YMMV / Goofy

  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Goofy was hit hard with this in Kingdom Hearts. In every instance of him before the series, he was just the lovable guy, if a bit of an overbearing parent. In Kingdom Hearts, especially in the second installment, he's actually more down to Earth, and has the most common sense of the trio. He was the first to realize Mulan was a girl and the first to link that, if Xehanort was a strong enough being when he became a Heartless, then he would probably also have a Nobody. Most of this is because he's the only one of the trio with any kind of sense, as Sora is a Stock Shonen Hero and Donald is The Berserker.
    • Does Goofy hate himself in "Tomorrow We Diet!"? His inner self is downright cruel to him and taunts him in a way too reminiscent of what a bully would do...
    • In the infamous climax of "Hockey Homicide", the players' downright joyful viewing of the crowd's fighting seems to imply that they intentionally get the crowd riled up for their own amusement on a regular basis.
  • Broken Base: There seems to be a split over which "version" of Goofy was better. The hapless innocent that Disney still markets today, or the more grown up and serious portrayals of the character that appeared in the old cartoons and the sport episodes.
  • Ear Worm: The Pogo Stick song from Victory Vehicles is insanely catchy.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: "No Smoking" shows Goofy trying and failing to kick his smoking habits, which can be a bit uncomfortable to watch with the knowledge that both his voice actor Pinto Colvig and Walt Disney died of lung cancer brought on by their respective years of smoking.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • During the last few minutes of Hockey Homicide, when the confusion over many extra hockey pucks leads the players and spectators into a massive brawl, recycled clips from the two Goofy episodes, How to Play Football and How to Play Baseball, as well as clips from other Disney cartoons (Victory Through Air Power and Monstro attacking Pinocchio and Geppetto) are added in to emphasize the confusion. These last minutes are something that only YouTube Poop would love.
    • In "Man's Best Friend", Goofy gets a dog. After said dog rejects the names Rover, Spot and Fifi, Goofy decides to name him Bowser. 33 years later, a villain by the same name makes his debut in a certain video game about a plumber in the Mushroom Kingdom...
  • Memetic Psychopath: Some iterations of the "It's Goofy Time" meme depicit him as a vicious child abuser.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: YAAAAAA-HOO-HOO-HOO-HOOEY!
  • Nightmare Fuel: Goofy's attempted suicide in "The Goofy Success Story" from the Disneyland series.
  • Values Dissonance: Partially happens in "Tomorrow We Diet!", where Goofy's weight is represented as something more comical than it should today.