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|Disney's Goof Troop|
Title logo, featuring Goofy & Max in the foreground
|Created by||Peter Montgomery|
|Opening theme||"Goof Troop" by Phil Perry|
|Ending theme||"Goof Troop" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||79 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Peter Montgomery
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Walt Disney Television Animation|
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original channel||Disney Channel (1992)
Syndication (Season one))
ABC (Season 2)
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original run||September 5, 1992 – May 1993|
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 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.
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 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 with long red hair. 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 
Goof Troop was originally previewed on The Disney Channel beginning in April 1992. Like its predecessors DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin and Darkwing Duck and it successor Bonkers, Goof Troop was previewed in syndication 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 broadcast season; concurrent with the Disney Afternoon shows, another 13 episodes aired on Saturday mornings on ABC. Reruns of the series later aired on The Disney Channel 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 is unknown if the special will be ever 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 
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.
Main cast 
- Goofy (voiced by Bill Farmer) is the widowed, 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"). 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.
- Pete (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 first two produced episodes ("Everything's Coming Up Goofy" and "Good Neighbor 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 (voiced by Dana Hill), is the son and only child of Goofy. He is around 11 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, red sneakers, and a red shirt. In the feature film A Goofy Movie, and its direct-to-video sequel, An Extremely Goofy Movie, 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 (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, pink shoes, gold hoop earrings and 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 and loudly obnoxious at times, especially towards her husband. She often defends Goofy to Pete, even going as far as kissing him to prove a point. It is never revealed why Peg has such a loyalty towards Goofy, but she is very good friends with him and Max.
- P.J.Pete (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 red sneakers.
- 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 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 can be very frank, and 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 to have to bail her out. She wears a white shirt, a yellow skirt, and white ballet shoes.
- Waffles and Chainsaw (both voiced by Frank Welker) are the pet cat and dog of Goofy and Pete's families, respectively.
Other characters 
- Spud and Wally, 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)
- Leach (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 Jack Angel) 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 Frank Welker) 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".
Goof History cast 
- 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 
- Kath Soucie - Debbie, Max's cousin and Goofy's niece
- Jerry Houser as The Duke, the leader of The Pharaohs
- Jack Angel - Chief of Police
- Kevin Michael Richardson
- June Foray
- Linda Gary
- Gary Owens - Mr. Hammerhead
- Andrea Martin - Mrs. Williby
- Barry Gordon
- Tress MacNeille - Peg (additional lines)
- Hal Rayle
- Tino Insana - Colonel Carter
- Miriam Flynn
- Charlie Adler - Magician's hat, Igor, Street Theather Teacher
- 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.
- Nancy Cartwright as Melvin - A member of Spoonerville school's safety club.
- Bill Farmer as Dr. Frankengoof - Goofy's great-uncle from the Old Country and the creator of the Frankengoof Monster.
- Jim Cummings as the Frankengoof Monster.
In addition to the animated series, Goof Troop was adapted into various comic strips, which were printed in several Disney comic books, such as Disney Adventures and Disney's Colossal Comics Collection.
Home Video Releases 
Disney Released 3 VHSs in 1993 titled Banding Together!, Goin' Fishing and The Race is on!. They included the episodes: Shake, Rattle and Goof, Close Encounters of the Weird Mime, Slightly Dinghy, Wrecks, Lies and Videotape, Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp and Tub Be or Not Tub Be.
On February 14, 2006, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Goof Troop: Volume 1 on DVD in Region 1. This one-disc release features three episodes, including "Slightly Dinghy", "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape' and "Shake, Rattle & Goof", with no bonus material. Many fans didn't buy Goof Troop Volume 1 because it has only three episodes and additional episodes are only available on VHS. As for right now, many fans are still waiting for Disney to put out Goof Troop Volume 1 again with more episodes. The DVD release of A Goofy Movie feature 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 will release two new volumes of "Goof Troop" on DVD. Each volume released from the Disney Movie Club will include 27 episodes of the show for a total of 54 episodes released, leaving 25 unreleased episodes to go, for April 30.
|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|
- Great Egg-spectations
- Goin' Gold-Fishing
- Bonkers (1993-1994)
Broadcast international 
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
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- Disney's Goof Troop - Goin' Fishin'! (1993) at Rotten Tomatoes
- Disney's Goof Troop - The Race is On! (1993) at Rotten Tomatoes
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- Goof Troop at the Internet Movie Database
- Goof Troop at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Goof Troop at TV.com