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When Scrooge develops an unnatural ailment, Fenton takes him to Tralla-La, a mythical village in Himalaya where the concept of currency, or even scarcity, doesnt exist. But Fenton's plan backfires when he gets the locals to use bottlecaps as currency...

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Apple of Discord: Scrooge's bottlecap, which quickly leads to the Tra-la-laians fighting among themselves over it.
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  • Delusions of Doghood: Scrooge's stress makes him begin acting like a squirrel.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When Huey, Dewey, and Louie face a potential death by drowning, they choose to bravely face it by saluting as Junior Woodchucks rather than panicking. Fortunately, Gizmoduck shows up to save the day.
  • Mary Sue Topia: Tralla-La is a parody of the concept, a secluded paradise where there is no poverty, hunger or disease because they dont have a concept of scarcity or currency. The second Fenton introduces something that everyone dont already have, it falls apart.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Fenton at his bumbling best; inadvertently introducing the concept of money, and all the problems that come with it, to a land where previously there was none. Though he does put it right later.
  • Not So Above It All: The main point of the story. In the end, the villagers are just as susceptible to their human flaws as the rest of us.
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  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Despite his best efforts, the villagers see right through Fentons disguises, as he cant really change the fact that Tralla-La is a Small, Secluded World and the inhabitants know everyone there.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The villagers hold the nephews hostage while Scrooge and Fenton try to stop the bottlecap shipments, and will execute them if they hear Launchpads plane.
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