drawings for Goopy Geer (above), and Moonlight
for Two (below) [LT&MM]
Goopy Geer was the
first Warner Bros. featured character whose look was not closely patterned
after that of Mickey Mouse. Although a promotional drawing for his first
appearance shows him as a black dog, in all of his cartoons he is white.
Goopy was the last recurring character in the black-and-white years of
the Merrie Melodies series, starring in only three cartoons before one-shots
became the norm. His cameo in Bosko
in Dutch not withstanding, Goopy's unnamed girlfriend appeared
in more cartoons than he did; she was also the girlfriend of Freddy
the Freshman. The three roles that the versatile Goopy appeared
as were a pianist, a hillbilly, and a court jester.
Goopy was resurrected
along with Foxy & Roxy in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode
"Two-Tone Town". In it, he reprises his original role as a pianist,
although his character design is based on the aforementioned promotional
drawing. A picture from this appearance can be seen on the Foxy & Roxy page.