Real Name


First Appearance

His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914)

Original Publisher

Oz Film

Created by

L. Frank Baum


Googly-Goo is a rich, old courtier who lives in Jinxland in the Land of Oz.

He is a skinny, old man dressed in rich velvets with many furbelows and laces. He wears golden chains, finely wrought rings, and jeweled ornaments.

He walks with mincing steps and thinks himself far superior to any of King Krewl of Jinxland's other courtiers. His voice is shrill and cracked and he has no teeth except for a couple of fangs.

Googly-Goo desired to marry Princess Gloria of Jinxland, although he was old enough to be her father. To that end, the old man brought many rich gifts to bribe her uncle, King Krewl. Gloria, however, was in love with a gardener's boy named Pon, and refused Googly-Goo thirty-nine times.

King Krewl hired Mombi (later changed to Blinkie in the book) the witch (with Googly-Goo's money) to freeze Gloria's heart so that she would not love Pon. However, after that she did not love anyone, and Googly-Goo's money was wasted. Eventually Krewl was deposed and Gloria was disenchated. She became queen and took Pon as her consort, and Googly-Goo was not heard from again.

Public Domain Appearances


  • His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz


  • The Scarecrow of Oz

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