This reminds me of a joke a man with the screen name JosephusRex once told me:
That reminds me of the time Mickey went to a lawyer to see about divorcing Minnie. The lawyer tried to dissuade him, reminding Mickey that he was an international icon, Disney’s goodwill ambassador to the world, and so on: It just wouldn’t do for him and Minnie to be divorced. But Mickey was steadfast, insisting that he and Minnie would have to split.
“Another problem,” said the lawyer, “is that you’re citing insanity as grounds for divorce. Insanity is extremely hard to prove, and the resultant publicity would be a disaster for you, and her, and Disney.”
“Wait a minute,” said Mickey. “I never said she was insane. I said she’s &%$^ing Goofy.”
Too, too true.
Whenever Mickey, Goofy and the other Disney characters of my youth show up on the Disney Channel, they’re rendered in bad computer-generation or the cartoon has been diced up with a bad music track and ‘funny” narration added.