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An Extremely Goofy Movie is the 2000 Direct to Video sequel to Disney's A Goofy Movie. It's the final installment of both the continuity started by Goof Troop and a show that began as part of The Disney Afternoon.

Max, PJ and Bobby are ready to go to college and are planning to participate in their college's X-Games. Upon arriving, they earn the attention of Bradley Uppercrust III, the leader of the X-Games reigning champions, the Gamma Mu Mu fraternity. Bradley offers Max a place in Gamma House, but isn't interested in PJ or Bobby. Max's reply is that "It's all of us, or none of me." They make a bet so that whoever loses the games is forced to be the other team's towel boy.

Back home, Goofy, suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome, is fired from his job when he accidentally causes a major disaster at the toy factory where he works. After being told that he's not going to be able to find another job without a college degree, Goofy attends Max's college hoping to finally graduate and try to reconnect with his son. Max strains under his father's doting presence and convinces him to join Bradley's team in an attempt to get him out his hair. Unbeknownst to the two of them, Bradley has a few "tricks" up his sleeve.

Unlike many Disney DTV sequels, the film received positive reviews from critics and audiences.

Some extremely goofy tropes:

  • Accidental Athlete: With a little help, Goofy surprisingly winds up showing some skill in skateboarding.
  • Acrofatic: PJ is an excellent dancer and very adept at extreme sports despite being very big.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Played With. Despite the first movie showing Goofy learning that Max is growing up and Max learning to accept Goofy's "goofy" tendencies, they are back to being at odds with each other at the start of this movie. That being said, the root cause in this case is different, with Goofy and Max trying to establish how involved Goofy can be in Max's life as he matures, rather than Goofy being terrified for Max's future. Both end up learning their lessons about having reasonable boundaries while remaining connected once more by the end and having patched things up.
  • An Aesop:
    • As Goofy puts it and learns throughout the film, part of achieving a future is about staying focused on your goals.
    • It's hard when your children leave the nest, but they'll always stay with you in your heart.
    • The woman at the unemployment office tells Goofy that you're never too old for an education.
  • Apathetic Teacher: The only professor we get to see teaching seems to be on the verge of falling asleep on himself despite at least Max and PJ looking interested in the material, but takes proctoring more seriously.
  • Arc Words: "It's about staying focused on your goals."
  • Art Evolution: The movie uses digital inks for its animation as opposed to traditional ones.
  • Ascended Extra: Bobby plays a much bigger role in this film than he played in the predecessor, despite the trailer for the first film featuring him very prominently.
  • Aside Comment: After Goofy remembers he needs to stay focused on his goals, Pete looks towards the camera and asks in deadpan, "Did I miss something?"
  • Asleep in Class: During the first lecture, Bobby is snoring loudly until he wakes himself up and shouts "Mommy! I didn't do it!"
  • Background Body Part: When Bradley is telling the Gammas of their plan to cheat at the College X-Games, he's standing in front of a roaring fireplace with mounted bull horns above his head, making him look like you-know-who.
  • Back to School: Goofy goes back to college after being fired to get a better job.
  • The Bet: Before the start of the X-Games, Max and Bradley make a bet that whoever loses the games will be forced to be the other team's towel boy. After Max wins the competition, Bradley accepts it and intends to honor the agreement. However, Max tells him he doesn't have to go through with it... because he figures Tank getting revenge on Bradley for leaving him to die is enough humiliation and punishment.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Goofy may be clumsy and, well, goofy, but he makes it clear when he leaves the Gammas that he won't take any form of intimidation and he will protect his son from their underhanded tactics at winning a competition.
  • Big Beautiful Man: Beret Girl finds PJ very attractive, wondering aloud how anyone could overlook "such a bundle of yesness."
  • Big "NO!":
    • Max, after finding out his dad returned to college, specifically the one he's attending RIGHT NOW.
    • Goofy does it as well when he sees Max and Tank crash into the gigantic X.
    • In a Freeze-Frame Bonus, Chuck's blimp clearly has "NO!" spelled out in big yellow letters on the screen when Tank sends Bradley crashing into it, sending the blimp flying out of control.
  • Bookshelf Dominoes: At the end of the scene where Goofy and Sylvia make up. Justified in that Goofy had his head stuck in between two books on one shelf, and was trying to pull free.
  • Bowdlerise: According to Wikipedia, the tragedies of September 11 resulted in most television reruns 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 pulls a Heel–Face Turn on Bradley at the end. The moment has since been put back in later broadcasts.
  • Break the Cutie: This happens to Goofy, Max and Sylvia in the third act.
  • Brotherhood of Funny Hats: The Gammas, as is shown when Goofy joins their fraternity, do in fact have funny hats.
  • Broken Pedestal: Bradley gets hit with this a lot throughout the movie, and ultimately loses the X-Games Championship despite all of his many efforts to sabotage Max and his team...Just in time to face Tank's wrath for having abandoned him to a fiery fate, finally spelling an end to the Gammas' dominance.
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • 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!!!
  • Call-Back:
    • In an episode of Goof Troop, PJ got a crush on a girl in his class after she recited her poetry. Here, 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 film. In the same scene, Bobby uses the word "cheesa" to describe the pizza he's holding and pointedly calls it "scrumptious".
    • 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.
    • In the Goof Troop episode, "Mrs. Spoonerville", Pete called Goofy a bonehead after Goofy will enter the Mrs. Spoonerville contest. Here, a fat student called him the same insult after Goofy trips over a bench.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Played with, as the Gammas have gotten away with it so many times and are now considered the team to beat in the College X-Games. Karma Houdini Warranty finally kicks in though when Max narrowly defeats Bradley in the championship, and Tank is quick to bring the hurt to his former leader for having betrayed him in the final challenge.
  • Chastity Couple: Obviously, given the target audience, no one does anything more than kissing, but PJ and Beret Girl don't even do that.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: 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.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Roxanne, Max's love interest of the first film, has vanished without a trace or a mention, as has Stacey, her best friend. There is a college student though who has the same hair color and blue top as Roxanne.
  • Company Cross References:
  • Conscience Makes You Go Back: After crashing into the big X by Bradley's cheat, Max is about to head for the finish when he hears Tank's calls for help; he decides not to leave Tank behind and saves him with Goofy's help.
  • Contemplating Your Hands: Bobby contemplates everyone's gloves, which works as a Lampshade Hanging.
  • Covered in Kisses: Sylvia does this to Goofy after finding the flowers he brought for her.
  • Creative Closing Credits: The Dance Party Ending, 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.
  • Cut a Slice, Take the Rest: A variant during the Training Montage. Sylvia pours Goofy a cup of coffee and he drinks what's left in the pot.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: 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.
  • Dance Party Ending: The end credits show the major cast dancing in their own special ways to a cover of the 1976 song "Right Back Where We Started From". The character who had gone through the most radical change in the film lip-syncs to it.
  • Deconstruction: This film is essentially one for Goofy being The Klutz, and how his antics have serious implications for where he ends up in life, and this film about him wanting to get his life together.
  • Demoted to Extra: PJ gets much more attention than he does in the previous film, as does Bobby, but Pete appears for about four minutes.
  • Description Cut: 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.
  • Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: Several of the Gammas' attempts at cheating are shown to take place during the race. This includes removing the stones from the inside of the rock climbing wall, riddling the roadway with marbles, shooting missiles during the bicycle race, pretending to be a boy scout and old woman crossing the street, changing the direction of the course, blasting PJ into the next state in an attempt to disqualify Team 99, unbolting Bobby's bike wheels leaving him stranded in the mud, and dropping the giant X—now on fire—onto Max (and Tank).
  • Didn't Think This Through: Part of Bradly's plan for sabotaging the final race is sending Team 99 off the course down a flight of stairs. The Gammas succeed at that, only to find out they have actually sent Team 99 on a shortcut that puts them in the lead. So much for driving them off the course.
  • Disco Dan: Goofy and 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, because it's Goofy.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: Goofy's dream during the mid-term. An almost-literal example given the era it harkens back to. Ends in a White Void Room.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Bradley leaves Tank to die when he's trapped in the collapsing X structure so that he can finish the race. After Max and Goofy rescue Tank, the former wins the race and Bradley finds himself caught in the fury of a betrayed and clearly ticked off Tank. It's hard to feel sorry for Bradley when he's tossed into a blimp given what he did to Tank.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: 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 Love Interest to choose him over Bobby, and shows Hidden Depths and goes through Character Development that gets him to cheer up and boosts his confidence. The Hidden Depths and Character Development both form "New PJ", who, by the end, couldn't be happier.
  • Emotional Regression: After Beret Girl asks him to dance, PJ almost completely recovers from his anxiety... which makes it extremely noticeable when he panics at the possibility of Max transferring schools later.
  • Empty Bedroom Grieving: After Max leaves for college, Goofy sadly looks around his almost empty bedroom and is crushed to see that he left his old teddy bear behind.
  • Empty Nest: Goofy suffers this badly enough that he ends up losing his job, and then again badly enough that he fails his midterm. See Hypocrite below.
  • Empty Promise: Given to Max by Goofy when the former has to put up with the latter attending the same college as him. Max was willing to compromise letting Goofy stay if he promised to adhere to some ground rules (no barging into his and his friends' room unannounced, no harping on them about schoolwork, no interrupting in their practice, and absolutely NO acting like a father). Goofy promised to follow the ground rules, which Max assures to PJ and Bobby. However, Goofy had already broken that promise when it hasn't even been a day yet by continuing to interfere with Max's life.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Bradley (though thoroughly despicable in many ways) does not attempt to back out after losing his bet with Max. That doesn't excuse him from Tank getting revenge on him.
    • Tank was complicit in the cheating and the Gammas severely hurting their opponents, but when Bradley causes Tank to crash into the X Games Logo and leaves him to die, Tank helps Team 99 win and punishes Bradley for his treachery.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: 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.
  • Extreme Sports Plot: Though Max has always been a good skateboarder, this movie establishes his friends are strong competitors in athletic sports. All of them have a dream to win the X-Games, which is central to the movie's third act.
  • Fat and Proud: PJ, while somewhat shy, seems to be fine with his weight. He even secures Beret Girl's affections with a poetic body positive monologue.
    PJ: "It is endemic of the current culture, that those of large stature are overlooked, except by vultures. With no regard for the depth of their souls, the height of their passion, the beauty of their moments."
  • Furry Reminder: One dogface catches a Frisbee in his mouth like a normal dog would.
  • Graceful Loser: Bradley of all people. When Max winds up winning the race despite everything Bradley and the Gammas did, Bradley offers his congratulations and a handshake, telling Max that he fully intends to honor their bet. While Max calls off the bet, that still doesn't stop Brad from owing Tank something.
  • Grand Finale: This is the series finale of Goof Troop and it wraps up everyone's character arc.
  • Grass Is Greener: It's brief, but as Max openly looks forward to being able to do as he pleases and get away from a clingy parent, PJ points out Pete has been counting the days until he's out of the house and waiting to turn his bedroom into a bowling alley.
  • Gratuitous Disco Sequence: The disco scene. During which Goofy & Sylvia and PJ & Beret Girl hook up.
  • Gray Rain of Depression: Max walks outside in this after having a fight with Goofy.
  • Hartman Hips:
    • Sylvia is very bottom heavy. And her outfits enhance her figure.
    • Several female characters in this film have these, another example being the Beret Girl.
  • Heartfelt Apology: Goofy sincerely apologizes and admits to his mistakes to Sylvia when she gets mad at him for ditching her. She immediately accepts his apology.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Tank, after Bradley betrays him by launching himself and Max to their almost dooms via rocket-propelled skateboard, and then not helping to save him afterwards. Bradley's attempts to cheat his way into winning the games were so despicable that the staff and organizers of the games don't even try to break up Tank's confrontation with Bradley later on. Everyone just sits and watches as Tank gives Bradley what he deserves. Let's all sit back and watch the action go on.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: It's actually PJ, the sidekick, who gets Beret Girl. Roxanne has gone missing, meanwhile. However, Goofy does also get Sylvia.
  • Heroic Fire Rescue: Max and Goofy putting the final race on hold to rescue Tank from the flaming X.
  • Hidden Depths: In the lecture hall scene, while many of the other students are half asleep, Max is taking notes attentively and obviously taking his education seriously. PJ is also eagerly listening to what the professor has to say.
  • The Hopeless Replacement: Bradley 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.
  • Hot Librarian: 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 Jaw Drop and got Goofy hot under the collar.
  • Hypocrite: 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 his empty nest syndrome, resulting in him destroying the toy factory he worked at (by accident, obviously) 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. It takes a talk with Pete for him to realize that.
  • Hypocritical Humor: After Bradley cheats by 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.
  • Implausible Deniability: Bradley claims that he did not blast PJ into the next state despite it being incredibly obvious that the second largest person on the ramp shot up and went missing and Bradley deliberately drawing attention to that fact.
  • Improvised Weapon: PJ threatens Tank with a biscotti in the café, Goofy hits Tank in the foot with a pool cue, and also throws a horse shoe at Bradley during the final race.
  • Inner Monologue: Goofy briefly has one when he notices that Pete is terrible at throwing horseshoes because he's not paying attention, and then remembers he lost his focus, which he tells Pete aloud without context. Pete lampshades this with an Aside Comment.
  • It's All My Fault: Max when he thinks Goofy isn't going to come after realizing Bradley cheated to get Team 99 disqualified, not after driving his dad away again when he tried to warn him.
    Max: Well, I wouldn't blame him if he didn't come.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: A low-stakes example happens when the bolts fall off of Bobby's bicycle, leaving him stranded in the mud. Max briefly stops to ask if he's okay, but Bobby insists that Max get the win.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Goofy's boss was in the right to fire Goofy — while Goofy's sorrow over Max leaving is sympathetic, his distractions cause major damages to the factory and caused them to have to stop production to fix the mess.
    • While Max's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Goofy was nothing short of harsh and hurtful, Max was right about how Goofy didn't give Max his space and refused to respect his personal autonomy.
  • Lack of Empathy: Bradley doesn't seem to care that Tank is trapped in a burning X structure potentially facing death. Tank keeps this in mind when he confronts Bradley after being saved by Max and Goofy.
  • Large-Ham Announcer: Chuck the sportscaster is so hammy that he doesn't even let his ground reporter, Ken, get a word in edgewise.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Bradley believes he's going to get away with trying and failing to screw over Max's team from winning the College X-Games. Then he finds his former Mook Tank, clearly pissed over Bradley leaving him, approaching him with intent to get revenge. No points for guessing what happens.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Beret Girl has a lot of similarities to PJ's mother, Peg, from her basic figure and hair color to her snarky attitude and protective personality.
  • Look Behind You: During the final rollerskating race, one of Bradley's minions distracts the entire audience by pointing and saying, "Ain't that Mickey Mouse over there?" long enough to change the course of the race.
  • Love Triangle: 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 flat out rejects Bobby's advances).
  • Male Gaze: After they first meet and she calls him "groovy", Sylvia walks away from Goofy and the camera (representing his eyes) lingers on her from behind.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: 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.
  • Merchandise-Driven: The movie's release just happened to coincide with the popularity of the X-Games on the Disney-owned 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.
  • Misery Poker: 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.
  • Mistaken for Bad Vision: When Goofy arrives at Max's college bursts into class in full 1970's getup, Bobby asks Max, "Is my vision blurred, or does that look like your dad?".
  • Most Writers Are Writers: 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 amateur/in-training poets.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • 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.
    • Sylvia's nose and red hair are similar to those of Goofy's son "Junior" from his classic "George Geef" cartoon shorts, in which the wife and mom was always The Faceless. The movie gives what Junior's mom might have looked like.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: 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 Noodle Incident.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Bradley does two things in the final race that help the heroes out. First, he sends PJ flying on rocket skates to get Team 99 disqualified. This directly helps repair the fractured relationship between Max and Goofy. Then he almost lets Tank get killed which allows Team 99 the edge they need to win, even after stopping to save him.
  • Nightmare Sequence: 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.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Inverted. Beret Girl is disgusted when Bobby hits on her, and then immediately flirts with and asks out the much shyer PJ. PJ, meanwhile, clearly does enjoy Beret Girl's moves toward chasing him and even assimilating him: he isn't very masculine to begin with and had been starved for love, so it makes sense. When he reveals Hidden Depths, it's pretty clear that he assumed he was supposed to receive the advances.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: The referee is covered in actual fur, and thus looks more doglike than the others.
  • Oddly Named Sequel 2: Electric Boogaloo: By placing a new adverb in the title, which can be an intensifier or connect to the Extreme Sports Plot.
  • Oh, Crap!: The look on Bradley's face when he sees an enraged Tank confronting him for being ditched. He knows he's in hot water.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: While PJ clearly does not want Max to leave (even relapsing from his Character Development when the possibility arises), and Beret Girl tells him that he can't give up, Bobby is the one to give him an emotionally-charged, Rousing Speech in order to prevent him from transferring.
  • Opposing Sports Team: The Gammas, though notably, Bradley is not a Villainy-Free Villain, doing such things as strapping rockets to PJ's skates and blasting him "into the next state" and dropping the giant X, now flaming, on Max (and Tank).
  • Parent with New Paramour: When Goofy falls in love with Sylvia, Max is immediately accepting, mainly because Sylvia provides an additional distraction for Goofy away from him.
  • Polka-Dot Paint: In the factory scene, an automated paint brush is shown painting checkerboards with checkerboard colored paint.
  • Product Placement: ESPN during the X-Games. See Merchandise-Driven.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    Max: "GET! YOUR OWN! LIFE!"
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: 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.
    • PJ makes a poetic and somber speech about himself and other teenagers of similar weight when Beret Girl goes up to talk to him. Her rebuttal is what brings PJ a newfound sense of confidence.
    Beret Girl: If it's all the same, I forgot your name...
    PJ: It is endemic of the current culture that those with large stature are overlooked, except by vultures. With no regard to the depth of their souls, the height of their passion, the beauty of their moments.
    Beret Girl: O wise Buddha boy, how could anyone overlook such a bundle of "yes-ness"? Let's dance.
    (takes PJ's hand and dashes him to the dance floor)
  • Redhead In Green: Sylvia in her disco clothes, and also the clothes salesman girl in Goofy and Max's college life montage.
  • Releasing from the Promise: After Max wins the X-Games, Brad acknowledges their bet and offers to shake hands. Max calls off the bet, pointing out that he owes Tank something.
  • Riding into the Sunset: The final shot of the movie is Goofy and Sylvia driving off into the distance in his car.
  • Roundabout Shot: Goofy and Sylvia have one during their disco dance.
  • Rousing Speech: Delivered to Max by Bobby of all people in order to prevent him from giving up and transferring.
    Bobby: You wanna give that Gamma geek Bradley the satisfaction of knowing that he forced us out?
    Max: Well, no.
    Bobby: You wanna let the crowd who once cheered for you cheer for someone else? Especially when that someone else is your old man?
    Max: No!
    Max: NO!
  • Running Gag: X-Games co-host Ken constantly gets interrupted by Chuck, the main host of the X-Games.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Max lets out a shrill mortified scream when Goofy first bursts into his classroom.
    • Max gets another Screams Like a Little Girl moment along with P.J. and Bobby when they almost run into a semitruck, leading their vehicle to crash into a corn field.
    • Max, P.J. and Bobby do it again when Goofy opens their dorm room blinds causing them to groan in agony by the glare of the sun.
    • Max and Bobby does it once more when they were about to run into two Gammas, dressed as a little kid and an elderly lady.
  • Security Cling: Discussed. When he hears that Goofy is planning to stay at college for a year, PJ panics and tells someone to hold him. Nobody does, though Max does try to reassure both him and Bobby with his words.
  • Sequel Nonentity: As mentioned above, Roxanne (Max's love interest in the first movie) is neither shown nor mentioned.
  • Series Continuity Error: 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 Goof Troop episode "Puppy Love." Oddly, this movie makes Call Backs to both sources in other places, and what makes it even weirder is that the line was uttered right before the Call-Back to "Puppy Love" was paid off.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: PJ is blasted away by Bradley before the triathlon begins, and Bobby is eliminated during the second leg, possibly to make the mood more serious and intense.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Curiously, one of the play-by-play appears to be modeled on legendary ABC college football broadcaster Keith Jackson.
    • The opening parodies The Rank Organisation logo, with Goofy as the Gong Man.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: The trailer does a good job of showing all the protagonists this time, but Bradley, the main antagonist, is nowhere to be found (except for a brief moment when Goofy takes off his hat), possibly to avoid spoiling that he was actually a bad guy and not just a rival.
  • Something Else Also Rises: When Sylvia appears on the dance floor during her date with Goofy, the latter's ears and collar become stiff and stick up.
  • Source Music: "Pressure Drop" by the Specials is playing at the dance club until Goofy pays the DJ to swap it for Peaches & Herb's "Shake Your Groove Thing."
  • Stealth Pun:
    X Games Announcer: Perfect tens across the board! Except for the German judge. Nine on that one.
  • Stood Up: Due to failing his test, Goofy doesn't show up for Sylvia's congratulations dinner. She is not happy that he didn't even write or call her about it. Of course, she does accept his apology fairly quickly, and after understanding the circumstances, she decides to help Goofy do well in his studies.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After constantly having his coverage of the College X Games overruled by Chuck, Ken gets the last laugh when Tank slingshots Bradley into Chuck's blimp, sending him spiraling out of control.
  • Totally Radical: Exaggerated when Goofy arrives in Max's classroom in full 70's Disco getup and a giant afro wig. When Max tells him to ditch it, he responds that he "needs to look hip and groovy for college".
  • Training Montage: Goofy studying is shown as a montage of this with Sylvia as his trainer. He even does some physical exercises like pushups while studying.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Tank confronts Bradley for abandoning him to die, he doesn't so much as raise his voice. Amazing in this case, since it must take a lot of guts and will power to restrain your temper after your teammate abandons you to die in a flaming wire and fabric structure.
  • True Companions: Sometime between the two movies, Bobby—who was a more distant friend in the first movie—seems to have joined Max and PJ's Heterosexual Life-Partners 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.
  • The Unreveal: In the ending, Goofy has big news to give to Max (and Sylvia knows what it is too), and Goofy tells him that he got a job on campus, which stuns Max. Goofy later reveals that was a joke, but we never find out what the real big news was.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Bradley's rather obvious scheming is completely lost on his audience and even his chief rivals until very late in the game. Nobody ever questions the wide multitude of rocket-based injuries Bradley causes throughout the games.
  • Wham Line:
    Max: "Leave me alone and GET YOUR OWN LIFE!"
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The rest of the Gammas after losing the competition. Were they ever brought forth to answer for their constant cheating? Also, what on Earth happened to Roxanne and Stacey between here and the last movie?
  • What the Fu Are You Doing?: Bobby is a "yellow-belt" apparently. Of course, showing this off while being dangled upside-down by his ankles just looks (and sounds) ridiculous.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Pete and Max both call Goofy out on his hypocrisy in this movie, see the Hypocrite entry above. Sylvia also isn't happy about being stood up during his bout of depression.
  • What You Are in the Dark: In the climax Max has a clear opening to escape the collapsed structure and win the race. Then he hears Tank screaming for help and decides to go further into the wreckage to save him.
  • White Gloves: Lampshaded by Bobby while he looks under his. "Do you ever wonder why we're always, like, wearing gloves?"
    "Yeah, man!"
  • Who Is Driving?: 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.
  • Wild Take: Max's reaction upon seeing Goofy enter his classroom.
  • Your Other Left: PJ tells Bobby to "make a louie" while (failing at) navigating for him, then says, "no, your other louie," which confuses Max.
  • You're Not My Father: After Goofy wins the first match of the X-Games, Max disowns him as his father and screams at him to get his own life.


Tank vs. Bradley

Bradley is turned on by Tank for leaving him behind in the flaming X, and boy is he in for quite a punishment.

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