Clear Evidence That Goofy Is The Single Best Father In All Of Disney

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Vote up the points that prove Goofy is a great dad.

There can be no doubt that Goofy is one of the best cartoon characters on TV. Both A Goofy Movie and An Extremely Goofy Movie are probably some of the best cartoons of all time. That's partly some millennial nostalgia, but it's also that they're so heartwarming to watch. Goofy is an amazing role model and an even better father. That he cares for his moody son Max as a single father and still manages to show kindness and compassion at the hardest of times makes him an aspirational figure for fathers everywhere. 


  • 1
    115 VOTES

    He Doesn't Blame His Son For His Teenage Angst

    When Max lashes out at Goofy for taking him on the father-son trip in A Goofy Movie, Goofy doesn't respond with defensiveness or cruelty. He's clearly hurt by his son's behavior, but he's not the type of person (or sentient humanoid canine) that feels the need to return the favor.

    It's only because of this patience that he and Max are able to open up about their feelings later in the movie and become closer because of it.

  • 2
    103 VOTES

    He Drops Everything For A Father-Son Trip Just Because His Son Is Struggling

    When Max's principal calls Goofy and says the boy is going to end up in the electric chair, the Disney dad doesn't respond by clamping down on his son.

    No groundings or punishments. Instead, Goofy schedules a father-son fishing trip so that he and Max can talk and figure out what's going on together. Now that's parenting.

  • 3
    93 VOTES

    He Lets His Son Be An Individual

    Max is full of traits that any lesser dad would be ashamed of. He dresses hip, listens to loud music, skateboards, and causes all kinds of trouble at school. But aside from a brief moment in A Goofy Movie where Pete convinces Goofy to try to be more restrictive, Goof is happy to let his son become his own person.

    He even lets Max express and share his interests with him by visiting all the road trip pit stops his son wants to try.

  • 4
    87 VOTES

    He Appreciates His Son's Interests

    From the very first moment of A Goofy Movie, when he gets his son's Powerline cutout stuck in the vaccuum, he asks questions about his son's interest. He also respectfully apologizes for damaging his things. Later on, he allows Max to choose the stops along their road trip.

    This respect becomes mutual as Max begins picking places he knows his dad will love, creating a trip that they'll both cherish forever.

  • 5
    126 VOTES

    He Works A Crappy Job To Keep A Roof Over His Son's Head

    Goofy has worked a few jobs to keep his son fed and happy. In A Goofy Movie, he's a child photographer working under a terrible boss, Pete. In An Extremely Goofy Movie, he's moved on to become a toy factory lineman, no doubt to be able to put Max through college.

    In both jobs, he's laboring under strenuous conditions with a tyrant for a boss - all the while never letting Max see him suffer.

  • 6
    111 VOTES

    He Puts His Son's Emotional Wellness First

    No matter what happens in An Extremely Goofy Movie, Max is always at the forefront of Goofy's thoughts. When Goofy starts dating again, his first instinct is to let Max know and check in with how he feels about it. When the X Games start driving a wedge between them, he drops his fraternity team to support his son.

    Growing up so loved has to be why Max always comes to the realization that what matters most is the people around him - especially his dad.