Monday, October 24, 2005

Something Goofy

I've been watching these really old Disney cartoons lately. Now, I know I'm not the first person to think of this, but maybe someone out there has the answer. If Goofy is a dog, and Pluto is a dog, how come Goofy can talk and Pluto can't? Does it have to do with different levels of intelligence? If that is the case then I feel really sorry for Pluto. Or maybe Pluto is faking it so the other characters will do more things for him. Some people think Goofy isn't a dog, but if he isn't a dog what the hell is he? Anyone?


Blogger holli said...

I have no idea, except that Goofy has always been my least favorite Disney character.. Maybe it's the freakish Man/Dog hybrid.. but I think it's the "goofy" laugh. The hat? I don't know! No self-respecting dog would dress like that. I can't even get Nathan to wear his dog shoes without a lot of shame involved.

10/25/2005 11:36 AM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

I love goofy because there was an extended cartoon with him in it driving really fast. It was called "Mr Streeter". It's great because it's super tongue in cheek kind of humor. He's a mild manner brow beaten husband who then becomes a driving maniac once he leaves the house.

Try not to think too much about cartoon characters. You must suspend disbelief.

10/25/2005 6:05 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I hate goofy, have always hated goofy. His voice, his completel idiocy...Pluto on the other hand. Pluto is sublimely wonderful. Pluto I dig.

um. Pluto is the man-dog hybrid, like Holli sez, not a dog. Pluto is all dog.

10/25/2005 8:37 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Yes, JC, I think it has to do with different levels of intelligence. Pluto is smarter so he knows to keep his mouth shut so he doesn't sound stupid like Goofy does. :)

I'm not sure what the hell Goofy is supposed to be. Man/dog hybrid sounds about right. Hey, they don't call him Goofy for nothing!

Speaking of goofy, that's pretty much how I feel for even discussing this subject.


10/25/2005 9:11 PM  
Blogger JC said...

I think Michelle has summed up the answer the best: try not to think too much about cartoon characters!

10/26/2005 4:29 PM  
Blogger JC said...

Holli - good point on the hat. What kind of hat is that? It looks like the one Adebisi wore on 'Oz'.

10/26/2005 4:50 PM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

Great JC now I'm thinking of the hat in the book "Go dog go" where the female dog says, "Do you like my hat?" and the male dog always replies, "No, I do not like your hat." Ah, fine literature and stream of coscious thinking. Isn't it magic when they converge? This is my gift to you.

10/26/2005 11:05 PM  

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