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Recap / Duck Tales S 1 E 37 Send In The Clones

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Everyone begins seeing double when Magica DeSpell gets the Beagle Boys to help her steal the Number One Dime, disguising them as the nephews. Can the nephews expose them before the dime is stolen and before Mrs. Beakley loses her mind?

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Baleful Polymorph:
    • Big Time Beagle gets transformed into a dragon at one point in the episode. Actually, he didn't mind it — it made it easier for him to threaten the nephews.
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    • Additionally, Huey is briefly turned into a baby chicken and a pig, Magica is turned into a crow (like her brother), and both Big Time and Baby Face undergo numerous transformations during the climax.
  • Body Snatcher: Having been to a movie about aliens "quacker-snatching" people beforehand, this is the triplets' first thought as to what's happened to Mrs. Beakley (and, later, Huey) when they return to Scrooge's mansion to find Mrs. Beakley (actually Magica) not acting like herself, at least until they find out what's really going on.
  • Eaten Alive: Inverted, in that Magica (disguised as Mrs. Beakley) tells the nephews to "Eat your soup while it's still alive!" It's unsure why she served them whatever the creature was.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Mrs. Walters, the reporter who is trying to interview Scrooge for the magazine she works for throughout the episode.
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  • Fainting: Mrs. Beakley's first reaction upon holding who she thinks are Dewey and Louie (actually Baby Face and Big Time Beagle respectively) in front of a mirror is to do this after an Oh, Crap! reaction. She later does so again, this time being forced into said state by Magica.
  • Glamour Failure: Magica's spell that turns the Beagle Boys into copies of Scrooge's nephews. While they looked like Huey, Dewey, and Louie, their reflections in mirrors revealed their true selves. They also still kept their original voices, which was even pointed out by Scrooge when Magica disguised herself as Mrs. Beakley and he asked her why she now talked with an accent.
  • Going for the Big Scoop: Mrs. Walters stows away in a helicopter with Scrooge and the others as they set off to get back the Number One Dime and save Huey and Mrs. Beakley.
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  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Webra Walters is the standard comedienne's imitation of Barbara Walters, as established by Gilda Radner.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: The snafu of Magica's spell, as mentioned under Glamour Failure.
  • Scaled Up: Big Time Beagle temporarily becoming a dragon during the climax of the episode.
  • Shout-Out: The title is a reference to "Send in the Clowns".
  • Villain Team-Up: Magica De Spell and the Beagle Boys.
  • You Are Grounded: Scrooge grounds the triplets (actually the disguised Beagle Boys) after they cause trouble for Mrs. Beakley and Webby and blow up Scrooge's study searching for the Number One Dime. Needless to say, the real triplets are confused as to why Unca Scrooge is so mad at them for leaving their room when they return from the movie they went to see earlier.
    Nephews: What did we do?
    Scrooge: Go!

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