|June 21, 2008|
Goof Troop (titled as GoofTroopTMND) was a short and very unsuccessful forced fad on the night of June 21, 2008 to the morning of the following day created by users Mendodog and Poonanie123, propagated by featured user Goneja filling a majority of the YTMNDs by Featured Users sections for a brief period up until 1am with spin-offs. The majority of these YTMNDs consist of clones of preexisting YTMNDs with the Goof Troop theme song as the only audio. It is this quality of the fad, to just take any existing page and render it with Goof Troop music, which places the fad in the less creative corners of ytmnd. However, several featured users did put out some interesting sites.
For several hours it also completely engulfed the newly created sites list. No Goof Troop site ever made it to Up and Coming but at least one briefly managed to reach top viewed shortly after 1am on June 22, 2008. Almost immediately afterward, the inflow of Goof Troop sites slowly died over the early morning hours. Though the fad was short lived, it had all the attributes pertaining to a regular fad, including variants of the original, spin offs, shock sites, hate sites, fad mixing and collaboration and also a fourth corner spin off.
User Lickitwellhiem created several spin off sites by applying an image of a Goofy balloon animal to accompany the Goof Troop song. One such site, entitled "GoofTroopTMND: Balloon Animal" (http://gttmndba.ytmnd.com/)is an example of a very weak attempt to intellectually expand an intellectually retarded fad. This fad was doomed from the start, was found by most to be not funny, and functioned merely on the nostalgia of hearing the Goof Troop song. Realizing this, it seems Lickitwellhiem decided to ban his own creation (the use of the Goofy balloon as an identifiable icon for the fad) into “negative space” in the site “GTTMND fad suddenly banished to negative space” (http://gttmndbanish.ytmnd.com/).
All in all, it was a very unsuccessful fad, yet fun for the participants while it lasted. It is not unreasonable to say it will be looked back upon by most as an example of shallow creative thought.