Headscratchers: Duck Dodgers

  • In the episode Quarterback Quack why did X2 keep pushing Dodgers into becoming the football hero that he was recorded to be? Did he just forget his mission?
    • He did forget his misson. He was so caught up in being right about Dodgers winning the game that he forgot he was supposed to stop him.
  • Why is it this (and for that matter, Baby Looney Tunes) airs on Boomerang, but the less recent Looney Tunes spin-offs Taz-Mania and The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries don't?
    • Boomerang caters more to popularity and less to overt nostalgia than it used to. Duck Dodgers is an established popular show, never mind that it only went off the air a little while ago; therefore, it is Duck Dodgers they broadcast.
  • That DC hasn't figured out that if they put Paul Dini onto an All-Ages series with Dodgers, they'd be knee-deep in money.
  • Is Porky Pig the Cadet's name?
    • No, his name is Eager Young Space-Cadet. First name Eager, middle name Young, mother's maiden name Space, father's last name Cadet.
      • I thought his name was Eager Young, and his rank or title was Space Cadet. Hence: Eager Young, Space Cadet.
    • A semi-recent comic story based on the show (in Looney Tunes #159) has the Cadet actually refer to himself with the name Porky, though.
    • His real name could be Porky Pig, but he just gets called Eager Young Space Cadet because that's what he is. In the military, soldiers are frequently referred to by their rank (soldier, private, sergeant, etc.), so his rank could be Space Cadet and so he gets called that, and the Eager Young is just added on.
      • Perhaps the adjective is a sub-ranking within the broader rank of Space Cadet... because it's in SPACE! You'd start out as a Hopeful Trainee at Space Academy, then advance to Wide-Eyed Young Space Cadet, Eager Young Space Cadet, Plucky Space Cadet, and so on up the ranks to Daring Captain, Intrepid Captain, and Dauntless Captain.) Aw, I Made Myself Sad now that Real Life military titles are so bland.
  • In the episode where Cadet touches Moognesiam and becomes a huge buff steroid fueled mass of muscle. I notice in one scene he rips his shirt off revealing two large nipple piercings. Does that mean that cadet actually wears giant nipple rings on a regular basis? This could go into nightmare fuel...
  • How this show ever got cancelled. Were the people in charge of Cartoon Network at the time afraid of money and/or success?
    • That would explain quite a bit...
  • Why did Hal Jordan take his Green Lantern uniform to the cleaners? It's pure energy generated from his ring. He could just will it clean.
    • It was dirty with yellow stuff?
    • You can bet he'll just will it clean from now on!