PDA

View Full Version : What the hell kind of animal is Goofy?


Phlosphr
06-14-2001, 02:03 PM
ok Mickey's a mouse, Donald's a duck, Pluto's a dog, what the heck is Goofy?

originally from an old movie, but recently brought up in my office......Any suggestions

Ethilrist
06-14-2001, 02:06 PM
He's a dog that can walk on two legs and talk, which distinguishes him from Pluto.

Protesilaus
06-14-2001, 02:07 PM
Also a dog. Cecil's column on this can be found here (https://academicpursuits.us/classics/a4_077.html).

dantheman
06-14-2001, 02:10 PM
Goofy is a much more evolved dog.

Ethilrist
06-14-2001, 02:51 PM
So will all Disney dogs eventually evolve into Goofys?

dantheman
06-14-2001, 03:30 PM
They would if the Disney Universe hadn't stopped expanding about 50 Earth years ago.

In ancient times, it was thought that by looking at Pluto, other dogs could see how their ancestors must have looked; how they ate, how they walked on all fours, and so on. "And if we look forward," said the Disney dogs, "at Goofy over there ("Hyuck! Gawrsh!"), we'll see how we'll look in the FUTURE!"

But alas, it wasn't to be. Shortly after making this pontification, those Disney dogs (all very astute scientists, mind you) all died in a freak accident involving Dumbo and a truckload of kamikazes. And after those scientists ceased to be, the Disney Universe suddenly hiccuped, paused, looked around furtively, and stopped expanding. "What's the use," it said with a whimper. "I might as well contract now."

And so it did.

The only thing that remains of the works of those wonderful scientists is Goofy himself, the alleged epitome of canine evolution. He is a mutant, an unexpected freak, an accidental glimpse into a future that might have been but never was or will be.

Papermache Prince
06-14-2001, 03:48 PM
Stop me if you've heard this one:

Mickey appears in Family Court.

Judge: "Now, Mickey, why do you think your wife, Minnie, is crazy?

Mickey: "I didn't say she was crazy. I said she was f*ing Goofy!"

astorian
06-14-2001, 05:38 PM
Here's a hint: Walt Disney's original name for Goofy was "Dippy Dawg."

DaveRaver
06-14-2001, 09:49 PM
OK, now that that's settled, what sort of creature is Grover from Sesame Street???

dantheman
06-14-2001, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by DaveRaver
OK, now that that's settled, what sort of creature is Grover from Sesame Street???

That's easy. He's a monster.

StephenG
06-14-2001, 11:34 PM
I thought Grover was a muppet?

dantheman
06-14-2001, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by StephenG
I thought Grover was a muppet?

Well sure. He's a muppet that's a monster. Just like Harry Monster is, or even Elmo.

Captain Amazing
06-15-2001, 01:00 AM
So, what's Gonzo?

orr
06-15-2001, 01:36 AM
Gonzo was some kind of bird wasn't he? I have no idea why I think this, but I remember hearing somewhere that he was a... vulture?

Phobos
06-15-2001, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by orr
Gonzo was some kind of bird wasn't he? I have no idea why I think this, but I remember hearing somewhere that he was a... vulture?

As revealed in the latest Muppet Movie (Muppets from Space), Gonzo is, in fact, a space alien. Before that, Gonzo was always described as a "whatever".

furryman
06-15-2001, 03:10 PM
Oversimpified answer:
Pluto is a "dawg". Goofy is an anthropomorphic character (caraciture?) loosely based on a dog.

Enola Straight
06-16-2001, 12:30 AM
I saw one of those t-shirts in Disneyworld once (official, licenced, endorsed product in the middle of the place), the kind whera character is drawn by the character from an earlier era. This Goofy t-shirt was of a modern Goofy successively drawn by earlier Goofy's, until the original character was a 1920's era b&w cartoon with a tail and a YOKE.

Goofy is a HORSE.



Or possibly a mule.

orr
06-16-2001, 03:40 AM
As revealed in the latest Muppet Movie (Muppets from Space), Gonzo is, in fact, a space alien. Before that, Gonzo was always described as a "whatever". --Phobos--

That's too easy. An alien vulture... That I could buy...;)

Eutychus
06-16-2001, 06:39 AM
Originally posted by enolancooper
I saw one of those t-shirts in Disneyworld once (official, licenced, endorsed product in the middle of the place), the kind whera character is drawn by the character from an earlier era. This Goofy t-shirt was of a modern Goofy successively drawn by earlier Goofy's, until the original character was a 1920's era b&w cartoon with a tail and a YOKE.

Goofy is a HORSE.

Methinks you're hallucinating. Goofy never wore a yoke in any early film. The character you're probably thinking of is Horace Horsecollar, a character that appeared initially as a regular horse and was eventually anthropomorphized into Mickey's friend. The character never caught on, though, and was eventually phased out.

ryoushi
06-16-2001, 06:58 AM
It's Goofy's kind of animal, sir!

Ok, so it's a bit of a stretch. Can anyone actually tell where it's from so I don't look bad?

Best Topics: switchblade mechanics clotrimazole vs butenafine salting earth porkins call sign split earlobe glue 9.3 a1c fastest woman pitcher dust cobweb buddy rich quotes confirmation mass dragonlance gods roast mules radiation jokes antique wholesale dealers 38357 roman legion motto phd mean lil sambo scotch guard boots gatling guns melatonin forum tno lottery code dirty birthday limerick shamisen cat mandrill vs baboon carlo godfather ants biting me heartworm prevention petsmart 5200 rpm puppy always hungry nitrogen bubble jean skirt religion goat headbutt cow fall of the samurai realm divide trigger do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup sodium pentothal for sale how many ww points in a baked potato best way to reheat buffalo wild wings why do prunes make you go excel count by month does currency exchange cash personal checks titanium and metal detectors freeze milk in ice cube trays cost of a bag of rice what does a lunar eclipse look like from the moon what does picked up mean fedex nj dmv lost drivers license did darth vader want to kill the emperor how to store cut bell peppers what is the best kitchen degreaser keyboard not working after spill drive off without paying for gas little sister incest porn how does a rice cooker know when to stop out of stock amazon big bouncy ball you sit on can i use old stamps to send mail is one foot bigger than the other where to put outgoing mail in apartment how to open car hood with broken cable la bamba lyrics translation how to make your dog shut up how much water weight can you lose wall of fire fireplace grate can you use river rock in a fire pit