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  • In the Doctor Who Expanded Universe short story "Housewarming" by David A. McIntee, Sarah-Jane and Mike Yates investigate an apparent haunting at an old manor house that is now a community centre. The various clubs and organisations using it have left their manuals and pamphlets in the old library, and one of them is The Junior Woodchuck Guide.

Live-Action TV

  • The Goldbergs: DuckTales is mentioned in "A Wall Street Thanksgiving".
  • In the pilot episode of Young Sheldon, as Sheldon and Missy watch Professor Proton on TV, Missy complains about watching this instead of DuckTales, but Sheldon tells her it's not educational.

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Web Animation

  • CollegeHumor: "DuckTales Theme Gone Horribly Wrong" is a Deconstructive Parody of the show's intro, where Scrooge McDuck accidentally breaks all of his bones after jumping into his pool of money, resulting in him being immediately rushed to the hospital where he has a heart attack on the operating table and dies. A funeral is held for him, where he is buried with all of his money, and as a result his grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie go crazy over their granduncle's death and end up in prison, their uncle (and Scrooge's nephew) Donald Duck becoming very angry with them and refuses to pay their "duck bail", before finally going bankrupt and committing suicide.

Web Video

  • The Angry Video Game Nerd:
    • In his Back to the Future Revisisted review, in response to hearing a mangled version of "Johnny B Goode" in the "Enchantment Under the Sea Dance" level, the Nerd says about the NES, "If they could make the DuckTales theme sound awesome in 8-bit, why not this?"
    • In his review of Tiger Electronic Handheld Games, one of the games the Nerd plays is based on the show.
    • In his review of Game Boy Accessories, the Game Boy version of DuckTales is shown when the Nerd tries to demonstrate the Booster's cartridge compartment.
    • In his review of Treasure Master, after a rather tedious first level, the Nerd makes it to the moon, where he actually finds himself having fun. He has to remind himself that he can't be having fun.
    Nerd: Don't get honeydicked by the Moon World! This isn't DuckTales!
  • The Happy Video Game Nerd has reviewed the video game adaptation by Capcom, as well as its sequel, DuckTales 2.
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • In his "Top 11 Catchiest Nostalgic Theme Songs" video, the DuckTales theme song is placed in the #1 spot.
    • In his "Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows" video, DuckTales is placed in the #9 spot.
    • In his review of Howard the Duck, the Critic plays a parody of the DuckTales theme song during the scene where a female duck is shown topless as she takes a bath.
    • In his review of Quest for Camelot, among other songs, the DuckTales theme song plays when Kayley squeezes her horse's mane.
    • As part of "Raiders of the Story Arc", the Critic reviewed the show's Five-Episode Pilot.
    • In his review of The Disney Afternoon, DuckTales is briefly covered.

Western Animation

  • Animaniacs: In "Opportunity Knox", when Pinky and Brain arrive at Fort Knox, Pinky looks around and says, "This is even better than a DuckTales episode!"
  • Arthur: In "Arthur Accused!", Arthur is seen diving into a pile of quarters in Buster's fantasy, which is very similar to Scrooge McDuck's iconic money dive.
  • Clarence: In "Clarence's Millions", Clarence dreams of swimming in money is a parody to the DuckTales intro. The music also sounds very similar to the DuckTales theme song.
  • Family Guy: In "Lottery Fever", Peter imitates Scrooge McDuck's diving into his money vault, only to find he can't swim in it as shown in the comics.
  • MAD: In "First White House Down / McDuck Dynasty" the sketch "McDuck Dynasty" is a parody of both DuckTales and Duck Dynasty.
  • Robot Chicken: The episode "Poisoned by Relatives" features a segment called "Malice in the Making" where DuckTales is mentioned.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: In "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?", Mr. Krabs is seen swimming in a pool of coins as a homage to Scrooge McDuck.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:

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