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Recap / Duck Tales S 1 E 25 Ducky Horror Picture Show

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Scrooge finances a meeting house/convention center, which is then used by a group of horror movie-based monsters.

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The monsters protest against monster movies for making people afraid of them, and they don't even get royalties.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Bigfoot is mentioned, and Quackymodo hopes she doesn't ask him to dance again because his foot still turns after she stepped on them.
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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: The nephews are a little disappointed when Scrooge assures them that monsters like in the movies can't possibly exist.
  • Clam Trap: The mail carrier briefly got his fingers stick inside the Fish Person's mailbox, which is a clam that closed when he put the mail in its mouth.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The monsters. And they're not happy with the monster movies portraying them negatively. Only to find out everyone loves them anyway.
  • Expy: The mummy looks identical to Ka-hoo-fu from "Sphinx for the Memories".
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampires: Not just the vampire but all the monsters are revealed to be rather friendly and fun-loving.
  • Gonna Need More X: When Ping Pong showed up, one of the triplets calls out to Mrs. Beakley that they were going to need more guest towels.
  • I See Them, Too: After seeing that the monsters disappeared after partying in the convention center, Scrooge wondered if it was All Just a Dream. Duckworth then confirmed that he had seen the monsters too.
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  • The Igor: Quackymodo.
  • King Kong Copy: One of the monsters attending the convention is a giant gorilla named Ping Pong.
  • "King Kong" Climb: When Ping Pong shows up, he climbs up on top of Scrooge's money bin and pounds his chest up there. The other monsters explain that, according to tradition, he climbs the tallest building at every convention.
  • Laughing Mad: Quackymodo
  • Monster Mash: Among the monsters showing up to the convention, there's a vampire, a hunchback, a wolf-duck, a Frankenstein's Monster and his bride, a fish-man, a Blob Monster, a mummy and a giant gorilla named Ping Pong.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Everyone's reaction after finding out the monsters are the real thing. Fortunately, the monsters mean no harm.
    • Scrooge's reaction, due to the being in both financial and legal (especially financial) trouble as a result of the monsters' destruction.
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  • Punny Name: The gigantic, paddle-ball-playing gorilla is called "Ping Pong".
  • Shout-Out: The title is a reference to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • Squick "Blob for apples".
  • Unstoppable Mailman: The mail carrier who delivers the letters to the monsters.
  • Your Size May Vary: The episode featured a big ape named Ping Pong. When he first comes in right before the second commercial break, he's about as tall as Scrooge's Money Bin. But right after the ad break, he suddenly gets smaller than the Bin so that he can climb it and relax on the roof.

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