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Recap / Duck Tales S 1 E 29 Ducks Of The West

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Scrooge and the boys go to Scrooge's oil wells to find out why they ran dry.

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • An Aesop: Don't try to be something you're not.
  • Androcles' Lion: The boys free the white buffalo after finding it tied up in the ghost town. In return, it gets them back to civilization and later helps break them and Scrooge out of jail.
  • Cowboy Episode: Scrooge's oil wells go dry, and he heads out to Texas with Huey, Dewey and Louie in tow.
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  • Fire-Breathing Diner: Stay away from Scrooge's chili! It turns everybody who eats it (aside from Scrooge) into a Fire-Breathing Diner. Scrooge's unintentional victims then head to a nearby horse trough to cool out their mouths.
    Scrooge: I may be a city slicker, but we'll have a hot time in the old town tonight!
  • I Warned You: When Scrooge and the boys couldn't use any of Scrooge's planes because of the oil shortage, Huey came up with an idea, but said Scrooge might not like it: buying tickets from Glomgold's airport. Scrooge considers it the ultimate humiliation.
    Huey: Well, I said you might not like it.
    Scrooge: But you didn't say I'd hate it!
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: The white buffalo and the ghost of Jesse Jones turn out to be an ordinary buffalo painted white and one of the villains dressing up to scare people away from his oil-poaching operation. After "Jones" is caught, one of the triplets even says something about seeing who he really is as they pull off the mask.
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