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.
- 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.