History Comicbook / TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck

23rd Jul '16 4:47:07 PM nombretomado
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[[Creator/DonRosa Keno Don Rosa's]] ''The Life and Times of Scrooge [=McDuck=]'' was the ultimate ArcWelding project by the CarlBarks PromotedFanboy already famous for his ContinuityPorn. Defying ComicBookTime, Don Rosa's 12-part epic takes every (reasonably possible) NoodleIncident, adventure, and reference from [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck's]] life in Barks' comics and organizes them into a coherent, plausible timeline.

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[[Creator/DonRosa Keno Don Rosa's]] ''The Life and Times of Scrooge [=McDuck=]'' was the ultimate ArcWelding project by the CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks PromotedFanboy already famous for his ContinuityPorn. Defying ComicBookTime, Don Rosa's 12-part epic takes every (reasonably possible) NoodleIncident, adventure, and reference from [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck's]] life in Barks' comics and organizes them into a coherent, plausible timeline.



* NoodleIncident: Taking every CarlBarks NoodleIncident ''ever'' and... [[BuffySpeak un-noodling them]].

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* NoodleIncident: Taking every CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks NoodleIncident ''ever'' and... [[BuffySpeak un-noodling them]].



* ContinuityNod: The Kaffir de Gaffir gold mine opened during the episode. That was the gold mine Scrooge and Glomgold tried to outbid each other for in CarlBarks story "So Far and no Safari".

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* ContinuityNod: The Kaffir de Gaffir gold mine opened during the episode. That was the gold mine Scrooge and Glomgold tried to outbid each other for in CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks story "So Far and no Safari".



A {{prequel}} to the CarlBarks comic '' Return to Pizen Bluff''. Scrooge reunites with his Uncle Pothole, who has become famous thanks to his novels about his adventures saving his nephew Scrooge... but anyway, the two [=McDucks=] join forces with P.T. Barnum, Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and a Native American guy named Gokhlayeh to track down the Dalton Gang when they rob Barnum's wild west show. Before the posse bids good-bye, lamenting the impending death of TheWildWest, Scrooge has them all autograph one of the show's handbills, which Matilda [=McDuck=] later pasted into her scrapbook... and which the triplets determine contains a map to the Lost Dutchman's Mine on the back. OhCrap!

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A {{prequel}} to the CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks comic '' Return to Pizen Bluff''. Scrooge reunites with his Uncle Pothole, who has become famous thanks to his novels about his adventures saving his nephew Scrooge... but anyway, the two [=McDucks=] join forces with P.T. Barnum, Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and a Native American guy named Gokhlayeh to track down the Dalton Gang when they rob Barnum's wild west show. Before the posse bids good-bye, lamenting the impending death of TheWildWest, Scrooge has them all autograph one of the show's handbills, which Matilda [=McDuck=] later pasted into her scrapbook... and which the triplets determine contains a map to the Lost Dutchman's Mine on the back. OhCrap!
17th Jul '16 9:01:38 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: To ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.

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* ShoutOut: To ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.
14th Jul '16 1:19:02 PM timotaka
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* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Played for comedy with Judge Roy Bean who always has the same ComicallySerious grumpy expression on his face, but says things like "I'm so happy I may weep." completely deadpan.
11th Jul '16 12:34:58 AM timotaka
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* ShoutOut: The leader of the African tribe shouts "M'gawa niktimba!", a phrase lifted from the Creator/JohnnyWeissmuller {{Franchise/Tarzan}} films where it was a made-up [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign exotic phrase]] used on several different occasions to mean whatever was needed for the script. Here it apparently means roughly "Grab him, stick him into the most embarrassing getup you can think of and then throw him out."
10th Jul '16 6:02:02 PM timotaka
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* ShoutOut: Loads to ''Film/CitizenKane''. Right at the start of the story there is a black and white television report about Scrooge modeled after the one in ''Citizen Kane'', and the ball just keeps on rolling from there.

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* ShoutOut: Loads to ''Film/CitizenKane''. ''Film/CitizenKane'':
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Right at the start of the story there is a black and white television report about Scrooge modeled after the one in ''Citizen Kane'', and the ball just keeps on rolling Kane''.
** Scrooge is shown holding a snow globe depicting a scene
from there.Yukon as he mutters "Goldie".
** While digging through Scrooge's storage room, Donald comes across Rosebud itself.
10th Jul '16 5:59:01 PM timotaka
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* ShoutOut: Loads to ''Film/CitizenKane''. Right at the start of the story there is a black and white television report about Scrooge modeled after the one in ''Citizen Kane'', and the ball just keeps on rolling from there.
5th Jul '16 6:51:32 PM cybertoy0
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* DeliciousDistraction: When Scrooge finally gets to Dawson, he's prepared to fight off the local toughs, per the norm. When the claim-jumpers learn that Scrooge arrived on a shipment of food, the starving men instantly forget about the duck.
27th Jun '16 10:35:24 PM AtarahDerek
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* TheBusCameBack: Scrooge runs into Ratchet again, who is trying to use geothermic energy to power his latest invention, a prototype car.
19th Jun '16 12:12:31 AM nombretomado
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The saga begins when Scrooge is ten years old in 1877 and ends with meeting his nephew WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck at the time of his premiere story in Christmas 1947. In-between, the series tells the story of how a poor lad from Scotland traveled the globe building up a fortune and financial empire by being smarter than the smarties and tougher than the toughies to become the richest man in the world, having every possible adventure a SelfMadeMan could find. The series gives us our best look at Scrooge's family -- his parents, uncles, and sisters -- and shows how he met enemies like Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys, friends like TheodoreRoosevelt, and {{Mentors}} like Howard Rockerduck that helped mold him into the AntiHero JerkWithAHeartOfGold we've known him as. The epic is packed with CharacterDevelopment, adventure, {{Continuity Nod}}s, LeaningOnTheFourthWall, a miraculous amount of violence and innuendo that got past the radar, and of course Don Rosa's trademark SceneryPorn and insane amount of historical, geographical, and cultural research.

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The saga begins when Scrooge is ten years old in 1877 and ends with meeting his nephew WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck at the time of his premiere story in Christmas 1947. In-between, the series tells the story of how a poor lad from Scotland traveled the globe building up a fortune and financial empire by being smarter than the smarties and tougher than the toughies to become the richest man in the world, having every possible adventure a SelfMadeMan could find. The series gives us our best look at Scrooge's family -- his parents, uncles, and sisters -- and shows how he met enemies like Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys, friends like TheodoreRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, and {{Mentors}} like Howard Rockerduck that helped mold him into the AntiHero JerkWithAHeartOfGold we've known him as. The epic is packed with CharacterDevelopment, adventure, {{Continuity Nod}}s, LeaningOnTheFourthWall, a miraculous amount of violence and innuendo that got past the radar, and of course Don Rosa's trademark SceneryPorn and insane amount of historical, geographical, and cultural research.



** In ''The Buckaroo of the Badlands'', Scrooge befriends a [[YoungFutureFamousPeople young]] man who chose to become a cowboy instead of continuing his political career. Scrooge inspires him to go back into politics. The story's last panel reveals this fellow's initials to be [[TheodoreRoosevelt T. R.]].

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** In ''The Buckaroo of the Badlands'', Scrooge befriends a [[YoungFutureFamousPeople young]] man who chose to become a cowboy instead of continuing his political career. Scrooge inspires him to go back into politics. The story's last panel reveals this fellow's initials to be [[TheodoreRoosevelt [[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt T. R.]].



After a short encounter with Jesse James, Scrooge finds himself a cowboy in Montana protecting a prize steer from cattle rustlers, the [=McVipers=]. He hopes to gain his fortune as the manager of a ranch in the future, but for now, he gains the nickname Buck [=McDuck=], [[TheodoreRoosevelt a friend]] [[BeenThereShapedHistory whom he recommends go back into politics]], and a tough but ornery horse he names after his similar-tempered sister, Hortense, who will be around for a few chapters.

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After a short encounter with Jesse James, Scrooge finds himself a cowboy in Montana protecting a prize steer from cattle rustlers, the [=McVipers=]. He hopes to gain his fortune as the manager of a ranch in the future, but for now, he gains the nickname Buck [=McDuck=], [[TheodoreRoosevelt [[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt a friend]] [[BeenThereShapedHistory whom he recommends go back into politics]], and a tough but ornery horse he names after his similar-tempered sister, Hortense, who will be around for a few chapters.



Waiting for Scrooge in Duckburg, Calisota is an unwelcome reunion with the Beagle Boys and a ''little scuffle'' with TheodoreRoosevelt and the Rough Riders before convincing them he's not a foreign invader. Eventually, he secures his land on Killmotor Hill (formerly Killmule Hill) and begins construction of his money bin. Meanwhile, Hortense hits it off with the only person in the world who can match her temper, Quackmore Duck.

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Waiting for Scrooge in Duckburg, Calisota is an unwelcome reunion with the Beagle Boys and a ''little scuffle'' with TheodoreRoosevelt UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt and the Rough Riders before convincing them he's not a foreign invader. Eventually, he secures his land on Killmotor Hill (formerly Killmule Hill) and begins construction of his money bin. Meanwhile, Hortense hits it off with the only person in the world who can match her temper, Quackmore Duck.
18th May '16 6:06:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ContinuityPorn: And not just Barks' continuity of Scrooge, either. Barks did his best to have the real people featured in his stories be in that location at that time at least somewhat plausibly.

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* ContinuityPorn: And not just Don Rosa attempts to explain every reference that Cark Barks had Scrooge make to his life before coming into contact with his nephews. The series therefore provides references and call backs to numerous stories written by Carl Barks. For example, the end of the first story, ''The Last of the Clan [=McDuck=]'', has Scrooge's father give him a watch and a set of golden teeth. The watch had shown up years previously in Carl Barks' continuity of Scrooge, either. Barks did his best ''Heirloom Watch''. That same story also references Barks' ''Whiskervilles'', ''The Horseradish Story'', and ''The Old Castle's Secret''. He even managed to have the real people featured in his take some stories be in into account that location at he did not personally enjoy too much, such as ''Voodoo Hoodoo'', in which Scrooge [=McDuck=], who is touted as having made his entire fortune square, fondly remembers the time he cheated an African tribe out of their land. Other stories are outright ignored, such as ''The Magic Hourglass'', which implied that time at least somewhat plausibly. the titular hourglass was responsible for Scrooge's wealth through luck.
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