Bobby, Pesto and Squit (known as the Goodfeathers) are mainly the recurring characters of the animated series Animaniacs and cameo characters in the 2020 revival.
Bobby is voiced by John Mariano as his speaking voice and by Jeff Bennett as his singing voice, Pesto is voiced by the late Chick Vennera, and Squit is voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
It features the Goodfeathers, an Italian American trio of pigeons, 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 starred 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".
Bobby is the de-facto leader of the Goodfeather pigeons, whose character was inspired by the film roles of Robert De Niro (such as Travis Bickle, Jake LaMotta, and Jimmy Conway). He tends to get along with Squit and Pesto, but always laughs his head off whenever the two end up getting into a scuffle. He is also the only one who can translate the Godpigeon's elderly gibberish.
He seems to be the brains of the operation, avoiding both Pesto's raging temper and Squit's blind optimism. He is noticeably one of the few people capable of keeping Pesto's temper in check, just by glaring at him. Despite this, he is at times content to let either Pesto or Squit fall to their own devices.
Bobby has a girlfriend in the Girlfeather Lana, although at one point their relationship seemed to be at risk by the Godpigeon himself.
Pesto is a short-tempered Goodfeather pigeon, modeled after Joe Pesci's character Tommy DeVito from the film Goodfellas. The shortest of the trio, he is haughty, loud and openly hostile to everything around him, ready to go off at a moment's notice. A running gag of the segments involves him taking Squit's innocent remarks or compliments as insults and asking him questions in an angry "Tommy DeVito-esque" manner, which leads to him beating up Squit, usually causing Bobby to laugh his head off, but sometimes Bobby tries and stops Pesto from abusing Squit. The gag was inspired by Tommy and Henry Hill's (played by Ray Liotta) famous argument in the film.
Like Dizzy Devil, Pesto also has heterochromia, with a pink right eye and light green left eye.
Pesto has a mother, whom resides in Miami Florida. She eventually remarries to a much-younger seagull, Steven Seagull, whom Pesto was initially openly hostile towards but eventually warmed up to. Pesto also has a similarly ill-tempered sister, Sasha, who is ironically Squit's girlfriend.
Squit is a cautious and hopeless Goodfeather pigeon spoofing the main protagonist Henry Hill (played by Ray Liotta) of the film Goodfellas, and is the narrator of their cartoons (usually starting with "As far back as I can remember...."). He became a member of the birds in "Goodfeathers: The Beginning". He often ends up getting beaten up by Pesto for his innocent remarks. He has a gray head, a light gray body, and often shows a large toothy smile.
He is the most obedient and loyal of the three to the Godpigeon, but he usually ends up getting into a scuffle with Pesto, no matter how innocent his compliments are. He also appears to be the most cheerful of the group (probably the only cheerful one in the group).
- In the original series, the Goodfeathers, along with Pinky and the Brain, are considered the most loved and favorite by fans, and they are better than Slappy and Skippy Squirrel.
- In the 2020 reboot, The Goodfeathers, especially Squit, make cameos.