Goof Troop

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Disney's Goof Troop
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Title logo, featuring Goofy & Max in the foreground
Genre Animated Sitcom
Created by Peter Montgomery
Starring Bill Farmer
Jim Cummings
Dana Hill
April Winchell
Rob Paulsen
Nancy Cartwright
Frank Welker
Opening theme "Goof Troop" by Phil Perry
Ending theme "Goof Troop" (instrumental)
Composer(s) Mark Watters
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 78 (+1 special) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Peter Montgomery
Becca Montgomery
Bobs Gannaway
Producer(s) Robert Taylor
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation
Distributor Buena Vista Television
Broadcast
Original channel The Disney Channel (1992)
Syndication (Season one))
ABC (Season 2)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Stereo
Original run September 5, 1992 – May 1993
Chronology
Followed by

Disney's Goof Troop is an animated comedy television series from The Walt Disney Company featuring Goofy as a father figure and bonding with his son Max, and Pete, as his neighbor. Created by Peter Montgomery, the main series of 65 episodes ran in syndication from 1992 to 1993 on The Disney Afternoon, while an additional thirteen episodes ran on Saturday mornings on ABC. One Christmas special was also produced, which ran in syndication.[1]

Premise[edit]

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

Goofy, a single father, moves back to his hometown of Spoonerville with his 11½-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 best 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[edit]

Goof Troop was originally previewed on The Disney Channel from April 20, 1992 into July of that year.[2][3] Like its predecessors DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin and Darkwing Duck and its successor Bonkers, Goof Troop was previewed in syndication (on September 5, 1992) with a pilot TV movie, which later aired as a multi-part serial during the regular run. The series aired on The Disney Afternoon block of syndicated animated series during the 1992/1993 broadcast season; concurrent with the Disney Afternoon shows, another 13 episodes aired on Saturday mornings on ABC in 1992. Reruns of the series later aired on The Disney Channel (starting on September 3, 1996),[4] and later on sister cable channel Toon Disney. Reruns were shown on Toon Disney until January 2005. The program made a return from September 2006 until August 2008, and the Christmas special still aired on Christmas (although it is unknown if the special will ever be shown on Toon Disney's replacement Disney XD) in the United States.

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 are spin-off and take place a few years after 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[edit]

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.

Characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Goofy[edit]

Goofy (voiced by Bill Farmer) is the single father of Max Goof (This is mentioned briefly in one episode, where it's said that Max's mother is "...up there amongst the stars" Its loosely implied that she died when Max was a baby.). He and his son, Max, move next door to the Petes from their trailer home in the city. Goofy's biggest weaknesses are his short attention span, scatterbrain, and clumsiness. He often drives his neighbor Pete up the wall. Goofy is laid back and many times turns the other cheek when Pete insults him (or just doesn't realize he's been insulted), though seldom he does get angry and gets back at him when the offense goes too far. He is very forgiving, as evidenced by his still considering Pete to be a "friend" no matter how often Pete is mean.

Pete[edit]

Peter 'Petey/Pete' Pete, Sr. (voiced by Jim Cummings) is a used-car salesman, who lives with his beautiful wife, Peg, and two children, son PJ and daughter Pistol. He is villainous, dishonest, abrasive, obnoxious, truculent and suspicious. They live next door to Goofy and his son, Max. He often exploits his good-hearted yet addled friend, Goofy. His schemes often 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 Max, in the series and the feature film A Goofy Movie and its direct-to-video sequel, An Extremely Goofy Movie.

As for how it is in the series, it is revealed in the show's pilot episode ("Forever Goof") that one of the reasons why Pete dislikes Goofy so much and takes pleasure in conning or undermining him is that 25 years before the start of the series 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 game because Goofy accidentally kicked him in the face, revealing that Goofy was on the cheerleading squad in high school. In the episode "Come Fly with Me", Pete gets zapped by Hank 5000 and then turned into a fly, which parodies The Fly and The Fly. In the series, he is the co-protagonist and antihero. From the beginning, he viscerally hates Goofy, and tries unsuccessfully to oust him from the house where he moved, which is close to him and he wants to build a fine fishing reserve. However, Pete and Goofy are much closer pals who get a lot more along in the feature film A Goofy Movie, and its direct-to-video sequel, An Extremely Goofy Movie.

Max Goof[edit]

Max Goof (voiced by Dana Hill), is the son and only child of Goofy. He is 11½ years old, active, nice, alert and friendly, and is in the same grade as his buddy, PJ. He loves his dad, but wishes he would be a little more normal. He wears baggy jeans, trademark gloves, brown sneakers, and a red shirt. In the feature film A Goofy Movie, and its direct-to-video sequel, An Extremely Goofy Movie, a now teenaged Max (voiced by Jason Marsden) feels embarrassed by his father's demeanor. Inevitably Max realizes Goofy has his best interest in mind and wants nothing more than to connect with him.

Peg Pete[edit]

Peg Pete (voiced by April Winchell) is Pete's wife and the mother of both PJ and Pistol. In the pilot episode, it is revealed that Peg was a cheerleader in high school where she met Goofy and Pete. Peg works as an estate-agent in Spoonerville. She wears a pink sweater, tight white pants, black high heels, gold hoop earrings and $90 crimson pumps. When Goofy briefly left Spoonerville, Peg married Pete and settled down. Over the course of the series she is revealed to be cynical, short-tempered, and loudly obnoxious at times, much of the time towards her husband. She often defends Goofy against Pete, even going as far as kissing him to prove a point. It is never revealed why Peg has such a loyalty towards Goofy (even favoring him well enough over Pete), but she is very good friends with him and Max.

P.J. Pete[edit]

Peter 'P.J.' Pete, Jr. (voiced by Rob Paulsen) is the eldest child of Pete and Peg, Pistol's older brother and best friend of Max Goof. He is around 11 to 12 years old, and is in the same grade as his buddy, Max. He is pretty laid-back, 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. He wears a blue jacket, a pink turtleneck, white gloves, cerulean pants, and brown sneakers.

Pistol Pete[edit]

Pistol Pete (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) is the youngest child of Pete and Peg and P.J.'s younger sister. She has long red hair in two pigtails. She is 4 1/2 years old, and is in preschool. Pistol is a very visually cute but morally disrupted child, with her true nature being because of her father. She shows her deep-down unkindness sometimes, and she often uses usual child behavior to manipulate others into thinking that she is actually nice, but she is, deep down, not as sweet as she sometimes acts. She is crazy about wanting to play with everything or always be in her play area, but can be very mean, and wants to get her own way in a lot of things that involve her, and she sometimes gets highly competitive towards her brother PJ and his friend Max. Throughout the whole series, Pistol gets herself into a mess a few times, and then forces either PJ and Max, or even her father to have to bail her out. Pistol talks a lot, and annoys many of her fellow characters. She wears a white shirt, a black tutu, and black ballet shoes.

Waffles and Chainsaw[edit]

Waffles and Chainsaw (both voiced by Frank Welker) are the pet cat and dog of Goofy and Pete's families. They can talk.

Other characters[edit]

  • Danielle the TV News Reporter, (voiced by April Winchell) appears in a few episodes, one is "Goof Fellas."
  • Spud and Wally, (voiced by Pat Fraley & Jerry Houser) are two criminals and the major antagonists who literally steal Pete's house in "A Nightmare on Goof Street", who makes off with his RV in "O, R-V, I N-V U", and hold him for a ransom in "The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy", in which they are finally incarcerated. Even though they're dimwitted, they are described in the latter of the episodes as "two of the most wanted crooks in the country".
  • General Robert "Bob" Sparrowhawk (voiced by William Windom) is Peg's retired uncle and great-uncle of PJ & Pistol.
  • Harold Hatchback (voiced by Rob Paulsen & Patrick Duffy) is the public announcing host and Pete's rival, that appeared in "Wrecks, Lies, & Videotapes", "Buddy Building", "Mrs. Spoonerville", and "Slightly Dinghy".
  • Coupe Hatchback (voiced by Conor Duffy) is the strongest son of Pete's rival and a public announcing host, Harold Hatchback, and he is also Max and PJ's friend (met in Buddy Building episode)
  • Leech (voiced by Rob Paulsen) is the bully, criminal, and an antagonist in the episodes, "Buddy Building" and "Max-imum Insecurity".
  • The Chief of Spoonerville Police (voiced by Jim Cummings) is the chief of Spoonerville Police that appears in the episodes, "In Goof We Trust", "Buddy Building", "Counterfeit Goof", & "Max-imum Insecurity".
  • The Mayor of Spoonervile (voiced by Robin Williams) is the Mayor of Spoonervile. He appears in "Inspector Goofy" and "A Goof of Its People".
  • Giblet the Clown (voiced by Frank Welker) is a red-nosed clown with red lips and hair, a party hat and tie, a car horn, and a green suit who actually works with the Ringmaster. He appears in "Hot Air", "Three Ring Bind" and "Buddy Building".
  • The Ringmaster (voiced by Corey Burton) is Giblet's boss and Ringmaster of a rundown circus. In "Three Ring Bind", he fills the role of the antagonist as he and Giblet try to sell his circus animals to be made into puppy chow. He and Pistol become bitter enemies after the latter arrives at his circus, plays with his animals, and eventually lets them go home with her.
  • Douglas Twinkmire' is the chief of safety at Spoonerville school but is actually Mr. Big who sent Tooth and Nails to steal money from other children and then give them back in return for their baseball cards.
  • Tooth and Nails - Douglas's henchmen who sends them out to take money from other children.
  • Dutch Spackle (voiced by Charles Nelson Reilly & Michael Bell) is the repairman of two episodes, "Unreal Estate" and "A Pizza the Action".
  • Bubbles (voiced by Frank Welker) is a friendly and nice green pigmented, dragon-like dinosaur from the episode, "Great Egg-spectations".

Goof History cast[edit]

  • Fester (Ness) Swollen, is Ancestor Goofy's partner, voiced by Michael Gough).
  • Goofy Knock Knees, is Goofy's first ancestor that appears in the episode, "Goofin Hood and His Melancholy Men", the first of the "Goof History" episodes. A spoof of Robin Hood.
  • Elliot Goof, is Goofy's second ancestor that appears in the episode, "The Ungoofables", the second of the "Goof History" episodes. A spoof of The Untouchables.
  • Sherlock Goof, is Goofy's third ancestor that appears in the episode, "Sherlock Goof", the third of the "Goof History" episodes. A spoof of Sherlock Holmes.
  • Mopalong Goofy, is Goofy's fourth ancestor that appears in the episode, "Gunfight at the Okie Dokie Corral", the fourth of the "Goof History" episodes.
  • Caveman Goof, is Goofy's fifth and final ancestor that appears in the last episode, "Clan of the Cave Goof", the last of the "Goof History" episodes.

Additional voice cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Comics[edit]

In addition to the animated series, Goof Troop was adapted into various comic strips,[5] which were printed in several Disney comic books, such as Disney Adventures and Disney's Colossal Comics Collection.

Home video releases[edit]

VHS releases[edit]

On February 26, 1993, Disney released three VHS cassettes of the series in the United States, titled "Banding Together",[6] "Goin' Fishin'",[7] and "The Race is on!".[8] They included the episodes "Shake, Rattle & Goof", "Close Encounters of the Weird Mime", "Slightly Dinghy", "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape", "Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp", and "Tub Be or Not Tub Be".[6][7][8] The videotapes included a Goof Troop music video which played at the end of each tape.

VHS Name Episode Titles Release Date
Banding Together "Shake, Rattle & Goof" & "Close Encounters of the Weird Mime" February 26, 1993
Goin' Fishin' "Slightly Dinghy" & "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape" February 26, 1993
The Race is On! "Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp" & "Tub Be or Not Tub Be" February 26, 1993

Additionally, on September 28, 1993, the Goof Troop episode "Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas" was released together with the Darkwing Duck episode "It's a Wonderful Leaf" on one VHS cassette as a special release called Happy Holidays with Darkwing Duck and Goofy![9][10] On December 14, 1994, the Goof Troop episode "Hallow-Weenies" was released together with the Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers episode "Ghost of a Chance" on one VHS cassette as a special release called Boo-Busters.[11][12]

Australia and New Zealand releases[edit]

On November 26, 1993, three VHS cassettes containing 6 episodes of the series were released in Australia and New Zealand.

VHS Name Episode Titles Release Date
Goof Troop (Volume 1): Goin' Fishin' "Slightly Dinghy" & "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape" November 26, 1993
Goof Troop (Volume 2): Banding Together "Shake, Rattle & Goof" & "Close Encounters of the Weird Mime" November 26, 1993
Goof Troop (Volume 3): The Race is On! "Tub Be or Not Tub Be" & "Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp" November 26, 1993

DVD releases[edit]

On February 14, 2006, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Goof Troop: Volume 1 on DVD in Region 1.[13] This one-disc release features three episodes, including "Slightly Dinghy", "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape", and "Shake, Rattle & Goof", with no bonus material. Many fans did not buy Goof Troop Volume 1 because it has only three episodes and additional episodes were only available on VHS. At the time, many fans were still waiting for Disney to put out Goof Troop Volume 1 again with more episodes.[14] The DVD release of A Goofy Movie features one episode titled "Calling All Goofs", but the intro is removed. A Disney Movie Club exclusive DVD titled "Have Yourself A Goofy Little Christmas" contains the holiday special of the same name.

In 2013, Disney Movie Club released two new volumes of Goof Troop on DVD.[15] Each volume released from the Disney Movie Club includes 27 episodes of the show for a total of 54 episodes released, leaving 25 unreleased episodes to go.[16]

Goof Troop: Volume 2 and A Goof Troop Christmas are set for a wider retail DVD release in January 2015 [17] [18] and has been seen as a Wal-Mart Exclusive in Canada ahead of that wider release date. [19] While Goof Troop: Volume One has not yet been seen on Amazon.com, it is expected to be part of the January 2015 release as well.

DVD name Ep # Release date
Goof Troop 3 February 14, 2006
Goof Troop Volume 1 27 April 30, 2013
Goof Troop Volume 2 27 April 30, 2013

Books[edit]

  • Great Egg-spectations
  • Goin' Gold-Fishing

Legacy[edit]

Goof Troop had a lasting impact on Goofy's career as many later appearances were built on the show's status quo. These include A Goofy Movie, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, An Extremely Goofy Movie, House of Mouse and Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas. Goofy and Pete also appeared in Bonkers (TV series) and Raw Toonage in their Goof Troop designs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goof Troop". www.bcdb.com, May 13, 2012
  2. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 10, no. 2, March/April 1992: pp. 2, 20, 28, 42, 50.
  3. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 10, no. 3, May/June/July 1992: pp. 40, 66.
  4. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 14, no. 4, August/September 1996: pp. 25, 28, 34.
  5. ^ "Goof Troop". Coa.inducks.org. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  6. ^ a b Disney's Goof Troop - Banding Together! (1993) at Rotten Tomatoes
  7. ^ a b Disney's Goof Troop - Goin' Fishin'! (1993) at Rotten Tomatoes
  8. ^ a b Disney's Goof Troop - The Race is On! (1993) at Rotten Tomatoes
  9. ^ "Happy Holidays with Darkwing Duck and Goofy [VHS]: Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh, Katie Leigh, Dan Castellaneta, Susan Tolsky, Tino Insana, Danny Mann, Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen, Dana Hill, Michael Bell: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  10. ^ "Happy holidays [with Darkwing Duck and Goofy] / produced by Walt Disney Television Animation | Miami University Libraries". Lib.muohio.edu. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  11. ^ "Disney / Boo-Busters [VHS]: Boo-Busters: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  12. ^ "Boo-busters / [Walt Disney Company] | Miami University Libraries". Lib.muohio.edu. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  13. ^ "Goof Troop Volume 1 | Now On DVD | Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment". Disneydvd.disney.go.com. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  14. ^ ""Goof Troop": Volume 1 DVD Review". Ultimatedisney.com. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  15. ^ "BREAKING NEWS! GOOF TROOP to be Released on DVD from DMC!". Disney Afternoon Forever. 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  16. ^ "DMC to Release 54 Episodes of GOOF TROOP on DVD!". Disney Afternoon Forever. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  17. ^ "New DA DVDs Out Now At Canadian Wal-Marts". Disney Afternoon Forever. 2014-10-12. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  18. ^ "‘DuckTales: The Movie’ ‘Goof Troop Christmas’ to Get Retail Release". Disney Afternoon Forever. 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  19. ^ "‘Gargoyles’ ‘TaleSpin’ & ‘Goof Troop’ to Get Retail Releases". Disney Afternoon Forever. 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 

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