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  • Author's Saving Throw: Even those who don't like the show have otherwise complimented it for, at the very least, showing Donald interacting with his nephews more than he had in DuckTales (1987).
  • Awesome Music: Eddie Money's rockin' Pop Punk theme song!
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Alongside the new personalities of the nephews; the thing most people remember about the show was Daisy’s more shapely design, as well as the time she got incredibly fat.
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  • Bizarro Episode: The episode "All Hands on Duck", which was about Donald Duck being recruited back into the Navy and later fighting a giant bomber drone. Everyone in this episode besides Donald and Daisy is for some reason a Dogface.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: One-shot character Nelly the dragon from the episode "Leader of the Quack" is very popular on Deviant Art, at least among fans of chubby cartoon characters.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Thanks in no small part to incompatibility with DuckTales (1987), the Carl Barks and Don Rosa comics, and the overall different tone of the show from what came before. The House of Mouse versions of the nephews are also featured as teenagers and occasionally dress as they did in this series as a Mythology Gag. Interestingly, the Quack Pack version of the nephews actually made a short appearance in either PKNA or Pikappa, tying that series together with this one (it was also their only appearance in the comic).
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  • Harsher in Hindsight: It's bad enough when one episode has the trio becoming the new CEOs of a company that sells addictive snacks, much to Donald's sadness. But then you read some of the Disney Ducks Comic Universe and realize that Donald's family had been broken apart by greed before. Then it becomes downright heartbreaking knowing he's not just sad that he's losing his nephews; he's reliving a sad memory from his childhood. This even becomes a major story arc in the DuckTales reboot.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Louie being The Heart here, when in the reboot his brothers refer to him as the “evil” triplet. Furthermore, it's Huey, not Louis, who still wears the hat in Ducktales 2017 and is the smart one like Dewey is in Quack Pack. Dewey himself takes on a more adventuring role in Ducktales 2017 rather than being a computer nerd.
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    • The presence of human characters in Legend of the Three Caballeros has been cited by Frank Agones as a similarity that show has to this one to the exclusion of virtually all Disney duck media (though its not entirely accurate, since the "humans" in Legend of the Three Caballeros are gods and extraterrestrial mummies).
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • If the producer intentionally having Donald severely injured in order to boost his ratings was bad enough, he became a true villain by attempting to kill the duck so that his show will stay afloat.
    • The pirate sends victims to be killed by a giant snake. His latest being Huey, Dewey and Louie.
    • Kent Powers went from annoying bum to a complete Jerkass by carrying out animal abuse on Bobo who is tricked into performing all his dangerous stunts.
  • Older Than They Think: Donald has interacted with human characters before in classic shorts like "The Autograph Hound", "Duck Pimples", and "Donald's Dilemma", not to mention the various World War II cartoons. Furthermore, Carl Barks had wanted to put humans in his Donald comics; the Dogface extras were a compromise forced upon him by Executive Meddling.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Those who don't hate the show generally feel that it's otherwise okay. If nothing else, it's a pleasant bit of '90s cartoon nostalgia.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: The biggest complaint of the show when it first aired. Aside from being drastically different in tone from previous incarnations of the Disney duck characters, the particular tone it chose was, to put it nicely, painfully contemporary (and thanks to Animation Lead Time, it was already dated when it aired).
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