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  • How did Pete manage to find Goofy and Max at the Neptune Inn? He wasn't following them; he left the campground before they did, and a long time and much activity had passed between the two events.
    • That's simple. They just ran into each other again. Pete's route could easily have been time-consuming enough that Goofy and Max could catch up, distance-wise. Pete did find what room they were in, but that's about it.
  • The location Max changed the map to was not mentioned at all during his conversation with PJ that Pete overheard, so how did Pete know that Max changed the map to LA specifically?
    • That's easy. While we can debate over who's the better father between Pete and Goofy it's obvious that Pete is more involved in the lives of his children than Goofy is. PJ only needed to mention the Powerline concert and then Pete could piece it together easily enough from there and he probably already knows all about Powerline because he cares what his kids are into if only to keep them from being involved with things he considers a "Bad Influence." I'd be willing to bet that PJ sneaks over to Max's house to play Grand Theft Auto.
      • PJ didn't mention the Powerline concert either, and there's no indication he talked to his father about it beforehand, and unless he mentioned Max going there to him, which he probably didn't or Pete would have told Goofy about it sooner, the fact that such a concert was going on still wouldn't tell Pete that's where Max changed the map to.
      • The scene cuts while Pete is still listening to Max and PJ talking. We don't see him hear Max mentioning LA later on in the conversation.
  • How many cups of sugar does it take to get to the moon?
    • Three and a half.
  • How did Max know where Roxanne lived?
    • He may have passed by her house before.
    • They seem to live close together, maybe they're on the same bus route.
  • In the Goof Troop universe the characters are basically Funny Animals or humans that look like animals and they all wear clothes. During "On the Open Road" why do they show Donald Duck as a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal with no pants or shoes? Mickey Mouse usually wears just pants and shoes, but he's fully clothed here. Why didn't they do the same for Donald?
    • Almost all ducks in Disney universe wear no pants nor shoes, I guess it's because artists don't want to hide their duck physical attributes.
  • I know this isn't a Goof Troop page but this movie does exist in the same universe. I've always wanted to know if Peg was a dog or cat?
    • Hamster.
  • So what exactly did happen to Peg and Pistol in both films? Neither of them were even mentioned in either film, let alone appear at all. Did Peg and Pete divorce some time prior to the first film?
    • In the first, they may not have appeared simply because most of Pete's and PJ's appearances were on what was a father/son bonding trip.
    • The movies could be an Alternate Continuity where Peg and Pistol don't exist.
  • Why is no one in the scene of on the open road not freaking out at the dancing corpse? That's how you get a zombie apocalypse man.
    • Maybe they were caught up in the moment of the song? I mean when you're caught up in moments like that you tend not to notice most things.
    • Maybe he was alive the whole time (mistaken for dead?), and his green skin comes from a skin condition?
    • Maybe it's just a joke about how zany crap happens during musical numbers, especially Disney musical numbers.
  • Who's your favorite possum?
    • Don't touch me!
  • How the heck did they retrieve the car from the river?
  • Max was planning on attending the end-of-school party with Roxanne, but was forced to cancel it because his dad took him on vacation. Pete and PJ were on vacation at the same time. Was PJ not planning on attending the party as well? He didn't seem upset about missing it, unlike Max. Granted, he didn't make any plans with anybody else as far as we know. Did Pete just do the same thing Goofy did and tell PJ they were going on vacation and PJ just went with it, or were they already planning on going on vacation at that time?
    • PJ is more introverted so he may have had no interest in attending an open-invite party, especially one where he was banking on his best friend's attention being otherwise occupied, regardless of Pete's approval or lack thereof. Also, Pete mentions already having set plans before the phone call so presumably PJ already knew before school.
  • Why didn’t Max just jump off the car as it was heading for the waterfall?
    • People don't think very clearly whenever they are under too much distress. Besides, that current looked way too strong, even if Max jumped into the water, he couldn't have been able to swim fast enough and would've ended up dragged by the river and falling down the waterfall anyway.
  • I find it interesting that Goofy was able to plan a vacation right on the spot. Vacations don't normally work that way in real life, especially when others are meant to be involved. Most vacations I'm aware of were planned in advance; usually weeks before they actually took place. Yet, apparently Goofy had no plans to go on vacation with Max before his principal called him. Even aside from the inconvenience of getting Max involved, it's amazing that Goofy could do that, especially considering that he himself has a job.
    • Because that's part of the conflict, dragging Max into it without his cooperation. As for his job he could of easily taken time off or had leave. Either that or it was a very casual job and he only had to work say once a month or so
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    • A. As what we saw in the movie , Goofy works at a small photo booth/studio inside a mall/store , with only two workers (Pete and him). So it's possible they co-op this small photo business. and can just take a two weeks off from opening the shop. B. the whole "vacation plan" is meant be following the same ol' route that "Goof" family had been doing for generations , so there is no need for a "planing for the trip" , just follow the map. C. The whole point and motive for Goofy to go on this trip is exactly "Dig Max into the trip out of blue , and force though some father/son bending , so Max can step on the right path instead of end up on a electric chair"

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