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 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 filmsEdit
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, 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 1992-1993 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 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 titlesEdit
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.
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- Goofy (voiced by Bill Farmer) is the single father of Max Goof, although it is never explained whether he is divorced or widowed. He and his son, Max, move next to the Petes from their trailer home in the city. Goofy's biggest weaknesses is that he has trouble paying attention, he has a short attention span, and is scatterbrained. He is also haphazard and clumsy. 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 a very few times he does get angry and gets back at Pete, when the offense goes far enough.
- Max Goof (voiced by Dana Hill), is the son and only child of Goofy. He is around 11 years old, and is in the same grade as his buddy, PJ. He loves his dad, but wishes he'd be a little more normal. He wears baggy jeans, trademark gloves, red sneakers, and a red shirt.
- Peter Pete Sr. (voiced by Jim Cummings) is a used-car salesman, who lives with his wife, Peg, and two children, son PJ and daughter Pistol. They live next door to Goofy and his son, Max. 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 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 somewhere in it that one of the reasons why Pete dislikes Goofy so much and takes pleasure in conning or undermining him is that 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. 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.
- 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. When Goofy left Spoonerville for a short amount of time, Peg married Pete and settled down. Over the course of the series, she is revealed to be loudly obnoxious sometimes and somewhat overbearing towards Pete, and yet amiable towards their neighbor Goofy, on one occasion going so far as kissing him. The reasons for her loyalty towards being much more on Goofy's side than Pete is unknown. Peg works as an estate-agent in Spoonerville, but little is revealed of her business life in the show. She wears a pink sweater, tight white pants and pink shoes.
- Peter 'PJ' Pete, Jr (voiced by Rob Paulsen) is the eldest child of Pete and Peg, 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. She has long red hair in two pigtails. She is 4 1/2 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. She wears a white shirt, a yellow skirt, and white ballet shoes.
- Waffles and Chainsaw (Frank Welker) Waffles is Goofy and Max's pet cat and Chainsaw is Pete's family's pet dog.
- 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.
- Bleach (voiced by Rob Paulsen) is the bully, criminal, and the main antagonist in most of the episodes, "Max-imum Insecurity", and "Buddy Building".
- 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 Robin Williams) is the Mayor of Spoonervile. He appears in "Inspector Goofy" and "A Goof of Its People". Note he is a parody of the current Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg.
Goof History castEdit
- 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 CastEdit
Kath Soucie - Debbie, Max's cousin and Goofy's "niece".
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 -
William Windom - General Robert T. Sparrowhawk
Charlie Adler -
Jackson Beck -
Sid Raymond -
Stan Freberg -
Tom Kenny -
Main article: List of Goof Troop episodes
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.
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. 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.
|DVD name||Ep #||Release date|
|Goof Troop||3||February 14, 2006|