- "Ducky Dearest" has Huey, Dewey, and Louie attempt to throw a surprise party for their Uncle Donald's birthday, but the way they act while trying to hide everything causes Donald to mistake them for doing illegal things behind his back, which causes things to go downhill from there. At the end of the episode, the triplets have no choice but to give their uncle his presents early. Donald is so touched to see what his nephews have done for him, and they finish off the revelation with a statement of "Happy Birthday, Uncle Donald!"
- The episode itself starts off with Donald and the boys simply having fun together, Donald preparing dinner and then watching a gory horror flick on TV with them. Considering how contentious the relationship between the four of them tends to be in this show (Donald being an asshole, the boys being pranksters), just seeing Donald act as a loving caregiver is a refreshing sight.
- The boys really go all out on Donald's birthday, with each of their gifts something they knew Donald's really wanted.
- The entire conflict starts off because Donald falls prey to a con artist who convinces Donald the boys are juvenile delinquents on a steady path to a life of crime. Donald's initial response to "Dr. Homer's" commercials are that the triplets are good kids. Unfortunately, Homer's manipulative enough he manages to make Donald paranoid. When the triplets later realize Donald's been acting weird because of this guy, they're outraged at him scamming their beloved uncle.
- Stunt Double or Nothing has plenty of heartwarming moments alongside its more comedic parts.
- Daisy and Donald defending the boys when Kent threatened to fire them even though it was an accident, Dewey actually saved his statue and they don't work for him. The Death Glares both adult ducks gave at Kent sealed the deal.
- The boys accidentally destroyed Kent's tape and fearing that their uncle and Daisy will lose their jobs, they ventured into the jungle to reenact everything in the video and no one would notice. It became a Tear Jerker later but it showed the lengths they would go to help their friends and family.
- Bobo, the ape that was friends with Daisy, Donald and the boys gets a Throw the Dog a Bone in the end of the episode.
- Not only that,the Ducks started Kent's Humiliation Conga as a result of the latter abusing Bobo. Whatever Bobo had, they made sure Kent had it worse.
- A Meta example comes from DuckTales (2017), which featured "Quack Pack!," a third season episode wherein the Duck Family is trapped in a sitcom-based alternate reality thanks to a wish made by Donald. The episode is overall a parody of 1990s sitcom cliches and doesn't refrain from teasing the original Quack Pack, but it still manages to say despite how dated and cliche this particular cartoon was, it still has its own merits and sense of "normal," and thus has earned the right to be remembered fondly by viewers. While Quack Pack still remains controversial, it's acknowledged it does have its fans.
Heartwarming / Quack Pack