The restaurant features a seating area with a stage, a "parent room," and a Nut Bar. The mascot is Goofy Goober, a fish in a peanut costume.
The restaurant's building consists of a boat-like shape with a sundae on top. The sign is shaped like a peanut outlined by a green and yellow pattern, and contains the words "Goofy Goobers" in red letters. The sidewalk is accompanied by a piano key pathway.
According to the comic, Untold Tales of the Goofy Goobers, Goofy Goober's used to be a concert hall.
"The Goofy Newbie" reveals that Goofy Goober's was founded by Reginald Goober, who was nicknamed "Goofy". Before freezers, he was selling his ice cream warm while putting it on tree sticks.
Role in series
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
SpongeBob and Patrick go here after the grand opening of the Krusty Krab 2. SpongeBob is first shown at the nut bar, bawling because he did not get the promotion. Patrick then comes along and orders a meal. SpongeBob depressingly begins heading for home until he sees that Patrick has ordered a Triple Gooberberry Sunrise, and decides to order one too.
The two proceed to continuously order Triple Gooberberry Sunrises, splattering the waiter in ice cream, and eventually becoming drunk to the point where the two go up on stage with Goofy Goober and fall over. The next morning, SpongeBob wakes up with a hangover.
Patrick goes here with Plankton who pretends to be Patrick's conscience to get one double chocolate molar blowout. After both of their noses grow big, they have a nose fight. After making a mess, they get kicked out.
"The Goofy Newbie"
Patrick gets a job at Goofy Goober's when he finds out that the employees get free ice cream, and it is where the majority of the episode takes place.
SpongeBob helps Patrick do his job properly but he gets fired from the restaurant when he ends up eating so much ice cream that he freezes the world for five billion years.
According to Vincent Waller, Paramount Pictures formerly did not allow any movie-exclusive content to be used in the SpongeBob SquarePants series, such as locations and characters from 2005 to 2014. This is why Goofy Goober did not make a physical appearance in an episode until 15 years later with "Patnocchio." He recalled, "We couldn't even use images of Goofy Goober from the movie back then."
This makes it the first location from the movie to fully appear in the series.
Despite this location only appearing in two movies, a few episodes, two video games, and six books, it has appeared in numerous SpongeBob comics.
The restaurant was only mentioned in the show a few times after its debut in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, until it finally was integrated into the show in the season 11 episode "Patnocchio."