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Recap / Duck Tales S 1 E 58 Til Nephews Do Us Part

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Scrooge falls in love with Millionara Vanderbucks, to whom marriage means more money.

This episode contains examples of the following tropes.

  • Chased Off into the Sunset: After the nuptials go off the rails, Scrooge runs off over the horizon, with the spurned Goldie chasing him and firing bullets all the way.
  • Child Hater: Millionara Vanderbucks. Upon marrying Scrooge, she intends to send Huey, Dewey and Louie to military school and Webby to finishing school.
    Millionara (upon first meeting Webby and the nephews): Children! How ghastly! . . . Er, how charming!
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  • Continuity Cavalcade: The episode includes cameos from several characters who have appeared in the series thus far at the wedding. Aside from appearances from Gyro, Donald, the Beagle Boys, and Glomgold, those present in line or in the aisles include Doofus Drake, Gladstone Gander, Magica DeSpell, Feathers Galore and J. Gander Hoover ("Double O Duck"), Ripcord and Loopy McQuack ("Top Duck"), Professor Carl Sagander, Burt Beakarach and Gloria Swansong ("The Uncrashable Hindentanic"), the Grand Kishki ("Catch As Cash Can"), Shedlock Jones ("Dr. Jekyll and Mr. McDuck") and The Duchess of Swansylvania ("Hotel Strangeduck").
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Subverted. Millionara is initially cold and unwilling to cooperate with Scrooge, but after some time, she appears to be melting, and he even proposes to her. Unfortunately, it's all a ploy to get ahold of Scrooge's money.
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  • Disguised in Drag: The Beagle Boys pose as bridesmaids in order to get into the bank where Scrooge and Millionara are being married.
  • Evil Laugh: Millionara cackles when it looks like she'll get her way.
  • Evil Gloating: She does this too.
  • Gilligan Cut: Scrooge says he's come to offer Millionara, "an offer [she] can't refuse" for some turf. Cut to the door: "What do you mean you refuse?"
  • Gold Digger: Millionara Vanderbucks. The nephews invite a guest to prevent her from marrying Scrooge: Glittering Goldie. Millionara then meets Flintheart, who quickly realizes she nearly gave him the same fate Scrooge avoided.
  • Literal-Minded: Upon hearing that Millionaira intends to give Duckworth and Mrs. Beakly the pink slip, the boys think it's a gift, and they're getting off better than the kids. When Mrs. Beakly sets them straight:
    Mrs. Beakly: Oh, boys. A pink slip isn't a gift. It means I'm fired. FIRED?!
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  • Mistaken for Servant: Scrooge mistakes Millionaira Vanderbucks for a company president's secretary, not realizing that Millionaira is the president of the corporation (and the richest woman in the world to boot).
  • Off to Boarding School: Millionara plans to send Huey, Dewey and Louie to military school and Webbigail to finishing school ("I don't want to be finished!")
  • Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: Millionara's version is "Something old: my money. Something new? His money. Something borrowed: more money. And something green... ALL the money!"
  • Poor Communication Kills: It may have been useless, but the triplets don't even try repeating Millionara's Evil Gloating moments to Scrooge.
  • Running Gag: Scrooge's employees mistaking the meaning of A-S-A-P.note 
  • Scary Stinging Swarm: Millionara is attacked by bees after the triplets spray her with honey disguised as bug repellent.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: Averted with Vanderbucks, who pursues Glomgold as eagerly as she did Scrooge.
  • Shout-Out: Webby about Ms. Vanderbucks: "If she offered me an apple in a forest, I sure wouldn't take it."
  • Villain Ball: After successfully wooing Scrooge to the altar, Millionara accidentally lets slip that she's more interested in his money than in him. When her groom expresses dismay, Millie doesn't attempt to act as though she misspoke or he misunderstood, but makes it even clearer that she's marrying him only for his assets. Predictably, it causes the scheme to fail.
  • Wacky Marriage Proposal: When Scrooge proposes to Millionaira Vanderbucks, he puts his proposal in financial terms. He asks if she'd be interested in a "merger", and she responds hoping that they'd have a "dividend or two". Millionaira immediately drags Scrooge home to meet her accountant.
  • Wedding Smashers: Glittering Goldie crashes Scrooge's wedding epically, by popping out of the wedding cake and blasting away with a shotgun. It turns out the nephews invited the old flame specifically to keep Scrooge from marrying Millionara.
    Goldie: You no good varmint! I'll teach ya' to lay eyes on another woman!
    Triplets: Ya-hoo! Let's hear it for Goldie!
  • With This Ring: Donald is Scrooge's best man... so of course he drops the ring down a sewer grate and has to go down there to retrieve it.

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