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Episode 1: The Most Dangerous Game... Night!
- In the clip for the season premiere, Scrooge is interrupted in the middle of his "Seven Cities of Cibola" Mythology Gag by Louie, who is clearly jaded by the family's treasure hunting expeditions and wants Scrooge to wrap up the 'woah' and get to the 'wait, what?'Scrooge: ...*confused look*
Louie: Woah, some cool hidden city or treasure or whatever. Wait, what? The cool thing is dangerous or cursed or guarded by centaurs? Aaaargh! Louie almost dies. Can we please move it along; that's how it goes.
- When Scrooge tries to dismiss this, Dewey proceeds to prove Louie exactly right as he grabs the idol — Woah — the trap is sprung — Wait, what? — and the team run screaming from a giant stone wheel — Aaaargh! Complete with Louie tiredly counting each beat, and Scrooge's increasing concern.
- And then the formula repeats again later on:Louie: Woah, Gyro shrunk down and worshipped as a god king! Wait, what? They're in a war with a bunch of giant ants? Aaaargh! Healmostgoteatenbyaspiderbutsurvivesandteacheseveryonealessonintrustorsomething!
Huey: That did happen twice last month...
- While refreshing his supplies, Huey is sickened by the discovery of used gauze.
- Huey's reaction and subsequent meltdown when Louie points out that his stitching job on his Junior Woodchuck uniform has come undone. And then Louie further pushing his brother's buttons to get him to go along with an adventuring break.Louie: Come on, let Gyro have his own adventure while we take it easy for once. And we can have a quiet, rejuvenating night in. Bone up on your skills?
Huey: (relieved sigh, calms down a bit)
Louie: (suddenly looming over Huey) AND WE CAN'T TELL ANYBODY BECAUSE IF YOU DO TELL ANYBODY THINGS WILL ONLY GET WORSE UNTIL YOU'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO SEW A MERIT BADGE ONTO A SASH EVER AGAIN, OKAY?!
Huey: (beat; resumes shaking and whimpering)
- Louie tries to convince Scrooge that "all this constant adventuring is tearing us apart!"Scrooge: Nonsense; we're closer than ever. Ey, kids?
Dewey and Webby: [Singing in harmony] Teamwork makes the dream work! [low-five]
Louie: This needs to stop!
Scrooge: I've tried, but they really do enjoy harmonizing.
- The look on Dewey's face when it's revealed that Scrooge still isn't always one-hundred percent sure which triplet he is.
- Scrooge's response to Louie's suggesting a game night: wide-eyed glee, running around screaming "GAME NIGHT!" ecstatically, causing Launchpad to hit his head on a roof of a car, scaring Donald off the gangplank into the pool and getting splashed by a pigeon in a bird bath.
- Beakley and Duckworth have an Oh, Crap! reaction to Scrooge declaring a game night, followed by Duckworth claiming there are vague ghost issues preventing him from playing. Beakley is quite miffed at him not including her in his excuse.Duckworth: Spooooky things! Fareweeeeeell...
- We later encounter Duckworth... hiding in the kitchen. Followed by him shrugging sheepishly and disappearing again.
- This exchange:Scrooge: If we lose, you're out of the will.
Donald: (stunned) I was in the will?
- The fact that after his Adaptational Personality Change in season 1, Gyro is suddenly acting all Adorkable just like his incarnation from the comics and original cartoon (albeit still his sharp-tongued and egotistical season 1 self).
- Scrooge and Donald turn out to be really good at charades. Since everyone has a hard time understanding Donald, it's made the two really good at non-verbal communication. They have a score of 34 points by the end of just one round.
- Scrooge fails to guess Donald's last charade, which was apparently something called a "mermanticore". Their disagreement over how exactly one performs a charade of such a creature leads to... well, just look at the main page image.
- On the opposite end, Dewey is really bad at charades. Despite Webby pretty obviously trying to show "Scrooge McDuck", even miming Pooled Funds, he just keeps making wild and ridiculous guesses. In particular, he gets hung up on guessing answers related to smoothies in some way, leading to this:Webby: It was "Scrooge McDuck"! Ugghhh!
Dewey: But Uncle Scrooge doesn't like smoothies...
- This exchange:Launchpad: [Entering the kitchen] Hey guys. Got any guacamole?
[Launchpad is hit with a wild blast from the shrink ray and disappears. Moments later, Louie's phone rings]
Launchpad: [On the phone] Maybe some hummus?
Louie: Launchpad! Are you okay?!
Launchpad: Yep. Wait. I seem to be stuck in a giant world of nightmare horrors. Hey, there's Gyro and a bunch of guys! Ooh, a giant spider!
- Launchpad's ability to survive so many crashes has led Louie to consider that he might be immortal.
- After Launchpad is shrunk, Beakley doesn't care much about his disappearance as she can't continue game night without her partner.
- The last game of the night is Scroogeopoly (Mallard Edition), a Scrooge-themed version of Monopoly. All the pieces are top hats, Scrooge bankrupts everyone in a single turn, and Donald goes to Jail. Twice!
Scrooge: Behold...the final challenge: Scroogeopoly! The thrilling game of finance and property acquisition!Dewey: The final challenge feels extremely...rigged. Your face is literally on the box.
- Which is funnier when you consider that the real Monopoly is already rigged. You're supposed to hate the game so you can learn the bad side of capitalism and improve on the system, but people modified the game with House Rules and so the lesson was lost.
- Dewey suspecting the game was rigged.
- When everyone gets shrunk by Gyro's invention, Louie conveniently has a magnifying glass on hand to check on them. Specifically, it's the kind of spyglass that jewelers use to check the authenticity of precious stones. Of course Louie would have that on-hand.
- Louie's plan to get everyone out of danger involves telling Launchpad to "crash himself" into their enemies. Launchpad proceeds to stumble around knocking them out with the pole he's tied to as he tries to figure out how.
- Meanwhile, poor Gyro, who is tied to the same pole, is getting his head smacked about as the enemies are getting hit.
Episode 2: The Depths of Cousin Fethry!
- Huey calling Dewey out to see some tree rings that he found interesting... when he was in the shower.Dewey: I said don't interrupt me unless something exciting happens.
Huey: What's more exciting than dendro-chronology?
Dewey: Ghouls, goblins, time paradoxes, daring quests that will cement our names in history, you get the idea.
- Fethry's phone is a can on a line and he has to make the ringing sound himself. Despite the massive distance, it still works.
- Thanks to unseen prior adventures, Scrooge and Donald aren't exactly jumping to Fethry's aid.Scrooge: Don't get too excited. Fethry's a bit - Well, he's um -
Donald: He's cuckoo bananas.
Scrooge: Best to ignore it. Every time we get a call from Fethry, we rush down there just to get wrapped up in some fool's errand wrapped up in a dangerous adventure. With the rambling lectures...
Donald: And the explosions...
Scrooge: And avoiding that mega-tsunami.
Donald: And the explosions...
Scrooge: All to see a barnacle formation in the shape of a tractor or some such nonsense.
- Huey and Dewey answering to Fethry's call, followed by a Smash Cut to them in a submarine with Launchpad.Huey and Dewey: (singing) Best time-waste EV-ER—
Huey: —wait, did we just steal the sub?
- Dewey's obsession with getting a new underwater creature named after himself.
- When told that there's already a "dewfish," he is not impressed by the picture Huey shows him.Dewey: Ew, gross! No! Gotta fix that and give the name to something cooler.
- His reaction to the giant krill that seems to be attacking them is mostly excitement over finally encountering a worthy "Dewey."Dewey: What is that monster?! And does it have a name because WOW!
Dewey: I'm gonna try to blind this, this..."Dreaded Dew-saurus of the Deep"? Ugh, no! I will find a name if it kills me!
Huey: It probably will!
- When told that there's already a "dewfish," he is not impressed by the picture Huey shows him.
- Scrooge calls Launchpad and starts angrily asking about the stolen sub, and is immediately cut off by Dewey ripping the radio off the console.Dewey: OOPS look it's broken! Look at that, radio came right off. Hubert, write that down. Good thing Uncle Scrooge asked us to do this totally non-suspicious trip to test the equipment.
Launchpad: You bet! Can you imagine if that had happened when we were in actual danger?
- Fethry making his debut suddenly popping upside-down from the ceiling, startling the boys in the process, while holding a glass of seawater with a sponge in it.Fethry: WARNING! Never drink seawater! Tempting as it is, it'll just make you thirstier.
- Fethry built Arturo, a decoy looking like himself, to scare away the pirates.Dewey: (excited) Do you get pirates here a lot?
Fethry: Never! He's that good.
- Fethry is telling the kids about the McDuck sub-lab, when his thoughts go off in a...concerning direction:Fethry: ...and my little addition: the dream room! Great for naps! Relaxation! (suddenly flat and ominous) Embracing the unending darkness. Becoming one with the abyssssssssss (vigorously shakes head, becomes chipper again) You're in for a real treat, Little Donalds!
- The trio coming across a blobfish to which Huey and Dewey react in repulsion, although Huey tries to claim it's "majestic from an evolutionary standpoint".
- Fethry imitating the swimming motions of a sea turtle and then a shark.
- Crossing over with both Nightmare Fuel and Squick, Huey having to kiss a killer giant sea worm in order to save Dewey.
- Even covered in slime and gasping for breath after nearly being suffocated by the worms, Dewey still manages to perform his brotherly duty for such a situation:Dewey: (breathing raggedly) Ha, ha! You kissed a...a worm! So...gross! (Huey stops supporting him, Dewey collapses)
- Even covered in slime and gasping for breath after nearly being suffocated by the worms, Dewey still manages to perform his brotherly duty for such a situation:
- Huey and Fethry quoting the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook in unison.
- While swimming through water warmed by hydrothermal vents, Dewey assumes the temperature is from...something else, and accuses Huey.
- Fethry dramatically building up the amazing scientific discovery that the boys are about to witness...then asking if they're hungry, and maybe they'd like him to make them a sandwich...Dewey: JUST. SHOW US. THE THING.
- Fethry tries to get Mitzi to remember him.Fethry: It's me! Fethry Duck! Remember, we split a ribeye that one time! It was a bit dry!
- According to Fethry, mutating into a giant and saving them from the geothermal vents is the fourth-coolest thing Mitzi has done.
- Fethry decides to become a real scientist at the end. He may be slightly in over his head.Fethry: So, do I have to fill out a form for that or do I just buy a lab coat? You know what, I'll figure it out!
- Launchpad had another offscreen adventure with an ex-girlfriend, this time a mermaid. The result is him wearing armor and having an octopus and a starfish latched onto his back, a moray eel wrapped around his arm, kelp over his shoulders, a conch shell around his neck, and a trident in his hand.
- The final lines of the episode:Huey: Come on, intrepid explorers. Let's go home and convince Uncle Scrooge this was Louie's idea.
Episode 3: The Ballad of Duke Baloney!
- The crew of the fishing boat that pick up Glomgold are named "Fisher" and "Mann". And Mann, being a woman, takes offense to being called a fisherman.
- How ecstatic Roxanne is that Glomgold Industries has a new CEO who isn't insanely obsessed with revenge plots.Zan Owlson: We cut unnecessary departments, like Hair-Brained Schemes, Mindless Revenge, the company was spending a lot of money on sharks.
- Glomgold actually being South African is an amazing in-joke for long time David Tennant fans, as he's lamented that for some reason, of all the nationalities he's played in his career, the South African accent is the only one he can't keep up for long, like his own arch-nemesis.
- Webby and Louie have different ideas of what they plan to get out of their fishing outing:Webby: Ah, fishing. The noble struggle of man versus nature...
Louie: The you gently rowing me around for several hours while I nap...
- Glomgold as fisherman Duke Baloney is just as accident prone as Glomgold the ruthless billionaire, and just as prone to Zany Schemes.
- When Duke Baloney introduces himself to the kids, Louie mutters, "More like Mr. Full-of-baloney." As Webby excuses them to discuss the situation:Louie: "Full of baloney." It's an old-timey expression, you know, it means—
Webby: I get it! But this is no time for hilarious, hilarious jokes!
- Webby wonders if they can even be sure that Duke is Glomgold. Cue Duke getting his foot caught in a rope and suspended in the air while trying to dislodge a crab from his fingers.Duke: CURSE YOU, ROPE!!
Webby and Louie: It's him.
- Mann and Fisher describe how they found the amnesiac Duke, with nothing but "his determination, and a freakishly high tolerance for pain." Duke then proceeds to casually crack all his fingers back into place, while Louie cringes.
- The Missing poster for Glomgold that Webby shows to Duke specifies him as "2nd richest duck", and includes that he is wanted by the IRS for back payments.
- Duke declares he'll be paying for the next round of Pep soda, and the bar patrons start chanting his name...and Louie, having just a moment earlier been expressing his utter disbelief at Baloney's amnesia claim, enthusiastically joins in because, hey, free Pep.
- As Webby and Louie spy on Duke:Webby: Glomgold actually has amnesia and is now obviously just a simple fish-monger.
Louie: That's what you said when he was a "humble deliveryman!" And an "unassuming pastry chef!"
- Duke Baloney trying to best the McDuck fishing boat, first by tossing dynamite overboard, then by disguising it as a bride and groom (so he could lure in twice the fish. Later shows up as a Brick Joke, when a fish is seen with a dynamite stick in its mouth and wearing the groom's top hat.Webby: Huh. I don't know what this proves.
- As Duke is explaining his plan for getting the most fish to his crewmates, Webby and Louie argue about whether he's faking amnesia, with Louie arguing that trying to help him will lead to them being "trapped inside a volcano full of shark bombs!"Webby: Glomgold might do that, but not our Duke!
Duke: ...and that's how we strap the bombs to the sharks!
- Said plan's final steps involve pulling a plug at the bottom of the bay and draining it, then picking up all the stranded fish.
- Webby accidentally knocks Louie into a pile of cages full of live lobsters. When the camera immediately cuts to Webby about to reveal her board, Louie is covered in bandages.
- Webby is naturally extremely enthusiastic for the research aspect of discovering the truth of the Duke/Glomgold situation.Webby: Okay, here's all the information we have. If only there was a visual way to organize it all...
Louie: (deadpan) You built a board, I'm guessing?
Webby: I BUILT A BOARD!
- Webby's board includes a copy of Glomgold's drivers license, which lists his nationality as "THE MOST SCOTTISH".
- Webby's "lip-reading" of Scrooge and Duke's conversation.
- Webby is worried about Duke/Glomgold having a brain injury, but Scrooge points out that Glomgold blew himself up on a daily basis, so a simple brain injury is actually a step up from his usual state of affairs. Webby tries to argue but finds herself stumped by that logic.
- Glomgold's Complexity Addiction goes all the way back to his childhood. Little Duke Baloney hatches up a hare-brained plan to buy a coal mine from his shoe-shine money, stomp the coal so hard it turns into diamonds, build a giant drill from said diamonds, which he can use to dig up as much gold as he can. When Scrooge asks why wouldn't he just cash in the diamonds, he's completely puzzled.
- While building his Scottish persona, Glomgold is shown listening to a tape to practice his accent...but smacks the tape player away when it prompts him to repeat, "Please pass the haggis."Glomgold: DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!
- After a lightning bolt burns off his beard, Glomgold, without missing a beat, pulls his old grey fake beard out of his pocket and puts it on.Louie: Was that in his pocket the whole time?!
- The news report about Glomgold's disappearance shows a picture of him at a charity auction stuffing his mouth with shrimp.
Episode 4: The Town Where Everyone was Nice!
- Donald builds up his past with the band like it's a deep, dark secret on the level of what happened to Della, while the kids all just desperately try to act like they recognize the name.Louie: Sorry, who are these friends of yours?
Huey: And why haven't we ever heard of them? And why did you all stop speaking? And—
Louie: Please. Not everything is a dark family secret.
Donald: Kids...I've got a dark family secret.
- The horrified reactions to the thought of Donald playing the accordian.
- After Donald and Scrooge explain who the Three Caballeros are to the kids, Scrooge comments that Donald is more impressive than those "warbling wastrels" are. Cue José parachuting down to the street while playing his umbrella and Pachito appearing from the shadows and strumming his guitar like a madman. The two strike a pose as fireworks appear behind them with the kids doing a Jaw Drop (and Dewey taking a picture with his phone while keeping the expression), Scrooge looking completely unimpressed, and Donald having the biggest grin on his face.
- Excited by seeing the Three Caballeros handshake, Huey tries to initiate one between his brothers. Like the good sibling he is, Louie licks Huey's outstretched hand.
- Panchito tells the triplets that they should surely remember him and José, despite the fact they were eggs when they met. Anyone who has met an old family friend who last saw them as babies can find this all too familiar.
- José lets it slip that when Huey, Dewey and Louie were still eggs, Donald insisted he could juggle them and dropped one. Hearing this, Huey and Louie look at Dewey. Dewey, seemingly not paying attention, slowly blinks one eye at a time. Huey and Louie look back at each other and just nod in silent agreement.
- This exchange:Donald (Troubled Fetal Position rocking back and forth) I've done nothing with my life! Im a failure!
Scrooge Oh... that never bothered you before.
- Huey tries to cheer him up:
- When Scrooge refuses to play along with Donald's facade, Huey gets Scrooge on board by hitting where it hurts: The pocketbook.Scrooge: Nonsense! You do what you want, but I will not help you lie to impress that band of braggadacios!
Huey: If you blow our cover, José will probably get mad and you'll have to pay for this trip yourself.
(Scrooge's eyes widen in shock)
Scrooge: (holds Donald up against the wall) Donald, we have to lie to your friends! Do ya hear?!
- Scrooge and Huey's reaction to Donald's lie about him being a billionaire and Scrooge acting like an ailing, elderly person.Huey: And [Donald]'s taking over the family business so Scrooge can retire.
Donald: Because he's so old! Very, very old!
Scrooge: (about to punch Donald) BECAUSE I'M SO-!?
(Huey non-verbally reminds Scrooge about how he'll have to pay for the trip if he blows their cover)
Scrooge: ...Old. (hunches himself over a cane and makes himself look and sound tired) So very, very old. (drops his cane and runs his hands all over Donald's face) Ohh, Donald, is that you? (smacks Donald) My eyes are as clouded as my mind. (smacks Donald again)
Jose: Taking care of his uncle's legacy! A man of great wealth and kindness.
(Scrooge smacks Donald again)
- Dewey's commentary on his photos (which he's posting on his "Dewey-Dewnight-Official" channel).
- Throughout the episode, Dewey and Louie insist on talking pictures of the town's traditions and posting them on social media without actually participating in them, much to Webby's exasperation.Louie: Man, I can't wait to watch this when we get home.
Webby: You could watch it now. It's happening right in front of you.
- At one point, she angrily shovels all the festival pastels into her mouth when Dewey passes on trying one (after taking a bunch of pictures of himself about to eat it) because "it's cold now."Webby: Fine! More cultural experience for me!
- Louie tries to explain their philosophy:Louie: Webbigail, a wise old man once gave me this advice: "Pics, or it didn't happen."
Webby: It didn't happen!
Dewey: But according to this pic, it did.
Louie: (whispering sagely) So wise.
- Even while getting attacked by the plant, Dewey insists doing a selfie.Dewey: (texting) Just another day in the exciting life of Dewey Duck! Hashtag Adventure. Hashtag DaringDewey.
Louie: Hashtag— (gets snatched by the plant) Bwah!
Dewey: Oh, that's a good one. I'm using it. (also gets snatched by the plant) No! (drops his phone into the plant, which swallows it) NOOOOOOOOOO!!
Webby: I feel like the first "No" should have been bigger.
- At one point, she angrily shovels all the festival pastels into her mouth when Dewey passes on trying one (after taking a bunch of pictures of himself about to eat it) because "it's cold now."
- The bill comes, and Panchito, Jose, and Donald all start whistling awkwardly, then more determinedly as each one refuses to be the first to stop.
- Scrooge and Donalds under-the-table slap fight over Scrooges wallet.
- Even better is Huey holding Scrooge's hand in place (by biting said hand) so he can give the wallet to Donald.
- Then Scrooge fuming as Donald leaves a big tip, followed by Huey leading his seething great-uncle away as part of his Bad "Bad Acting".Huey: Come, Uncle Scrooge. Let's get you some rest.
- The whole bit is even more hilarious when you realize the bill is in Brazilian real and thus only about 70 US dollars.
- On a sort of Meta level, one fan remarked that the people in the town talked like they were broken NPC's.
- Huey making an offhand comment that allows Dewey to realize that theyre supposed to be the ironic feast of the flower.
- Scrooge throws out his back just as he goes in to save the kids, and Huey asks him to drop the old man act.Scrooge: I can't! All that pretending threw out my back!
- While the plant has Scrooge in its tendrils, the plant flings around Scrooge so much that it ends up fixing Scrooge's back.Scrooge: Ahh, that's better! Now unhand me, you walloping weed!
- While the plant has Scrooge in its tendrils, the plant flings around Scrooge so much that it ends up fixing Scrooge's back.
- The whole Disney Acid Sequence of the Three Caballeros fighting off the giant plant is this plus nostalgia plus awesome. And Donald's terrible singing voice is what ultimately defeats it.
- Pachito says they should do another song, and Scrooge is having none of it.Scrooge: Oh no, turbulence! Curse these weathered old bones... (Grabs Pachito's guitar, slams it to the ground and stomps on it) I'm so sorry.
- During "The Three Caballeros", Panchito lets go off his guitar... which keeps bouncing in midair!
Episode 5: Storkules in Duckburg!
- Louie's investment pitch does not impress Scrooge.Louie: Louie Incorporated! It's a dream-business-movement!
Scrooge: Did you just do an internet search for the word "business"?
Louie: That's a trade secret.
Louie: Okay, so there's some things I haven't figured out yet.
Scrooge: Like what your business sells, does, and is.
- Louie's artwork of Scrooge giving him money.
- Just as Scrooge proudly tells Louie how Donald is providing a service by renting out rooms on the houseboat, the old duck sees his nephew dragging his (Scrooge's) chandelier to the boat. Scrooge yells at him, and Donald just smiles guiltily before slowly going back to what he was doing.
- Scrooge: And - is he stealing my chandelier?! OI!
- When Scrooge finally gives in and asks how much Louie needs, Louie eagerly requests $2.5 billion. Scrooge starts laughing so hard he drops the quarter he had just taken out of his wallet, and doesn't stop as Louie grumpily picks it up and leaves.
- The houseboat starts shaking and Donald thinks its an earthquake. However, when Donald runs to go outside, he smacks right into Storkules' pecs.
- His reaction to realizing who he ran into? "Oh, phooey."
- One of Storkules' many boxes is labeled, "Donald Fan art".
- Louie flat out says that Dewey would be a terrible employee. Dewey rears up on his bed and inhales sharply as if to argue...then thinks for a second, and flops back down with no further comment.
- Webby's "ideas" for Louie Inc. products are infinite cookies, crotched hand grenade holders, free hugs, and, after Louie dismisses Huey's suggestion of lemonade as "small potatoes," potato-ade.
- Louie appeals to Huey's Super OCD to get him on board, saying that he's sure Webby can handle all the complicated charts and graphs that will be involved, while Huey's eye increasingly twitches at the thought until he agrees. And meanwhile Webby has a constant Squee! over getting this job.
- Storkules, not knowing what a stove is, assumes the hissing from turning on the gas means it's full of vipers, so he rips it out of the wall and launches it out of the houseboat. Poor Donald.
- Even better, not long after we find out that Storkules does have perfect knowledge of what a pressure cooker is. And to Donald's irritation, has called dibs on it so he can make orzo.
- Storkules' apron: YOU CAN'T SPELL DEITY WITHOUT DIET.
- Storkules assumes that he will pay his rent with "good cheer and eternal friendship!" Donald responds by immediately writing an addition to his house rules: "Friendship is NOT MONEY."
- Donald's response to a flock of harpies that are hunting Storkules: "No pets!"
- When the harpies attack Funso's, Huey tries to fight one off with a Whack-a-mole club, and accidentally wins a string of tokens. The next time he's onscreen, he's already acquired and wearing a giant pair of glasses and a Funso propeller-beanie.
- Louie's advertisement for Harp-B-Gone. Which includes horrible miscasting, with Webby as the husband, Huey as the wife, and Storkules as their baby child. It has to be seen to be believed!
- As Storkules, Webby and Huey run from the "harpies", the scene freezes and Louie steps in to give the sales pitch - only they had no budget for a greenscreen effect so he talks while the three are actually behind him trying to balance on one leg while frozen in the act of running.
- He also takes a moment at the end of the ad ends to read a disclaimer.
- During the ad, a very unenthusiastic Huey breaks character for a moment: "Who wrote this?"
- Glomgold is such a Narcissist that he is his most prized possession, so the harpies try to steal him, and he somehow ends up suing himself as a result.
- Among the publications reporting on the harpy attacks is a magazine called "HARPIES BAZAAR" - their cover article being "Harpies DO Exist! Niche Publication Vindicated!"
- Webby explains that she's been working to train the harpies and has had some slight success...then Huey steps into a hole covered by a rug, and she admits that they had also gnawed through the floor.
- A frustrated Huey asks Louie to just pay them.Louie: (nervous grin) Oooh, yeah, ha-ha-ha! Right! No problem. Yeah, I'll just...reach into my pocket...where the money is...heh-heh, and your money is comiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-
Huey: You spent all the money on the merchandise, didn't you?
Louie: Yup. Sure did.
- Louie breaking out the Puppy-Dog Eyes trying to convince Donald that the harpies are pets that followed them home.
- Huey hangs a "X Days Without An Incident" sign above his bunk. When the released harpies' screeching shocks him awake, he soberly takes away the 7 card, setting the sign back to 0.
- After Donald kicks Storkules out of the houseboat for failing to pay his rent and storing the captured harpies in his closet, Storkules loudly declares that his friendship with Donald is the thing he values most. Cue the harpies snatching up the houseboat with Donald still on it. Storkules' reaction is what sells it:Storkules: ... That was most unwise of me...
- When Louie has his realization that he is the "problem" responsible for their current straits:Webby: Weeeeeeeell
Huey: (at the same time) Yes! Of course! Obviously!
Donald: No! THIS IS THE PROBLEM!
- Not only that, but Donald, who was being taken away by the Harpies, hears them and yells out that him being taken away is the bigger problem.
- Storkules very carefully asking Donald's permission to enter his personal space in order to save his life.
- In the end, Louie finally realizes that no one had considered what the harpies wanted most (lemons), and doing so can tame them. Webby, who had considered this and had been trying to tell Louie the whole time, tries to lightly punch him, only to accidentally send him flying.
- During their interview with Roxanne Featherly for the lemonade company, Louie takes a moment to mention that he's the company CDO (Chief Delivery Officer), to which Scrooge grabs the mic to clarify he's actually an unpaid intern.
Episode 6: Last Christmas!
- Donald decorates the front yard, only for Scrooge to inform him Launchpad can't tell Christmas lights from a landing strip. Cue Donald scrambling and an off screen clash.
- Webby's very enthusiastic, and very haphazard, method of Christmas tree decoration.Huey: ...I have some notes on your ornament distribution...
- Just after that line, Webby hugs him, resulting in a rather surprised face from Huey.
- Louie starts his letter to Santa Claus with the words, "Look, I can explain..."
- When Scrooge angrily asks who put up the giant Santa figure, everyone points at Louie, while Louie points at Huey. As they point at each other, Donald casually walks into the scene, notices the tableaux and, without even asking what's going on, quietly backtracks out of the shot.
- After destroying the Santa figure ("Not so lively and quick now, are ye?!"), Scrooge grumbles "Bah...humbug," to which Webby reacts with a delighted "He said it!"
- When Dewey is moping in his room and looking at a picture of Della, Donald bursts in, full of Christmas cheer. Dewey panics and hides the picture under his pillow, and when Donald sees this he gets a stern look on his face, marches up to the bed and grabs the picture... only to get sheepish and apologetic when he sees what the picture is. No prizes for guessing what he thought Dewey was hiding under his pillow.
- Dewey walks into Scrooge's bedroom to see him and the Christmas spirits having an eggnog-drinking contest. When Scrooge notices, he pretends that the spirits are menacing him and he's about to fight them.
- During the phony act, Dewey mistakes the Ghost of Christmas Future for the Grim Reaper.Dewey: Get back, Grim Reaper! You won't take my incredibly old uncle today!
- During the phony act, Dewey mistakes the Ghost of Christmas Future for the Grim Reaper.
- The hulking silent Grim Reaper-esque Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come giving Dewey a casual "'Sup?" gesture when Scrooge introduces him.
- The reason the Ghosts of Christmas accidentally ended up haunting Scrooge's home? They were looking for a different Scrooge, but found that Scrooge was, as the Ghost of Christmas Present put it, "way more fun".
- Scrooge listing his responsibilities throughout the year:Scrooge: My family, my business, secretly keeping the world eating serpent Jörmungandr at bay...Dewey: The what?
- Scrooge reveals to Dewey that he's fine with Christmas decorations and candy canes. But when Dewey mentions Santa Claus...Scrooge: (grabbing Dewey by the collars, with eyes bloodshot) NO! That churlish chimney-chaser is not to be trusted!
- Even funnier in that this means him going ballistic on the Santa figure earlier was not part of his front but completely genuine rage.
- Extra funny given who's playing the part of Scrooge:Ghost of Christmas Present: So, where's the party?
Ghost of Christmas Past: Uh-uh! When's the party!
Scrooge: (weary sigh) Time travelers.
- Scrooge and the Ghosts run into Scrooge's past self leaving the party as they go in. They give each other a brief tip of the hat before parting ways.Old Scrooge: Young me.
Younger Scrooge: (catching on) Old me.
- What makes it even better is that this explains why Scrooge throws himself into such dangerous adventures just for money. He already knows he's going to make it, regardless of the situation!
- We get treated to a scene of a younger Mrs. Beakley dancing. The ghost of Christmas Present says, "I gots to party with that lady."
- Later, he's seen trying to charm Mrs. Beakley, who makes it clear that she's not interested. Then she goes off to the Ghost of Christmas Future, comments that she likes his cloak and drags him on to the dance floor.
- Scrooge being forced by a not-dead Duckworth to talk to the board members. When Scrooge meekly asks if they were enjoying the party, they have a brief conference with each other before making a decision.The Board: No.
- Scrooge asking Past why he had to work during his party, and Present is equally unhappy.Present: (grumpily) This party's as dead as he is.
(Cut to Future dancing with Mrs. Beakley and giving the group a thumbs-up.)
- Scrooge seeing a young Goldie and getting misty-eyed, only to be blocked by annoying people hoping to invest with him. When Scrooge finally gets a clear view of Goldie, she's seen stuffing a candelabra into her bag.
- Present gets dragged away with the Beagle Boys, but is pretty on board with it, thinking they were going to have a more fun party.
- Past giving Scrooge a log to sit down outside by the fire, and Scrooge is happily enjoying the peace and quiet for a bit. Emphasis going into a bit.Scrooge: ...Curse me kilts, this is boring.
- Past ranting about how after showing people the True Meaning of Christmas, their changed worldview means that they can't spend time with him the following year, "because they have to (mocking) 'look after Tiny Tim,' or whatever! Blech!"
- The fact that Past is voiced by Jack McBrayer makes this even funnier. Or disturbing. Or both.
- Scrooge outsmarting Past, by going back to before their fight started and grinning smugly as he uses the umbrella to travel through time.
- Dewey going into the past and when he goes back to his room he sees someone playing a guitar. It's a tween Donald in his grunge phase.Dewey: Okay, if this is really the past, then I can finally spend Christmas with... (opens the door) Some weird emo kid?
- Even better? Tween Donald's voice actress is Russi Taylor, who voiced Huey, Dewey and Louie in many other cartoons, including the original DuckTales.
- Tween Donald first demanding to know who Dewey is and how much he heard... and also if he liked his music.
- Dewey coming up with a lie so he doesn't mess with the past.Dewey: Uh... my name is... Bluey. Your fifteenth step-cousin on your great-grandmother's niece's side from... Canada. Eey~?
- Donald's response?Donald: Ugggh, this is the most confusing family.
- The fact that Donald's reaction implies that there actually is a "fifteenth step-cousin on Donald and Della's great-grandmother's niece's side from Canada". Or at least that such a relation randomly showing up is completely believable.
- Donald's response?
- Donald refuses to go to find his sister, saying Christmas was kid's stuff, and besides, he was this close to writing the perfect song.Dewey: You're really not. (takes the guitar) Snatch!
- When Donald regains his guitar, he's briefly upset with how Dewey caused it to go out of tune, until he starts to strum:Donald: (out-of-tune twanging) Wait, wait, I don't hate it...
- When Donald regains his guitar, he's briefly upset with how Dewey caused it to go out of tune, until he starts to strum:
- Even as a kid, Donald still has all of the slapstick humor.
- Dewey and Donald find Della's campsite trashed, with a large red stain on a nearby tree. To Dewey's horrified disgust, Donald walks right over and licks it.Donald: It's just jelly.
Dewey: What would you have done if it wasn't?
- Just how adorably pretentious tween Donald is in his grunge phase.Donald: I'm a little too mature for "adventures" with my sister. I'm more the soulful, devil-may-care loner type.
Donald: (haughty) I am a solo act.
- Later when Della asks if Dewey is in Donald's band:
- Donald asks why Dewey isn't with his own family.Dewey: The answer to that... is complicated and full of paradoxes.
- Della was apparently out trying to capture Santa Claus. And not the usual "catch Santa" motivation most kids have, she wanted to give Santa to Scrooge as a Christmas gift.
- Apparently, the fact that the Wendigo talks in Pokémon Speak fails to connect in Dewey's brain:Wendigo: (in the distance) WENDIGOOOOO!Dewey: (scared) What is that thing?!
- Donald admits that he used Della's toothbrush to clean his combat boots. Della is not happy.Della: YOU DID WHAT?!
- Dewey hitting an introspective moment when he tells Donald why Della was mad at him.Dewey: And... I have a lot of apologizing to do when I get back.
- Tween Della asks what the Wendigo wants. "SCROOOOOGE!" Cue a beat from all three children.Della, Donald and Dewey: Of course.
- After tying up the Wendigo, Dewey asks "Now what?" They end up dragging the creature back to McDuck manor.
- Della very quickly figures out Dewey's a relative from the future, and when Dewey tries to deny it, Donald points out that they're the Duck family.Della: This is only like the fourth weirdest thing that's happened to us on Chirstmas.
- Donald and Della's Oh, Crap! faces when Dewey attempts to warn them about their future. They wisely tell him to keep quiet, with Donald physically closing his future nephew's mouth.
- Present time Donald telling Dewey "Welcome back". Dewey is confused for a moment before being tackled by his brothers and Webby.
- It turns out Beakley has a thing for bad boys, flirting with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in both the past and present.
- Better still? The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come blushing at present Beakley's flirtatious glance.
- Launchpad attempts to sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas", but it seems clear he doesn't know the words. But for the last part, everyone joins in on Launchpad's mangled lyrics.Launchpad: Twelve days of Christmas,Eleven planes a-flying,Ten days of Christmas,Eight days of Christmas,Six comes after seven,All: Lots of Christmas days!Four Christmas days,Three Christmas days,Two Christmas days,And a cartridge of printer ink!Dewey: Ha, nailed it!
- Given that everyone knows the words to the final lines, its highly implied this isnt the first time Launchpad has sung it this way.
Episode 7: Whatever Happened to Della Duck?!
- Della's first attempt to get back to Earth was to run up a piece of the Spear's wreckage and try to JUMP the whole way back.Della: It did not go great.
- As Frank Angones pointed out when asked about her thought process behind this, she IS Dewey's mom.
- Della's only food while trapped on the moon has been oxygen-rich chewing gum that Gyro invented, which even takes care of hunger and hydration. The downside? The only flavor it comes in is black licorice. And it somehow gains MORE flavor the longer you chew it.
- Not to mention the Oxy-Chew package calls black licorice "The Best Flavor!" Gyro must have a Bizarre Taste in Food.
- Just seeing Della's chronic bad luck, impatience, and temper this entire episode, you think: "Eeeyup, she's Donald Duck's sister alright."
- Della's first life lesson for her kids:Della: Important life lesson on bug monsters, kids: you're gonna be worried about the pincers, but remember their spit is corrosive, too.
- While going through the Spear's manual, she comes across a note by Gyro that's it's so simple "even Della can do it," instantly sending her into a tantrum just like her brother that destroys the manual. This is followed by a montage of her getting numerous Amusing Injuries trying to fix the ship on her own, made even funnier by being scored with a straightforward epic version of the classic Moon theme.
- Between the licorice-flavored gum and the condescending footnote in the manual, one gets the impression that Gyro and Della didn't get along when she was back on Earth and he's just trolling her however he can.
- The second time Della tries to write a message, she barely has enough scrap metal for the first S in S.O.S., so she improvises something that is sure to get Scrooge's attention: a dollar sign. Credit to her, if not for the moon mite, this would definitely have worked.
- Upon discovering her gold filling, Della declares that Scrooge's insistence she go to the dentist was never about hygiene, it was about making sure she had backup gold if she needed it.
- Before that - having definitely had enough of life on the moon- she rants "WHERE AM I GONNA FIND STINKING GOLD ON THE STINKING MOON!?!?!"
- The moon people think of the moon as a planet. They don't have a different name for it or anything, they just call it "the planet Moon."
- Penumbra in particular takes great offense to Della correcting them on this.
- When Lunaris tells Penumbra to stop firing, saying that she might hit Della, Penumbra just looks at him and deliberately fires again.
- Just like Louie in the season premiere, Della has picked up certain patterns in how adventures go; when Penumbra keeps antagonizing her, she is unimpressed and would rather just skip to the end:Della: Listen, we both know how this goes: first we hate each other, then go on a life-changing adventure, then, boom, best friends! So can we move this along, Penny?
- When Della asks the Moonlanders for their guns, Penumbra eagerly assumes she's going to attack the moon mites while they're distracted, and remarks that maybe Della's right about them becoming friends. Then Della gives the guns to the mites to eat.Penumbra: BOO! YOU DISAPPOINT ME IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE!
- Even better, we're hearing the voice of Claire Dunphy acting this way.
- The Lunarians have so much gold that they don't know what to do with it.Penumbra: Sometimes we throw it in the trash, which is also made of gold.
Episode 8: Treasure of the Found Lamp!
- Huey offers D'jinn a soda while he waits for them to find the lamp.Djinn: I seek only the lamp of the first genie. A sacred relic of untold value that the last of my line has sworn to protect for all time. Today, on the eve of the Ifrit's Dawn, my quest must come to a triumphant conclusion, or the consequences... may be dire.
Huey: ...How about a Diet Pep?
- The next time we see D'jinn, he's holding a soda can, suggesting Huey won him over.
- When Scrooge describes what the lamp looks like, Louie's eyes go wide and he winces nervously. Cut back to Djinn in the living room...Scrooge: (off-screen) WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "YARD SALE?!"
- To distract Djinn, Huey suggests they watch "Ottoman Empire" on TV. Djinn dramatically reveals that his family has fought the actual Ottoman Empire, which he rants about before drawing his sword and slicing a light fitting in half. This just cements Djinn as exactly Webby's kind of guy.[beat]
Webby: I like everything about you!
- Scrooge tells Webby her part in the plan to distract Djinn:Scrooge: Do you think you could come up with some phony quest, or trials, to occupy him— are you crying?
Webby: (teary-eyed, whispering) This is my moment.
- Dewey also gets into the spirit of the day's adventure, dramatically narrating their situation.(Huey and Louie glare at Dewey)
Dewey: What? I like Djinn's dramatic flare!
- Louie justifies his laziness:Dewey: You made Duckworth do all the work?
Louie: It's his job, he lives for it!
Huey: He's a GHOST!
Louie: And who am I to deprive him of a chance to feel alive again, Hubert?
- Louie finds out Duckworth sold the lamp during a garage sale, but he's on vacation in the afterlife so they can't ask who he sold it to. Louie's simple plan? Hold a seance.Huey: This doesn't feel simple.
- The seance ends up summoning a demon instead of Duckworth, who shows up in a Hawaiian suit and settles down the demon (who is named "Francis"). He then turns to the boys, morphing into his demonic form, and angrily demands to know why they interrupted his long-overdue vacation.
- Webby leads Djinn and Scrooge to Charybdis's chamber, who bursts out of the water and confronts them with a threatening monologue...then starts stumbling a bit as she tries to follow Webby as she prompts her from behind Djinn's back.
- Meanwhile, Scrooge has written his lines on his palm.
- Then when Djinn starts actually attacking and Charybdis wails that this wasn't supposed to be part of the scene, Webby admonishes her not to improvise.
- When the boys go to talk to Gladstone, he cheerfully offers them some winning lottery tickets he's just got laying around, and some diamonds he happened to find in a bag of ice. Louie impatiently tells him they don't have time for that... while quickly pocketing a diamond.
- Gladstone sings his own theme song to the tune of Ode to Joy.Gladstone: ♪ Gladstone Gander, Gladstone Gander, Gladstone Gander, I am he! ♪
- Gladstone had traded the lamp for a fancy new home, a green blimp labelled "Gladyear".
- The fact that the goddess Selene is willing to go along with Scrooge and Webby's plan to stall Djinn and even pull the monster Charybdis in on it because she just finds it entertaining.Selene: Why have a deadly temple if you're not gonna use it, right?
- Appendix B of Webby's phony trials involves Scrooge sitting on Selene's shoulders with a cloak and a bull mask and acting as a minotaur.Scrooge: (deep growly voice) Djiiiiin Be thee worthyyyy ?
Scrooge: (beat) ...Are you suuuuuure?
- Then when Djinn easily solves the riddle, Scrooge stammers that the Minotaur's Riddle is "really more of a quiz," and starts asking him a math question involving a train leaving Duckburg at 60 mph...
- When the nephews find Doofus, he spending the afternoon making his parents waltz while he plays the theremin (and plays quite well, actually). He does this for an hour before he even acknowledges the nephews.
- Doofus Drake was apparently using the lamp to pour syrup on his pancakes, but threw it away after one use. Now he just has his father pour syrup on the pancakes... with his hands. And he doesn't let him wash his hands.
- Scrooge is so desperate to stall D'jinn he and Selene resort to just rattling off any riddle they can think of to buy them some time.Selene: (whispering) Thats the end of the joke book!
- And when they run out of riddles, they walk up to D'jinn and play the childish "got your nose" prank on him, to which the warrior responds to the most dramatic fashion.D'jinn: Monster! Is it not enough to steal the lamp?! For now you claim my nose as well?!
- And when they run out of riddles, they walk up to D'jinn and play the childish "got your nose" prank on him, to which the warrior responds to the most dramatic fashion.
- First thing Ma Beagle wishes for when she gets her hand on the lamp? Better kids.
- D'jinn blowing a party horn at his birthday party, after keeping a no-nonsense attitude for the whole episode.
Episode 9: The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!
- Ottoman Empire has apparently been having some behind-the-scenes drama.Johnny: I'm Johnny, the brains of the outfit! And also the handsome one! Because certain co-hosts think that I'm in the way of him becoming a star!
- Louie deciding to scrap Louie Inc. Not because of lack of originality or a design flaw in his latest product, but a line at the patent office (consisting of only five people).
- And Scrooge goes deadpan as he makes that correct guess, knowing his grand-nephew would be THAT lazy.
- "I will NOT be third-person speech-ified to!"
- The introduction of Sheriff Marshall Cabrera.Sheriff Marshall Cabrera: Howdy, friend! It's me, Sheriff Marshall Cabrera!
Scrooge: Well, which is it? Sheriff or Marshall?
Sheriff Marshall Cabrera: My name is Marshall, but I happen to be Gumption's town sheriff. Though my friends actually call me Deputy, which was my nickname before I got the promotion. Hard to shake a nickname!
- Louie being grossed about Scrooge and Goldie's "old person romance".Scrooge: We weren't old back then.
Louie: It's impossible to picture you young.
- Knowing Scrooge and Goldie's relationship, when he brings her into the story, Louie stops Scrooge to make sure there was no kissing, hugging, or hand-holding.Scrooge: Well...
(Cut to him and Goldie wrestling each other holding hands)
- Scrooge asks how Goldie why she was here when he clearly staked a claim on the gold first. She rebuts that he can't know if she hadn't already staked her own claim before him.Scrooge: (shocked) Is that true?
Goldie: No. I followed you here to steal your gold. But the fact that you didn't think the opposite is hurtful, Scroogie.
- Louie complains about the old-fashioned dialogue of the period, so we're briefly treated to David Tennant speaking in Totally Radical until Louie admits it's worse.
- And what's better is that right when Louie speaks, both story!Scrooge and story!Goldie stop and look up at the sky as if they can hear what he's saying!
- Scrooge and Goldie confronting Rockerduck when he claims the giant gold nugget for himself.Scrooge: What's the meaning of this thievery?!
Goldie: Don't mind this rube. (angrily grabs Rockerduck by the collar) So, what's the meaning of this pilfering?!
- Rockerduck engaging in Good Old Fisticuffs to fight Scrooge, bragging that he studied the Marquis of Queensbury's rules. Scrooge easily bests him by slapping him around.
- Goldie tricks Scrooge and Rockerduck into fighting each other so she can get away with the gold. But then she is stopped by Jeeves, whom she unsuccessfully tries to use the same trick on.Goldie: You big galoot! You're not going to stand for this! Um, do you know... who.. you are? Oh, horsefeathers! I ran out of people to pit against each other.
- Johnny from Ottoman Empire suddenly appearing in the story because Louie had turned the TV back on, interrupting Scrooge's train of thought.
- And while Louie's explaining himself, Johnny is inexplicably shown desperately trying to save a guest star from being sucked into an ottoman.
- There are two pots in the Gumption jail cell: one labeled "SPITTOON" and the other labeled "NOT SPITTOON."
- Gyro inexplicably appearing in the same jail cell as Scrooge and Goldie, demanding the two to be quiet. He then explains he's "just your common crackpot outlaw, definitely NOT a brilliant scientist from the future accidentally stuck in the Old West, I mean Current West."
- The way Marshall Cabrera sounds as he slowly realizes that Rockerduck has swindled the town, his tone slowly going from jovial, to unsure, to resigned.Sheriff Marshall Cabrera: He's never coming back, is he?
- After teaming up with everyone, Scrooge starts to come up with a plan on how to escape the cell, specifically with a spoon.Sheriff: (unlocking the cell) Or I could just let you out.
- When Gyro invents rocket horses (Steampunk motorbikes, basically) to catch Rockerduck's train, he's pleased his company is thrilled, because his backup plan was to attach rockets to live horses. He thought this plan "problematic."
- The background shows a terrified horse that's strapped to rockets and it goes zooming around when the rockets go off.
- Rockerduck freaking out and complaining about a feather in his meal. Ironically, the feather is one of his own.
- The sheriff going on a Techno Babble about how much faster a normal horse would be, causing this response from Gyro.Gyro: ...You are very familiarly frustrating to me.
- Scrooge tells Goldie to get ready to do what she does best, and Goldie actually blushes at this while looking at Scrooge. Unfortunately, that doesn't last long.Scrooge: I'll snag the key from him while you... well, do what you do best. (beat) Be an annoying diversion.
- Goldie's entire song which she's just making up on the spot and in one of her verses she's telling Scrooge to hurry up.
- Louie stopping Scrooge to point out the logic of how he could possibly know what the sheriff and inventor were saying when he's still clearly on the train.Scrooge: (smug) Look who's suddenly invested.
Louie: (beat, eyes widen) No! It's just a... just please keep going.
- When the gold nugget is destroyed, we see Scrooge's shocked reaction, focusing in on his angry face as he breathes in deeply... and Smash Cut to Louie in the present letting loose an anguished "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
- Goldie acts like she's going to kiss Scrooge and when he closes her eyes, she slaps him across the face with a pan.
- Scrooge's reaction to Gyro appearing in the Time Tub and asking What Year Is It?. From the way his facial expression changes and how he goes "Oh...", you can tell that Scrooge is putting the pieces together and is only now realizing that the random inventor from all those years ago and his trusted head of R&D are one and the same.
- Scrooge tells Louie the moral of his story, whether or not he wants to be a swindler, a shifty person like Goldie, or a hardworker like his uncle. Guess which route he takes?Louie: Hello, Miss O'Gilt? Can I call you Goldie? Absolutely not? Great, great. [...] Could you teach me to do what you do? (beat) Uh, yeah, it probably would make my uncle very mad.
- Just the implication that Goldie is going along with teaching him simply to be a Troll to Scrooge.
Episode 10: The 87 Cent Solution!
- Scrooge going completely insane because someone has stolen from his bin the princely sum of eighty-seven cents.
- Him believing that an interdimensional imp is behind all of it. An imp that he randomly named Chester.Scrooge: He prances in and out of reality, attacking me bit by bit. First the sneaky scoundrel licked everything in my office, and stole my spats! Then he nabbed my 87 cents. You think you have everyone fooled, but, oh no, not me, I'm onto ye! (laughs maniacally)
- Him believing that an interdimensional imp is behind all of it. An imp that he randomly named Chester.
- Surveillance footage shows Gyro testing the various Booby Traps at the money bin on Donald.
- In the same scene Gyro implies that he'll use the people captured by the booby traps for genetic experiments while preparing for a robot apocalypse.
- Louie bursting in just as Webby was in the middle of remarking on his absence, in almost as distraught a state as Scrooge.
- When Scrooge answers exactly how much money was lost, Louie's look of alarm turns into that of disbelief. Even he doesn't consider a loss of eighty-seven cents to be that much a big deal.
- Huey is skeptical of Scrooge's ability to know that such a miniscule amount is missing from his bin, saying that he'd need to actually count all the coins in the bin to prove the theft, "and that would be crazy."(cut to the boys and Webby down in the bin)
Dewey: (counting coins with an abacus) Ugh, Huey and his stupid nerd brain.
- As his sanity slips further away, Scrooge broadcasts the "kidnapping" of the 87 cents, as if the coins were missing children. Oh, and the declaration of a bounty of two million dollars to whoever can catch the thief. In fact, it's this that convinces Louie that Huey's right about Scrooge's condition.
- Webby tries to play off Scrooge's paranoia by pointing out that he'll go to extreme lengths to avoid having to pay a small amount of money, even if he has to waste a HUGE amount of money to do it. Her example? He bought a country so he wouldn't have to pay more for foreign postage!
- Roxanne Featherly's disbelief that Glomgold Industries is now attracting Scrooge's former investors as a safer and more stable option.Glomgold: HAH! Hear THAT, McDuck?! I'M MORE STABLE THAN YOU ARE!!!
- When everyone gathers for Scrooge's intervention, Launchpad goes first and begins to read off a card. Except it turns out he was under the impression it was Scrooge's birthday.Launchpad: "Dear Mr. McD, They say it's not the years in your life, but the life in your years. Happy birthday!"
- Manny unexpectedly deciding that Huey is right about Scrooge having gold fever (tapping in morse code: "I pick the red kid's side.") and also putting on a surgical mask over his statue face.Scrooge: Et tu, Headless Man-Horse?
- Scrooge's "funeral" has a textbook example of Black Comedy. Scrooge faked his death to smoke out Glomgold's treachery, and every member of his family was let in on the ruse - except for Donald, thanks to Louie forgetting to tell him. So when Donald ran out of the funeral service crying and yelling out "He was too young!", that wasn't acting. Ducktales really, really likes to traumatize Donald.
- Glomgold arrives at Scrooge's "funeral" in the Glomgold-iest way possible: Wearing a white, sequinned suit and green "G" symbol sunglasses, laughing manically, throwing money around, all while awkwardly dancing to DJ Khaled's "All I Do is Win", complete with twerking in front of Scrooge's casket. Heck, the only two things stopping him from twerking on the casket are his inability to climb on top of it and a heavily embarrassed Owlson, who acts like she's trying to reign in a hyperactive child more than anything.
- Some of the attendee's reactions are pretty funny as well:
- Roxanne and the person beside her both look rather surprised but, as the routine goes on, they both look royally annoyed.
- While Glomgold throws money all over the church, the three triplets look at him as if he's a baby that just started screaming its head off in the cinema.
- Webby's face is a picture of complete disgust.
- Launchpad and Beakley both glare at him, only after he gloats in Scrooge's face.
- Little Bulb does his signature Angry Fist-Shake at Glomgold. Louie looks at him, and then imitates exactly the same move.
- Some of the attendee's reactions are pretty funny as well:
- To get Glomgold to behave himself at the funeral, Owlson offers him a giant lollipop. Like the Manchild he is, Glomgold eagerly accepts it.
- The entire flashback depicting Glomgold's confession:
- When he first stops time, he doesn't realize what he did, even after getting into a staring contest with a frozen baby for a year.
- He attempts to swan dive into the money bin as Scrooge does, only to trip and land face down in the gold.
- Despite it serving no purpose in the scheme, he wears a red devil costume while pulling all the pranks that drove Scrooge to lunacy.
- Among the things Glomgold does to Scrooge while he stops time is licking his furniture and Number One Dime. In the end, Scrooge gets even by licking Glomgold's spectacles and giving them back to him.
- As Beakley takes a ladder to go up and get Scrooge and the watch, she asks the children this:Beakley: What do you do the next time your Uncle goes mad with suspicion?
Huey, Dewey, and Webby: Call Mrs. Beakley.
Louie: Fake Scrooge's death.
Episode 11: The Golden Spear!
- Donald is settling down to enjoy some relaxing time in his new hammock...so naturally after a few moments of peace Huey and Webby burst onscreen causing him to get tied up, untied but with the hammock upside-down, and face-plant on the ground in quick succession.
- When Donald explains that the hammock is doctor-prescribed for his stress-related molting, Webby assures him that he's not molting at all...until Donald wordlessly runs a hand over his head and comes away with a whole fistful of feathers which he drops in front of Webby.
- What the two needed him for in the first place was to borrow his video player so they could watch the "Necronomi-cassette."Webby: The VHS that raises the dead! The most horrifying—!
Huey: (jumps in front of her with a forced grin and visibly sweating) —B-horror movie from the nineties! We'll take care of it, no need to worry read your book relax everything's fine!
Webby: (big grin) If we don't become zombies!
Huey: (elbowing Webby pointedly) From too much time in front of the old boom tube! Hah! Okay, bye! (pulls Webby away)
Donald: (visibly forcing himself to not get involved) ...Everything's fine.
- Naturally, a few seconds later, the sky turns blood-red and zombie hands begin bursting from the ground.
- The Moonlanders insist on calling their home world the "planet Moon", which Della corrects, calling it the "moon Moon". Doubly hilarious because of the Moon Moon meme.Della: Aw, we can both be great, right? The Earth, the Moon which orbits around the Earth...
- Della asks Penumbra what she's going to do now that the moon mites are no longer a threat.Penumbra: Seethe.
Della: Sounds fun!
- Having survived the zombies, Donald retreats to the house-boat to set up his hammock. Finally convinced he's alone, he settles down and closes his eyes...Dewey: GUESS WHO'S A GOD NOW!
- Storkules explains the situation:Storkules: Intrepid Dewey bravely seized the sandals of Hermes from my chest, and is now messenger of the gods!
(lightning strikes a nearby tree and sets it on fire)
Storkules: Father is most displeased.
Dewey: Um, he's just jealous because I'm the youngest dew-ity on the block.
(further lightning strikes shake the boat)
Storkules: (casual) Father has declared war on Dewey Duck.
- Storkules explains the situation:
- Zeus shows up in all his might to take Dewey down a peg, and the two engage in some verbal sparring. Try to tell which one is the preteen child.
- Donald tries to relax inside Scrooge's closet, only for Scrooge himself to come in seemingly demanding to know what's he doing in there. As Donald tries to explain himself, it is suddenly revealed that Louie was also in the closet, apparently rooting for money inside Scrooge's clothes. It turns out that Scrooge was not referring to either of them but to the goat randomly standing behind them both.
- Said goat begins talking, informs them that it is an extradimensional being merely taking the form of a goat, and invites them through a magic portal into its realm for treasure and the chance to become kings. Louie and Scrooge eagerly jump in, with Donald reluctantly dragged in their wake.Donald: Aw, COME ON!
- There's something really bizarrely comical about a small, non-anthropomorphic goat speaking in a demonic voice.
- An undisclosed time later the three pop back out after what seems to be an elaborate offscreen adventure, Louie wearing a crown and Donald on the verge of a nervous breakdown.Scrooge: So you see, Louie, true royalty comes from within.
Louie: Yeah, right, sure, so the real king won't be needing this crown, right?
(a goat hoof reaches from the portal and snatches the crown off Louie's head, then vanishes along with the portal)
- Said goat begins talking, informs them that it is an extradimensional being merely taking the form of a goat, and invites them through a magic portal into its realm for treasure and the chance to become kings. Louie and Scrooge eagerly jump in, with Donald reluctantly dragged in their wake.
- Penumbra rants to Lunaris about Della:Penumbra: She's a liar! She's definitely up to something, and she's NEVER WASHED A DISH!
Episode 12: Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!
- Naturally, Della attempts to leap the gate to get to McDuck Manor. It works out as well as you'd expect.Della: Dumb Earth gravity...
- As Scrooge is preparing to take the kids on another adventure, the children are all shown carrying something that they'll eventually need on said adventure: Huey a compass, Dewey a flashlight, and Webby her Grappling Gun. What is Louie taking? A bag of chips.
- Della is finally at Scrooge's mansion, trying to figure out how to greet everyone after a decade of being missing. When Scrooge opens the door, she's still practicing... and ends up on an incredibly awkward line.
- Upon seeing Della's prosthetic leg, Dewey thinks she's a cyborg. When Scrooge confirms her identity, Dewey excitedly exclaims that he knew he was part robot.
- Della reveals she was planning on naming Huey, Dewey, and Louie as Jet, Turbo and Rebel, respectively. Dewey's reaction is:Dewey: I coulda been TURBO?!
- Even better, Della complains that she even wrote the boys' intended names down for Donald in case nobody could understand him.
- The entire reunion between Della and the boys is hugely emotional and Heartwarming...and concludes by panning over to Webby, who seems to be channeling the collective fandom reaction in that moment:Webby: (BAWLING her eyes out and clutching her chest) My heart! It's too full!
- As Della's apologizing for missing the boys' milestones, like first steps and potty training: "Wait, you are potty trained, right?" Huey and Louie nod. Dewey makes a "so-so" gesture.
- Della turns out to be such a Lethal Chef that she sets the oven on fire, much to the alarm of Beakley who takes out a fire extinguisher. Even better, Della uses the fire to light the candles on her dessert, which is just a big brown lump.
- Della's "make-up-for-every-missed-holiday" cakes.Della: I didn't know what dessert was your favorite, so I made all of them!
Dewey: My favorite dessert IS all of them! Good instincts, Mom!
- Note that one of them is a plain old flan.
- Huey on a sugar high. Turns out Donald wasn't exaggerating back in the pilot when he said the boys couldn't have sugar after seven o'clock.
- Just in case past episodes hadn't made clear how little distance the Dewey-apple got from the Della-tree:Della: Now, it is my honor to present you with a true Della-cacy...
Dewey: (ecstatic) How does she DEWEY IT?!
Louie: Yuh boy, now there's two of 'em.
- Apparently "Fizzy Rocks" had so many lawsuits that the Government made them illegal. So, uh, just where and, probably more importantly, how did Della, who has been on the moon for a decade, obtain some?
- Della tries to tell the kids a bedtime story, but realizes they're too old for fairy tales, so she tells them one of her adventures. Unfortunately, the story is so scary, they don't sleep and stay up all night holding toy weapons.
- Huey struggles to understand Della's complex instructions of how to safely sled down the banister with his ears still ringing from an airhorn unable to hear anything she says. Dewey gives him a thumbs-up while Louie waves goodbye.Della: -And if you do that last part exactly right, you won't die!
- Della finds a framed picture of Launchpad in Donald's houseboat, and is none too pleased that he took her place as pilot. And then she meets Launchpad in person.Launchpad: Hey! Thought I come over to introduce myself. I'm Launchpad. I'm a pilot.
Della: (ticked off) Uh-uh! No way, buddy! I know I was gone for a while, but I will not be replaced! Where's Scrooge?! Nothing can stop Della Duck! (storms out of the houseboat)
Launchpad: (beat) Nice to meet you!
- Said picture is of Launchpad happily giving a thumbs-up in front of the crashed Sunchaser, with Donald in the background having one of his famous temper tantrums.
- Despite being a grown woman with just as much will as her Uncle Scrooge, Della gets the most panicked face when Scrooge calls her out for being in the garage without telling him.
- Scrooge's reaction to the Gilded Man reactivating in his garage:Scrooge: I really need to start locking this door.
- To represent five minutes have passed since Scrooge said she wasn't a good mom (yet), Della holds up all of her fingers on one hand...which doesn't work because she has Four-Fingered Hands.
- The Gilded Man attempts to attack the ducks with the Sword in the Stone:
- He can't pull it out because only the true king of England can do that. He gets around the problem by pulling the stone together with the sword out of the ground.
- Hilariously this implies that Scrooge somehow obtained the artifact by exploiting the same loophole (i.e: uprooting the entire rock with the sword in it) since why else would the thing be in Duckberg (which is in the US). That or he's actually the True King of England as well (which isn't that far fetched since he's a Scottish immigrant).
Episode 13: Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!
- When Scrooge complains about Della's piloting:Della: Please, Uncle Scrooge. I've been flying since before Donald could walk.
- When Glomgold first appears, he looks even MORE deranged than usual, lighting himself with flashlight and providing sound effects (including just speaking the word "lightning"). Owlson explains why:Owlson: I cut his dramatic entrance budget.
- Even better it means that Glomgold was paying for all those thunderstorms that seemingly follow him everywhere he goes.
- In his proposal for the Von Drakes, Scrooge lists off the survival supplies stored in the vault, which include such post-apocalypse necessities as food, water, shelter, poison darts, and vampire antitoxin.
- Glomgold sleeps through most of Scrooge's presentation, but jerks awake when he mentions the money tree, and demands to know why Owlson didn't tell him about this. She explains that it was in her notes for him that he clearly didn't read, her tone and expression giving the strong impression that she has already resigned herself to not getting the contract.
- When it's turn for Glomgold's presentation, he at first makes it look like he's going to play it nice... and then reveals yet another one of his elaborate evil schemes which is to break into the vault, take away the money tree, split the profits 90/10 (in his favor), and finally blow up the vault. After Owlson covers for him, he flat-out admits to Von Drake's children that he's just going to steal the money tree regardless if they don't hire them, which gets him kicked out.
- Note that the parking reserved for the Von Drakes has a sign claiming that all others will be vaporized.
- Owlson losing her temper with Glomgold:
- After rubbing his yet another victory in on Glomgold, Scrooge finds the plane missing and slowly realizes who took it.Scrooge: Where's the plane? And Dewey? And Dell— oh, no.
- Cut to Dewey and Della flying away while singing along to—of all things—"Stand Out" from A Goofy Movie.
- The subplot of Scrooge and Glomgold in Chained Heat.
- With both their planes taken, Glomgold announces him and Scrooge must walk across the frozen landscape to the titular vault.Scrooge: With no gear, no supplies? You want to march blindly without thinking? [Glomgold yanks Scrooge forward] Forgot who I was talking to.
- If Glomgold trying to warm himself by a keypad fire isn't funny enough, he thinks he can "dry off quicker" by pouring gasoline on said fire. Cue Distant Reaction Shot of a fiery boom.
- Also, Glomgold's reasoning for how all that was Scrooge's fault:Scrooge: You shackled us together! You poured gasoline on the fire with no sense of consequence! What was I supposed to do?
Glomgold: Make me...not do that?
- Then once Scrooge unfreezes the sprinklers to put out the fire, Glomgold complains that he's cold again.
- Scrooge rants to himself about Della being irresponsible and not thinking things through... And Glomgold reacts.
- With both their planes taken, Glomgold announces him and Scrooge must walk across the frozen landscape to the titular vault.
- Ludwig Von Drake's recorded messages.Von Drake: Welcome, survivors! If you are here, the world has ended. So sad! But, congratulations on not being eaten by zombies or hyper-intelligent hairless apes or something like that. Now don't worry! Because I, Professor Ludwig Von Drake, have prepared for every possible threat.
Della: Except climate change, apparently. (she and Dewey high-five)
- Dewey finally getting to indulge in being a complete and unapologetic Momma's Boy. It's both Heartwarming and hilarious.Dewey: (singing to himself) ♪ Gonna crawl through this vent, gonna make Momma proud, gonna earn the love I want so dew-sperately! ♪
Della: What was that, honey?
Dewey: No-nothing! Nothing.
- (singing, but more quietly) ♪ "Perfect re-cov-ery, no one heard tha-a-at." ♪
- Della has a moment of realization:
- At the end of the episode, Glomgold has taken several dollars from the money tree and gloats that he is going win his bet with Scrooge... only for a gust of wind to blow away the dollars in his hand and all the others in his pack which he left open ("NOOOOO!! CURSE YOU, GENTLE BREEZE!!"). To add insult to injury, the ice underneath his feet gives away, dropping him into frigid waters. To add further insult to injury, his camera drone falls into the water, and he gets electrocuted as it shortens out.
Episode 14: Friendship Hates Magic!
- Webby has gone to the library for research to try and help Lena so many times that Lena has pretty much memorized every word she says and move she makes.
- Quackfaster is revealed to work at the library part time. Why?Quakfaster: Working a second job to pay for a retirement condo in BIRDBAAAAAAADOOOOOOSSSS!
- Webby's first meeting with Violet has one of the best Subverted Catchphrase moments ever.Webby: Hi! I'm W—
Violet: (cuts Webby off by thrusting her hand in front of her face, flips to the next page in her book, and then closes the book and puts it down) Yes?
- Violet speaks with a Spock-like monotone voice. She's also a hummingbird.
- When Webby points out that the book Violet is reading is written in Ancient Syriac, Violet responds in said language. She and Webby continue talking in both Akkadian and Old Norse.Quackfaster: (pushing a cart by) Nerds.
- Webby starts panicking about how all her past sleepovers ending in magical disasters, while Lena, unseen and unheard, happily cheers on this line of thought.Webby: There's only one thing to do...!
Lena: Cancel the sleepover...
Webby: (at the same time) Make this the most NORMAL sleepover EVER!
Lena: (frustrated) Nooooooooooooo
- Beakley advises Webby to just be herself for Violet:Beakley: I've never been anyone but myself. (suddenly nostalgic) Barring that summer undercover in Paraguay...
- Beakley's attempts to help Webby quickly take a turn for the awkward:Webby: Granny, I'm not like you. I need friends!
Beakley: What?! I...have...friends.
Webby: (awkward laughter) Yeah, I'm sure you do. Gotta go! (runs off)
Beakley: Name one person I don't get along with!
Launchpad: Oh hey, Mrs. B! I just finished fixing that gate I broke on the way in! Just a heads-up, I'm probably gonna break it on the way out, too.
- The subplot where Mrs. Beakley tries to bond with Launchpad is one big CMOF.
- Mrs. Beakley makes Launchpad dinner. He's overwhelmed with all the utensils he's provided and eventually tries to drink the soup with crazy straw. And it might have worked if the soup didn't contain peas!
- Then Launchpad notices her book and decides to show her Darkwing Duck, leading to Mrs. Beakley snarking about the show's mythology. Even better, Quakerjack's doll getting possessed was an actual plot in the original show.
- THEN Mrs. Beakley becomes hooked on the show despite herself and is devastated when Launchpad tells her that it was cancelled before the finale.
- When Mrs. Beakley wants to know more, Launchpad claims that he has a few theories and brings out what seems to be a long fanfiction with himself as a character (twice as funny since Launchpad WAS a character in the real show). Beakley's reaction?Beakley: We must film this.
- And finally, in their last scene in the episode, Mrs. Beakley is in full Darkwing Duck cosplay!
Episode 15: The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!
- Gizmoduck giving a very unenthusiastic "rain on your parade" line in his faceoff with Dr. Atmoz Fear, then, when the villain complains that he's not even trying, apologetically explaining that he hasn't had the energy to work on his puns between fighting two other weather-based villains and all the other problems he's had to deal with the past month.
- He's so wiped out that he uses the same line again after he defeats Atmoz Fear, who seems more annoyed at the repetition than his defeat.
- As it turns out, Fenton is not great at hiding his secret identity. According to his notebook, the people who know he's Gizmoduck include a good portion of the McDuck household (Dewey, Launchpad, Scrooge, Huey, and now Webby), Gyro, Mark Beaks, the mailman, a dry cleaner, a barista at Starducks, and everyone who lives on his block.
- Just the very fact that they actually made the "Starducks" pun. Because of course they would.
- Fenton's attempts at flirting with Gandra.
- Huey explaining the concept of a Meet Cute to Webby (which is, naturally, in the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook), calling it "the standard romantic courting of adults."
- When back in Fenton's bedroom helping him get ready, Huey breaks a model DNA strand by touching it and then sheepishly kicks the beads under Fenton's bed.
- As Launchpad drives Fenton to pick up Gandra, his encouraging speech to Fenton ends up turning into a listing of his own past relationships.
- Up to this point, Fenton has been insistent on not labeling this outing a "date." As he drives Fenton and Gandra to the laboratory, Launchpad turns the limo radio to a cheesy slow dance tune.Radio: ♪ It's a date! ♪
- Huey and Webby made over one floor of the lab into an Italian bistro (complete with gratuitous Italian).
- When Fenton asks where Gyro has gone, Webby explains that he's been taken care of: cue the Gilligan Cut of Gyro trapped in a closet and swearing vengeance on the kids as he pounds on the locked doors.
- It's also funny because we don't know how Huey and Webby succeeded in trapping Gyro and he's stuck in there during most of the episode.
- Fenton is not pleased with Huey and Webby's efforts.Fenton: This is a disaster. She's not into romantic accoutrement, she's into science!
Huey: According to the JWG, mood is essential. Without it, how will you two develop chemistry?
Fenton: With actual chemistry!
- Mark Beaks suffering through the worst possible torture for him: having to be patient.Beaks: Beaks a-dun-na do "patient."
- The first science project Fenton shows off to Gandra is a spray that makes any food taste like glazed doughnuts.Gandra: What if you don't like glazed doughnuts?
Fenton: What kind of monster doesn't like glazed doughnuts?
- Mark Beaks later reveals he doesn't like glazed doughnuts.
- Fenton's second science project is the Universal Solvent, which can dissolve all but the hardest diamonds. Gandra goes on to rant that "rich boss McDuck" gets to have all of Earth's precious gems for himself and will want a gold magnet next. Cue Fenton awkwardly trying to hide an actual gold magnet.
- Later as Fenton and Gandra are having dinner, they are serenaded by Manny playing the accordion, Lil Bulb on the triangle, and Huey singing an Italian aria. The fact that Huey's singing sounds more like a trained singer and not that of a kid makes it both funny and awesome.
- Mark Beaks breaks into the lab via the air ducts and promptly whines that he has no cell phone signal.
- Webby telling Huey what she just discovered about Gandra:Huey: (checking the JWG) There's nothing in the "Romance" chapter about spies! Oh, this is gonna shatter Fenton's self-esteem!
Webby: Also, he could be captured by SPIES!
Huey: TWO BAD THINGS COULD HAPPEN!
- Mega Beaks eating the pies thrown by Gizmoduck, tin and all. He even lampshades this.Beaks: Wait, did I just eat the pie tins?
- Beaks' gloating over kidnapping Huey and Webby is ruined by his having no idea what their relation to Fenton is.Beaks: I've got your kids! ...Maybe...I'm not sure how this family works.
- Gandra goes against Beaks angry that he tried to hurt a weak, defenseless hero with her technology.Fenton: (beat) I'll just acknowledge the hero part?
- Beaks finds one major setback in his mega form: phones are now too small for him, and a tap from his giant finger is enough to break one.
- Gandra leaves Fenton the equation to solving the problem in his experiment which leaves him speechless. Unfortunately, he kind of forgot about the kids.Huey: READY TO COME DOWN ANY TIME NOW!!
- To conclude the episode, Gyro escapes his imprisonment and has a nice moment watching Fenton working on an experiment...then notices the demolished lab.Gyro: WHAT HAPPENED HERE?!
Episode 16: The Duck Knight Returns!
- Launchpad has been to a ton of Jim Starling signings and events but has never met him. Why? Because he always faints when he sees him.
- And Jim recognizes him as "the fainter".
- When Launchpad decides to drive Jim to the studio he keeps fainting every time he sees Jim in the rearview mirror, causing the limo to jerk to a halt each time.
- After the cliffhanger ending of the final Darkwing Duck episode is shown at the signing:Launchpad: WHAT?! I never saw THAT coming!
Dewey: Wait, haven't you seen this episode?
Launchpad: Seventy-five times. But, never in a parking lot.
- If it seems odd that a sofa store would host a signing for a washed-up action-hero actor, the sign for the event in fact advertises Johnny from Ottoman Empire, which has been lazily crossed out and replaced with Starling and Darkwing.
- Dewey posting the awkward photo of Starling with the unconscious Launchpad.Launchpad looks sick but trust me, he is stoked. #Celebrity? #IWasntAliveInThe90s
- Scrooge only built the studio in the first place to produce cheap office-safety videos. Several of these have posters on the wall, including: DON'T Eat the Toner!!, and Emergency Evacuations: Save the MONEY First!!!
- The lead character in those office-safety videos, as seen on the posters, is dressed like Donald Duck. One can imagine that someone as accident-prone, ill-tempered and unlucky as Donald actually suffered all those workplace accidents that inspired the videos. Even better, Word of God confirms that it is Donald playing the lead role in the videos - Scrooge was so cheap that he never hired a professional actor, instead making his nephew play the lead role.
- The director of the gritty Darkwing Duck reboot is Alistair Boorswan, who's more interested in deep psychological investigations than action scenes. Sound familiar?
- Also, Alistair is voiced by Edgar Wright, a filmmaking auteur on Christopher Nolan's level but with a more mad-cap sense of humor. Film fans the world over are going "Yup, that checks out."
- Also a hilarious subversion of Animal Stereotypes; a swan is the last bird anyone would expect to come up with anything dark and grave. There's some Fridge Brilliance though, since swans are vicious animals in real life. Adding on to this is another piece of Fridge Brilliance and Shown Their Work: Edgar Wright directed Hot Fuzz where one of the gags of the movie is about the main characters attempting to capture someone's pet swan. Said swan ends up attacking the Big Bad of that movie and saving the day.
- As an additional bit of Shown Their Work, during the final fight scene between the two Darkwings, the format keeps switching from full-screen to widescreen, just like Nolan's action scenes.
- Scrooge hasn't seen a movie since the 1930s and as such has several demands: the film should be in color (he heard it was all the rage these days) and the villain needs a big curly mustache to twirl.Dewey: (describing his vision for the climax) An epic showdown between Darkwing Duck and the villainous villain Megavolt!
Dewey: Who has a mustache.
Scrooge: Question rescinded.
- Later, when Dewey asks Scrooge to stop the bad guy, Scrooge complains he can't tell who the bad guy is because neither has a mustache.
- After seeing that the movie studio they're going to belongs to Scrooge, Dewey storms into the room and furiously demands to know why Scrooge didn't tell him.Scrooge: To avoid this exact conversation?
Dewey: (Suddenly calm) Okay yeah, no, I could see that.
- Also, Dewey holds a golden safety award shaped like a traffic cone at Scrooge like a weapon during most of this exchange.
- "Ah, cool! A big-budget reboot of a thing I loved as a kid! Those are always great!"
- Launchpad's reaction to the trailer being an in-universe example of They Changed It, Now It Sucks! While his criticisms are valid, we do get this gem.Launchpad: That was not Darkwing Duck! DW'd never hurt innocent people or set the city on fire! (Beat) Not on purpose!
Boorswan: But are we all not both the heroes and villains of our own story?
Launchpad: What? I don't... What??
- Scrooge putting Dewey in charge of the film because, as he puts it, the film's only going to make money if it attracts a younger demographic, so "it has to appeal to the most childish child I know."Dewey: (to Boorswan) Let's talk musical numbers. How many is not enough?
- Dewey's creative decisions for the film's climax are pretty much what you would expect, to Boorswan's dismay.Boorswan: What did you do to my psychological masterpiece?!
Dewey: I added chainsaw jugglers. You're welcome.
- Dewey's creative decisions for the film's climax are pretty much what you would expect, to Boorswan's dismay.
- The actor who was hired to play Darkwing Duck in the film is a huge fan of the original show, and asks Jim Starling if he's got any advice for playing the role. Starling's advice?Jim Starling: (Looks insulted...then dive-tackles his replacement, screaming Angrish) AAAAAAAHHHH!!!
- Later, the replacement sums up his hesitation with approaching Starling again pretty wisely.
- The Gilligan Cut when Starling tries to sneak back into the studio in disguise.Starling: Luckily, I can slip seamlessly into any role!
(appears in a puff of smoke)
Starling: (dressed as a courier, over his Darkwing costume) I AM THE COURIER, WHO-(gets blasted with a fire extinguisher... because of the smoke)
- No matter the reality (or who's playing the role) Darkwing hates being upstaged by Gizmoduck.Guard: What production are you delivering to?
Jim Starling: Darkwing Duck!
Guard: Huh? Never heard of it.
Jim Starling: Wh-what?! Remake of the popular TV show! A superhero for the ages!
Guard: Ohh! Like Gizmoduck?
Jim Starling: NO, NOT LIKE GIZMODUCK!! (hums his own theme song) Darkwing Duck! "Let's get dangerous!" None of this rings a bell?! Seriously?!
- Even funnier in that the guard is voiced by Tad Stones, the creator of Darkwing Duck.
- Launchpad's attempts at being sneaky during his bid to infiltrate the replacement actor's trailer. All of them.
- Driving a thinly-disguised limo up to the studio's front gate and climbing over the wall. He feels the urge to cover the eyes of Scrooge's face on the logo, as if it could somehow see him.
- He poses in front of a poster when security guards come running to respond to Jim Starling's outburst at the front gate. This works.
- The unnecessary and over-the-top rolling and ducking he does in front of the actor's trailer, followed by his blatantly visible efforts at climbing onto the roof.
- Once on the roof, he peers in through a skylight...and ends up falling through it, landing on his head.
- He does have some doubts about the plan:
- And then he locks himself in the trailer, and ends up needing the actor to help him.Launchpad: HELP! I'M TRAPPED IN A PRISON OF GUILT!
Actor: (Dynamic Entry) FEAR NOT, HELPLESS - Oh, hey, it's you! I, I heard your cries and I freed you...from my...trailer? Wh-what're you doing in here?
- While Launchpad is fighting to keep the actor playing Darkwing in his trailer, the two stop fighting twice in order to not damage said actor's large collection of Darkwing Duck collectibles. Eventually, they just stop fighting all together and play with the action figures.
- One of those collectibles is a Darkwing Duck Battle Hat Action Figure, which was discontinued due to being a blinding hazard. Surely enough, Launchpad hits himself in the eye with it.
- The fact that the new Darkwing Duck is just as accident-prone as the original.
- The way he shows up to stop Jim is hilarious if you think about it. The last time we saw him, Jim had locked him in a closet. So when he shows up in costume, that means he freed himself, went back to his trailer, put on his costume, came back to the set, climbed into the rafters, with the intention of fighting a dangerous crazy person instead of calling the police. And if that isn't the most in-character thing Darkwing Duck has ever done, you haven't been paying attention.
- Also, Jim locked him up with two unconscious security guards. One can't help but wonder if the actor accidently forgot about them as he went to confront Jim.
- As Jim is going on his rampage, Launchpad and the actor quickly hatch a plan where the actor will distract Jim so everyone can escape while Launchpad turns on the rain machine to stop the fire:
- In the middle of a tense scene, there's Starling's incredulous reaction to his replacement showing up to thwart him - after we last saw him battered and stuffed in a closet.Starling: What?! But I knocked you out cold! Like... a lot!
Actor: I don't want to brag, but I'm incredibly strong and resilient.
- Jim responds by firing at the box of explosives the actor is standing on, seemingly blowing him up. To his astonishment, after the smoke clears, it turns out this only left the actor covered in ash. Even better in that this is a nod to Darkwing Duck's "Singed, but triumphant!" catchphrase.
- Infuriated, Jim then blasts a rope on the ceiling tied to a piano which falls onto the actor. The actor just gets back up dazed and with a beakful of piano keys, which fall out one by one (playing musical notes from the Darkwing Duck theme song).
- As Launchpad is giving his big speech to Starling about heroism and the values Darkwing Duck means to him:Scrooge: This may be the most eloquent Launchpad has ever been.
Dewey: He knows a lot about this one thing.
- After the big fight scene between Jim Starling and his replacement for the film which destroys the set, Alistair finds the footage of the fight in hopes of using it for the film... only for it to have been overwritten by footage of Dewey dancing in front of a green screen. Scrooge immediately cancels the film's production.
- Original or not, the actor shows a flash of DW's trademark self-centeredness just before he decides to become Darkwing for real. And he's not fond of Gizmoduck either.Launchpad: You know, you could do this for real.
Actor: What, be a superhero? I mean, sure, I'm scrappy, I'm brave, I look great in a cape...
Launchpad: Gizmoduck does it.
Actor: I am better than Gizmoduck...
- Just the irony of this line when the new Darkwing Duck finally reveals his name:Launchpad: "Drake Mallard." Never heard of ya.
- A bit of meta-humor: before the official reveal that Darkwing Duck will appear in the show, Frank Angones always said "never heard of him" to questions regarding Darkwing and/or Drake Mallard. In this episode proper, both the security guard and Launchpad utter the same phrase, the former about Darkwing and the latter about Drake.
Episode 17: Whatever Happened to Donald Duck?!
- Dewey and Webby spoiling for another "epically-complex multi-part family mystery" to solve.
- Dewey bursts into Scrooge's office declaring that he has discovered photographic proof of a fourth triplet ("A 'quatriplet,' if you will"), whom he has named "Phooey Duck." When Scrooge points out that the fourth "egg" in the photo is a mustard stain, Dewey tries to force a conspiracy out of that.Dewey: But who was eating a sandwich while looking at a photo album?! (gasps dramatically) Phooey strikes again!
- Then Webby comes in with a clue on the family tree to the location of a McDuck family heirloom, only for Scrooge to inform her that he'd found it years ago. Immediately after that:Dewey: Hold on, I can pull a mystery out of this. Mustard stain. Mustard is in the fridge. Family tree. What grows on trees? Peppers, I assume!
Scrooge: (shakes his head)
Dewey: (ignoring him) But Beakley hasn't bought peppers in YEARS!
Webby: (enthusiastic gasp) Ghost peppers!
Dewey: IT'S ALL CONNECTED!
- Dewey bursts into Scrooge's office declaring that he has discovered photographic proof of a fourth triplet ("A 'quatriplet,' if you will"), whom he has named "Phooey Duck." When Scrooge points out that the fourth "egg" in the photo is a mustard stain, Dewey tries to force a conspiracy out of that.
- Penumbra asks Donald if he knows how to disable the Moonlanders' ships. Donald shakes his head.Penumbra: I'll take that neck spasm as an Earth "yes."
- Dewey and Webby going full-on fedora-wearing, film-noir detective in their quest for a mystery to solve, utterly confusing Huey who refuses to play along.Dewey: Chin up, kid. We'll find out what happened to the postcard, and your uncle.
Huey: He's your uncle too, he's on a cruise, it's hard to get mail to a boat, mystery solved.
Webby: We'll be the judge of that.
Dewey: We're on the case!
Huey: What case?!
- While trying to escape, Donald and a scorpion-like Moon creature crash into the soldiers' dormitory. To keep the crawling creature from waking anyone, Donald has to quietly leap around rocking and tucking in Moonlanders. He even gives on a goodnight kiss on the cheek.
- Then the creature crawls on Donald, sending the duck into a squawking panic that alerts the whole dorm.
- And then he takes them all out just by squirming around.
- Then the creature crawls on Donald, sending the duck into a squawking panic that alerts the whole dorm.
- Webby coming up with an elaborate cover story, as a girl named Alexa trying to stop a greedy developer from shutting down her summer camp and searching for the other half of a locket. Dewey cuts her off, gives her Huey's Junior Woodchuck uniform, and asks that she just pretend to be selling cookies.Webby: Fine. But if that summer camp shuts down, it's on you.
- And then she goes and works Alexa's backstory into her Junior Woodchuck cover anyway.
- When wondering who is behind the Donald conspiracy, Webby becomes righteously outraged at the possibility that it's the greedy land developers.
- By the end, even Dewey has begun to be drawn into Webby's cover.Dewey: (when Scrooge shows up) Give Alexa back her locket, old man!
- Huey's uniform has a paper taped to it reading, "DO NOT TOUCH! (DEWEY!)"
- Dewey starts singing his usual theme tune consisting of his own name as he sneaks into Jones's office, but quickly realizes that's not appropriate undercover behavior...so he amends his lyrics with "Not Dewey, not-not Dewey, definitely-not-Dewey..."
- Dewey gets startled by Webby tapping him on the shoulder:Dewey: Never sneak up on a kid detective-slash-spy like that! I could have injured-slash-killed you.
Webby: (deadpan look)
Dewey: (abashed) ...Yeah, I...I know.
- When viewing Lunaris' video log of him launching his ships, it's hilarious how it takes him three attempts before he thinks of using a test dummy.
Episode 18: Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!
- Scrooge feels like something is wrong, and goes around the mansion to look for it. Webby, Lena, and Violet fighting a werebear? "Nah, that's not it." Dewey and Mrs. Beakley dealing with a literal "tempest in a teapot"? "Pesky, but manageable." Huey and Della psyching themselves up before playing a video game while in full costumes? "I mean, this is very wrong, but that's not it either." He then returns to his office to find Goldie in his chair.
Louie: (bluntly) She's with me.
- What's even better is Louie's response when Scrooge asks her why she's there.
- Scrooge constantly rushing to protect his belongings from Goldie. She manages to pickpocket a few coins from him, which he promptly swipes back.
- When Scrooge warns him about working with Goldie, Louie assures he can handle it because he's a professional. In the very next scene, Goldie has locked up Louie in a treasure chest and is picking up every valuable in the triplets' room.Louie: How did this go so wrong so quickly?!
Goldie: Rule number one, kid. If you want to pick a pocket, you gotta get close. Better luck next time, rookie.
- Initially Goldie is not at all impressed by Louie's assertions of his dark side.Louie: Rookie?! I'll have you know I am the evil triplet, ok!?
Goldie: Sure, you're the scariest bunny in the petshop.
- One of Louie's ideas is chapstick butter that you can use on toast. It's an actual thing.
- The invitation to Doofus's party describes it as his "Septleventh Birth Anniversary."
- Della is all hyped up to play her favorite MMORPG with Huey, who declares that it will be epic. She beams in to the start point, her avatar decked out in massive armor and an arm-cannon, hair dramatically flowing in the wind...and looks over to see Huey, wearing a simple farmer's outfit, happily tending his crops.Della: So, what do you think the word "epic" means?
- Huey is quite happy defending his farm from invading bugs for three XP each.Della: But, the impractically-giant weapons! The high-stakes adventure!
Huey: Heh-heh. You want high-stakes? If I don't defend this crop, the whole village won't have turnips this season. So... WATCH OUT!
Della: [looks down and sees a tiny bug enemy crawling by; she blasts it with her arm-cannon, it gives her an XP coin]
Huey: (ecstatic) You're doing it!
- Huey is quite happy defending his farm from invading bugs for three XP each.
- As Louie looks around at the party sets Doofus has up, he notes with disgust the cake with writing on it in frosting.Louie: "Not full of hair"? I mean the fact that he has to say it...
- Later on, it would turn out that the cake was indeed full of hair, when Boyd throws it onto Mrs. Drake during his robotic breakdown.
- Mr. and Mrs. Drake repeatedly saying "Gummeemama" every time Doofus's dead grandmother is mentioned, until Louie finally tells them to stop at the end.
- When Doofus's parents announce his arrival:Louie: Great party! Can't wait to tell my therapist about it when I'm older. Bye!
(Louie takes two of the golden gift bags with him and runs off, only for Goldie to catch up to him and put the bags back on the table)
Louie: What? Pretend to be family. Bolt with our gift bags. That's the con. (reaches for a bag, but Goldie slaps his hand away)
Goldie: No, that's just being a bad party guest. Besides, we're not common thieves, we're con artists. And we're getting all the bags.
Louie: And how are we supposed to do that?
Goldie: If I told you the whole plan up front, you'd never learn anything. Also, I don't know yet.
- The way Doofus Drake makes his appearance. At first, it is set up as a homage to The Birth of Venus, with a giant scallop as if Doofus is inside it...except the shell is revealed to be completely empty when it opens. Doofus instead appears suddenly standing right behind Louie, much to Louie's terror.Doofus: Hellowyn, Llewellyn.
- This exchange after Doofus calls his Gummeemama "The only parent I have ever known" in front of his own parents.Mr. Drake: Why does he hurt me?
Mrs. Drake: You know why.
- Johnny from Ottoman Empire also appears accompanied by a pretty blatant Willy Wonka expy, complete with the crazy hair from Gene Wilder's portrayal of the character. When Doofus points out he should have at least gone for a child actor, Johnny angrily responds that he has range.
- The honey bin. It's like the Money Bin, but presumably filled with bees.
- Glomgold's "son" is clearly a ventriloquist dummy, which appears to have an adversarial relationship with him. He gives himself away when he gets so angry at the dummy that he tears it in two.Glomgold: You're making me look like a fool!
"Shark Bomb": You don't need my help, geezer!
- Even better? The dummy is named Shark Bomb.
- The only reason he lasts as long as he does was because Doofus found "Shark Bomb's" blank stare to be "soothing."
- Glomgold still keeps up the act even after being exposed and while "Shark Bomb" is hanging for dear life onto the side of the trap door.Glomgold: Don't let go, Shark Bomb!
"Shark Bomb": Don't tell me what to dooooooo! (lets go of the side, causing both of them to fall into the honey bin)
- Louie at first introduces Goldie as his grandma. One Dope Slap later and he amends this to "super-young aunt."
- Everyone, even Mark Beaks and Glomgold, are horrified by what a disturbed little nutjob Doofus Drake is. And keep in mind Beaks and Glomgold have both tried to kill Webby and the triplets in the past.
- Glomgold even covers Shark Bomb's eyes from Doofus kissing and caressing a picture of himself as a centaur, with his "Gummeemama" riding on him, tattooed to the Butler Dad's belly.
- Huey is afraid of leaving his turnip farm in the video game because something might happen to it. The moment he steps outside of it, a monster appears and burns it to the ground.Huey: I SHOULD NEVER TRY ANYTHING NEW!
- Louie realizing something's up when he notices that Beaks doesn't have baby photos of Boyd, since he wouldn't have been able to resist posting that click-bait. Goldie's just confused at what the term "click-bait" means.
- She's then worried at how they were supposed to get close to Boyd if he's programmed to be perfect, which Louie's got covered.Louie: Do you know how many evil robots I've faced? Hahahahaha - too many.
- Selling the scene is Louie's expression at the end - despite his reassurance, Louie isn't so much confident about his evil robot expertise as he is visibly unnerved and traumatized.
- She's then worried at how they were supposed to get close to Boyd if he's programmed to be perfect, which Louie's got covered.
- Beaks' main concern about Boyd falling in the pool was that he'll probably need a really big bag of rice to fix him, like one would a wet cell phone.
- Goldie tries to stop Louie from revealing she's not his aunt after she throws him under the bus to get the gift bags, earning this exchange:Goldie: Children can be so cruel.
Mrs. Drake: Doofus makes us share a fork.
- The hilarity of this sequence comes from the utter lack of emotion in Mrs. Drake's delivery, underscoring just how badly Doofus has essentially traumatized her and her husband and making something as simple as using a fork sound nightmarish.
- Goldie's horror when she sees what Doofus is truly capable of, and then realizes he wants to make her his new grandma. She basically got screwed over for doing the right thing by protecting Louie from Boyd.
- Some Black Comedy: while trapped in Doofus' mansion as his new "Goldiemamma", Goldie (in a deadpan tone) recalls a time when she was trapped in a dimension where imps jabbed her with a million tiny splinters while whispering all of her devastating failures in her ear. She considers her current predicament worse.
- Since Della's game avatar has a scouter, naturally, she's gotta shout "IT'S OVER 9000!" when it breaks.
- Speaking of which, Huey just goes full-on Super Saiyan against the monster destroying his turnip farm to the point where he can't think straight after killing it and Della drags him away from the game while he's still screaming bloody murder.Della: (dragging a struggling Huey away) YOU'RE IN TOO DEEP!
- Speaking of which, Huey just goes full-on Super Saiyan against the monster destroying his turnip farm to the point where he can't think straight after killing it and Della drags him away from the game while he's still screaming bloody murder.
- Scrooge goes to comfort Louie and when he finds out he was cheated out by Goldie he offers this advice.Scrooge: I'd say you get used to it, but that would be a lie.
Episode 19: A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!
- Violet apparently gets that being connected to the Duck-McDuck family is inherently dangerous. So, when Webby is going over their sleepover equipment, she jumps to mention the weapons they also have on hand.
- To further protect the children, Beakley is standing guard outside the room the kids are sleeping in. When the kids convince Lena it's time to go to bed, they point out that Beakley has also fallen asleep. Cut to Beakley laying against the door, eyes wide open, gasping for breath. Webby assures them it's how she sleeps, saying "it's a spy thing".
- Lena sings a "Happy Friendiversary" song for the kids. Webby is moved to tears, Dewey smiles emotionally while clapping, Huey and Violet stare blankly but clap politely, and Louie just stares in confusion.
- This exchange alone when Louie tries to convince Lena they should go to sleep. Dewey's reaction to it is purely priceless.Louie: (yawn) Boy, this sure has been a friend anniversary thingy. You know who my best friend is?
Dewey: (sleep-deprived drawl) Meeee.
- At the same time, Dewey and Violet are engaged in a very lethargic pillow-fight. When Louie says that his best friend is sleep, Dewey looks absolutely offended.
- While this is going on, Huey is hanging upside down on the bookshelf ladder, his face covered in soda and clearly on the verge of crashing from a sugar high.
- Violet making note that Lena's actually pretty tired by taking her exhilarated pulse, examining her sunken eyes, and her irritability.
- When the kids first realize they're in a dream, Lena is very unwilling to believe it.Lena: Maybe Scrooge is testing us? Maybe the plane is crashed nearby!
Violet: Or we're in a lucid shared dream state manifested by your magic.
(Webby and the Triplets stare)
Violet: Oh, like her thing made any more sense?
- The unicorn from Webbys dream starts to wonder what will happen to him if no ones around to think about him, and vanishes mid-sentence the instant the last person leaves.Unicorn: Wait...if nobody is around to dream me into existence, don't I
- The total lack of any sound or visual effects accompanying his disappearence is what really sells it.
- Pretty much everything about Dewey High.
- Dewey's High School Musical parody song:Dewey: I'm the most wholesome boy in school
I'm a talented jock that everyone thinks is cool
If TV and movies taught me anything
When you turn into a teen, you just have to sing!
- The floating blob-like entity which Dewey surmises is his "romantic interest" which never takes shape due to him being too threatened by the concept.Dewey's Love Interest: Dewey! Let's sing a dew-et! (extends two pseudopods to hug Dewey)
Dewey: (runs away screaming)
- Dewey points out a group of Beagles that are supposed to be his singing rivals, who he whispers to be "so self-absorbed". The next thing they walk by is a giant poster of Dewey.
- Apparently a common fixture of all Dewey's dreams is him being cradled by a crescent moon made of his own tears.Dewey: Who knows what that's about.
Huey: ...I have some theories.
- Huey agrees with Webby that they should probably move on to the next dream since he just failed in something called "Dewology". Dewey happily proclaims that as the "vale-dew-ctorian" he gets an A+++++++++++...Huey: (horrified) I gotta get out of here.
- Dewey's High School Musical parody song:
- Louie's dream consists of him being a cat living in Scrooge's mansion. Why? So he can be even lazier and more pampered. He even falls asleep. The irony is not lost.
- Louie then demands they pet him. Dewey, Violet, and Webby oblige. Huey rolls his eyes, then reluctantly joins in, only for Louie to suddenly bite his hand.Louie: Never mind, I don't want that anymore.
- Louie then demands they pet him. Dewey, Violet, and Webby oblige. Huey rolls his eyes, then reluctantly joins in, only for Louie to suddenly bite his hand.
- The Beakley in Louie's dream speaks backwards. The best part is that the second sentence in the line sounds forwards, but it's actually said backwards and then played backwards so it sounds that way.Dream!Beakley: Esuoh eht ni flow a! I'll get animal control!
- Huey leaves Louie's dream through the litter box. Everyone else is a little reluctant to follow.(Children give groans of disgust)
Violet: This is unpleasant.
- Dewey is horrified to see that Huey's dream self is just himself, but much taller... which translates into having comically long legs that Dewey finds really creepy.Dewey: Whose dream is this anyway? It's just our room. It's so bo-oooooorAAAAAAAAAH!!! WHY, HUEY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY, HUEY?!?! WHYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!
Huey: (smug) Whatever do you mean? Nothing strange here! Just a tall, distinguished, mature oldest sibling!
Dewey: In what world does that description equal THIS?!
Huey: I'M NOT GOOD AT IMAGINATION STUFF, OK?!
Louie: Don't listen to him! Follow your lame dreams!
- Huey then tries to serve the other children some top-shelf pickles. While he is able to grab them, he cannot open the jar, so he uses his legs to open them, to Dewey's disgust. Huey then drops them when he hits his head on the ceiling fan, and is unable to clean up the mess because his legs are too long to bend properly. His response is to grow his arms out like his legs, which leaves Louie and the girls as horrified as Dewey.Webby: Why?! Oh, why?!
- The pizzicato noises accompanying each of tall Huey's steps.
- Huey then tries to serve the other children some top-shelf pickles. While he is able to grab them, he cannot open the jar, so he uses his legs to open them, to Dewey's disgust. Huey then drops them when he hits his head on the ceiling fan, and is unable to clean up the mess because his legs are too long to bend properly. His response is to grow his arms out like his legs, which leaves Louie and the girls as horrified as Dewey.
- The fourth triplet Phooey makes an appearance. While high-fiving the other kids, Phooey suddenly turns into Magica when turning to face Lena, who quickly kicks him out.
- While the kids are running across some cliffs, Launchpad as a whale briefly breaches. Specifically, the whale has Launchpad's face, hair, and hat.
- Violet's dream is to read more in a library, which causes Huey to excitedly shout "Awesome!". A dream version of Mrs. Quackfaster shushes him.
- Lena gets a Hope Spot when Scrooge tries to wake everyone up.Scrooge: Wake up, kids! What are you lot still doing asleep? It's almost six AM! Go get some jobs!
- Scrooge eventually leaves the kids to sleep in, reasoning that he'll get more servings of porridge. The dream Quackfaster shushes Scrooge.
- When the kids break into Castle De Spell to rescue Lena, they burst into Magica's throne room in their dream forms: Webby with Scrooge's top hat, cane, and spectacles, Dewey in the Dewey High Letterman jacket, Louie in cat form, Huey with his comically long legs...and Violet carrying a book while otherwise looking like herself.
- Lena tries to assure her friends that it's actually her, and she just looks like Magica. Unfortunately, her sarcastic tone doesn't help to convince the others.Webby: Stop mocking me!
Lena: Ugh! Why does everything I say sound sarcastic?
- Dewey tries to do a slamdunk on Lena, but the ball ends up bouncing off the floor and nailing him in the face.
- As all the kids make a chain to try and pull Lena away from Magica, Dewey has to hold Huey's extended hand and he grudgingly grasps it.Dewey: Ew...
- When everyone finally wakes up, Violet suggests they do some kind of test to make sure they're actually awake. Huey excitedly opens his sleeping bag, only to find his legs back at normal length.Huey: (groans angrily) It's fine. Fine. We're awake. It's fine. Whatever. (sulks)
- It turns out Magica has been hiding out in the woods and using a silly helmet to get into Lena's dreams. The kids all understandably lose all fear of her at the sight of Catherine Tate's typical hammy performance coming out of a pathetic hobo.
- The fact that even though Scrooge has spent who knows how much money and how many months searching for Magica since "The Shadow War", she was literally hiding right outside his house the whole time.
Episode 20: The Golden Armory Of Cornelius Coot!
- Mrs. Quackfaster is the sole employee at Fort Duckburg, serving as both tour guide and vendor. She also changes shifts very, very fast, which dumbfounds Louie.
- As a vendor, she cross-dresses as a man, complete with a fake mustache.
- Fort Duckburg only serves buttermilk that's more butter than milk. Only Big Time and Launchpad actually like it.Louie: (after Dewey accidentally smacks the tankard out of his hand and spills it) Oh no, my delicious gloppy history-treat.
- The Fort is also lacking in child entertainment-value, as Dewey realizes after a brief and futile attempt at having fun churning butter.Dewey: This is...what's the word?
Louie: The most horrible place ever?
Dewey: Yes exactly, thank you.
- Bouncer Beagle disguised as a Conestoga wagon.
- Launchpad attempts to reassure Della when she sees the Sunchaser/Cloud-Slayer in pieces.Launchpad: Don't worry. The Sunchaser has been through way worse than this.
Della: (strained) It...has?
- Big Time Beagle not getting Ma's increasingly obvious hints that she doesn't want him there.Big Time: Y'all forgot me at the junkyard. I chased you here...must notta heard me yellin' to slow down, 'cuz you rolled the windows up...
- The Beagles try to kidnap the tour guide to get her to tell them where the Golden Armory is located. Unfortunately, the guide is Mrs. Quackfaster, who mops the floor with them offscreen while still tied up.
- Big Time asks for another buttermilk, "for which to drown my sorrows," as Quackfaster readjusts her outfit and begins to pour the liquid that oozes out very slowly.
- Waiting on his refill, Big Time notices the kids going into the statue and asks for a drink for the road. However, the drink is still coming out slowly and Big Time yells at Quackfaster to hurry it up. She simply taps the tanker a few times.
- Louie's first impression of the tunnel under the Coot statue.Louie: (cheerfully) Cool! So this is our tomb!
- When Della suggests that Launchpad maybe get a few piloting lessons, he immediately jumps on the idea of being her co-pilot. She quickly tries to backtrack, but he points out that he should "learn from the best, right?"Della: How do I say "yes" without agreeing to this?
Launchpad: YEAH! Best teacher ever!
- After getting away from the spiders, Louie is still whimpering about all the legs all over him. Then he pulls up his hood and more spiders crawl out of it.
- Just after this, Webby finds a single spider in her hair. She casually pulls it out and places it on the ground before snapping right back into adventure-mode.
- As the boys start losing enthusiasm for the mystery, Webby easily gets Dewey back on board by agreeing that they should go, and they definitely shouldn't get distracted by the mine cart she just found...
- "The Beagles are after the treasure again! Quit repeating yourself, history, you rascal!"
- The mine cart chase ends before it starts because they can't get over the first dip on the tracks, so they have to push the carts uphill. Well, Webby, Dewey and Big Time push; Huey sits on the cart reading his Junior Woodchuck manual, while Louie walks in front looking bored.
- By the time they make it to the end, Louie is napping in the cart.Louie *yawn* Oh, man, are we still here? Ugh, I had this amazing dream that we weren't.
- By the time they make it to the end, Louie is napping in the cart.
- Launchpad has been fixing the Sunchaser with Super Glue. After that got too difficult (he shows his hands covered with stuck glue tubes), he switched to bubble gum.
- Launchpad's turbo drive is operated by a hamster on a wheel named Nibbles. When he gets to use it, Nibbles hulks out, gets on his hind legs, and starts sprinting on the treadmill, generating enough power to rocket the plane through the side of a mountain.Della: Is that a hamster wheel?
Launchpad: Yeah. Well, obviously a gerbil couldn't spin the propeller.
Della: (slams her head into the ground)
- Apparently Launchpad keeps the pilot's seats very loose so that when he crashes the plane, he can swivel around to reassure the passengers. He does so at the end, and Della admits that it actually is comforting.
- Ma Beagle picking her teeth thinking it had kernels stuck in it, but Big Time tells her it was just spider eggs. Cue Ma Beagle screaming and bouncing down the hill.
- The episode's ending has Launchpad, Webby, and Della making a toast with buttermilk. Webby and Della both spit out theirs while Launchpad keeps sipping on it like water. And then some spiders crawl out of Launchpad's cup.Launchpad: (nonchalant) Needs less spiders.
Episode 21: Timephoon!
- As Webby and Dewey are stocking up on rations, Louie tries to sneak past, but is spotted and asked by Webby if he can give them a hand. The three look at each other for a second, then all have a good laugh.
- Mrs. Beakley disapproves of the children stocking up on nothing but chili cheese dogs ("You said we should have plenty of food we won't get sick of." "I said 'won't get sick from,' and you know it."); she starts to argue that their mother wouldn't approve of that for their diet...then rolls her eyes as Della chows down on a chili cheese dog off to her side.Della: Chili cheese dogs put the "hurray" in "hurray-cane party!"
- Mrs. Beakley warns Della of the prospect of day eight of nothing but chili cheese dogs and everyone getting scurvy. Again.
- She also asks if Della's "let kids be kids and don't sweat the small stuff" was her parenting strategy or something she read off of a bumper sticker.Della: "Honk if you're a great mom!" Honk, honk!
- Huey getting teary-eyed about the possibility of the paper he's been writing on cave ducks getting him into the new edition of the JWG.Dewey: (proud) My brother's going to be a professional nerd.
- Louie backpedals when Scrooge says they need to get some valuable family heirlooms out of the garage before the storm...but is disappointed by Scrooge clarifying that they're canes from the history of clan McDuck.Louie: Oh, sentimental value. Yuck.
- Scrooge asks Launchpad (who's doing more harm than good) to stay far away from here and watch over Louie. As Launchpad leaves he tosses his hammer through the window, leaves a hole, and then the entire window falls out, leaving only the wood Launchpad hammered in earlier.
- Launchpad finds Huey using Gyro's time-tub machine.Louie: Launchpad, I can explain-
Launchpad: You have your own tub?! Lucky!
- He later tries to ask if it could be used as a regular tub.Louie: Any questions? (beat) Keeping in mind again that it is not a real tub and cannot be used for bubble-baths.
Launchpad: (with a raised hand and shower cap on quietly puts his rubber duck back into his jacket.)
- He later tries to ask if it could be used as a regular tub.
- The kids rush out of the house when Dewey thinks he sees something. Beakley warns them to come back since the storm was starting, but Della is chill about it.Della: What are they gonna find out there? A little rain? Some debris?
Dewey: Hey, cool! A dead guy!
- Dewey and Webby theorize that the cave-duck was unfrozen from an iceberg and washed ashore.
- Mrs. Beakley, in regards to Bubba's presence affecting the timestream, brings up the classic "butterfly effect" example of small things leading to large problems later on. Della interrupts to shame her for wanting to step on a butterfly.Della: Duuude! Why would you step on a butterfly? That's sick, lady! Sick!
Beakley: It's a hypothetical situation!
Della: Good, keep it that way. Kids, take him to the TV room before the butterfly-basher here gets to him.
- Huey's increasing frustrations at finding out Bubba doesn't act at all like his research claims.Huey: I hate this.
- When Bubba takes Huey's hat and wears it, Webby laughs as he's wearing it "like a person". Dewey tells Webby that this is serious scientific research they are conducting... then turns the hat backwards on Bubba's head and imitates an air horn, which Bubba also copies.
- The little hip-swiggle Huey does in concert with the above statement.
- Huey attempting to communicate with Bubba with his "replicated cave-duck language", which is nothing but grunting noises stereotypical of cavemen. Bubba responds by saying out his name and slowly repeating it, as if he views Huey to be the primitive one. Even funnier when you realize this is more accurate in that it's actually false that "cave-people" could only grunt.Webby: Maybe "Bubba" is his name. Hi, I'm Webba!
- Huey tries to offer Bubba some bark to eat, but Bubba recoils in disgust and instead eats the chili cheese dog Dewey had.Huey: Cave-ducks do not eat cheese dogs!
Dewey: They do now!
Webby: Man, I am learning so much.
- When Bubba has discovered skateboarding:Huey: Stop! He shouldn't be exposed to wheels for another 10,000 years!
- Dewey then tells Louie that they've adopted Bubba as their new brother.
- As Huey continues raving about how Bubba doesn't act like his research says, Dewey hesitantly tries to get his brother to face a difficult prospect:Dewey: Maybe...and, and hear me out here...um, your research is...wrrrong? (shields himself) Don't hurt me!
- Huey responds to the above with a long, insane laugh, then insisting that Bubba is wrong, being far too advanced for a cave-duck. Right on cue, Bubba passes by, leaping off a suit of armor and strumming a keytar while wearing sunglasses (pictured above). This leaves Huey seething with fury and biting on his JW guidebook.Webby: "Advanced" is right! Did you see his finger progression on the solo?
- "FINE! I'm gonna observe him so. Hard. Come here, you historical abomination!"
- When Bubba takes Huey's hat and wears it, Webby laughs as he's wearing it "like a person". Dewey tells Webby that this is serious scientific research they are conducting... then turns the hat backwards on Bubba's head and imitates an air horn, which Bubba also copies.
- Upon discovering Bubba skateboarding in the house, Beakley asks Della if she can tell what the problem is. Della's reaction?Della: Kids. If you're going to let the cave-duck skateboard in the house, he should be wearing a helmet! Problem solved. Good parenting, Della. (self high five)
Beakley: (long-suffering sigh)
- Launchpad starts freaking out when Bubba appears and is afraid they're in the past now. Louie assures him that Bubba's presence will have no effect on the timeline... "Probably."
- Roxanne Featherly reporting that the "timephoon" is "unsurprisingly" localized over McDuck Manor, before confusedly handing the story off to their new guest weatherman, Benjamin Frankloon. Frankloon himself acts like a calm and collected meteorologist reporting on the weather...before he freaks out and asks if the camera is stealing his soul.Ben Frankloon: As history's foremost meteorologist...WHAT THE DEVIL IS THIS BOX?! IS IT STEALING MY SOUL?! (throws the camera to the ground, cracking the lens) Back to you, Roxanne.
- Gyro relates how someone stole his Time Tub while he was definitely not building his own clone army. He then reasons (complete with Dramatic Thunder) that the location of the eye of the Timephoon means the thief is in the mansion. Scrooge, Beakley and Della all immediately glare at him suspiciously.Gyro: (exasperated) It's not me, I just got here.
Scrooge: Said the clone.
- How quickly and resignedly Beakley and Scrooge conclude that it was one of the kids who broke into Gyro's lab.Della: So we need to find a master thief capable of breaking into both the lab and the mansion.
Scrooge: It's one of the kids.
Beakley: Absolutely, I'll get Dewey.
- Scrooge hates ninjas and thinks they're worse than termites.Scrooge: Cannae ever get them out of the rafters. I'll spook him down!
- The fact that Scrooge had installed a "Santa Trap" in his chimney.
- After getting rid of the ninja, Scrooge says there are Spanish freedom fighters on the roof.Beakley: Are you certain?
Freedom Fighters: Vive la Révolution!
Scrooge: Uh, no. They may be French.
- Huey and Louie coming across one another in the middle of their respective things, Louie trying to hide the jade statue and Huey trying to lure out Bubba with a trail of chili cheese dogs. They look at each other briefly, then deadpan "Don't ask," in unison.
- After luring Bubba with chili dogs, the kids suddenly feel the ground shaking and assume it's either Romans or Huns. The source of the shaking turns out to be a Triceratops that stomps into the mansion and lets out a Mighty Roar.Dewey: Aw, it's just a dinosaur. Bubba's a cave-duck, he can take care of it.
Huey: That's impossible! Dinosaurs lived millions of years before cave-ducks.
(cue Bubba riding on the ceratopsian like in a rodeo)
Huey: (deadpan) Aaaand he's riding it. Great.
- Since a Triceratops ended up in the present, that means Louie went back to the Late Cretaceous and took something from there.
- For the record, yes, that Triceratops actually is the show's version of Tootsie from the original series. Just the fact that they turned the friendly pet into a ferocious and territorial wild animal, which is a lot more realistic anyways.Huey: You don't want to hurt people. We can be friends! I'll call you "Tootsie"!
("Tootsie" rears up on her hind legs and bellows menacingly)
- Scrooge yelling at the penny-farthing riders for cycling inside the mansion.Scrooge: 'Ey! Mind the carpet with those muddy tires!
- Scrooge orders Gyro to go find the time tub.Gyro: On it! (zapped by time lightning) Agh! I've immediately failed you!
- Launchpad starts getting philosophical about time not moving in a straight line, but Louie's so frustrated he yells that they don't have time for that.Launchpad: Well, technically- (gets zapped into time)
- Mrs. Beakley's earlier comment about getting scurvy from eating nothing but chili dogs gets a Brick Joke Call-Back later, when a pirate gets hit by a chili dog and complains "My scurvy!"
- Scrooge laments that there will be no way to tell where anyone blasted by the timephoon's lightning has gone. Dewey interjects, "It's actually when they've gone." Scrooge and Webby groan.
- Dewey and Webby return to the present wearing 60's garb, with the former lying flat on his face. It's obvious the two landed in Woodstock and Dewey made an unsuccessful attempt at crowd surfing.
- After the danger has been dealt with, Beakley states with a smile that she will not be cleaning up any of the mess.
- Launchpad looks a little shellshocked after his return and he mutters how he saw how the world ends.Launchpad: It was neat, see you there soon!
- Huey, Dewey and Webby slowly piece together that Bubba may have been the first of clan McDuck. But then shake their heads and say how crazy that was. Cut to the final scene of the episode where Bubba carves himself a top hat.
Episode 22: GlomTales!
- In a meta example, remember when Comic Con showed Glomgold's theme song takeover? It's the theme song used in the episode.
- The family getting ready to go to Big Rock Candy Mountain by disguising themselves as hobos.
- Della had all of Louie's videos replaced with her doing a lecture on ethics.
- Glomgold tries to propel himself into the Beagle's Junkyard via giant slingshot. Predictably, he lands splat! on the overhead sign, then on top of the gate, and then the ground.
- Mark Beaks makes the mistake of talking about his new bitcoin ripoff, that is "worth more than every dollar in the world combined," in front of the Beagles. When they demand to know where the coin is, Beaks answers it's in the Cloud. Bouncer eyes a real cloud out the window, and chucks Burger at it.
- Ma Beagle ropes Glomgold into using Reverse Psychology to rope Mark Beaks into their plan. The funny part is Glomgold (who's usually terrible at schemes) cottons on and goes along with it no problem. Figures the only thing he's good at is insulting Scrooge.
- Louie tries a "double dummy fake-out" to distract the security bot enforcing his grounding so he can sneak out...but the bot catches on faster than he anticipated and confronts him as he's about to climb out the window, so Louie puts on a deep voice and tries to claim he's a third dummy. The bot doesn't buy it.
- Watching smug Beaks whimper in the fetal position as the Legion of Doom is attacked by Don Karnage's crew is quite funny, as well as satisfying.
- Glomgold keeps interrupting Don Karnage's dramatic descriptions of himself.
- As the episode reveals, Magica has suffered such Badass Decay after losing her magic that she has to do parlor tricks at birthday parties. Poorly.Boy: Oooh! I want a doggy balloon!
Magica: (pulling out a long inflated balloon from her cauldron) Here's a snake. Once I re-harness my powers I'll turn you all into snakes.
Magica: (chipper) Happy birthday! (throws confetti)
- Despite Glomgold telling them Magica no longer has her powers, his group think she's just pretending in order to bide her time and wait for the perfect moment to strike. Cut to her getting a drink spilled on her head, sneezed on, and then the child wiping his nose with her dress. Everyone except Glomgold believe she's pulling off the act really well.
- Among the villains' disguises at Funso's, Glomgold has replaced his fake beard with a fake moustache, Burger re-uses his Junior Woodchuck uniform, Bouncer carries Big Time strapped to his chest in a baby carrier, and Mark wears a propeller beanie, crocs, and a shirt reading "I am 10 years old."
- And then there's Don Karnage, who doesn't even bother.
- Doubly funny when you remember Don Carnage has done the Paper-Thin Disguise thing before and nobody bought it for a second in a universe where this kind of gimmick occasionally works. Don Karnage probably thinks that he can pass himself off by saying "I'm Mark Beaks'" and Scrooge would be convinced he was because what the real Beaks is wearing is more in line with Carnage's disguise skill set.
- And then there's Don Karnage, who doesn't even bother.
- Glomgold, who doesn't want to recruit Magica de Spell, is encouraged to do so by his fellow villains, he simply slinks up behind her and whispers, pretending to talk to her.Glomgold: (whispering) This is me pretending to talk. I hate Scrooge more than you ever could. Peas and carrots, peas and carrots, peas and carrots, vegetables.
- Upon hearing Glomgold's proposal, Magica dramatically declares that once they're finished with the McDuck family, they will return to Funso's to take further vengeance against "the day manager, and ALL CHILDREN WITH BIRTHDAYS!!!" - only to be chastised by the Funso mascot.Funso: De Spell! What did we say about declaring magical war on children? (goofy laugh)
Magica: [gets down off the table] ...Not to.
Funso: [Makes an overly chipper "Thats right!" Double-Handed motion at her]
- Becomes doubly funny when it's revealed that the Funso Mascot is secretly the Phantom Blot, who happens to have a very serious revenge plot against Magica.
- When the villain team makes their grand entrance, Louie mistakes Magica as the leader, with Flintheart grunting in annoyance. The second time that happens when Scrooge acknowledges the villain team-up as "Magica's Grand Revenge"...Flintheart: I'M CLEARLY STANDING IN FRONT!
- The villains storm into McDuck Manor...only to learn that the family has gone out except for Louie.Louie: What was your scheme here exactly? Just show up and fight?
Ma Beagle: Of course not! I'm sure Flintheart had a perfectly good plan and... (realizes who she's talking about, then turns to Flintheart with an exasperated sigh)
- All of the villains saying their evil monologues and their hope for revenge, but they all say it at once which makes it hard to hear any of them which Glomgold lampshades.
- As Don Karnage chases Dewey with his sword during the fight:Dewey: It's not my fault I'm a better showman!
- Upon faced with the prospect of fighting Launchpad, Beaks immediately surrenders and falls to the ground, complaining that he was supposed to fight Gyro. Launchpad just stands there confused.
- A small moment, but as the villains pool together their resources, (The Beagle Boys drops sacks of stolen cash, Mark uploads his savings on his phone, Don opens a treasure chest), Magica writes a check, for 1,000,000,000 dead souls. And yes, this does count as money.
- As a Freeze-Frame Bonus, Magica wrote "idiot contest" on her check.
- Owlson's reaction to Glomgold winning the bet.
- ...as contrasted by her earlier reaction to Scrooge being ahead, barely containing her excitement at not having to work for Glomgold anymore.
- Louie points out that Glomgold should have read the fine print on their contract. Said contract actually reads: "FINE PRINT: Leave all money to new partner."
- Magica summing up the failure of Glomgold's scheme.
- Ma Beagle smacks Glomgold with her purse after Big Time wishes he "never had a new Pa" and runs off in tears.Ma Beagle: You scarred him for life! That's MY job!
- Burger attempts to punch Glomgold, only to miss and hit Bouncer instead, hurting his hand as a result.
- Enraged, Magica declares she has room in her heart to hate two Scottish billionaires as she viciously attacks Glomgold. Scrooge asks if they should intervene, but Louie says that it should play out by itself.
- When the rest of the villains attack Glomgold, Magica can briefly be seen pulling off Glomgold's beard, then giving it a confused look before going back to beating Glomgold. Glomgold then pulls out a second fake beard.
- Mark Beaks has an application he can hit people with. When he tries to hit Glomgold with it, he ends up hitting himself because it was in "selfie mode".
- Della is happy Louie's learnt his lesson and tells him once he gives Scrooge the money, everything will be back to normal.Scrooge: (hand outstretched) Louie.
Louie: (beat and considers otherwise)
Episode 23: The Richest Duck in the World!
- The ditty Scrooge sings in the flashback of how he finally gained the title of "The Richest Duck in the World":Scrooge: ♪ Who needs luck when you're the richest duck, and the richest duck is me-e-e-e! ♪
- Instead of getting mad at his grandnephew essentially stealing his company away, Scrooge breaks down laughing at the idea of Louie being "Richest Duck in the World". Mocking how Louie "loves to work hard", and just saying that he'll be ready to get it back when Louie's had enough. This...was not the reaction anyone on Louie's side of the table expected.Owlson: That went...far better than expected.
Louie: Uh-of course it did, Owlson! I have worked hard for three whole months, I deserve this!
- The whole time Louie is beating around the bush before admitting what he's decided to do, his tone see-saws wildly between smug and nervous.Louie: (almost manic grin) Uncle Scrooge?! Hi, thanks for coming!
Scrooge: Uh...to breakfast?
Louie: Sooo...do you remember that bet that you made with Glomgold where the winner won the loser's fortune and technically I won both your fortunes so that I could give it back to you?
Scrooge: (suspicious) It was yesterday.
- The whole time Louie is beating around the bush before admitting what he's decided to do, his tone see-saws wildly between smug and nervous.
- Louie's first action as the richest duck in the world? Replace Manny's Scrooge-head with one of his own visage made out of gold.
- Della describes Webby as "charmingly violent", and the boys' version of Penumbra. Cue Webby flipping Dewey onto the floor.
- Then once Dewey learns that the video is beaming into space, he immediately starts dancing for the camera. He even dabs.
- Della only now learns that none of her messages made it to the kids, and lets out years of frustration in a single mutter.Della: (deep inhale) It's fine. Everything's fine.
- After Dewey accidentally breaks the camera, Della wishes they knew someone with camera equipment or some sort of TV set-up...then is confused by Dewey's inarticulate, excited moan.Huey: (resigned) Ohhh, no.
Della: (lost) What? What'd I say?
Webby: There's no stopping it now.
Della: ...Stopping what now?
[Gilligan Cut to "the first-ever intergalactic episode" of Dewey Dew-Night!]
Della: So, Dewey has his own show?
Huey: Mostly in his mind.
- Louie goes for a dip in the Money Bin, wearing swim trunks with actual emeralds sewn into them.
- Louie brings in the two brothers from Ottoman Empire to make him a ottoman, but Johnny declares he wouldn't work with his partner ever again even for all the money in the world.Louie: I'll give you one hundred-million dollars.
Johnny & Randy: Let's get tufting!!
- Scrooge tries to be like Louie and just sit on the couch and watch TV. He turns it on to the Ottoman Empire reunion show where they're making an ottoman for Louie.Scrooge: Perhaps a bit of the old boob tube will help me keep my mind off... IS THAT MY OFFICE!?
- To add insult to injury, the Ottoman brothers go on about how important hard work is, and how they wouldn't know what to do with themselves without it.
- Della guest-starring on Dewey Dew-Night!, and being a little thrown by Dewey's "host" persona.Dewey: Mom- can I call you "Mom?"
Della: I am your mom.
- Finding himself unable to laze about like Louie, Scrooge decides to win back his fortune by becoming a shoe shiner just like during his childhood. He soon finds out that most people in Duckburg don't wear shoes.
- Louie tries to bribe the Bombie into going away with a million dollars, a plane, and a horse-thing. Manny clops in response, "And a what???"
- To his dismay, no one understands Manny as he tries to talk to the others throughout the episode.
- After giving her "The Reason You Suck" Speech and resolving to become a billionaire herself, Owlson adds that, since she's a professional, she will be staying for two weeks to train her replacement.
- Gavin the Bigfoot makes a return, this time wearing a suit that he stole from a guy (so that he can get by the dress code in a store) and getting a shoeshine from Scrooge. He then runs out on paying a mere 10 cents for the shoeshine, because there was no money in his stolen suit.
- To add insult to injury, it took a long time for Scrooge to shine Gavin's big shoes, as evidenced by the large pile of dirtied polish rags and several worn-out brushes.
- When Scrooge sees the Bombie, his only reaction is "Him again?!" in a tone of mild annoyance. It probably says something about Scrooge McDuck's many adventures over the decades that the sight of of a giant, implacable zombie is to get annoyed instead of utterly terrified.
- When Scrooge tries to suggest that the Bombie is just afraid of facing Scrooge in combat after Louie realizes that the answer to getting the Bombie to leave him alone is humility, the Bombie very angrily roars in Scrooge's face, prompting him to say "Fair point."
- After spending most of the episode angsting over whether Penumbra was really her friend or not, Della puts herself at ease by reminding herself that she still has her family. As soon as she goes to unplug her transponder, a transmission comes in from Penumbra to Della, who she explicitly calls her friend.Della: (vindicated) Ha! I knew she was my friend! Take that, family!
Episode 24: Moonvasion!
- At the beginning of the episode, Scrooge is enjoying some tea in his study while listening to bagpipe music on the record player, when Della comes in. She asks Scrooge if he remembers how happy he was when she returned from the Moon. Della tells Scrooge to hold onto that feeling and motions for Scrooge to look out the window...where a fleet of Moonlander ships is landing all over Duckburg.Scrooge: CURSE ME KILTS! IS THAT THE SPEAR OF SELENE?!
Della: You promised you wouldn't be mad!
- When the rockets have landed, Roxanne Featherly tells people to remain calm in her broadcast, but the person in charge of putting the headline in types: "EVERYONE PANIC! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" Seeing this, Roxanne sighs, "C'mon Carl." When the Moonlanders start attacking, the headline reads, "Carl was right, we're doomed!"
- Gizmoduck offers a Moonlander a pie. Even after they reveal their intentions and attack, she's still eating it.
- As the McDucks are driving to the Moneybin, Dewey opens the back window of the Jeep and declares he's going to take down the entire Moonlander force himself.
- Moments after the Moonlanders touch down, they have taken out all of Scrooge's deadly weapons.Scrooge: Unleash...the Unstoppa-Bomb.
Gyro: The Moonlanders, um, already found that. And stopped it.
Scrooge: What? Er, all right then! Activate...the Doomsday Ray.
Gyro: That was, like, the first thing they took out.
Scrooge: ...Okay... I swore I'd never have to initiate our worst weapon...
Gyro: And you never will, because they destroyed that too. This was a very well-planned invasion.
- Lunaris' opening broadcast to Earth.Lunaris: Greetings, puny Earthers. I am General Lunaris of the vastly superior Planet Moon.
Scrooge: The Moon's not a planet—
Della: Yeah, it's a whole thing with them.
- Gyro hamming it up as he send the Lil' Bulbs out to search for allies:Gyro: Find our allies! Go children! LIKE THE WIND!!
- One of the Lil Bulbs Gyro sends out to gather allies is too scared to get out there, but it only takes a Get A Hold Of Yourself Man slap from the prime Lil Bulb followed by a hug that gets it going.
- In an incredibly dark but hilarious moment, when a bulb is accidentally captured, it struggles to get free when Huey's transmission comes through. Then it salutes and unscrews its head. The other Lil Bulbs take revenge on Huey for this later on Ithaquack.Huey: No! Stop! I am man! You are machine!
- In an incredibly dark but hilarious moment, when a bulb is accidentally captured, it struggles to get free when Huey's transmission comes through. Then it salutes and unscrews its head. The other Lil Bulbs take revenge on Huey for this later on Ithaquack.
- Unable to put the plane on autopilot, Della angrily untwists her mechanical leg and shoves it into the steering wheel while she looks at a map.
- Dewey Ex Machina!
- When Zeus refuses to allow the other gods to help (Selene describes it as "grounding"), Della furiously bangs on the door.Della: Open the ding-dang door, you pantheon of palookas!
- Storkules is devastated that they're not allowed to help the mortals, especially Donald, so Zeus asks:
- Storkules, shortly before this, refers to Donald as "my Donald."
- Louie not realizing his mother wasn't trying to get help, but trying to hide them.Louie: So maybe we could talk it over on the plane on the way back to Duckburg?
Della: We can't ever go back to Duckburg!
Louie: Without you! I think? Sorry, mom, I'm a little lost here...
- As they leave, Selene briefly opens the door to apologize to Della and also asks to call her later to hang out if they weren't all conquered by then.
- Just like in the pilot of the original series, Darkwing Duck doesn't get recognition from anyone other than Launchpad.
- Not only that, he indirectly saves Launchpad from a Moonlander ambush by being such a perceived non-threat that they just left the pair alone.
- In Scrooge's war-room, Gizmoduck tries to keep his mother from discovering his secret...only for her to bluntly interrupt him to say that she is a detective and his mother and she knows who he is. Fenton immediately drops the act and starts whining about her using his real name while he's in costume.
- Darkwing and Gizmoduck meeting for the first time. It goes about as you'd expect.Gizmoduck: Hi, I'm Gizmoduck! When there's trouble, you call me! (offers a handshake) What's your name?
Darkwing: (growls under his breath)
- Note that Darkwing had just finished introducing himself to everyone.
- Lena calling Duckworth a "waste of magic" when he suggests that they just ask the Moonlanders to leave sternly.
- When Scrooge leads the others in storming the Manor, he arrives dressed as a Scottish soldier, riding Manny, and playing a bagpipe. The Moonlanders assume that the latter is some form of sonic weaponry.
- While serving as a mount for Scrooge, Manny clomps "This is humiliating" with his hooves.
- Gyro appears to be disintegrated, only for another to appear and assure everyone that it was a clone. Then that Gyro gets disintegrated.Gyro(?): Okay, that might have been me, none of us really know anymore.
- Darkwing can't get through his Catch Phrase as newspapers keep flying in his face as he rides on top of Scrooge's car, and he sheepishly asks Launchpad to slow down.Darkwing: I am the black hole that-! (paper smack) I am the supernova that-!(paper smack)
- Scrooge sneaking in wearing Darwking's outfit and ends up doing his catchphrase while disarming Gibbous and Zenith, twirling the latter like they're dancing. The Moonlander couple is actually amazed by his impressive entrance and applaud.
- Darkwing getting beat up by some mooks, but then he hilariously stumbles around conscious as if he's doing drunk-fu and is able to beat up two of the invaders before Launchpad tackles the last one.Darkwing: They finally paid attention to me. I am a hero. I am-! (beat) Who am I?
Launchpad: (drops him) Darkwing Duck!
- Launchpad finds Scrooge and the others having an emergency meeting at the sea food restaurant Chums, and tells them that he thought they were meeting at "Thumbs", because he wrote the name "Chums" on his thumbs.Launchpad: You can understand the mix-up.
- Duckworth deciding that they are doomed and leaving to ready everyone's arrival to the afterlife. Beakley is concerned that he went down to do that.
- Doubles as a heartwarming moment, Donald and Della's reunion.Donald and Della: [angry quacking] Where have you been?!
- Dewey runs between his mother and uncle and tells them to stop arguing with each other...then tackles Donald in a rage.
- Followed by Della effortlessly picking Dewey up from behind, then unceremoniously dropping him off to the side, yelling, "Don't change the subject. Just because I missed you doesn't mean I'm not mad at you!"
- Dewey runs between his mother and uncle and tells them to stop arguing with each other...then tackles Donald in a rage.
- Donald telling about his stay on the Moon...using his melon, who looks a LOT like Mickey Mouse (Complete with the impression of his voice to boot!).Donald: (in his Companion Cube's voice) Thank goodness you found us! After Penumbra helped Donald escape those evil Moonlanders, why, he crash landed on this island! (in his normal voice) Where I met my best friend! (hugs the melon)
- There's just something funny about how Donald is somehow able to make a perfectly normal-sounding voice for the melon yet remains The Unintelligible when he talks normally.
- Donald's attachment to his Companion Cube.Della: Who's up for beach volleyball? Melon, I'm looking at you, 'cause we're gonna need a ball!
Donald: (hugs the melon) NO!
- Later, Donald gives out a Big "NO!" after Della kicks Melon into the ocean.Melon: (flying away) SEE YA REAL SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! (crashes into the water)
- And then Gladstone arrives with the melon, eating it, framed like he was consuming an actual head, while Donald and the rest stare in horror.
- Della's initial reaction to the melon is very chuckle-worthy:Melon: (pressing against Della's cheek) Oh, boy, I love a reunion!
Della: (recoils in horror) Whoa! (aside to Huey) Has the melon been a thing the whole time I was gone, or...
Huey: (equally horrified) No, that's new.
- The implication that the whole melon thing means the entire Mickey Mouse Canon was Donald Duck going insane for a month.
- Just look at the faces of the Triplets as the whole event occurs. Huey seems to be scientifically examining his uncle, Dewy just has a "Oh, dear god, this is my uncle" look on his face and Louie and Webby are just staring at Donald with a mix of interesting fascination and abject utter terror!
- Donald's Companion Cube telling him he knew his family was out searching for him all those months and would eventually find him. Cue a moment of horror flashing across everyone's faces since the last episode they talked about Donald was when they still believed he was on his cruise.Huey: (awkward laugh) Yeeees, we totally knew you were missing and not on a cruise!
Dewey: (slightly confused) Did we?
Webby: Yes, that's why we are here!
Della: Just like the melon said!
Donald: (through melon) I told you your family would never forget about you! Which is why you have to go back, my friend!
- And Donald buys it!
- Della tries to make the best of a bad situation by setting up camp on Donald's island. The first thing she shows off is that the triplets have their own rooms. What are the rooms? A set of lockers from the plane.
- If you look at Huey's locker, you can see that his identifying sign has "+ Webby!" written in a different colour below his name. That sounds like a bit of a tight squeeze...
- Also, the fact that Webby's name is in a different colour implies that Della only realized she was one locker short as she was labelling them.
- If you look at Huey's locker, you can see that his identifying sign has "+ Webby!" written in a different colour below his name. That sounds like a bit of a tight squeeze...
- The exchange between the triplets and Webby as they try to figure out a way home:Huey: (drawing in the sand) So let's see, we've got this tree, sand, and water, whole lot of both. How could this get us home?
Dewey: (raises hand) Oh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh.
Louie: (deadpan) Keeping in mind Dewey can't surf us to safety because he does not know how to surf.
Dewey: We don't know that until I try! (tries to surf using a piece of the airplane only to get washed back almost instantly)
Webby: Welcome back!
- When Della still refuses to get the others back to Duckburg.Della: Besides, Scrooge knows exactly what he's doing!
(Cut to Scrooge resting his head on his desk in frustration)
Scrooge: Oooh... I have no idea what I'm doing!
- Meanwhile Beakley, Launchpad, and Manny are playing a game of cards as Scrooge is wallowing in his frustration.
- Fethry starts calling out to Della, Donald, Huey and Dewey. But because he never met Louie and Webby, he calls them "green kid" and "girl kid"... then he starts calling out to everything he sees which gets on Gladstone's nerves enough to slam a watermelon into his mouth to shut him up.
- After Fethry and Gladstone save Donald, Della, and the kids from the island, the adults do Let's Get Dangerous! poses...then the camera zooms out to show the kids having the exact same poses as well. Then Dewey notices.Dewey: Aw man, am I the Uncle Donald?
- While everyone else looks ready to fight, Gladstone and Louie are casually reclining.
- Glomgold tries to get everyone's attention at Chums with the old "fingernails on a chalkboard" trick but, since he lacks fingernails (and apparently a blackboard), he slides his fingers down a child's portable whiteboard while saying "SCREEEEEEEEEEEEECH!"
- Glomgold's slideshow has a drawing of a muscular Glomgold doing pushups...with his beard. It's at this point Beakley considers being killed by Lunaris the less painful option.
- At the beginning of the slideshow, Glomgold has a slide that says the scheme is a product of his company and admits that it is now a subsidiary of McDuck Enterprises. Scrooge responds with a smug tip of his hat.
- Glomgold's long eyelashes and innocent looking face when he asks the group who's been complaining about his plan, "I'm sorry, do you not want to survive?"
- Glomgold keeps his pet sharks in parkas.Scrooge: Is that shark wearing a parka?
Glomgold: I call it a 'sharka.'
- What part of Glomgold's plan does Scrooge have to go along with by dressing up as the thing he hates the most? He rides up to Lunaris wearing a Santa outfit, sleigh and all.Scrooge: (deadpan) Ho, ho, ho. Merry Invasion.
- Since they don't have reindeer, Manny ends up pulling the sleigh. His subtitles appear saying "Running. Running." while pulling the sleigh.
- Scrooge woodenly reading lines from Glomgold's script and Reading the Stage Directions Out Loud, growing more and more confused as he goes.
- Part of Glomgold's plan is tricking Scrooge into giving him his company back. Also Scrooge's Double Take after he realizes this.Glomgold: Ha! No take-backs on Christmas.
Scrooge: It's not Christmas!
Glomgold: Then why is Santa here?
- While this happens, Lunaris stares in utter confusion.
- Scrooge gloats to Lunaris when Glomgold's plan actually works, and Glomgold has to add in.Lunaris: What? No!
Scrooge: You were prepared for our best, but not our dumbest.
Glomgold: And I am the dumbest there's ever been! (Evil Laugh) ...wait.
- Launchpad's Battle Cry as he hurtles through the air ("disguised", as per Glomgold's plan, as a large rock) after Beakley fires him from the slingshot:Launchpad: I WAS A GUY THIS WHOLE TIME!
- Lunaris has clearly run out of patience for people saying the Moon isn't a planet.Lunaris: I am the Moon! Greatest of the planets!
Glomgold: The Moon's not a planet!
Lunaris: STOP! SAYING! THAT!
- Just the fact that even a complete buffoon like Glomgold knows the moon isn't a planet and doesn't hesitate to correct him.
- As Lunaris has Scrooge at his mercy, he asks if Scrooge has Any Last Words?, only for Mitzi to arrive carrying the Duck cousins and the children. At this point, Lunaris finally realizes the ultimate truth of the Duck-McDuck family:General Lunaris: NONE OF THIS MAKES ANY SENSE!
- Gladstone's luck actually helps them take down the rocket. He tosses the last remaining piece of melon, which gets caught by a seagull, which drops it on Launchpad. As the gulls attack him for the melon, he leans back and accidentally pushes a lever that disconnects one of the pillars holding it up.
- Scrooge starts criticizing Donald for finally showing up after his relaxing vacation. The kids and Della cringe and start frantically miming for Scrooge to shut up as Donald begins to fume.Scrooge: Oh, was he...not on a cruise, then?
- When Lunaris broadcasts that he's going to destroy the Earth, some of the Moonlanders are raiding the fridge at the Manor.
- Donald and Della arguing on who's going to fly the Moonlander ship.Donald: This is a ship! I am a sailor!
Della: This is a rocket ship, genius! I am a pilot!
Scrooge: Oh, bless me bagpipes, have I missed this!
- Note that the twins were grabbing the controls while arguing, causing the ship to wildly turn at random. The children reacted with screams of fear when this happened, while Scrooge's reaction was to reminisce about the good old days. Scrooge McDuck has officially faced death far too many times for it to hold any fear for him anymore.
- While firing the ship's lasers, Dewey makes laser sound effects. Webby tells him to switch with her, allowing Webby to shoot while Dewey aims...and then Webby begins making laser sound effects.
- Penumbra performs a Big Damn Heroes moment and it first seems that she performed a Heroic Sacrifice.. only to crash right onto the Golden Spear's window.Penumbra: Hiya, roomie!
- Della then tries to introduce her family to Penumbra while she's still outside and sliding down the glass.Della: Anyway, this is my family, you know Donald—
Penumbra: Let me in!
Della: Oh, right!
- Della then tries to introduce her family to Penumbra while she's still outside and sliding down the glass.
- Lunaris trying to activate the backup engines, only to find one of Glomgold's sharks chewing up the wiring.
- Selene telling Lunaris that his broken-down ship is stuck orbiting the Earth, so now he is its newest moon. Lunaris' response?Lunaris: AWWW, PHOOEYYYYYYY!
- Gibbous hugging a random Duckburg citizen he just unshackled, and looks genuinely overcome with emotion while doing so.
- Launchpad encounters Penumbra after the day's been saved (and being amazed by her removing her helmet and revealing her impressive long hair) and decides to ask her out for coffee. Her response? To threaten him, which doesn't seem to deter Launchpad.Penumbra:...I could destroy you easily.
Launchpad: So, yes?
- During the big group shot of the McDuck family, Glomgold is pushed out of the way and spends the rest of the scene with a very funny angry face.
- In The Reveal of F.O.W.L., with the shock of the Board of Directors being the High Command, some of the other agents include Gandra Dee, a frozen John D. Rockerduck, a Frankenstein's monster-like Jeeves, Steelbeak, a still living Black Heron, and the Phantom Blot...who is disguised as Funzo, meaning F.O.W.L. has agents at Funzo's Fun Zone. Truly, F.O.W.L.'s reach is extensive.
- Even better when you realize that Phantom Blot is likely the same Funzo who had to remind Magica to not threaten customers in "Glomtales".