Season 1, Episode 10: “Ghoul Friend” 10/4/13
Starring: Mickey Mouse and Goofy
Setting: Country Graveyard
Mickey is driving along on a country road when his car suddenly breaks down… in a graveyard! As nightfall suddenly drops, Mickey pops the trunk to get his tool box but his one, measly little wrench proves to be too small for the job.
This is when things start to get spooky as we see Zombie Goofy appear out of the mist and fog. Mickey freaks out and runs away while Goofy just stands there slack jawed and drooling. Mickey hides in a log where Goofy somehow ends up in there with him leading to them sprinting off, falling into a river and going over a waterfall. After the two emerge from the water, Mickey runs off again but this time Goofy chases after him. Mickey tricks Goofy into running straight off a cliff where he falls to his presumed demise. However, Goofy’s parts take a fortuitous bounce, falling up and reanimating themselves right in front of Mickey. It’s then that Goofy’s intentions become clear as he pulls off his arm bone and offers it to Mickey to use as a wrench.
Mickey goes on to fix his car with Goofy’s bone and the two ride off together as new pals… presumably to pick some peaches.
I’m no expert but Mickey’s car looks like it overheated and a wrench won’t fix that.
Great design work on Goofy but that bone poking out his nose hurts my face.
Mickey’s sandy face-print reminds me of the Mickey Mouse waffles from Disneyland.
The water-logged Goofy seems to be physically correct while also serving as a great gag.
Mickey may be a scaredy cat but he shows he's still a good guy in trying to save Goofy. He even shows remorse when he fails.
Other than a few screams from Mickey along with Goofy’s trademark “Yaaaahoooey!,” the only actual dialogue was Mickey’s plea of “You wouldn’t hit a mouse with glasses, would ya?”
Final Grade: B+
I’m a sucker for a good Goofy performance and this one in particular highlights his versatility in comparison to the very popular yet, one-note offerings from Mickey and Donald. I also like a good genre piece and horror proved to be a lot of fun. The episode was pretty “bare bones” in terms of references and details but solid nonetheless.