In a 1970s-80s Disney comic book series in which Goofy played the role of some of the most famous historical characters (such as Christopher Columbus and Leonardo Da Vinci), Goofy's character was often accompanied by his parents, who disapproved his scientific ideas. In contrast to her animated version, Goofy's mother appeared to be long and slender in these comics. Her most notable appearance was in Goofy Franklin, in which she had the role of Abiah Folger, Benjamin Franklin's mother.
Max's grandma (most likely Goofy's mother) is mentioned by Goofy in the Goof Troop episode "Midnight Movie Madness". In this episode, Max wants to see the new Mutilator movie, but Goofy won't let him because he knows that scary movies don't agree with Max. When Max denies Goofy's claim that Max had been scared by the witch in the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Goofy retorts with, "Max, you can't watch Grandma stuff a chicken without getting faint."
- Goofy's mother was possibly mentioned in Fathers Are People. In the cartoon, Goofy's wife can be heard saying: "Today's the day baby visits grandma!", although it's uncertain whether she is talking about Goofy's mother or her own.
- In the Mickey Mouse episode "Wonders of the Deep", when the gang sees a dogfish (resembling an actual dog) from their submarine, Goofy looks at it and says "Momma?".