The Great Goofy-Pluto Debate
There’s that great scene in Stand By Me where, sitting around a campfire, the boys pondered things that seemed important at the time.
Among these talking points was Wil Wheaton’s question, “Mickey's a mouse, Donald's a duck, Pluto's a dog. What's Goofy?”
The conversation ended with a chubby Jerry O’Connell’s somewhat frustrated, “That’s weird. What the hell is Goofy?”
Most Disneyologists (a word I just now made up*) agree that Goofy is, in fact, a dog. But how does that explain the advantages he holds over Pluto: the ability to drive, to hold down a job, the capacity for speech?
How can two characters of the same species be so completely different?
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