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Pistol Pete is a character from the animated series Goof Troop.

Background

Pistol is the youngest child and only daughter of Pete and Peg and the younger sister of P.J. She is extremely energetic and hyperactive. Pete is also shown to have a very soft spot for her, as he spoils her and pays her absurd amounts of money for no reason. At the beginning of the series, she is 4 1/2 and in preschool, but turns six at the end of the series. She has long red hair in pigtails with yellow ribbons, blue eyes, a black nose and wears a white long-sleeved blouse with a pink collar, sash and cuffs, yellow knee-length skirt, frilly red or white panties, pink socks and white Velcro shoes. Pistol's name is generally considered to be a play on one of Pete's aliases in some classic cartoon shorts.

Appearances

Goof Troop

Pistol is generally a supporting character. She is often seen getting into messes, often having to be bailed out by Max and P.J., or even Pete. She often annoys P.J. into playing with her; however, the two are seen to work together sometimes.

Printed media

Goof Troop: Junior Graphic Novel

Pistol appears in the two stories featured in the 1993 Goof Troop: Junior Graphic Novel, adapted from the first two Goof Troop comic strips ever published in Disney Adventures (see below), "The Power of Positive Goofing" and "Pavlov's Goof". In the first story, she is seen with the rest of her family having a barbecue lunch at the local Fitness Fun Day event, where she informs Goofy and Max about the Tilting Tile Floor. When the Goofs impress everyone at the event by dancing on the Tilting Tile Floor, Pistol and the rest of her family soon join in on the fun.

In the second story, Pistol receives a new toy—the Hypno-Blaster Instant Slave Gun—which she had ordered from an ad in a comic book. She uses it to try hypnotizing P.J. and Max into being her slaves, but the boys only pretend to be hypnotized so as to fool Pistol. When the boys reveal that they were just kidding around, Pistol is upset but changes her tune when they offer her some ice cream. Later, Pistol, P.J., and Max go shopping with Peg while Pete and Goofy stay home to do yard work.

When they return home, however, Pistol and the others find their house and backyard wrecked; Pete had used the Hypno-Blaster on Goofy to successfully hypnotize him into doing all of Pete's chores, but the mesmerized Goofy kept misinterpreting Pete's commands so badly that he destroyed the whole of Pete's backyard and living room. Amazed that her Hypno-Blaster actually worked on someone, Pistol uses it to de-hypnotize Goofy. She then whispers a suitable punishment for her father into her mother's ear, which delights Peg so much that she uses the toy on Pete to make him clean up all of the messes that he forced Goofy to make.

Disney Adventures

From 1992 to 1997, Disney Adventures magazine published a total of thirty comic strips based on the Goof Troop animated series. Of these thirty, Pistol appeared in only seven comics. Like in the TV series, Pistol played a mostly supporting role, being full of energy and getting into mischief.

In these comic stories, Pistol attends Fitness Fun Day with her family ("The Power of Positive Goofing"), tries and fails to hypnotize P.J. and Max ("Pavlov's Goof"), witnesses a pig dancing in Max's backyard ("Hamming It Up!"), tells Waffles and Chainsaw a story about themselves that involves the two getting into all kinds of perilous danger ("The Adventures of Waffles and Chainsaw"), visits a wishing well at the park with her mother ("One Day at the Park"), begs her father not to get rid of Chainsaw after she and the rest of her family were the victims of a burglary ("Good Dog Card"), and runs amok throughout a local toy store as P.J. tries to shop for a birthday present for Max ("Toy Tussle").

The Disney Afternoon

Pistol also appeared in only one of the five Goof Troop comic strips published in The Disney Afternoon. In "Woolly Bully", Pistol, P.J., and Max are taken out west to the Woolly Bully Dude Ranch by Pete and Goofy. While Goofy is put in charge of watching Pistol for a moment, Pistol spots the ranch's main attraction, El Loco the bull. She heads over wanting to ride him, but Goofy stops her and accidentally sets El Loco free of his pen. As El Loco runs wild, Pistol becomes jealous when she see Max and P.J. accidentally rope the bull and get sent flying into the air. Once El Loco is returned to his pen, Pistol begs her father to let her ride the bull, but Pete instead decides to try riding the bull himself. After Pete is hurled out of the pen, Pistol enters and realizes that the bell worn around El Loco's neck is on too tight. Once she loosens it a bit, El Loco becomes friendly and allows Pistol to ride him successfully, much to the surprise of everyone.

Le Journal de Mickey

Of the nine La Bande à Dingo[1] comic strips published in Le Journal de Mickey from 1993 to 1995, Pistol only appeared in the first three. In "À Vos Souhaits!",[2] Goofy finds an old magician's hat and wand buried in the ground of his yard, and which turn out to be actually magical. When Pete finds out, he secretly takes the magic hat and wand for himself and swaps them with ordinary ones. Unaware of the swap, Max and P.J. try to perform a magic show for Pistol, but become frustrated when none of their tricks work. Pistol laughs at the whole deal and goes inside to find her father performing real magic for himself, summoning soda cans and peanut bags from the hat. When Pistol warns her dad about how her mom won't like the mess he's making, Pete laughs at the idea, stating that Peg won't see the mess since she is currently at the gym. But when Pete says Peg's name, he inadvertently taps the magic wand on the hat and magically summons Peg home through the hat, much to Pete's horror and Pistol's delight.

In "C'est Gonflé",[3] Pistol makes only a cameo appearance as she returns home from running errands at the mall with her mother. As she and Peg walk into the house with a bag of groceries, the two are stunned to find the living room overflowing with cake batter after Pete had ignored Peg's earlier instructions by putting far too much of the super concentrated yeast into the batter. As such, Pete, Goofy, Max, and P.J. were all drowning in the mass of batter as Pistol and Peg walked in. To stop the batter, Peg takes a small needle and pops the batter, preventing it from spreading any further.

In "Dr Jekyll et Mr Pat",[4] she again makes only a cameo appearance as, like in the previous story, she returns home from running errands with Peg and P.J. When Peg pulls up to the house, Pistol offers to help carry the groceries. Peg appreciates the offer but politely declines, opting to carry the bag herself and stating that her father will be the one to help her once they get inside.

La Bande à Dingo: Le Visiteur De L'Extra-Temps

In this 44-page French-original graphic novel (whose title translates to "The Visitor From Another Time") published in May 1993 by Dargaud as #10 in the Disney Club collection, Pistol plays only a small role in the story. She is first seen watching a dinosaur movie on TV with Peg and yells at her dad to to be quiet when he comes in and loudly starts talking over the movie. At that moment, an earthquake suddenly hits Spoonerville. When night falls, Pistol, Peg, and Pete watch a news report that explains that the quake had been caused by a landslide that occurred at a local quarry in the Bellevue area of town.

Later the next day, after Max and P.J. dash out of Pete's garage with what looks like a baby dinosaur. When Peg and Pistol come outside to see what all the commotion is about (as a U.S. Army contingent had also just arrived at their house), both of them are shocked when Goofy points out that Max just went by skateboarding with a baby dinosaur. As Pete takes off after the boys in his new car and the Army follows in pursuit, Pistol, Peg, and Goofy take off to follow in Pete's RV. As everyone gives chase, Pistol gleefully bounces around in the back of the RV as Peg yells at her to put on her seat belt.

Pistol is not seen again until the very end of the story, after the whole ordeal with the baby dinosaur is resolved. A week later, Pistol, Pete, and Peg watch a game show contest that Pete had previously attempted to enter. When Pete sees the winner submit the very same object that he had unknowingly had in his possession a week earlier, he is outraged and both Pistol and Peg beg him to calm down before Pistol then spots a dinosaur-shaped shadow in the window, which is actually just Goofy making shadow puppets for Max and P.J.

Darkwing Duck (Boom! Studios)

In July of 2011, Pistol, P.J., and Max all made a cameo appearance in the pages of Darkwing Duck issue #14 "Cat-Tastrophe" published by Boom! Studios as part of the story arc Campaign Carnage. In this story, Pistol, P.J., and Max are all seen in the background as fellow classmates of Gosalyn Mallard at her prep school in St. Canard. The three are shown in a flashback describing the backstory of Cat-Tankerous, Darkwing Duck's latest new adversary. However, when this story was later reprinted by Joe Books as part of Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition in 2015, Cat-Tankerous's backstory was rewritten and the cameo appearance of Pistol, P.J., and Max was omitted and replaced by completely new story content.

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Trivia

  • Despite being prominent characters in Goof Troop, neither Pistol nor Peg appear in either A Goofy Movie or An Extremely Goofy Movie. With no explanation for their absence given for twenty-five years, this led fans to speculate about their absence, with common fan theories proposing that Peg and Pete may have divorced between the end of the series and the first film, with Peg taking custody of Pistol, but that is only speculation.
    • In 2020, A Goofy Movie director Kevin Lima revealed on Twitter that Pistol and Peg may indeed have originally been in an early draft of the film, but were cut as the story began to focus more on how well Goofy and Max contrasted with Pete and P.J., to the point that everyone else (including Pistol and Peg) became a distraction from the dynamic of the two father-son pairs.[5] This focus on Max and Goofy (as well as their absence from A Goofy Movie to begin with) is also most likely why the two did not appear in An Extremely Goofy Movie either.
  • Her name is a play on one of Pete's names in the original Mickey Mouse cartoons, "Pistol Pete."
  • Pistol's surname being "Pete" was never actually attributed directly to her in any episode of Goof Troop or its related media. Only her mother was ever referred to as "Mrs. Pete" in the episode "Terminal Pete", and her brother referred to as "P.J. Pete" in the April 1995 Goof Troop comic strip "Dog Days", published in the sixth issue of The Disney Afternoon comic book series. Logically, their surname being "Pete" would likewise apply for Pistol.
  • In the above-described French comic strip "À Vos Souhaits!",[2] Pistol is incorrectly referred to as "Peg" three times by Max and P.J., despite both the real Peg also appearing in the story and Pistol's real name being used correctly two other times in the same story.

References

  1. The French title of Goof Troop, meaning, "The Dingo Band"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The French phrase meaning "Gesundheit!" or "Bless you!" for when one sneezes, but in this case more appropriately equate to "As You Wish!"
  3. Meaning "It's Bloated"
  4. Meaning "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Pete", with "Pat" being Pete's French name
  5. Kevin Lima on Twitter, posted Apr 12, 2020


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Media
TV series and specials: Goof Troop (Video) • Goof Troop ChristmasThe Making of A Goofy Movie
Movies: A Goofy Movie (Video) • An Extremely Goofy Movie (Video)
Books: "Great Egg-Spectations" • "Goin' Gold-Fishing" • Junior Graphic NovelGoofy Gets GoofyMe and My Dad
Video games: Disney's Goof TroopDisney's Extremely Goofy Skateboarding
Comic series: Disney AdventuresThe Disney AfternoonLe Journal de Mickey
Disney Parks
Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Max LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With It

Characters
Main Characters: GoofyMaxPeteP.J.PegPistolWafflesChainsaw

Secondary Characters: SlickDebbieDukeDuke's GirlfriendDutch SpackleUncle BobLeechRingmasterBiff FuddledSpud and WallyMiss PennypackerRose BeckenbloomMyron the BulkFrank NuttiMr. SludgeIgorMr. HammerheadMagician's Hat
Movie Characters: Bobby ZimuruskiRoxanneRoxanne's FatherPrincipal MazurStaceyLisa and ChadNerdy KidsPossum Park EmceeLester the PossumBigfootPowerlineTreeny and WendellSylvia MarpoleBeret GirlBradley Uppercrust IIITankGammasGoofy's BossUnemployment Lady
Animals: GopherFemale BigfootHumphrey the BearBubbles

Episodes
Season One: "Forever Goof" • "Axed by Addition" • "Unreal Estate" • "You Camp Take It With You" • "Midnight Movie Madness" • "Counterfeit Goof" • "O, R-V, I N-V U" • "Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp" • "Close Encounters of the Weird Mime" • "Slightly Dinghy" • "Cabana Fever" • "When There's Smoke, There's Goof" • "Date with Destiny" • "Hot Air" • "Take Me Out of the Ball Game" • "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape" • "Max-imum Protection" • "Goofin' Hood and his Melancholy Men" • "Leader of the Pack" • "Inspector Goofy" • "Shake, Rattle & Goof" • "Terminal Pete" • "Fool's Gold" • "Cat's Entertainment" • "Waste Makes Haste" • "The Ungoofables" • "All the Goof That's Fit to Print" • "To Heir is Human" • "Hallow-Weenies" • "Tub Be or Not to Be" • "Major Goof" • "A Goof of the People" • "Goof Under My Roof" • "Lethal Goofin'" • "Frankengoof" • "E=MC Goof" • "Pete's Day at the Races" • "In Goof We Trust" • "And Baby Makes Three" • "The Incredible Bulk" • "Mrs. Spoonerville" • "For Pete's Sake" • "Big City Blues" • "Rally Round the Goof" • "Window Pains" • "Nightmare on Goof Street" • "Where There's a Will, There's a Goof" • "Winter Blunderland" • "Gymnauseum" • "Come Fly with Me" • "As Goof Would Have It" • "Calling All Goofs" • "Buddy Building" • "Dr. Horatio's Magic Orchestra" • "Goofs of a Feather" • "Goof Fellas" • "The Good, the Bad and the Goofy" • "Educating Goofy" • "Peg o' the Jungle" • "Partners in Grime" • "A Pizza the Action" • "To Catch a Goof" • "Gunfight at the Okie-Doke Corral"

Season Two: "Queasy Rider" • "Maximum Insecurity" • "Puppy Love" • "Great Egg-Spectations" • "Three Ring Bind" • "Pistolgeist" • "Bringin' on the Rain" • "Talent to the Max" • "Tee for Two" • "Goofin' Up the Social Ladder" • "Sherlock Goof" • "From Air to Eternity" • "Clan of the Cave Goof"

Songs
Goof Troop: Goof Troop Theme SongReindeer RumbaGotta Be Gettin' Goofy

A Goofy Movie: After TodayStand OutOn the Open RoadLester's Possum ParkNobody Else But YouI2I
Deleted: Made in the ShadeBorn to Be Bad

Locations
SpoonervilleLester's Possum Park
See also
The Disney AfternoonRaw Toonage ("Goofy's Guide to the Olympics") • Mickey's Once Upon a ChristmasESPNESPN 2House of MouseGoofy's Fun HouseMickey's Twice Upon a Christmas


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Media
Films: Mickey and the BeanstalkMickey's Christmas CarolThe Prince and the PauperMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasMickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of MouseMickey's House of VillainsMickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three MusketeersMickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

Television: Mickey Mouse WorksHouse of MouseMickey Mouse ClubhouseMinnie's Bow-ToonsMickey MouseMickey and the Roadster RacersMickey's 90th Spectacular

Disney Parks
Mickey's ToontownMickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

Parade: Main Street Electrical Parade
Fireworks: Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightDisney Dreams!Celebrate! Tokyo DisneylandWorld of ColorWe Love Mickey!

Characters
The Sensational Six: Mickey MouseMinnie MouseDonald DuckDaisy DuckGoofyPluto

Secondary characters: Chip and DalePeteClarabelle CowHorace HorsecollarHuey, Dewey, and LouieScrooge McDuckLudwig Von DrakeMax Goof
Other supporting characters: José CariocaPanchito PistolesClara CluckHumphrey the BearJ. Audubon WoodloreFigaroButch the BulldogMortimer MouseFifi the PekePhantom BlotMorty and Ferdie FieldmouseChief O'HaraDinah the DachshundMillie and Melody MouseAracuan BirdGyro GearlooseGus GooseBeagle BoysGrandma DuckGladstone GanderSalty the SealLouie the Mountain LionSpike the BeeMagica De SpellFlintheart GlomgoldLonesome GhostsBaby ShelbySylvester ShysterTrudy Van TubbWeasels
Other related characters: Oswald the Lucky RabbitOrtensiaFannyHomer the CatBunny ChildrenThe Mad DoctorYen SidMagic BroomsWillie the GiantToodlesCuckoo-LocaFelicity FieldmouseThe TroubadourPeter PigWitch HazelApril, May, and JuneDella DuckLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthGizmoduckDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardDonna DuckXandraBaron Von SheldgooseWilbur the GrasshopperP.J.Peg PetePistol PeteRoxanneBobby ZimmeruskiSylvia MarpoleBradley Uppercrust IIITankClariceGadget HackwrenchMonterey JackZipperFat Cat

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