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Phlosphr
06-14-2001, 01:03 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, 01:06 PM
He's a dog that can walk on two legs and talk, which distinguishes him from Pluto.

Protesilaus
06-14-2001, 01:07 PM
Also a dog. Cecil's column on this can be found here (https://academicpursuits.us/classics/a4_077.html).

dantheman
06-14-2001, 01:10 PM
Goofy is a much more evolved dog.

Ethilrist
06-14-2001, 01:51 PM
So will all Disney dogs eventually evolve into Goofys?

dantheman
06-14-2001, 02:30 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, 02:48 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, 04:38 PM
Here's a hint: Walt Disney's original name for Goofy was "Dippy Dawg."

DaveRaver
06-14-2001, 08:49 PM
OK, now that that's settled, what sort of creature is Grover from Sesame Street???

dantheman
06-14-2001, 09:08 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, 10:34 PM
I thought Grover was a muppet?

dantheman
06-14-2001, 10:43 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, 12:00 AM
So, what's Gonzo?

orr
06-15-2001, 12:36 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, 07:28 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, 02:10 PM
Oversimpified answer:
Pluto is a "dawg". Goofy is an anthropomorphic character (caraciture?) loosely based on a dog.

Enola Straight
06-15-2001, 11:30 PM
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, 02:40 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, 05:39 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, 05:58 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?

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