Goof Troop is an American animated sitcom television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation that ran from 1992 to 1993 and aired on The Disney Afternoon. The series focuses on the relationship between single father Goofy and his son, Max, as well as their neighbors Pete and his family.
Why It Is Gawrsh-ific
- While the series draws inspiration from the early-1950s "Everyman" Goofy cartoons depicting Goofy as a father to an unnamed son, it, however, was able to balance out the best of both worlds in a good way, which is combining both Goofy's classic "goofy" characteristics we all know and loved from the 1930s and 1940s cartoons and the fatherly role as displayed in the later cartoons of the early-1950s.
- Goofy and Max's relationship with each other is very emotional and heartwarming.
- Several old and new likable characters.
- A lot of funny and witty moments.
- Pete is now a family man on this cartoon and is married to Peg and has 2 children named PJ and Pistol.
- Speaking of PJ, PJ, who was originally introduced as a one-off antagonist to Donald Duck in the Donald Duck cartoon "Bellboy Donald" (1942) 50 years prior, is now reinvented in this show as a far more likable character than in his first appearance.
- Goofy and Pete's friendship/rivalry with each other is very funny and enjoyable.
- Good animation for its time.
- Great voice acting.
- Very catchy opening and theme song.
- The series finale is "Clan of the Cave Goof", and ending with the Christmas special.
- Spawned two great follow-up movies which conclude the series, A Goofy Movie and its sequel An Extremely Goofy Movie. However for fans, Goof Troop series is better than Goofy movies.
- The show tries a little too hard to appeal to the 90's demographic.
- The animation can be all over the place.
- Pete (while still a hilarious character) can be a little unlikeable at times. Before Max Goof in the movies, in this show, Pete is a selfish, unfunny, nevrotic and short-tempered friend/neighbor towards Goofy and his stupidity.
- Pistol can be annoying and bratty as well.
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