Disney's lovably stupid dog first appeared in a 1932 cartoon short as an audience member watching Mickey onstage. Goofy was originally known by the even less dignified moniker Dippy Dawg. The tall mutt in overalls had an incredibly dopey laugh, supplied by Disney writer, musician, and former circus clown Pinto Colvig. When Disney heard Colvig's laugh, he decided that Goofy should get a little more face time. Soon, Goofy was appearing in his own cartoons and has been a favorite ever since.