Goofy Goof!!

You know Goofy, from Walt Disney's movies and comics, right? Well, there's a lot more to him then his floppy ears and funny laugh. In fact, our own Goofy Goof is a very interesting character, and one of the most important

Goofy's Names Over Time
Before Goofy was super famous (and called Goofy) Goofy had many different names. Some of these names were: Dippy Dawg, George Geef, Goofus G. Cow, Hound Dog, Sport Goofy, and (widely known) Goofy Goof. His first name ever was Dippy Dawg, and was featured on Mickey's Revue. The thing that got Dippy Dawg (Goofy) noticed was not his teeth or his big feet, but his distinguished laugh, which was the voice of Disney story man, musician, and former circus clown Pinto Colvig. The laugh made such an impression on Walt Disney and his staff that he soon began being featured in other cartoons. After many successful cartoons (with many different names) Goofy's clumsiness and, well, goofiness was starting to catch on. He began to be called Goofy after a feature in Orphan's Benefit.
Goofy as Dippy Dawg
Goofy as Dippy Dawg


Goofy's Solo Career and Threesome with Mickey and Donald
In the past, Goofy had many roles, he even had his own show. his first solo show was called Goofy and Wilbur, where Goofy did activities with his grasshopper friend (Wilbur). In every episode, he was clumsy, goofy, but always sweet. He was noticed for being charmingly funny, and trying new things. But later in his career, he was featured as a "family man" who went through everyday troubles, and sometimes even had a normal voice. But that image never really stuck. No American's could picture their sweet, clumsy Goofy as a serious dad. The image that stuck with most people was his trio with Mickey and Donald. He starred in shorts with them called Lonesome Ghosts, Clock Cleaners, Boat Builders, Mickey's Service Station, and Mickey's Trailer. In the shows, Goofy was a goofy friend who worked on tasks that he barely ever did correctly. But in the end, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy Goof would work together to find a solution. The last show he had as only a threesome was called The Whalers.


The Whalers
The Whalers





Goofy
Goofy



Goofy Then and Now
Over the years, Goofy has changed a ton! Except even before he became the Goofy we know, he was almost always seen with a hat on. One thing that changed was his ears. As time went on, they became larger and more droopy. Also, on Mickey's Revue Goofy only had one tooth, as you know, in the present he has two spaced-out buck teeth. Is a resident of Spoonerville, USA, but in his first cartoons he was part of a whole different area. Lastly, before his most famous years of being tall and gangly, Goofy actually used to be pretty short. Like now, though, (on a cartoon called How To) Goofy was all ready for a challenge, but was constantly messing things up. He began to become his present character after a show called Moving Day, which was a BIG hit.

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Goofy's Most Famous/Memorable Moments
In 1933, Goofy became very famous from Mickey Mouse comic strips, in which he was Mickey's neighbor and appeared as part of "the gang". Also, Goofy is well known for his comics Super Goof, a super hero parody, which is still seen today. Goofy was also famous from Sport Goofy, where his positive motto was, "It doesn't matter if you win or lose, just get up and try, and most of all have fun!" Was probably the most memorable from his How NOT to shows (actually called How To, but, as we know, Goofy is constantly messing things up.) Goofy became so famous over time, that he became to appear in Trading Cards, plush toys, and more!





Goofy's Relations
After some experience in the "show biz" writers started giving Goofy a family. Some known relations are: Goofy's nephew Gilbert, his uncle Orphal Dizzy, his Aunt Effie, his ancestor Mighty Knight, and his cousin Indiana Pipps (only featured in Italian comics) He had his own unique relationships with his relatives, but he is most famous for his son Maximillian (Max) Goof. Max believes he is cooler than Goofy, and Max is not as humble. Although, the two family members share the same laugh, they are very different. For example, Goofy is always sweet and modest, while Max tends to show off when he begins to get good at something, but they both love each other on the inside

Goofy's son Max
Goofy's son Max




As you can see, Goofy is a very interesting character. He is even known to be the most useful character who played the most roles. He was featured in more than 109 cartoons!

Goofy's famous moments over time
Goofy's famous moments over time
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Resources

http://disney.go.com/DisneyRecords/Biographies/Goofy_Bio.html
http://disney.go.com/vault/archives/characterstandard/goofy/goofy.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goofy
http://pollcode.com/pollcode.cgi
http://www.disneyshorts.org/years/1938/graphics/whalers/whalers1.html
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0027852/