"Yeah, the thing is, actually, it's... it's a little delicate, but uh... we've already been invited to watch the fight over at, uh... at Vic's.
- Goomer telling Frank he's watching the fight with Vic insteadGoomer G. Goomer is one of the Murphy's neighbors, and a friend of Frank's. He is voiced by Trevor Devall.
Goomer on the surface appears to be an average middle class American, though he actually hides some rather troubling behaviour.
Goomer appeared in the first episode, where Frank tries to one-up Vic in the eyes of his neighbours by buying a color TV. Subsequently, Goomer makes minor appearances throughout the season, usually to point out something obvious going on with one of the main characters (e.g. "Hey, Frank. Did you think I was Sue?" "Heya Billy, filled with rage at something?" "Bite off more then you could chew, Sue?")
Goomer and his wife Evelyn once tried to have a baby, though it ended in a miscarriage. This devastated his wife, though he himself treated the matter rather casually.
He has an unsettling habit of wiping his dog with toilet paper, and then sniffing it.
Goomer also implies once that he had some type of dream he had to give up on.
He is one of the phone numbers taped above the Murphy's telephone, and he was present at their Christmas Eve party.
Stalking And Other Odd BehaviourEdit
Goomer loves to spy on his neighbours, either through a window or from his own porch.
In his first appearance he mentions off-handedly that he looks in the Murphy's living room window every night. He can also be seen later, staring at Sue as she tries to put the Christmas tree up.
He can often be seen peering though windows.
Because of his spying, Goomer always knows everyone's business and personal details. Such as knowing the exact number of underwear Frank's father packed, his underwear habits and using this to determine how long he'd be away for.
He may be sexually motivated in his spying as well. The box he buries in the woods contains a photo of Frank on the toilet, a photo of Frank and Sue about to have sex, and a photo of Kevin masturbating.
Breaking and Entering Edit
Goomer frequently breaks into his neighbours homes. Sometimes wearing their clothing and pretending to be them, other times just snooping or stealing.
We see him wearing Frank's clothes and acting as him, dressing as Mr. Holtenwasser and answering his phone and sitting on Kevin's bed with Kevin's guitar in hand.
He tells Cutie Pie he knows which window in Vic's house is always unlocked.
In the Murphy home we see some "IOU" notes from him in Frank's secret money stash behind the fridge. He also pasted his own face over Frank's in a family photo album.
Bathroom Habits Edit
Goomer can be seen sneakily defecating on his neighbours lawns and in the woods. He blames this on a bear.
Possible Murderer Edit
Some of Goomer's behaviour seems to point to him being a serial killer. Frank once lent Goomer "rope, shovel, hacksaw, duct tape, and... quicklime" (which he thought was for weeds).
Goomer was once seen patting down a human-sized square patch of grass on his front lawn with a shovel. He also bleaches with walls of his trailer before letting Big Bill use it, and was shown carrying a dead raccoon around.
The kids and Vic all know exactly how creepy Goomer is and make frequent references to it. The other neighbors, mainly Frank and Evelyn, are blissfully ignorant of the obvious warning signs (the former simply doesn't care).
He may have a particular obsession with Kevin. When he sees Kevin come home, he cracks open a beer and mentions that things are getting more interesting. He also tells Kevin not to give up in his dreams, and later he tries to discourage Kevin from committing suicide while telling him he has "so much to live for", while pressing his entire body against the glass of the window he is spying on him from. Naturally, this creeps Kevin out.
- The Bleedin' in Sweden
- The Trough
- F is for Halloween
- Bill Murphy's Day Off
- O Holy Moly Night
- Heavy Sledding
- A Girl Named Sue
- The Liar's Club
- Night Shift
- This Is Not Good
- F Is For Fixing It
- Pray Away
- Landing The Plane
- Are You Ready For The Summer?
- Paul Lynde to Block
- Mr. Murphy's Wild Ride
- Battle Of The Sexes
- Punch Drunk
- Summer Vacation
- It's In His Blood
- Frank The Father
- Bill Murphy's Night Off
- Father Confessor
- Nothing is Impossible
- Bring Me a Tooth
- The "B" Word
- His phone number is 412 7429
- He was designed as a mix of Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson. Even his name is a mix of the names Griffin and Homer.