Flashback: Sports with Goofy

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Fall is here and we think there’s no better season for sports. Football season has just started, baseball season is in full swing, and basketball season is right around the corner! Plus, this year, we’re still enjoying watching replays of our favorite Olympic athletes from the summer games.

Even though we love Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Gabby Douglas, there’s no contest for our favorite athlete: it’s Goofy!

Ever since Goofy made his first appearance as a member of the audience in the 1932 short Mickey’s Revue, his well-intentioned missteps have been making Disney fans chuckle. He’s starred in 48 Goofy cartoons, had his own television show, Goof Troop, and even his own movie, A Goofy Movie, but to many fans, Goofy is best known for his silly shorts that revolved around him learning to play sports.


In 1941, Goofy hit the slopes in The Art of Skiing.


The next year, he stepped up to the plate in How to Play Baseball.


“Dog pile” took on a whole new meaning in 1944’s How to Play Football.


Goofy learned about good sportsmanship in 1945’s Hockey Homicide.


In 1946, Goofy took a shot at basketball in Double Dribble.

If you can’t get enough of the Goof, check out DisneyStore.com for some great items that pay tribute to his sporty history!

What is your favorite Goofy short?

(Originally Posted on The Buzz: Disney Stores)