The Goodfeathers in a screenshot from the Animaniacs opening sequence.
Left to right: Bobby, Squit (middle) and Pesto.


Goodfeathers is a segment on Animaniacs that parody such mafia movies as Goodfellas and The Godfather, despite the fact the movies mentioned wouldn't be considered suitable for the show's supposed young audience. This helped give Animaniacs a touch of sophisticated comic credibility that would make it popular among older audiences. It features the Goodfeathers, Squit, Pesto, and Bobby trying to get through life as pigeons. They are sometimes visited by their boss The Godpigeon. The characters are based on Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci, who stared in Goodfellas. 

The main stars live atop a park statue of Martin Scorsese in New York City, and spoke with distinct 'New Yawk' accents. Their rival gang is made up of sparrows.

The Goodfeathers often parody other movies, such as West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Raging Bull, and Rocky. A Dean Martin sound-alike sings their theme song to the tune of "That's Amore".



  • A toy of the Goodfeathers on a rollerskate was given out in a promotion for Animaniacs in McDonalds Happy Meals in late 1994.
  • Pesto is the pigeon with the angry eyes, Squit has the big toothy grin, and Bobby has the squinted eyes.