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bradley does two things in the final race that help the heroes out. First, he [[spoiler: sends PJ flying on rocket skates]] to get Team 99 disqualified. This directly helps repair the fractured relationship between Max and Goofy. Then he [[spoiler: almost lets Tank get killed]] which allows Team 99 the edge they need to win, even after [[spoiler: stopping to save him]].
* NightmareSequence: Goofy has this during his exam after Max had chewed him out moments before to get his own life. To add salt to the wound, he flunked his exam due to it.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: {{Inverted}}. Beret Girl is disgusted when Bobby hits on her, and then immediately flirts with and asks out the [[ShrinkingViolet much shyer]] PJ. PJ, meanwhile, clearly ''does'' enjoy Beret Girl's moves toward chasing him and even assimilating him: he [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide isn't very masculine to begin with]] and had been starved for love, so it makes sense. When he reveals HiddenDepths, it's pretty clear that he assumed he was ''supposed'' to receive the advances.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The referee is covered in actual fur, and thus looks more doglike than the others.
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo
* OffModel: In the original DVD release, at least, the DVD itself and the menu art feature a picture of Goofy and Sylvia dancing with Max in the background. All of them look deformed.
* OoCIsSeriousBusiness: While PJ clearly does not want Max to leave (even relapsing from his CharacterDevelopment when the possibility arises), and Beret Girl tells him that he can't give up, ''[[PluckyComicRelief Bobby]]'' is the one to give him an emotionally-charged, RousingSpeech in order to prevent him from transferring.
* OpposingSportsTeam: The Gammas, though notably, Bradley is ''not'' a VillainyFreeVillain, doing such things as [[spoiler: strapping rockets to PJ's skates and blasting him "into the next state"]] and [[spoiler: dropping the giant X, now flaming, on Max (and Tank).]]
* ParentWithNewParamour: When Goofy falls in love with Sylvia, Max is immediately accepting, mainly because Sylvia provides an additional distraction for Goofy away from him.
* ProductPlacement: Creator/{{ESPN}} during the X-Games. See MerchandiseDriven.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis:
--> '''Max:''' "GET! YOUR OWN! LIFE!"
* RedheadInGreen: Sylvia in her disco clothes, and also the clothes salesman girl in Goofy and Max's college life montage.
* RousingSpeech: Delivered to Max by [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness Bobby of all people]] in order to prevent him from giving up and transferring.
* SecurityCling: {{Discussed|Trope}}. When he hears that Goofy is planning to stay at college for a year, [[NervousWreck PJ]] panics and tells someone to hold him. Nobody does, though Max does try to reassure both him and Bobby with his words.
* SequelNonentity: As mentioned above, Roxanne (Max's love interest in the first movie) is neither shown nor mentioned.
* SeriesContinuityError: PJ mentions finding the idea of Max dancing amusing, despite the Stand Out stunt and the Powerline concert in the first movie. Even if they don't count because he wasn't dancing with a girl, PJ has seen Max dance with a girl before, quite well, in the ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' episode "Puppy Love." Oddly, this movie makes {{Call Back}}s to both sources in other places, and what makes it even weirder is that the line was uttered ''right before'' the CallBack to "Puppy Love" was paid off.
* ShoutOut:
** Curiously, one of the play-by-play appears to be modeled on legendary ABC college football broadcaster Keith Jackson.
** Also during the scene where the group set off for college, when PJ can't make up his mind about which way a "louie" means (it's a left turn, for the record), an annoyed Max exclaims, "[[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Louie, Huey, Dewey]], what are you talking about?!"
** This little bit from the unemployment office scene:
--> '''[[LarynxDissonance Female Interviewer:]]''' "Well, doll... Uh, Mr. Goof. [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid The answer to your problem is simple.]] The only way to build your career is to go back to college."
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: The trailer does a good job of showing all the protagonists this time, but Bradley, the main antagonist, is nowhere to be found, possibly to avoid spoiling that he was actually a bad guy and not just a rival.
* StealthPun:
-->'''X Games Announcer''': Perfect tens across the board! Except for the German judge. [[BilingualBonus Nine on that one]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Beret Girl and the college librarian, Sylvia Marpole, are good supporting characters despite being the only female characters in the movie.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Beret Girl gives a brief but effective one to Bradley early on, which culminates in coffeehouse-wide crowd snapping.
-->'''Beret Girl''': HA! Oh, you slay me, tiger. You are the fly in my soup. You are the eyelash in my eye. You are so busy blowing out bad vibes in every ''di-rec-tion'' that we are all ''choking'' on your ''second-hand smoke.''
* TrainingMontage: Goofy studying is shown as a montage of this with Sylvia as his trainer. He even does some physical exercises like pushups while studying.
* TrueCompanions: Sometime between the two movies, Bobby--who was a more distant friend in the first movie--seems to have joined Max and PJ's HeterosexualLifePartners relationship. Incidentally, not only do all three go to college together, join the X-Games tournament together, room together, and share at least one class, Max flat-out refuses to join the Gammas unless they let both PJ and Bobby in too, and in the subsequent fight with the Gammas, PJ defends Bobby and Max defends PJ.
* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing: Bobby is a "yellow-belt" apparently. Of course, showing this off while being dangled upside-down by his ankles just looks (and ''sounds'') ridiculous.
* WhatTheHellHero: Pete and Max both call Goofy out on his hypocrisy in this movie, see the HypocriticalHumor entry above.
* WhiteGloves: {{Lampshaded}} by Bobby while he [[ContemplatingYourHands looks under]] his. "Do you ever wonder why we're always, like, wearing gloves?"
* WhoIsDriving: On the way to college, Max and PJ are trying to read the map, but Max is confused about which way is the right way to go and PJ admits that he has no sense of direction, so Bobby decides to help them read the map by pointing to the correct locations. Thing is, Bobby's supposed to be driving the van, and ends up driving it right through a cornfield.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: In the first movie Goofy was a child photographer, a pretty well paying and decent job which he seemed to enjoy. Here, all of a sudden he's a factory line worker for a toy company with a lousy boss and no future prospects, with no explanation why he's working there now. While this was used as motivation for Goofy to achieve higher learning, it really comes out of the blue, though knowing Goofy, it's not impossible that he just lost his old job in a NoodleIncident.
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