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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!"
    • Scrooge purring and rubbing up against the gold like a kitten as another symptom of the Gold Fever.

Nothing to Fear

  • Scrooge finds Duckworth hiding in the closet. He greets him as if it's perfectly normal to find him inside the closet, hands him his hat, and closes the closet before having a Delayed Reaction to realizing Duckworth is in the closet.
    Scrooge: Duckworth? Why are you standing in the closet?
    Duckworth: [clears throat, whispers] Because there's no limo monster in here, sir.
    [Scrooge closes the door again]
    Scrooge: Well, I guess he has a point.
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  • 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: [laughing] 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."

The Curse of Castle McDuck

  • Returning to Scotland, Scrooge scares away a local shepard as soon as he tries to introduce himself.
    Louie: He ran away as soon as you told him your name!
    Scrooge: Aye! You'd think he owed me money!

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, my boy.

Home Sweet Homer

Raiders Of the Lost Harp

  • The Harp Of Troy, which has a golden figure of Helen of Troy that sings whenever anyone lies around it. It's especially funny because neither Scrooge nor the nephews react much to the figure moving and singing, even when they acknowledge it.
    Helen: Uh-uh, you're fibbing, fibbing, fiiiibbiiing!

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?
  • As part of her latest scheme to steal Scrooge's Number One Dime, Magica disguises herself as a fortuneteller and offers to take him forward through time so he can see how well-off his nephews will be 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!
  • In the climax of the episode, Scrooge and Magica fight over control of the Sands of Time, and the Sands' inability to properly interpret their wishes to return to the present has them bouncing around Ancient Rome, The Middle Ages, and parodies of Custer's Last Stand and the Hindenburg disaster. They finally succeed when Scrooge wishes to "get off this flying lemon", conveniently transporting them back to the boys' lemonade stand.

Jungle Duck

  • A lampshade hanging on one of the series' running gags: Scrooge gets irritated at Launchpad for not being in the cockpit where pilots are supposed to be when they're ready to take off. Launchpad points out that Scrooge said he was never piloting for him again. Scrooge answers that he always says that.

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 (to which Launchpad says that's nothing he hasn't heard before from Scrooge) 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?"

Time Teasers

  • Bankjob Beagle states that he's getting a great idea. Babyface Beagle replies that Bankjob never has one of those, earning him a Death Glare from Bankjob.
  • Hewey, Dewey, and Louie's dismay at discovering that, even with the help they provided by using Gyro's time teaser to freeze time, the Duckburg Mallards still lost the game.

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??!"
  • Burger's interrogation.
    Scrooge: Burger! What are you doing in my mansion? And where's Huey?
    Burger: I ain't talking, Scroogie! Nothing you do will make me spill the beans!
    Scrooge: Oh, yeah? How about 'no supper'?
  • 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

Down and Out in Duckburg

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.

Spies In Their Eyes

  • Cinnamon Teal hypnotizes Donald, but he is a bit literal-minded.
    Victor: Give him his instructions!
    Cinnamon: (to Donald) Listen carefully. You will return to your ship.
    (Donald mindlessly leaves the car, then gets pulled back in by Victor)
    Victor: Not yet, dumb duck! There's more!
  • When hypnotized Donald removes the master control device from the submarine periscope, he misunderstands a command.
    Cinnamon: (voice-over) Hide it under your hat. (Donald plops the control device on top of his hat) UNDER your hat, stupid! (Donald places the device under his hat)
    • Also keep in mind these were orders prior to sending Donald on his way.

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.
  • The exchange at the McDonalds knockoff at the end of the chase.
    Burger: [rattles off a huge order of food]
    GizmoDuck: [in fake intercom voice] That'll be a large bag of dimes, please.
    [Burger hands GizmoDuck the bag of dimes]
    GizmoDuck: Thanks, SUCKER!
  • When Huey, Dewey and Louie sneak into the mansion.
    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!
  • Scrooge has assigned Launchpad to drive the tank-like machine transporting his money bin. The following exchange was inevitable:
    Scrooge: (via walk-talkie) What was that?
    Launchpad: (unseen on the other end) Oh, nothing to be concerned about... just a little fender bender...
    Scrooge: Why are people screaming?
    Launchpad: Ah, the sissies never seen a shopping mall collapse before! But don't worry, I'm alright.
    Scrooge: (exasperated) How far are you from the mountain I bought?
    Launchpad: About an hour, give or take a crash or two... oops, kiss that billboard good-bye...

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, especially with the crude animations that accompany their suggestions.
  • Baby Talk: "Dear Skooge - Bubba go bye bye with Julie. Don worry. Be happy."

Metal Attraction

  • Fenton's overbearing ways in relationship, starting with a barbershop quartet dressed as chocolate boxes.
  • the quartet's song not being very romantic, being sung in obnoxious, high pitched voices, and to the tune of "The Merry-go-round Broke Down" of all songs.
  • After Robotica spews a hurricane of Double Entendres, Gizmoduck lampshades with "not in front of the children", and there's even a Rimshot.
  • Mrs. Beakley blushing when the kids explain to her that Tootsie is wearing her dress because it's the only thing that can fit.

A DuckTales Valentine

  • Scrooge losing his temper over the Worthless Treasure Twist.
  • The boys dash over to make sure Scrooge is okay after Aphroducky drops him. He dashes off in a panic to pick up the golden arrows, which Louie takes to mean he's all right.

Ducky Mountain High

  • Scrooge and Glomgold, who both want the land, begin head-butting when Goldie suggests they all go out to dinner together. The two keep throwing each other out of the house until one time, they both end up getting thrown out, much to their confusion.

Attack of the Metal Mites

  • After Gizmoduck bungles up stopping the mites from eating the platform where one of the workers is standing, he flies to the worker's rescue using the helicopter propeller in his helmet. He says "Bet you thought I only had brains in here", to which the worker replies with a Stealth Insult that indicates he didn't think Fenton 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.


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