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Recap / Duck Tales S 1 E 21 Dr Jekyll And Mr Mc Duck

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When Scrooge buys a mysterious bottle, the contents cause him to flip between himself and a wildly un-thrifty persona.

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Apocalyptic Log: Dr. Jekyll's notes, telling how he created the potion to make himself more generous and more popular and ultimately couldn't stop, read like the notes of a scientist in a horror film.
  • Auction: Scrooge attends one, where he ends up bidding for a cologne that makes him aggressively generous.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: Huey, Dewey, and Louie try to get help from famed detective and honorary Junior Woodchuck member Shedlock Jones (an obvious parody of Sherlock Holmes) but he turns them away, because he's on a more important case; but he shows up to help them later, saying he is a Junior Woodchuck (and also because he now thinks their problem relates to that other case, which it does.)
  • Clock Discrepancy: At first, the nephews think they missed the "cure-by" date, but Shedlock mentions that the clock difference means they can still do it.
  • Money to Throw Away: Scrooge under the influence of the potion cannot throw his money away fast enough.
  • Race Against the Clock: The triplets have only a certain amount of time to Find the Cure! before it will no longer work.
  • Recurring Character: Gladstone Gander, last seen in "Dime Enough for Luck", makes an early appearance.
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  • Sherlock Homage: Shedlock Jones, a famous detective, is clearly a Sherlock Holmes Expy.
  • Shout-Out: To The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
    • The aforementioned Sherlock Homage.
    • Professor Moody Doody (one of Professor Moriarty) disguises himself as Jack the Tripper.

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