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

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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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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