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Family Information
Family Members

Mother, Brother(s), Sister(s)





Behind the Scenes
Portrayed by

AJ Lutsky

First Appearance

"Game Over"

Last Appearance

"Game Over"

Gooch is one of the main protagonist in the episode Game Over.

Gooch is Kelly's best friend who isn't as good at video games. He is often frustrated that Kelly never helps him out when their battling each other while gaming.

Gooch suspects something's up when Kelly receives an instant message from another gamer nicknamed Major Mayhem, who organizes a meeting with him downtown. Kelly tells Gooch about an upcoming tournament he's participating in, and shows him a mysterious new game called Zee Town. Gooch gets an eerie feeling when he notices the game looks suspiciously real and the start menu looks like a place across town.

When the two of them start playing the game, the power shuts down and the sun rises out of nowhere. Kelly notices Gooch's house is suspiciously quieter than usual. The two hear noises coming from the kitchen and all of a sudden are approached by a zombie. Kelly and Gooch escape outside and notice the whole neighborhood is empty with no soul in plain sight. They hide in the local Bowling Alley, where they meet two kids named Sean and Mika, who tell them that Zee Town and their trapped the games version of their town.

When zombies approach the bowling alley, Gooch is forced to help Kelly, Sean, and Mika fight them off. His fighting skills are off since he was never good at video games. Major Mayhem appears through plasma screen TV and asks Gooch why he is in the game, he then replies with Kelly let him play. Mayhem reminds Kelly that he told him not to share Zee Town with anybody.

Sean and Mika are killed by zombies, leaving Gooch and Kelly alone. As level 2 begins, Gooch scolds Kelly telling him that it's his fault that they're in danger and he's a lame friend. Kelly promises him that he'll get them out of the game as long as they make it to the final level and beat the boss.

Later, a mob of zombies follow him and Kelly, Gooch decides to fight off and distract them allowing Kelly to make it out alive since he's the better player. He is defeated by zombies, but Kelly revives him, Sean, and Mika during the final boss which turns out to be Major Mayhem himself. Gooch helps Kelly successfully beat Major Mayhem. However it turns out he's been waiting a long time to find someone who could beat him, setting him free.

Gooch, along with Sean and Mika are free to go, but Kelly is now trapped in the game as the new game master because he defeated the old game master. Whoever beats him sets him free, trapping the next winner inside in a continuous cycle.


  • It is unknown what Gooch will do to help Kelly escape, or if he will attempt to destroy Zee Town.