[[caption-width-right:300:He'll be falling on his face any time now.]]

->''"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, 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 [[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]] This little analysis has covered the Goof from top to toes, and having come to his end, I end."''
-->-- [[UsefulNotes/NoteworthyDisneyStaff Art Babbitt's]] uncensored [[http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/?p=2418 Character Analysis of Goofy]], June 1934.

Goofy is one of the world's most iconic cartoon characters and the third member of Creator/WaltDisney's quintessential PowerTrio, along with MickeyMouse and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck.

Goofy first appeared in a WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short, ''Mickey's Revue'', in 1932. After a few appearances in Mickey's cartoons and joining up with Mickey and Donald in classics such as ''Mickey's Fire Brigade'' and ''Lonesome Ghosts'', Goofy eventually starred in his own series of cartoons, with his voice provided by Pinto Colvig. When Colvig left Disney in 1938, Goofy was left without a voice, so Disney made the best of a bad situation and conceived the ''How to...'' shorts, where most of the dialogue was done by a narrator, with Goofy's voice provided mostly by stock audio or an imitator until Colvig's return in 1944. The concept of the ''How to..'' shorts was so well received, that they are a staple of Disney and considered some of Goofy's best cartoons. One of them, ''The Art of Skiing'', introduced his trademark ''[[StockScream Goofy Holler]]'' (YAAAAAA-HOO-HOO-HOO-HOOEY!).

In the 1950s, Disney introduced the "Goofy the Everyman" concept, in which Goofy was transformed into a family man going through common everyday trials like quitting smoking, dieting, raising children, getting a cold, and so on. He is never referred to as Goofy (though the title cards still said ''Walt Disney Presents Goofy''), instead he's usually named George Geef, though some shorts had other names. His character design is also changed, making his whole body pale instead of just his face, smaller eyes with eyebrows, removing the long dog-like ears, large buck teeth and the white gloves, giving him a more human look and also making him more intelligent and giving him a normal voice. These shorts depicted him with a wife and son. Often, the rest of society looked just like him, something carried over from the later ''How to...'' shorts starting in ''How to Play Baseball''. The humour was also more sedate, mostly poking fun at suburban life in the 1950s. This lasted until ''Aquamania'' in 1961, as Goofy reverted to his old form and voice in 1965's ''Freewayphobia'' and ''Goofy's Freeway Troubles'' (also known as ''Freewayphobia No. 2''), which were also his last ''How To...'' videos until 2007, as well as Pinto Colvig's final voicing of Goofy before his death in 1967, which also saw Goofy retired except for cameo roles such as ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

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'', 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.

One of the most noted qualities of Goofy's slapstick humour lies in the fact that when he does something guaranteed to result in HilarityEnsues (which is just about everything he does), there is a blatantly obvious outcome as to how it will go wrong - for example, falling off a ledge, or crashing into something. The obvious outcome should ''never'' be the end of it, and must in itself lead to DisasterDominoes that the audience did ''not'' see coming.

These days, Goofy has re-appeared along with the others in the new ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' shorts on The Disney Channel. Goofy also features in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' video game series as a shield-bearing knight and one of [[TheHero Sora]]'s sidekicks alongside Donald.

Oh, and for the record, he's an anthropomorphic dog. [[DependingOnTheAuthor Most of the time, at least.]]

[[folder: Individual Shorts Filmography]]

* Goofy and Wilbur (1939)


* Goofy's Glider (1940)
* Baggage Buster (1941)
* The Art of Skiing (1941)
* The Art of Self Defense (1941)
* How to Play Baseball (1942)
* The Olympic Champ (1942)
* How to Swim (1942)
* How to Fish (1942)
* El Gaucho Goofy (1943, originally edited to Disney/SaludosAmigos, 1942)
* Victory Vehicles (1943)
* How to Be a Sailor (1944)
* How to Play Golf (1944)
* How to Play Football (1944)
* Tiger Trouble (1945)
* African Diary (1945)
* Californy'er Bust (1945)
* WesternAnimation/HockeyHomicide (1945)
* A Knight for a Day (1946)
* Double Dribble (1946)
* Foul Hunting (1947)
* They're Off (1948)
* The Big Wash (1948)
* Tennis Racquet (1949)
* Goofy Gymnastics (1949)


* How to Ride a Horse (1950, originally part of ''Film/TheReluctantDragon'', 1941)
* WesternAnimation/MotorMania (1950)
* Hold That Pose (1950)
* Lion Down (1951)
* Home Made Home (1951)
* Cold War (1951)
* Tomorrow We Diet! (1951)
* Get Rich Quick (1951)
* Fathers Are People (1951)
* No Smoking (1951)
* Father's Lion (1952)
* Hello, Aloha (1952)
* Man's Best Friend (1952)
* Two Gun Goofy (1952)
* Teachers Are People (1952)
* Two Weeks Vacation (1952)
* How to Be a Detective (1952)
* Father's Day Off (1953)
* For Whom the Bulls Toil (1953)
* Father's Week-End (1953)
* How to Dance (1953)
* How to Sleep (1953)


* Aquamania (1961)
* Freewayphobia (1965)
* Goofy's Freeway Troubles (1965)


* WesternAnimation/HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater (2007)
* Checkin' In With Goofy (2011) [[note]] This short was made to introduce the new online processes of checking in for [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney Cruise Line]][[/note]].

!Tropes associated with Goofy
* AccidentalHero: In "Two-Gun Goofy".
* ArbitrarySkepticism: A trait he got in the Italian Disney comics. Goofy strongly refuses to believe in the existence of magic, no matter how many times Witch Hazel shows him her most powerful magic tricks. The thing is that, while he refuses to believe that ''Hazel'' and any actual magic user or object (save for the peanuts that give him superpowers) may actually be magic, he actually ''does'' believe in magic... he just never recognizes it when he sees it.
* ArtEvolution: Went from a HalfDressedCartoonAnimal, to fully clothed, to looking more human with smaller eyes and then back to his previous big-eyed look.
* BaseballEpisode: "How to Play Baseball".
* BearsAreBadNews: In "Hold That Pose", Goofy takes up photography as a hobby and decides to photograph wildlife. His subject: a grizzly bear that is not particularly happy about having its picture taken. The result: a chase like you wouldn't believe.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Do '''NOT''' harm Wilbur, Goofy's pet grasshopper.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Goofy can be pretty tough when the need arises--in ''An Extremely Goofy Movie'', he rushes into a ''burning building'' to rescue Max.
* TheBigGuy: Is the tallest of the main Disney shorts characters.
* BizarreAndImprobableGolfGame: "How to Play Golf". Highlights include missing a putt even after precise calculations, and keeping the ball in play even as he's being chased by a bull.
* TheBoxingEpisode: The short "The Art of Self Defense".
* BreakoutCharacter: He started as an extra in some of Mickey Mouse's cartoons and went on to get his own series of shorts, his own television series and his own theatrical movie that was popular enough for a direct-to-video sequel.
* BullSeeingRed: "For Whom the Bulls Toil": After failing to move a bull from the road, he produces a red handkerchief, which immediately grabs the bull's attention. A few Ole's later, and [[MistakenForBadass Goofy's a matador]].
* BumblingDad: Much to the dismay of his son, Max. This trope is also played to perfection in the 1950s cartoons where Goofy is depicted as a suburban father named George Geef. A perfect example is "Father's Day Off", in which Goofy, as Geef, is [[ADayInHerApron woefully unprepared to take on the responsibilities of running the house in his wife's absence]].
* ButtMonkey: Trips and falls a lot.
* CartoonCreature: Though usually identified as a dog, he doesn't look much like one. He does, however strongly resemble Pluto.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Gawrsh!" "Somthin' wrong here." "Heavens 'ta Betsy!", "YAAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HOOOOEEEEEEEY!", "Ah-hyuck!"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He was more of a {{Jerkass}} in his first few appearances in the Mickey Mouse comic strip, stealing furniture to open a detective agency, playing pranks on Mickey's pets, and so on. This was soon dropped and we got the lovably bumbling NiceGuy we all know.
* CharacterTics: Cartoonist Paul Murry gave Goofy a rather memorable one of putting one of his hands in front of his mouth whenever he had one of them free. Murry explained that he felt the detail made Goofy look even more naïve.
* ChekhovsVolcano: The volcano in "Hello Aloha".
* TheChewToy: Although not to the extent of Donald, most of his shorts threw him into unfortunate situations at his expense.
* ChronicallyCrashedCar: Goofy's cars fall, literally ''and'' figuratively, into this trope.
* ClarkKenting: When he's Super Goof.
* ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere: "Tomorrow We Diet!": Eat! Eat! Eat! Eat! Eat!
* ConjoinedEyes: Averted in his George Geef years and in WesternAnimation/GoofTroop.
* CosmicPlaything: Especially evident in some of the earlier shorts. A defining example is in the Mickey short "Hawaiian Holiday" where Goofy repeatedly tries and fails to surf a wave. [[YankTheDogsChain Just when it looks like he's finally succeeded]], ''the wave itself'' says "oh yeah?" and swats him into the sand. In other words, ''the world itself'' likes screwing with him.
* CuteLittleFangs: Goofy's actually gap-toothed, but his widely-spaced front teeth look like fangs and he's pretty cute.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In the short "Tiger Trouble", when the narrator describes the tiger:
-->'''Narrator:''' Man he likes to eat...A man-eater!
* DependingOnTheArtist:
** Disney couldn't decide how they wanted Goofy to look during the 1940s and '50s. He was depicted with or without his ears, black fur or flesh-colored skin, with or without gloves, with or without buck teeth, and in rare cases, with four or five fingers (as in "Baggage Buster").
** In the short, ''Goofy and Wilbur'', when Goofy takes of one of his gloves, his gloveless hand is revealed to be flesh-colored.
* DependingOnTheAuthor: He's been identified as a dog by some people but has been mentioned to be something else in other media [[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse at least once]]. Also, he can either be very dumb and clumsy or an UnluckyEverydude with a normal level of intelligence.
** In VideoGame/KingdomHearts he's depicted as smarter and more bright than the rest for the most part, though a lot of this is him always playing the straight man to [[IdiotHero Sora]] and [[HairTriggerTemper Donald]].
* DietEpisode: The short "Tomorrow We Diet!".
* TheDitz: Why'd you think he's called "Goofy"?
* DIYDisaster: Occurs in many of his shorts.
* DogsAreDumb: Maybe not as dumb as other cartoon dogs, but he still fits the bill.
* {{Dogface}}: He, or perhaps the many Goofy-lookalikes that populate the "How to..." shorts, are the prototypical Dogfaces.
* 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]].
* DontEatAndSwim: In the cartoon "How to Swim", Goofy's changing cabin falls into the water while he's inside and ends up walking out, setting up a picnic area and eating a full meal without being aware that he's underwater. The narrator points out the rule of waiting before eating and warning about cramps, which appear as knots all over Goofy's limbs and body.
* DownHereShot: On the short "Double Dribble", the camera holds on a shot of basketball players standing in line. As the line moves there is a gap, and the camera moves down to a ridiculously short player.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: As Mr. Wheeler in the short "Motor Mania".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: First appeared as an old heckler with a beard in the 1932 short, ''Mickey's Revue''. He was also pantsless in his first few years, had a tail and was called Dippy Dawg.
* EasyComeEasyGo: Spoken word for word twice in "Get Rich Quick": first, when Goofy leaves the alley where he has been shooting craps and carrying a barrel as though he has bet all his clothes, but the barrel actually contains all the money he had won; second, at the end, as an IronicEcho, when Goofy's wife confiscates all of his winnings at a poker game to use for herself.
* EatTheBomb: In one ''Super Goof'' comic, the Beagle Boys try to get rid of Super Goof by feeding him an exploding peanut. It causes him to swell up like a balloon and then expel the explosion in a huge belch.
* 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.
* TheEveryman: The short "How To Play Baseball" introduced the idea of Goofy playing the part of many characters at once, with the potential to appeal to everybody and demolish an entire baseball field. In general, this is also how Goofy was portrayed originally, with him being just a normal dude going through daily grinds, suffering from everyday problems and enjoying the stuff most people tend to enjoy.
* TheFifties: He's often the StandardFiftiesFather, occasionally with a DistinguishedGentlemansPipe (overlaps with BumblingDad).
* FingerGun: In "How To Play Golf", Goofy mimes shooting himself in the head after missing an easy putt. The "gun" actually goes off, although it only singes him. He reacts with horror and points the "gun" away from him.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the beginning, Goofy was shown to be [[TheEveryman a normal guy]] with a fairly normal level of intelligence (although he had some moments of [[HotBlooded recklessness and imprudence]]) and his accidents were more [[UnluckyEverydude due to his bad luck than because of his foolishness]]. As the stories progressed, and especially in the present stories, his [[TheKlutz silliness and clumsiness]] have been exaggerated and he's sometimes depicted as a [[TooDumbToLive very dumb person]]. Then again, the two versions have been mixed from time to time DependingOnTheAuthor.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Despite (or probably more likely ''because'' of) him living in a little world of his own at times, several comics have depicted him as this, most notably the series in which he hangs out with Witch Hazel and refuses to believe that she's a witch no matter how many impressive feats of magic she pulls off in order to convince him. He always has his own explanation for events, [[InsaneTrollLogic most of which are even more fantastic, far-fetched and unbelievable than "it's magic"]]. Several other comics depict him as immune to the effects of hostile magic, purely because he doesn't believe in it and nothing can make him change his mind on the subject. [[DependingOnTheWriter However, according to other stories, he actually believes in magic, he just can't actually recognize it.]]
%%* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: The basis for "Get Rich Quick".%%ZCE
%%* TheFool
* FormallyNamedPet: Mr. Pettibone, Goofy's pet cat in ''Mickey Mouseworks'', ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', and ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse''.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal
* FunetikAksent: Goofy has always had one, but it's a lot more pronounced in the comics.
* FurryConfusion: When he appears alongside WesternAnimation/{{Pluto|ThePup}}. Barring RuleOfFunny, the most likely answer is that Goofy is to Pluto what a human is to a chimpanzee.
** In an episode of WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse, when Pete asks him what is he supposed to be, Goofy proclaims that he is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a Goofy.]]
** Famously referenced 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?
* FurryReminder: He has fewer {{Furry Reminder}}s than either WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, Clarabelle Cow, or even Pete, but even he has a few.
** In ''Mickey Mouse Clubhouse'', Willy the Giant refers to him as a dog.
** In ''WesternAnimation/HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater'', right before his TV arrives to his house, he is shown sleeping on the floor like a normal dog, albeit lying in a human position.
** In his brief appearance at the end of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Goofy can be heard proclaiming that Judge Doom couldn't have been a dog, which rather implies that he considers himself to be one.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS1E11DogShow Dog Show]]", Mickey enters Goofy into a dog show in place of an injured Pluto.
** In a late-90s Disney Channel promo, [[ItMakesSenseInContext while setting up a trap for Goofy using a doggy treat]], one kid said to the other: "Wait a minute, is Goofy a dog?"
* GainaxEnding: In "Tomorrow we diet!", [[spoiler: after enduring lots and lots of temptation, Goofy finally gives in and tries to eat all the food he refused...only to find out [[JerkAss his inner self]] had eaten it all before him! So...did he ate the food or not?]]
* TheGamblingAddict: In "{{Get Rich Quick|Scheme}}", Goofy played a guy named George Geef who enjoyed spending his hard earned dough on a chance to make an easy buck, only to get reprimanded by his wife (or worse, [[EasyComeEasyGo have her take his winnings to pay the bills]]).
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Used surprisingly often back in his original shorts.
** In "Father's Day Off", where Goofy's wife is gone for the day, every merchant who comes to the door greets Goofy (not realizing who it is) with a fairly big kiss on the lips and immediately departs. [[CheatingWithTheMilkman Just what mischief did his wife get up to?]]
** In "Teachers Are People", Goofy hears one of the mischievous students talking to the other children about something. After leaning in [[SilentWhisper to hear the whispering]], he suddenly turns bright red. He then turns to the board showing the next lesson, which involves ''[[TheTalk birds and bees]]'', and then proceeds to tear up the board and throw it in the garbage can.
* GloveSlap: Used in ''The Art of Self Defense'' to demonstrate what self-defense was like in the romantic age.
* GretzkyHasTheBall: Intentionally done at the end of "Hockey Homicide" to show just how much the game has descended into chaos.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Goofy was pantsless and didn't wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath his vest in his Dippy Dawg years. He returned to this look in the 2013 Mickey Mouse shorts.
* IdiotHero: Goofy is an idiot and the main character.
* IHaveManyNames: Dippy Dawg, George Geef, G.G. Geef, James Boyd, Mr. Walker, Mr. Wheeler, Johnny Eyeball, Goofus D. Dawg., Mr. X, Driverius Timidicus, Motoramus Fidgitus, Neglectarus Maximus, Stupidicus Ultimus
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: A good chunk of his shorts has everyone looking like him.
* InsanelyInternationalAncestry: Something especially notable in his comics incarnations is that Goofy has a ridiculously old and spread-out family tree. In almost any given situation where history is brought up, he'll offhandedly mention having a great-great-great-great-grandfather or -uncle from the period and region in question and pop up to his enormous and cluttered attic to fish out yet another centuries-old souvenir that his family stashed there. This eventually got to be something of a classic RunningGag with him. It was eventually deliberately exaggerated in the Italian comic series ''Goofy's Great-grand-ancestors'' (''I Bis-bis di Pippo''), which focused on following en extensive series of Goofy lookalikes through 1800's Paris, Columbus' ships on the way to the Americas, the European Middle Ages, Ancient Rome, China, Greece and Egypt, Babylon, the Stone Age, [[ExaggeratedTrope and eventually culminating in a Precambrian single-celled lifeform that already had Goofy's distinctive ears]].
* IronButtMonkey: In the ''How to...'' shorts.
* JekyllAndHyde: In the short "Motor Mania", Goofy has two personas: The friendly, mild-mannered pedestrian Mr. Walker and the rude, ill-tempered driver Mr. Wheeler.
* JunglesSoundLikeKookaburras: One short had Goofy going tiger hunting in the Central Asian jungle and the first shots of the jungles start off with all kinds of jungle sounds, including the kookaburra.
* KindheartedCatLover: In both ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' and ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse''. Yes, an ''anthropomorphic dog'' is a KindheartedCatLover. Try not to think about that too hard.
** [[DependingOnTheAuthor That is, if you think he IS a dog and not something else]].
** He does consider [[CatsAreMean Pete]] a good friend so it's not too much of a stretch.
* KindheartedSimpleton: Goofy might not be smart but he makes up for that in kindness.
* KitschCollection: His attic in the comics is a chock-full, chaotic mess of souvenirs from his or his relatives' travels. Notably, he's capable of finding any single item in a few minutes at most, but only if his collection is messed up; if it's sorted out, he's completely lost.
%%* TheKlutz:
%%* LargeHam: Goofy has his hammy moments.%%ZCE
%%* LemonyNarrator: The narrator in the ''How to...'' shorts.%%ZCE
%%* LethalChef
* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: Several of his cartoons (especially the ''How to'' series) portray every character with Goofy-like features.
* MeaningfulName: He's [[CaptainObvious Goofy]].
* MindScrew: The ending of "Tomorrow We Diet!" has this in spades. [[spoiler:Did Goofy eat the food or was it just his imagination? Is the guy who looks like him real or is he just a representation of his inner shame?]]
* MoodyMount: His mount in "How to Ride a Horse".
* MythologyGag: Goofy is often associated with the song "[[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/The_World_Owes_Me_a_Living The World Owes Me a Living]]", which in full tells the story of "Literature/TheGrasshopperAndTheAnts". Not so coincidentally, the song first appeared in Disney's Silly Symphony adaptation of the fable, wherein the grasshopper was voiced by Pinto Colvig, the actor who later voiced Goofy.
* {{Nephewism}}:
** [{{Averted|Trope}} in some animated versions. While the other main characters of the Franchise/MickeyMouse franchise have their own nieces and nephews, Goofy has a son, Max.
** Played straight in the comics, where he has a nephew named Gilbert.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: This is Goofy's whole shtick. Popular opinion is that due to being such a klutz, he can never keep a job for long.
* NiceHat: A green hat.
%%* NiceGuy: His current characterization.%%ZCE
%%* NoFourthWall
* OldTimeyBathingSuit: Goofy wears this anytime he is goes out in the water.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS1E10GhoulFriend Ghoul Friend]]", he appears a zombie that despite still having decayed flesh on it, behaves more like [[DemBones skeletons]], with the ability to move separated limbs down to reassembling himself. [[spoiler:And at the end of short, his demeanor remained as helpful and friendly as ever towards Mickey.]]
* 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.''
* PopTheTires: On the short "How to Be a Detective", the thug that Goofy is pursuing pours tacks on the road. Goofy quickly uses a broom to sweep them out of the way.
* PrivateDetective: Goofy as Johnny Eyeball in "How to Be a Detective".
* PutMeInCoach: TheRuntAtTheEnd on "Double Dribble", who wants to be called from the bench, and is only put in because he's the only alternate left.
* RapidFireNailBiting:
** On the cartoon "Californy Er Bust", a horse startled by a stagecoach starts biting on its horseshoe nails.
** On "How to Play Golf", when Goofy's putt shot circles around the rim of the hole, with nail clippings flying out.
* RearrangeTheSong: The title card music for the majority of Goofy shorts was rearranged beginning in the 1950s with more of a big band/swing feel.
* RedOniBlueOni: The laid-back, affable blue to Donald's uptight, temperamental red whenever they're paired up.
* RewindGag: Often done on the "How-to" shorts, when the narrator asks for the scene to play again. A notable example is "How to Ride a Horse", where the run before a failed jump is run backwards (complete with backwards music) and the horse ends up running up a tree.
* {{Rotoscoping}}: The short "Baggage Buster" used rotoscoping to animate Goofy, resulting in more down to earth movement for him. Both "Hello Aloha" and "How to Dance" also uses rotoscoping for a brief scene of a Hula dancer.
* {{Scatting}}: Goofy does this while singing "The World Owes Me a Living":
-->''Ohh, the world owes me a living... deedle-didle dodle-didle dum...''
* ShamefulShrinking: Goofy shrinks after being caught outside in his nightgown in the cartoon "Father's Week End".
* SignatureLaugh: "A-hyuck!"
* SimpletonVoice: He has a deep voice to go along with his stupidity.
* TheSmartOne: While still slow, he tends to pick things up a lot faster than his companions in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. He's apparently more computer-literate than Mickey here, too!
** Although when an error for a "corrupted file" pops up he says it went all ker-smoosh.
* SoapPunishment: Happens to Goof, Jr. in "Fathers Are People". Incidentally used as the trope page's main image.
* SpecialEditionTitle: The original titles to ''How to Play Football'' had the credits spelled out by cards in the bleacher stands. Current reissue prints have more standard titles.
* StockAudioClip: Goofy barely spoke in his '40s shorts (the original voice, Pinto Colvig, had left Disney for Max Fleischer's studio; he returned eventually, however) and when he did, most of the time his lines and yells were from previous Disney shorts.
* StockScream:
** The famous Goofy Holler.
** He had two others during the 1940s and '50s.
* SurpriseCreepy: Of all things, he appears as a '''zombie''' in "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS1E10GhoulFriend Ghoul Friend]]". [[spoiler: But after the initial misunderstandings, [[DarkIsNotEvil he's revealed to be as friendly and helpful as ever.]]]]
* TomatoSurprise: In ''[[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Mickey/Murry/show.php?s=date&loc=W_WDC_284-08P The Return of the Phantom Blot]]'', [[spoiler:an accident Goofy ends up in at the beginning of the story causes him to think he is the Phantom Blot during the night, and ends up very sleepy during the day]].
* TooDumbToFool: In the comics. In one story, ''Mickey Mouse and the Jewel Thief'', Goofy is the one character who is immune to the title crook's hypnotic powers.
* TookALevelInJerkass:
** In "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS1E1NoService No Service]]", one of the ''Mickey Mouse'' series of animated shorts, Goofy runs a seaside grill and so strictly follows the "no shirt, no shoes, no service" policy that he unceremoniously turns ''Mickey and Donald'' away because the former does not wear a shirt and the latter does not wear shoes, even if they're his friends and he has known them and their attires for a long time. When Donald tries to gain access wearing Mickey's shoes and red pants, Goofy asks to see an I.D. So Donald digs into the pants and pulls out ''Mickey's'' driver's license.
--->'''Goofy:''' ''(infuriated)'' What're ya, clownin' me? [[PunctuatedForEmphasis That. Ain't. You.]] ''(kicks Donald out)'' [[GetOut And stay out!]]
** In "Tomorrow We Diet!" his inner self is horribly insulting and mean-spirited towards his weight problems [[spoiler: and even eats his food in the end after forcing him not to eat!]]
* {{Tritagonist}}: When teamed up with WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck.
* 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", his Goofy voice has a lower and more worn sounding voice than he did in the 30's and 40's cartoons.
* WartimeCartoon: "Victory Vehicles" and "How To Be A Sailor".
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Goofy's son and wife are nowhere to be seen in more modern stories, unlike ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' (which introduces his son Max) or ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' (where Max works as the parking valet).
* YourOtherLeft: One section in "How to Ride a Horse" shows the right and wrong way to mount a horse:
-->'''Narrator:''' The right side happens to be the wrong side. This leaves us the left side, which is right. Therefore, since the left is right and the right... wrong, we begin the left foot -- that's the right foot -- in the left stirrup, which is right, being the left foot, since the right would be wrong.
** Goofy being Goofy, of course, he mounts his horse on the right side, which happens to be the wrong side, which, as the narrator says, "can sometimes lead to [[{{Understatement}} slight difficulties]]", especially since his horse is [[MoodyMount relatively obstinate]].