The Goofy Gophers

The Goofy Gophers is a 1947 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Bob Clampett and Arthur Davis. The short was released on January 25, 1947, and is the first appearance of the Goofy Gophers.


An anthropomorphic dog who is based on John Barrymore is guarding a vegetable garden and falling asleep. However, the dog then spots two gophers eating carrots. The dog disguises himself as a tomato vine and poses as an actual plant in the garden. The Gophers spot the tomato vine, grab a bunch of vegetables, and throw a pumpkin on the dog before striking him with a spade. The gags are plenty as the Gophers continue to outwit their dog nemesis. Eventually, they launch the dog, via rocket, into outer space towards the Moon and now there are four crescent moons. The Gophers, now triumphant, gloat that they will have all the carrots all to themselves. But suddenly, they hear a familiar "Eh," and a familiar carrot chomping noise and there stands Bugs Bunny who says the popular catchphrase from The Great Gildersleeve, "Well, now, I wouldn't say that!" as the cartoon ends.