Follow TV Tropes


Recap / Duck Tales S 1 E 40 Back Out In The Outback

Go To

Something's attacking Scrooge's sheep and shearing off their wool, so Scrooge heads off for Australia to find out what's going on. What's worse, Webby gets lost in the outback.


  • Androcles' Lion: Webby earned the respect of the mother and father warthogs by saving their child from a well shaft.
  • The Beastmaster: Webby's status as a Friend to All Living Things comes in handy. She gathers a team of Australian animals to defeat Dashing Duke and his cronies before they can attack Scrooge and Sundowner again.
  • Advertisement:
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: What Webby thinks is happening after she gets scared by some of the Australian wildlife. In the end, they bond and she sees they're sweet and helpful after all.
  • Full-Boar Action: Webby brings the mother and father warthogs against Duke at the end. One of them quickly ruins an escape attempt by puncturing the villain's tires with its tusks.
  • Furry Confusion: Webby says "Animals are my favorite people!" when she meets Sundowner's dog Dingo. However, in the Duckverse, people are anthropomorphized animals.
  • Kangaroos Represent Australia: Webby eagerly gushes about wanting to meet a kangaroo as the group is arriving in Australia, and she does indeed meet one. It puts her in its pouch for the night to keep her warm.
  • Land Down Under: This episode takes place in Australia. It features boomerangs, miniature UFOs (which are also boomerangs), opals, a sheep station, and a variety of marsupials.
  • Advertisement:
  • Meaningful Echo: Early on, Scrooge says that it's going to take teamwork to deal with the willy-wisps. At the end, he asks Webby how she managed to capture Dashing Duke and his mooks and she answers that it took teamwork.
  • Oh, Crap!: While Duke and his men started to feel jittery when Webby's wildlife friends started showing up, it wasn't until the warthogs showed up that this really came into effect.
  • Stab the Scorpion: When Scrooge is traveling with Sundowner, he suspects he's involved with the willy-wisps because he's clearly hiding something. Just before a commercial break, Sundowner throws his boomerang at Scrooge. When the break ends, it's revealed that he was aiming at a snake that was sneaking up behind Scrooge, convincing Scrooge that he's on the level.
  • Tempting Fate: Dashing Duke and his two mooks mock Webby when she storms up and orders them to leave her Honorary Uncle alone. They quickly find out that however small a girl is, it's unwise to make her angry when she can sic the local wildlife on you.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: