Trivia / Goofy

  • Actor Allusion: Once or twice in the old cartoons, Goofy would be humming the song "The World Owes Me a Living", the song of the Silly Symphonies short "The Grasshopper and the Ants", the eponymous grasshopper also being voiced by Goofy's actor, Pinto Colvig. This song is also very applicable to Goofy's early happy-go-lucky nature.
    • In his very first solo cartoon, "Goofy and Wilbur" (where, ironically, he is not voiced by Colvig (see The Other Darrin below)), he also has a pet grasshopper named Wilbur, which is most likely an allusion to this as well.
  • Follow the Leader: A few of Disney's staff members admitted to cribbing the narrator for the "How To..." cartoons from, of all things, Tex Avery's travelogue spoofs. Avery was reportedly very flattered.
  • The Other Darrin: Has been voiced by many different actors (Pinto Colvig, Hannes Schroll, Bob Jackman, George Johnson, Hal Smith, Tony Pope, Will Ryan, Jack Wagner and his current actor, Bill Farmer) over the course of his career.