Funny / DuckTales

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Treasure of the Golden Suns
  • In "Don't Give Up the Ship", Scrooge wants to know why Huey, Dewey, and Louie followed him to his money bin.
    Nephews: We missed ya, Unca Scrooge!
    Scrooge: Missed me? What'd you throw at me?
  • In "Too Much of a Gold Thing", Launchpad freaks out when he sees a boa constrictor, saying "I hate snakes! Wait, that's somebody else, I kinda like snakes..." Then the constrictor tries to drown him, and after barely escaping with his life, Launchpad sourly remarks "Now I hate snakes!"

Nothing to Fear

Scrooge: Duckworth? Why are you standing in the closet?
Duckworth: [clears throat, whispers] Because there's no limo monster in here, sir.
[Door closes]
Scrooge: Well, I guess he has a point.
  • At the climax:
    Huey: We're not afraid of you, Ms. Quackenbush! We did our homework!
    Nightmare Quackenbush: Oh. Sorry! [Vanishes]

Duck in the Iron Mask

  • Dewey gets upset when the announcer at their baseball game calls him "Huey."
    Dewey: I'm sick of people getting us mixed up all the time!
    Louie: Aw, don't let it bother ya', Huey.
    Huey: I'm Huey!
    Louie: I know — I couldn't resist!

Dime Enough for Luck
  • Gladstone freaking out after Magica de Spell curses him with bad luck. "I don't believe it! I've lost my luck! No food... no money... gasp! I'll have to get a job like normal people!!"


  • Scrooge's response to Webby offering to read him a Fairy Tale: "Gag me with a tongue depressor."

Sweet Duck of Youth
  • Looking into the fountain of youth shows the person as they looked when they were younger. For the triplets, the reflection is just three giant eggs staring back at them.
    Dewey: We haven't even hatched yet!
  • Not to mention Launchpad's reaction to seeing himself as his younger self from an earlier episode!
    Launchpad: Oh no! Now I'll have to start all over!
    Scrooge: Maybe this time you'll do it right, ma boy.

Duck to the Future
  • Scrooge sees the boys hard at work on their lemonade stand, and decides to give them a lesson in basic economics:
    Huey: We're all sold out, Uncle Scrooge.
    Dewey: And we're rich!
    Louie: We made 56 cents!
    Scrooge: (tips hat) I tip my tam o'shanter to you. Now then, was that net or gross?
    Huey: Uh, well, Doofus stepping on the lemons was a little gross, but no one complained.
    Scrooge: No, I mean how much did your materials cost? Surely these lemons and sugar weren't free.
    Huey: We spent all our allowances.
    Scrooge: Boys, if you spend six dollars, but only make 56 cents, what does that tell you?
    Huey: We need bigger allowances?
  • Magica disguises herself as a fortuneteller and offers to take Scrooge forward through time so he can see how well-off his nephews will do without him. As for finding his way back to the past, she offers an unusual solution:
    Scrooge: The subway?! How can a subway travel through time!
    Fortuneteller!Magica: Subway very efficient in future.
    • Even funnier: Scrooge actually tries to follow the phony fortuneteller's advice:
      Scrooge: Excuse me! When does this subway arrive in the 20th century?
      Subway Usher: Look, Mac, I know we're running behind schedule, but we're not that late!
  • Scrooge finds Gyro is still alive in the future, but lost some of his screws over the years:
    Scrooge: Gyro, it's me! Scrooge McDuck!
    Old!Gyro: (shakes Scrooge's hand) Pleased to meet you. What can I do for you?
    Scrooge: You've got to help me. Whatever happened to your Time Tub?
    Old!Gyro: I give up. What?
    Scrooge: Think!
    Old!Gyro: Oh yeah, it's over there. I turned it into a bird bath.
    Scrooge: You've got to fix it! I've got to get back to the past!
    Old!Gyro: Who are you?
    Scrooge: SCROOGE MCDUCK!!!
    Old!Gyro: Pleased to meet you. What can I do for you?
    Scrooge: Burst me bagpipes... *Face Palm* Oi, Scots! (drags Gyro over to the Time Tub so he can fix it) Come on, we've got work to do!
    (A few moments later, the Time Tub is restored)
    Scrooge: You sure this thing will take me back?
    Old!Gyro: What thing?
    Scrooge: This bird bath!
    Old!Gyro: This isn't a bird bath, it's a Time Tub.
    Scrooge: I don't care what it is! Just get me out of this future nightmare, fast!

Catch as Cash Can
  • The infamous "A SEA MONSTER ATE MY ICE CREAM!!!!!!", which consists of Scrooge flipping out over hearing such news (since it was actually half his fortune), repeatedly screaming the above phrase and bouncing on the breakfast table on his head.
    Ms. Beakley: That must've been some ice cream.
    • His nephews are forced to strap him in a makeshift straightjacket, which calms him down, and he then proceeds to hop away, determined to get his fortune back.
    • To make it even more hilarious, it seems the incident may have become infamous in-universe (at least among the McDuck family associates) because in one of the comics, Launchpad compares a freak-out Scrooge is currently having to this incident, even though he wasn't at the table during that scene.

The Ducky Horror Picture Show

  • Scrooge: Huey, Dewey... [the Blob slithers down the stairs] Yucky!
    [the Blob slithers over Scrooge, covering him in slime]
    Scrooge: Eck! I've been slimed by the Blob!
    Duckworth: There's a first time for everything, sir.

    Quackymodo: Hey McDuck, you want to Blob for apples? HA HA HA HA HA! [pointing at a bucket of apples floating in green slime]
    [The slime is the Blob who's eating the apples]
    Scrooge: Yuck!

The Golden Fleecing,

  • Launchpad's therapist is Ludwig Von Drake — that alone is funny! But then Ludwig goes on to diagnose him as a cuckoo and tells him a special method (which is just "om"-ing with eyes closed). By the end, both are on the couch "om"-ing after seeing a harpy.
  • "And when the data input meets the mama input, you do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around—no, no what am I saying?"

Send in the Clones

  • The whole episode, really, just from the utter confusion that ensues from clones of the triplets (actually three of the Beagle Boys) and Mrs. Beakley (actually Magica De Spell) running around the mansion as a news reporter attempts to interview Scrooge.
  • "This'll make a nice cover photo for Duckweek - Scrooge and his nephews... [Burger turns back to normal] ...playing Beagle Boys and Indians. ...BEAGLE BOYS??!"
  • Earlier from the episode.
    Scrooge: My nephews and I just love to play cowboys and Indians Woo-woo-woo-woo! Woo-woo-woo-woo!!

Take Me Out of the Ballgame

  • The ending - Doofus hits the baseball so hard that it travels halfway across the world to Europe and beans Launchpad in the head, knocking him out and causing a crash landing.

The Money Vanishes

  • Scrooge's Imagine Spot of his money floating away and everyone stealing it when Gyro considers inventing a flotation ray at the end.

Hero for Hire

Hotel Strangeduck

  • Mrs. Beakley is grumbling about "how do I always let Mr. McDuck talk me into these things?" and Webby answers her (in an uncanny imitation of her grandmother), "Because Uncle Scrooge says 'I'll give you a raise' and you say 'Oh, very well, Mr. McDuck." What really sells it is how Mrs. Beakley stands there thinking about it for a minute before shrugging and nodding, as if to say, "That's about right."

The Uncrashable Hindentanic

  • Scrooge is performing a ship christening:
    Scrooge: Is this cheap champagne?
    Duckworth: The cheapest, sir.
    • The best part is that he pauses in midswing to ask.

Til Nephews Do Us Part

  • When they're looking for the lost relics of Malaysia (which Huey, Dewey, and Louie kept calling the lost relish of Malaria):
    Scrooge: I found the relics! And it is relish!

Super DuckTales

  • Fenton's attempts to get the bag of dimes from the Beagles. All of them.
  • Ma Beagle: [chasing Huey, Dewey & Louie] Come back with that cash!
    Burger: [follows] Come back with those desserts!
  • "It's thieves like them who are making the world a rotten place to live for thieves like us!"
  • "If ya don't like how I drive, stay out of the hallway!"
  • The Beagles succeed in gaining control of GizmoDuck's suit, with Fenton still trapped inside it. Via remote control, he barges through the wall of Scrooge's mansion, and the latter is rightfully furious and insulted.
    Scrooge: How dare you!
  • But it's Duckworth's sheer indignation on his boss's behalf that makes the moment hilarious. He pulls off his glove and slaps the helpless Fenton with it.
    Duckworth: My sentiments exactly, you robotic ruffian!

The Land of Trala La

  • Scrooge's breakdown where he begins acting like a squirrel. His psychiatrist explains that all the stress having to do with money is what's lead to it and the best cure is him getting away from money for a while. She manages to temporarily calm him down, until he sees how much her fee is, which immediately leads him to having another breakdown and start acting like a squirrel all over again.
    Fenton: You're a very sick doctor!

Allowance Day

  • "But I'm too young to die! And too nice! And much, much too nervous!"
  • Later in that same episode:
    Scrooge: What's going on? High noon isn't for another hour!
    General Chiquita: I thought I would save you needless anguish by moving up the execution.
    Fenton: Bu-but I was just starting to enjoy my anguish!
  • Fenton has to call his Gizmoduck armor to activate it, but the executioners will only let him use a pay phone and he doesn't have a dime. He ends up borrowing one from Scrooge. After the armor arrives just in time:
    Scrooge:, Gizmoduck!
    Gizmoduck: I know. You want your lousy dime back.

Bubbeo and Juliet

  • Scrooge and the nephews discussing how to get back at their neighbors in "Bubbeo and Juliet", especially with the crude animations that accompany their suggestions.
  • Baby Talk: "Dear Skooge - Bubba go bye bye with Julie. Don worry. Be happy."

Attack of the Metal Mites

  • In "Attack of the Metal Mites", after Gizmoduck bungles up stopping the mites from eating the platform one of the workers is standing on, he flies to the worker's rescue by using the helicopter propeller in his helmet to fly. He says "Bet you thought I only had brains in here", to which the worker replies with something to the effect of "No, I didn't think you had brains at all".

Scrooge's Last Adventure

  • The episode has a very hilarious Running Gag. First, Huey, Dewey and Louie resort to Plan B when the clockmaker insists that he can't fix the grandfather clock they accidentally broke. Evidently, Plan B is throwing a tantrum until the clockmaker gives in. Later, Fenton Crackshell tries to get Scrooge to let him help in recovering his money from cyberspace. When Scrooge refuses, Fenton resorts to his Plan B, which is also throwing a tantrum until Scrooge gives in. Finally, Scrooge throws a tantrum after all he's been through and his grandnephews ask how he knew about Plan B.

  • Scrooge's Paranoia Gambit on Glomgold at the end of Scrooge's Quest. Scrooge manages to drive his nemesis (who now has control of the city) to utter distraction simply by wandering around doing everyday things and continually referring to "that time."
  • One moment from the "Curse of Flabberge" story. Scrooge and Launchpad are both sitting in hospital beds after yet another crash.
    Launchpad: At least I crashed us near the hospital!
    Scrooge: Next time, just drop me off!
    Launchpad: Why is it that all of my friends eventually take up skydiving?
    Launchpad ducks as Scrooge throws a clock at him.

     Video Games 
  • This gem from the orginal game's Beta/Japanese ending:
  • The trailer for DuckTales Remastered starts off with a Quote Mine from Capcom employees. However, the last quote (from Tim Schafer) is "Stop e-mailing me for a quote".
  • Apparently, Launchpad was dropped on his head all the time as a child. Explains a lot, doesn't it?
    Launchpad: Mr. McD, I just had a thought.
    Scrooge: Launchpad, why start now and ruin a perfect record?
  • When Scrooge got the Scepter of the Incan King, the natives revealed it was the Kings backscratcher. Even the triplets think its a backscratcher.
  • Scrooge has plenty of moments with Launchpad and Fenton Crackshell, really. Mostly in the form of being a Deadpan Snarker who sometimes tosses Stealth Insults.
  • This excerpt from the intro to the Transylvania level.
    Scrooge: Dinnae worry. I'll be back with the coin before you can say "E Pluribus Unum." note 
    Hewey: Ee purple bus who-um?
    Louie: Yeah. I'm not sure that's as fast as you think it is.
  • The face Scrooge makes in the Himalayas, when he gets stuck in the snow.
    • It gets better, he makes that face on the picture in the music gallery for the modern!remix of the song.
  • During the mini-boss battle with Flintheart Glomgold in the Himalayas level, Webby sometimes says to Scrooge "Pretend he's a door-to-door salesman!"
    • In the same scene, Launchpad might sometimes say "Usually, for a ride like this, you'd have to buy a ticket."
  • SKOOGE SAVE BUBBA! SKOOGE SAVE BUBBA! SKOOGE SAVE BUBBA! (Said while Bubba swings his club around with glee...including on Scrooge's foot!)
  • Some of Magica's taunts during her boss battle, when she uses her lightning bolt spell.
    Magica: Fried Scrooge, order up!
    Magica: This will add sizzle to your sunset years!
    • Her monologue after her defeat is pretty good, too:
    Magica: Blast these inferior mirror and beam spells! Is last time I shop for spell ingredients at discount store!
  • The post-level conversations that Scrooge has with his nephews have some entertaining moments. For instance, there's the one that takes place after African Mines, where Scrooge tells the boys that it was silly to think that a ghost was the source of the mysterious voices in the diamond mines—that there's always a rational explanation for this sort of thing. Dewey immediately lampshades the real reason for the voices:
    Dewey: Yeah, because an underground kingdom of creatures that causes earthquakes as part of a game is a completely rational explanation.
    Scrooge: (Sheepishly) Er...aye. Never mind, boys. The point is, we found the Diamond of the Inner Earth, and gained a whole diamond mine in the process!
  • In the African Mines, Scrooge delivers a few good lines while getting fed up with the nephews' insistence that there's a ghost haunting the mines:
    Scrooge: If I hear one more word about these mines being haunted, I'll start haunting them meself!
  • On the Moon, Scrooge has some rather amusing remarks while tracking down the pieces of the Gizmoduck suit:
    Scrooge: ...I've always wondered what Gyro was thinking when he designed this thing; who fights crime with a unicycle?
  • During the final level in Mt. Vesuvius, when Scrooge and Glomgold are working together to get to Magica De Spell so Scrooge can give her his #1 Dime to save his nephews (with Glomgold being convinced to help Scrooge in exchange for the treasures that were being collected all this time), there's one point where you have to get ahead by pogo-jumping on a heavy rock that Glomgold's holding up...and you can keep bouncing on the rock for a good long while. Make no mistake, it's a pretty mean thing to do. But then again, no one can deny that the corrupt old coot had it coming, especially after he held Scrooge's nephews hostage so that Scrooge would fork over the treasures to him in the first place...before Magica stepped in.
  • Glomgold clinging to Vulture!Magica's leg as she flies from Mt. Vesuvius
    "Let go of me, you doddering old deadweight!"
    "Oh, pipe down, you mangy bird."
  • Duckworth summons safes for you to drop on Big Time Beagle in the first boss fight. And his priorities are... somewhat skewed:
    "Do be careful, sir! You'll scuff the floor!"
  • Remaster gives each of the old songs some much needed flare, often fitting thier themes (Amazon is tropical, Himalayas is rather tribal, the Mines have a Jazzy feel which fits the boss, the Moon has a Techno-Scifi vibe to it with a hint of nostalgia (due to it's popularity). Transylvania (however) get's a techno-vibe, and to add to the weirdness, later on becomes DUBSTEP. Yes, the HAUNTED HOUSE get's DUBSTEP'. It's as crazy, hilarious, and awesome as it sounds.
  • In the ending, Scrooge takes Huey, Dewey, and Louie out for ice cream. When his grandnephews ask him if they can get their own individual cones this time, Scrooge complies because he is in a generous mood. Scrooge then adds that their cones can actually have ice cream in them this time.