|“||I'm a hit bird, and when Sammy the Seagull needs a lesson taught, the Goose is the guy he calls. Only this last job, I had a little...mishap. Instead of hittin' Freddie Flamingo, I hit Sammy's capo, Johnny Storkanado. And now Sammy, Freddie, Johnny, they're all after me.||„|
|~ Goose's unexplained backstory of why he moved to Nolan's farm.|
Goose is an American white pelican and a supporting character from the 2005 film Racing Stripes. He is voiced by Joe Pantoliano.
He is a mob-based, city pelican who's in hiding and talks a big talk, but is really a nervous Nellie with a penchant for attempting to defecate on others from the air.
Goose states that he moved to Nolan Walsh's farm in order to escape several other birds who have placed a hit on him for some unknown reason, and that he was a "hit bird". It is presumably his experiences that render him afraid of loud noises. After an argument with Tucker, Goose decides to show him and Franny his defecting abilities. Mistaking Nolan's weather vane for a real rooster, he aims his feces at it, but instead defecates on real actual Rooster Reggie, causing Goose to crash into the barn door.
When Sandy is captured by Sir Trenton, he revives an unconsious Stripes by pouring water on him. Goose later tries to defecate on him, but misses and instead crashes into a wall, causing a bucket to fall on his head and at Sir Trenton's Mercy. Before Trenton can finish Goose off, Buzz and Scuzz distract the racer and the animals free Sandy and follow Stripes to the race.
In the end, after Stripes wins the race, Tucker finally gives Goose his approval and asks him if he can stay on Walsh Farm. Goose agrees but adds that there's something he has to take care of first. Goose then defecates on the mean boss of the derby Miss Dalrymple for demanding Stripes to be disqualified. He, along with Stripes and the other farm animals, poses for the winning picture.