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Ma Beagle hatches a plan to inherit Scrooge's fortune by faking a marriage to him.

This episode contains examples of the following tropes.

  • Becoming the Mask: At one point it seems Ma Beagle has fully embraced being Scrooge's new housewife. This will not last though.
  • Gold Digger: Ma Beagle fakes a marriage to Scrooge so she could be legally entitled to half of his fortune if he divorced her.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Scrooge tasks Ma Beagle with a bunch of hard work that she has to do as long as the two of them are married, hoping that the stress of it makes her fed up and admit that she faked their marriage. Instead, it leads her to Becoming the Mask and liking the idea of seriously being a couple with Scrooge, something that horrifies him, his family and her sons.
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  • Priceless Ming Vase: The Beagle Boys use a Ming Vase as a baseball bat, of course breaking it in the process.
  • Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue...: Burger Beagle does a poem based on this during the episode.
    Roses is red,
    Violets is blue,
    Misery loves company,
    That's why we're here with you!
  • Shout-Out: Ma asks her "husband" if he's going to kiss her; he says, "I'd rather kiss Shamu the whale!"
  • Til Murder Do Us Part: Exploited. Scrooge fakes his own death by diving into the money vault, and a servant accused Ma Beagle of killing Scrooge for the money. She quickly backpedals about being married, with Scrooge confirming the denial a few seconds later.
  • Would Rather Suffer: See Shout-Out; Scrooge would rather kiss a whale than Ma Beagle.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Ma Beagle attempts to cover all possibilities with her plan. Once she convinces the courts that she and Scrooge are now married, she'll have access to all of Scrooge's fortune, and even if he tries to get it annulled she would still end up getting half of his fortune in the settlement. However, she didn't consider all Scrooge's possible escape routes, and it backfires on her when Scrooge fakes his own death.
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