Pluto and Goofy

@saundyl (9686)
Canada
August 29, 2008 12:56pm CST
I've never been able to figure out how...and why Goofy who was a dog always got to be the one to speak and wear clothing. Pluto never got to. Any thoughts? Did anyone else ever wonder this?
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I have always wondered the exact same thing. It just does not make any sense. But then again I never thought that Goofy looked like a dog either. I really don't know what he looks like, to me he almost looks like a human being. On the other hand Pluto has always looked like a dog and acted like one too. I wonder what Walt Disney had in mind when he created Goofy in the first place. I did some research on this and I think the reason is that Goofy was a character way back in the days of black and white - you know like Steam Boat Willie, etc. Goofy was originally called "Dippy Dog". On the other hand Pluto was Mickey's pet and always will be his pet. He was created way after Goofy was and this is just how it has been ever since. At least that is the best explanation I have been able to come up with. [i] Have a great day and happy myLotting!!![/i]
• United States
1 Sep 08
Wow! Thanks for that explanation Schulzie! That is the best explanation I have seen to date. I always wondered about Pluto and Goofy too! LOL I never heard of Dippy Dog before now. And I also never thought that Goofy looked anything like a dog, I always thought he resembled a horse or something.
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
2 Sep 08
That's an awesome explanation. I'd never looked it up at all so I'd never heard of dippy dog before either! I havent seen many of the old black and white's for the show. I think it would be awesome to. Thank you for sharing your research!
@hellcowboy (7380)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I know my friend it is very perplexing as to why Goofy and Pluto are both dogs but Goofy gets to walk upright,eat like a person,talk and wear clothes,while Pluto acts like a normal dog,I think it might have something to do with the fact that Goofy is accident prone which makes him like a comedy relief,and it would be kind of silly in my opinion to have two dogs acting like dogs,and besides Goofy does not look like a dog,but that is just my opinion.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
31 Aug 08
He doesnt look exactly like a dog but I think he is because hes close to looking like one and the rest of the characters in the shows are all animals of some type. It would be silly to have two dogs acting like dogs...but maybe neat to have two being silly.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
That is a good point my friend and very true,have a great day,good luck in your life, and Happy Posting.
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• Canada
1 Sep 08
A long time ago on the family sit com Full House, Joey the commedian asked the same question in one of his amateur comedy acts, that were a large part of the character he played in the series. He made a good point. When you asked this question today on MyLot it made me think of that show.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
1 Sep 08
Oh! I used to love that show when i was growing up. I dont even remember alot of it now. I wonder if they have it on dvd to watch over again now.
• United States
30 Oct 08
Oh well that's a tough question..Well that's the way it is, so let it be !..