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Hooked on a Ceiling/Goodfeathers: The Beginning 

The Warners give unwanted help to Kirk Douglas-cum-Michelangelo as he tries to paint the Sistine Chapel. Squit tells the story of how he became a Goodfeather - a story that involves a discarded bagel on a busy street.

Directors:

Rusty Mills, Greg Reyna

Writers:

Tom Ruegger (story by), Gordon Bressack | 17 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Rob Paulsen ... Yakko Warner (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Michelangelo / Squit / The Godpigeon (voice)
Chick Vennera ... Pesto (voice)
John Mariano ... Bobby (voice)
Frank Welker ... Narrator / Steven Spielberg (voice)
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The Warners give unwanted help to Kirk Douglas-cum-Michelangelo as he tries to paint the Sistine Chapel. Squit tells the story of how he became a Goodfeather - a story that involves a discarded bagel on a busy street.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(1993 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Maurice LaMarche learned to imitate Ray Liotta not by watching his films but by coincidentally having dinner in the same restaurant as the Goodfellas (1990) actor and listening to him speak throughout the evening. See more »

Quotes

Yakko: Wait a minute. You expect us poor innocent children to climb up dangerous scaffolding and paint naked people all over a church? We'll do it! But we're not doing it for the sake of art and we're not doing it for the sake of money. No, we're doing it because... we like painting naked people.
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
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Music by Stephen Foster
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......Badda Bing!
6 July 2009 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

There are two stories here, two-thirds of which (time-wise) is the second one about the "Goodfeathers."

In the opener, "Yakko," "Wakko" and "Dot" come to the rescue of famous painter Michelangelo, who is trying to complete his work of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The three Animaniacs are painters, too: ones who advertise they'll paint your ceilings for $29.99. Michelangelo, played in parody by someone imitating acting Kirk Douglas (even though it was Charleton Heston who played Michaelango in the film), is nearly driven insane by these three wacky painters.who give the Chapel some incredible (and tacky) looks.....before a more appropriate finishing touch - with a twist, of course.

Part two is "Goodfeathers: The Beginning." It's a great takeoff on the 1990 movie "Goodfellas,." along with other crime films. Instead of "You talking' to me?" from "Taxi Driver," we get "You walkin' with me?" by one of the pigeons walking down with his buddy on the sidewalks of New York. Doing the narration is someone imitating Ray Liotta's narration in Goodfellas. It's all done well, but to really appreciate the humor here you have to be familiar with these particular "gangster films." The "gangsters" here, to begin with are pigeons: "Bobby" and "Pesto." and the narrator - the kid who wants to be a "tough bird" and join the group - is "Squit." This whole cartoon has references to scenes in Goodfellas, including the famous scene in which Joe Pecsi pretends to be really upset when he isn't. Even "The Godfather" gets in here, complete with a funny Marlon Brando imitation.

Although not hilarious, the "mob" takes are clever and humorous enough to enjoy and I certainly won't "fuggedaboutit."


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