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Mrs. Goofy, also known as Mrs. Geef, was the wife of Goofy and mother of Goofy Junior in the 1950s Goofy shorts.

History

While her face is hidden from the viewers, her red hair is shown and her voice is heard. She appeared to be slender and rather tall, with light fair skin similar to Goofy's muzzle where his whiskers extend outward. Not much is known about her, except for the fact that she was nearly as goofy as her husband and known for her undesirable driving skills.

She later appeared in the 1977 picture book "Goofy Minds the House", in which both she and Junior were redesigned to more closely resemble Goofy's design. More recently, however, she has since faded into obscurity and never appeared again in any modern Disney media (see "Trivia" below for information pertaining to Goofy's wife in Goof Troop).

Appearances

Mrs. Goofy appeared in the following cartoons:

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Trivia

  • When the television series Goof Troop came about in 1992, the concept of Goofy's son was reworked from Goofy Junior into Max Goof, while Goofy's wife was curiously absent, with Goofy himself depicted as a single father with no mention of his wife/Max's mother ever given by the show or its related media.
  • Early concept art for Goof Troop depicts a woman labeled as 'Mrs. Goofy?', suggesting that she was at least considered at one point to be included in the series. However, it is likely that she was scrapped early on in the series' development as the other characters shown are still drawn in their earlier designs.
  • Early production documents for Goof Troop contain a proposed explanation for the absence of Goofy's wife, proposing that she may have fallen off a cliff while Goofy was taking her picture during a visit to the Grand Canyon. However, this was a very early idea that never made it into the series itself, along with other early concepts such as the inclusion of Goofy's Father as a Grandpa character, P.J. and Pistol having an obnoxious older sister named Patti, and Pistol's real name being "Precious". All of these (including the proposed death of Goofy's wife) were ultimately discarded from the series' development and it's release.
  • Nonetheless, there is a very widespread misconception that it was once stated in Goof Troop that Max's mother had passed away through unknown circumstances prior to the series' beginning, with Goofy allegedly telling Max "She's up there with the stars." or "She's up there amongst the stars." However, this statement was never actually given in any episode of Goof Troop, being the product of longtime speculation and misremembered hearsay.
  • Officially, when inquired about Max's mother, Disney's Guest Services once declared there to be "no definitive answer" as to "who Max's mother is and where "Mrs. Goofy" went", ultimately making the fate and identity of Max's mother a complete enigma that remains unexplored and unanswered to this day.

The mother of the ice age family seen in this comic may possibly provide an idea of what Max Goof's mother might look like.

  • Likewise, in December 2020, when asked directly about the identity of Max's mother, A Goofy Movie director Kevin Lima stated "We talked about Max’s mother casually, but there’s never been any conclusive evidence of who (or what) she might be."[1] and "It’s all speculation. There is no concrete answer to this question."[2]
  • In a short two-page Dutch comic strip titled "Goofy geeft les over... Koken" ("Goofy Teaches About... Cooking"), originally published on March 7, 2003, Goofy gives Max a brief history lesson about cooking. When he describes how cooking was done in the ice age, there is a family of three cave people shown consisting of a father, a mother, and a son. The father resembles Goofy, the son resembles Max, and the mother resembles a female version of Goofy with eyelashes and a bone for a hairbow (a la Pebbles Flintstone). Since the father and son are based on Goofy and Max, and since the mother resembles a female counterpart of Goofy in the same way that Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck resemble female counterparts of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, respectively (in that they both have eyelashes and hairbows to distinguish themselves from their male counterparts), the mother seen in this comic may very well provide a glimpse as to what Max's mother might look like.

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