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Miami Mama-Mia/Pigeon on the Roof 

In the first part of this Goodfeathers episode, Pesto tries to stop his widowed mother from remarrying in "Miami Mama-Mia." Then, the Goodfeathers star in "Pigeon on the Roof," a spoof of "... See full summary »

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Deanna Oliver, Peter Hastings (series writer) | 7 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Chick Vennera ... Pesto (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Squit / The Godpigeon / Additional Voices (voice)
John Mariano ... Bobby (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Sasha / Kiki / Dot Warner / Additional Voices (voice)
Gail Matthius ... Lana (voice)
Lainie Kazan ... Molly (voice)
David Kaufman ... Steven Seagull (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Bobby (singing voice)
Julie Bernstein Julie Bernstein ... Zombie (voice)
Colin Wells Colin Wells ... Colin (voice)
Tom Bodett ... Announcer (voice)
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In the first part of this Goodfeathers episode, Pesto tries to stop his widowed mother from remarrying in "Miami Mama-Mia." Then, the Goodfeathers star in "Pigeon on the Roof," a spoof of "Fiddler on the Roof" targeting marriage and musicals. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(1993 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Spoofs Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

A Life on the Ocean Wave
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Music by Henry Russell
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Starring the Goodfeathers
13 August 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation to bits. It was a big part of my life as a child, especially Disney, Looney Tunes, Hanna Barbera and Tom and Jerry (with tastes broadening further getting older with Pixar, Studio Ghibli and some of the more mature animations out there), and still love it to this day as a young adult whether it's film, television or cartoons. Actually appreciate it even more now, with more knowledge of the different animation styles, directors, studios and what work went into them.

'Animaniacs' has always been one of my favourites. From an early age, it always stood out as one of the most colourful, unique, funniest and cleverest shows, animated and otherwise, ever made. It is not to be dismissed as a show just for children. There is plenty for children to enjoy, any child who loves great animation, humour to laugh at and unique characters will be in heaven. There is more than plenty for adults too, especially the hugely clever in-jokes/poking fun that is likely to be better understood by older viewers with more familiarity for what is being referenced and poked fun at.

This is another wonderful episode in a show where even the weakest episodes were not failures.

In both segments, the animation is very well done, with vibrant colouring, crisp beautiful backgrounds and convincing movements for the characters. The music is not only catchy it is actually memorable as well, with an instantly hummable main theme.

The scripts and humour are witty and hilarious with clever references and inside jokes. As are the situations no matter how silly they are the characters get into. "Pigeon on the Roof" is far more interesting than the title suggests and in the Goodfeathers segments have always loved the show's clever spoofing of classic crime dramas like 'The Godfather' and 'Goodfellas'. This all springs from a great concept, some shows have a great concept but don't live up to it.

'Animaniacs' was always one of the finest examples of execution of a great concept doing that and superbly, with the story lines here being funny and endearing. The characters are immensely likable with unique personalities, with no exception. Loved that there was a focus on the Goodfeathers and the entertainment value they bring to the episode is enormous, particularly in "Miami Mama-Mia".

Voice acting is terrific, Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille having the most fun.

Altogether, brilliant as to be expected from 'Animanacs'. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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