Goof Troop


Goof Troop

Infobox Television
show_name = Goof Troop


caption =
format = Animated series
runtime = 22 minutes
creator = Robert Taylor
supervising producers = Frank Paur
Greg Weisman
starring = Bill Farmer
Jim Cummings
Rob Paulsen
Dana Hill
April Winchell
Frank Welker
Corey Burton
Jack Angel
composer = Mark Watters
country = USA
network = Disney Channel
first_aired = September 1, 1992
last_aired = December 5, 1993
num_episodes = 79
list_episodes = List of Goof Troop episodes
imdb_id = 0103428
tv_com_id = 8245|

"Goof Troop" is an animated television series from the The Walt Disney Company featuring Goofy as a father figure and his bonding with his son Max.

Premise

"Goof Troop" bears similarity to several early-1950s "Goofy" cartoon shorts which depicted the Goofy as a father to a mischievous red-haired son.

Goofy, now as a widower, moves back to his hometown of Spoonerville with his 11-year-old son, Max. As it happens, Goofy and Max end up moving in next door to Goofy's high school friend: Pete, a used car salesman and owner of Honest Pete's Used Cars; Pete's wife Peg, a real estate agent; and their two children, 11 year old son P.J. (Pete Jr.) and 4 year old daughter Pistol. Max and P.J. become the best of friends and do practically everything together. A large portion of humor comes from the relatively normal Max's personality sharply contrasting with his father.

Broadcast history and feature films

Like its predecessors, "DuckTales", "Darkwing Duck", "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" and "TaleSpin", it premiered as an hour-long TV movie, which was later broken up into a two-part pilot serial. It was later added as a part of The Disney Afternoon block of syndicated animated series during the 1992-1993 broadcast season. Following its cancellation, reruns aired on ABC Saturday Morning, The Disney Channel and later on sister cable channel Toon Disney. Reruns were shown on Toon Disney until January 2005, when "Dave the Barbarian" was added to the network. The program made a return during September 2006, and the Christmas Special is still aired on Christmas. The program returned to Toon Disney on November 3, 2006, but has since been removed.

"Goof Troop" was adapted into the feature film, "A Goofy Movie" (1995) and its direct-to-video sequel, "An Extremely Goofy Movie" (2000). Both films take place a few years after the series, but neither are canon to the series. The two movies featured Bill Farmer, Rob Paulsen and Jim Cummings reprising their character roles from "Goof Troop" in these two movies, with Jason Marsden providing the voice of a now-teenager Max. Dana Hill, who provided the voice of Max, died on July 15, 1996, after suffering a massive stroke related to her diabetes.

Character and place titles

Pete's wife Peg is a play on "Peg Leg Pete," one of Pete's names in the classic Disney shorts. Likewise, his daughter Pistol is a play on another such name, "Pistol Pete."

The town of Spoonerville is named after layout artist J. Michael Spooner, who designed many of the background layouts for the series.

In "Axed by Addition," Max uses the "Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard" line to distract the doctors from performing surgery on PJ. This line was from the "Three Stooges" short, "Men in Black"

About the Characters

Goofy Goof, is the father of Max Goof. Somewhere in the series, he and his son, Max moves next to the Petes all the way from their former home in the city. Goofy's biggest weaknesses are, he has trouble paying attention, where he can have short attention span, and be scatterbrained. He is also haphazardous, and clumsy. He plenty of times drives his neighbor, Pete up the wall from being like that. Goofy is also laidback, and many times turns the other cheek when Pete gives him crum, even though it is a very few times that he does get enraged and get back at Pete, when the offense he grasps goes far enough. Goofy is voice by Bill Farmer.

Peter Pete, is a used-car salesman, and has a family who includes his wife, Peg, his son, Pete Junior (PJ for short), his daughter, Pistol, and their dog, Chainsaw. They live next door to Goofy and his son, Max. Pete owns a used-car dealership, and even though he is no longer openly known as being villainous, he is still moderately a slimeball, who is conniving, as well as abrasive, obnoxious, truculent, and even greedy about getting money. He often exploits his good-hearted and somewhat addled friend, Goofy. Often his schemes backfire, or he feels guilty about his oafish behavior and works to set things right. His wife, Peg, often attempts to rid Pete of his uncouth attitude, and his son PJ is a complete opposite of his father in behavior, as he is good friends with Goofy's son, Max, in the series and the feature film A Goofy Movie and it's direct-to-video sequel, An Extremely Goofy Movie. As for how it is in the series, it is revealed somewhere in it that one of the reasons why Pete dislikes Goofy so much and takes pleasure in conning or undermining him is because when Pete was a quarterback in a big High School football game, it was Goofy who accidentally caused Pete to fumble the ball and lose the gameb because Goofy accidentally hit him in the face with a pom pom, revealing that Goofy somehow managed to be on the cheerleading squad, even though it's usually for girls only. However, in the spin-offs, Pete is much less of a bully and more of a genuine friend, especially towards Goofy and his son. With the same typical booming voice as always, Pete is voiced by Jim Cummings.

Peg Pete, is somewhat of a realtor, and is married to Pete, having children who are Pete Junior (PJ for short) and Pistol. Comparing personality types, Peg is silly, and kind of a flatterer, but at the same time, she can be quite obnoxious. Especially to her poor husband, Pete, because she gets down on him a lot for taking advantage of Goofy or sabotaging his life or plans, even though he sometimes deserves his wife's blows for any of that. Because of that, it appears that she tends to be more loyal of Goofy or even everyone else than him, unlike what you're actually supposed to do in marriage vows. She treats Goofy more like he should be her husband than Pete. As one downfall in marriage vows, she underminds her husband sometimes, to get him to pay for his conniving deceptions done on Goofy or anyone else. Even though she does all of that, Pete still lets her win the blows and lets her walk all over him, because for unknown reasons, he's kind of a wimp about confronting her back, and still wants her to be his flattering wife. She respects him like a husband in a few episodes, but most of them, tends to do just the opposite. She is independent, kind of revengeful, loudmouthed, a smart-aleck, and defensive of Goofy. Peg is voiced by April Winchell.

Max Goof, is the son and only child of Goofy. He is around 11 years old, and is in the same grade as his buddy, PJ. In this series, Max is voiced by Dana Hill, and voiced by Jason Marsden in the feature film and subsequent sequel.

Pete Junior "PJ" Pete, is the son and the oldest of Pete and Peg. He is around 11 to 12 years old, and is in the same grade as his buddy, Max. He is pretty laidback, and kind of acts and talks like he is never enthusiastic about very many things, except for his friend, Max, when they are working together to achieve something. He sometimes questions his dad's intelligence, whenever he gets involved in any of his plans or schemes. PJ, both in the series and in the films, is voiced by Rob Paulsen.

Pistol Pete, is the daughter and the youngest of Pete and Peg. She is somewhere from 4 to 6 years old, and is in kindergarten. Pistol is a very hyperactive and talkative child, where she has a tendency to shoot off her mouth and bounce up and down. She is crazy about wanting to play with everything or always be in her play area, but she can be very frank, and she wants to get her own way in a lot of things that involve her, and she sometimes gets competitive towards her brother, PJ, and his friend, Max. Throughout the whole series, Pistol gets herself into a mess a few times, causing either PJ and Max, or even her father, Pete to have to bail her out. Pistol is voiced by Nancy Cartwright.

DVD releases

Three episodes of "Goof Troop" have been released onto DVD in region 1. Additionally, the episode "Calling All Goofs" (minus the theme song) is available as a special feature on the Region 1 edition of "A Goofy Movie". Any chances of more DVDs are unknown.

ee also

*List of "Goof Troop" episodes
*"Goof Troop" (video game)

External links

*imdb title|id=0103428
*TV.com|id=8245


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