* ActorAllusion: [=NegaDuck=] has a fondness for pollution, which brings to mind Jim Cummings' earlier role as the villain Crud from ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''.
* ChannelHop:
** In addition to publishing an omnibus of revised versions of the majority of the Boom Studios comic that was released February 2015, the new publisher Joe Books will also be publishing a new Darkwing Duck series written by Aaron Sparrow.
** The show itself initially aired briefly on The Disney Channel, before entering FirstRunSyndication as part of ''The Disney Afternoon''. There were also several episodes that aired exclusively to ABC.
* CreatorBacklash: Aaron Sparrow, who started the comic book with the storyline for "The Duck Knight Returns" hasn't really been satisfied with the direction Ian Brill eventually took the series, culminating with the issues within ''Dangerous Currency'', with him and artist James Silvani having written their own ending for said crossover.
** Aaron Sparrow has since rewritten much of the old Boom material for its 2015 reprint. Whether there will be a new crossover or not remains to be seen.
** The fact that the old Boom material would be rewritten [[http://ibrill.tumblr.com/post/103204046970/a-statement-about-the-darkwing-duck-omnibus has not amused either former writer Ian Brill nor former editor Christopher Burns]], to the extent that they requested to have their names omitted from the collection.
* CrossDressingVoices:
** Creator/KatieLeigh as Honker Muddlefoot.
** Also, Honker's brother Tank, who was voiced by the late Dana Hill.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: All of Darkwing's "I am the [noun] that [verb]s your [noun]!" intros were written in the script as "It doesn't matter what I write here, [[Creator/JimCummings Jim]]'s going to make something funnier up."
* GodCreatedCanonForeigner: The comic book story "The Terror of the Time Turtle" was written by Tad Stones and introduced a new villain called Chronoduck.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes:
** The final 37 episodes (that is, everything starting from "Inside Binkie's Brain") are not on DVD, and are unlikely to get an official release anytime soon. However, three of said episodes ("Negaduck", "Tiff of the Titans", and "A Brush With Oblivion") have previously been released on VHS.
** This also applies to the original, uncut two episode "movie" that launched the show; while the originals were released on VHS in their entirety, the episodic versions that have appeared in syndication since are available on the DVD release.
** For the Boom comic series, the original versions are likely to be this by default, but Dangerous Currency is the only one that doesn't even get the GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion treatment. Correspondences with Aaron Sparrow claim that the story wasn't approved by Disney.
** There were ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2UFFzPsSsg 5]]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc0UwQBgLTg different]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=375ENQbru8s intro]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqnlKEmsx80 sequences]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rN0b0tmDRs made.]] Only the 3rd version is what's seen in syndication, and on DVD.
** The episode "Double Darkwings" had two versions of one scene. [[note]] In order to get Darkwing's attention, Jambalaya Jake and Gumbo disrupt St. Canard's power lines. In the original version, Gumbo simply bites through the power line (and gets electrocuted), while in the second version, he uses a super spicy gumbo to melt the line.[[/note]] Only the second version is available on DVD.
* MissingEpisode:
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUIaZgnbJ3I Hot Spells]]". [[MoralGuardians After you watch it, this really shouldn't be a surprise that this episode's missing.]]
** For the Boom comic series, Dangerous Currency. See KeepCirculatingTheTapes above.
* NamesTheSame:
** [[EvilTwin NegaDuck]] and [[EvilCounterpart NegaDuck]]. Interestingly enough, there was a episode that didn't make it to television that would have featured Darkwing and the yellow suited [=NegaDuck=] joining forces to combat the first [=NegaDuck=].
*** [=NegaDuck=] came from a parallel universe called the Negaverse- the same term that would later be used in the original American dub of Sailor Moon to refer to Queen Beryl's dimension(known as the Dark Kingdom in Japan).
** Also in the episode "Aduckyphobia", the spider's name is [[PunnyName Webby]], just like another famous little girl named [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Webby]].
** And Sara Bellum has the same name as the Mayor's assistant in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
** The Fearsome Five share the name of a team of supervillains from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.
* RecycledScript: Climax of "The Incredible Bulk" is very similar to the one of "Planet of the Capes", since in both of them Darkwing and his opponent keep using AppliedPhlebotinum to out-grow each other. There is also almost identical gag in both where character is lifting buildings to find someone and scares woman in shower. It's worth noting that two episodes are right next to each other in production order. Oddly enough "The Incredible Bulk" also has a scene where villain tries to kill Darkwing using giant kettle, just like "Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet", the other out of two episodes starring Comet Guy.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Some characters on the show share their voice actors with characters from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''. For example, [[Creator/MichaelBell Quackerjack]] is Prowl and Swoop, Liquidator is Omega Supreme and Astrotrain, [[Creator/CoreyBurton the Rubber Chicken]] is Shockwave and Spike Witwicky, [[Creator/RobPaulsen Steelbeak]] is Air Raid, [[Creator/JohnStephenson Major Synapse]] was Thundercracker, and [[Creator/JimCummings Darkwing himself]] is Afterburner and Rippersnapper.
* ScheduleSlip: The remastered omnibus of the Boom Studios comic published by Joe Books and entitled ''Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition'', was originally given the release date of January 21, 2015, but ultimately was released in February 2015. In addition, the planned revival of the comic has been reported to be shelved for the time being as of July 2015.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork:
** The comic book. Due to various factors, including the licenses returning to Marvel.
** In Poland, it was aired in 1994 on TVP1 (the first channel of TVP, Poland's equivalment of Creator/TheBBC), but they aired only 7 episodes. When they aired the 7th episode, TVP took the series off air and replaced it with ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', because according to [=KRRiT=] (Poland's {{Media Watchdog}}s) this cartoon couldn't be watched by kids.
* StarMakingRole: Creator/JimCummings cites Darkwing as his first role that he truly realized by himself instead of taking over a previously-established character's voice such as [[Disney/WinnieThePooh Winnie The Pooh or Tigger]].
* TalkingToHimself:
** Creator/JimCummings was Darkwing, Negaduck, Herb, and Moliarty.
** In most dubs Darkwing and Negaduck share a voice actor.
** In Mexico, Arturo Mercado is Darkwing, Negaduck, and Bushroot. Diana Santos is Honker, Binkie ''and'' Tank.
* UnCanceled: In early 2015, a new publisher called Joe Books, Inc. published an omnibus collecting revised editions of most of the original Boom Studios comics series to pave the way for a revival of the comic, but the project was reported to have been put on hold until further notice in July 2015.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As mentioned in the ShoutOut entry on the main page, the original pitch for the show was very different. It was originally going to be a Film/JamesBond spoof called ''Double-O Duck'', with Drake Mallard as a globe-trotting spy working for SHUSH. All the villains were going to be agents of FOWL (Fiendish Organization of World Larceny) with Steelbeak overseeing them as the show's {{big bad}}. Eventually the concept was combined with ideas from a superhero-based ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode and became ''Darkwing Duck''. DW sometimes does missions for SHUSH as a freelance agent, so some of the spy elements survive. FOWL occasionally pops up but only two of the show's dozen or so recurring villains actually work for the organization, and it's run by [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness three unknown shadowy figures.]]
** Disney's merchandising division never got the full memo about the change, so most of the show's merchandise portrays all the villains as FOWL agents with Steelbeak as their leader. The Darkwing Duck NES game famously bases its whole plot around this concept.
*** "Double-O-Duck"? That was the name of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' where Launchpad went undercover as a spy. Heck, Launchpad's TuxedoAndMartini was the basis of Derek Blunt's costume. "Double-O-Duck"/Double Duck latyer became Donald Duck's spy name in Donald Duck comics.
*** FOWL was ''in that episode,'' and its leader at the time was apparently KilledOffForReal, letting "High Command" take over by the time of Darkwing Duck.
*** The writers came up with the idea of a spin-off set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, featuring Gosalyn as either a teenager or young adult, and featuring her own superhero alter-ego, Quiverwing Quack (who had previously appeared on Darkwing, and was a ComicBook/GreenArrow parody, right down to the trick arrows). It never got past the planning stages.
*** There were also several episodes planned that never got produced, due to Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/{{Disney}} cancelling after season 3, but before season 4 made it past planning including the return of such baddies as Paddywhack and the original [=NegaDuck=]. [[spoiler: The cyborged Taurus Bulba has made a reappearance at the end of comic #3.]]
*** With the series undergoing a {{revival}} by way of a return to the comic book medium, it's possible that most of these plans will be given a second chance.
*** [[spoiler: Indeed, it looks like Paddywhack is coming back around issue #8...]]
** Also, [[spoiler: [[WordOfGod Darkwing and Morgana were eventually going to get married and have kids together down the line if the show had continued.]]]]
** There were plans for an episode where DW and Evil Twin Negaduck had to team up to defeat a somehow revived Manifest Dark Side Negaduck.
** One of the storylines pitched for the comic book series had Darkwing and Mickey teaming up to battle the Phantom Blot.
** There were originally plans for a Crossover with ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' on the show. Thought it ended up not happening, Chip & Monty's voices can be heard in "Twitching Channels", as a ShoutOut.
** The show almost never came to be! In fact, [[http://michaelperaza.blogspot.com/2010/08/bullwinkled.html If Disney had only owned the full rights to Rocky & Bullwinkle, and not just video distribution rights,]] they would have produced a new Bullwinkle series instead. When it was learned they didn't have the rights, the animator brushed off his ''Double-O Duck'' proposal because they needed a replacement pitch in a hurry.
** Concept art sketches in the F.O.W.L. Disposition trade paperback indicate that Femme Appeal was originally going to be a duck, a [[{{Dogfaces}} dogface]], or a canary instead of a fox, Mickey Mouse and Goofy were at one point going to make cameos among the people under Duckthulhu's influence, and that the F.O.W.L. High Command would have been revealed to actually be alien experiments like [[Disney/LiloAndStitch the ones made by Jumba]].
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Gosalyn, who was based on one of the writer's daughters.
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