He also had no food and could only wait for Sanzo to come rescue him. Sanzo obviously did save him only because he couldn't tolerate Goku's 'crying out to him' no longer. So the two left and Sanzo became a 'babysitter' and Goku became one of Sanzo's followers.
His token sayings are "Harahetta!" (I'm hungry) and "Sanzo" (just take a guess). He also likes to fight with Gojyo and is sort of taken care of by Hakkai as well. The best thing about Goku is that he can kick major ass, namely being yokai or Kougaji. The only one that really gets to him is Homura but that's because Homura has some 'Mad War Prince Power' and some sexual induendo.
Lastly, Goku is based off the Monkey King from the Saiyuki Chinese legend just like the Goku from DBZ.
wife:chi chi, father in law:ox king, sons: gohan, goten, daughter in law:videl (see devil), granddaughter:pan
expressions:clueless, happy, pissed
temperment:happy, loving, hungry
(goku may seem a little dim, but he's alot smarter than he lets on)
loves:food, everyone who isn't evil personified, food, fighting, food
distinguishing features:spiky hair, tail, 'that son grin' ^_^
goku is hated by: villans, vegeta. and jealous little boys :P
goku is loved by:everyone else
2. The most famous parody of the monkey king who is the protagonist of the japanese cartoon Dragonball/Z. He's not the brightest crayon in the box but is known for being extremely loyal and hella strong. Will kick evil ass if not out to lunch. Is married and has two kids.
Judging from the empty pantry and excessive amount of dirty dishes, I'm guessing someone went Gokuh on you....