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Recap / Darkwing Duck S 1 E 27 Whiffle While You Work

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This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Early Installment Weirdness: Mr. Banana Brain's design looks like a full-on parody of Mr. Potato Head but with a banana instead and was merely an explosive used by Quackerjack to cover his escape. All his other appearances made him look less like Mr. Potato Head and had him become a ventriloquist dummy used by Quackerjack.
  • Expy: Whiffle Boy is one to Mega Man. When you consider who was making Disney's videogames at the time, it kinda makes sense...
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  • Just Desserts: Quackerjack is eaten by Gator Gal in the end. He is still alive as he cries out inside her belly, "I don't like this game."
  • New Media Are Evil: Quackerjack hates video games, and considers them inferior to traditional toys, to the point where expressing fondness for them in his presence really ticks him off. He blames video games for the bankruptcy of his toy company and for him becoming evil.
  • One-Hit Point Wonder: One successful hit is enough to take Whiffle Boy out.
  • Out of Order: Despite this episode clearly being Darkwing's first encounter with Quackerjack, it aired after he already made several appearances.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Gosalyn calls out Drake for telling her that video games will rot her brain, only to catch him playing video games and signing up for the same video game contest she signed for.
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  • Swallowed Whole: While trying to get out of the game, Quackerjack ends up getting swallowed by Gator Gal.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Whiffle Boy gets repeatedly killed by his enemy, the Weasel, and once accidentally by Darkwing. Justified, since he's a video game character.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Darkwing uses one (which he renames as the "Lame Duck Routine") against the game's Final Boss.

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