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Darkwing Duck
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Darkwing Duck titles
Format Animated Series, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Created by Tad Stones
Starring Jim Cummings
Christine Cavanaugh
Terry McGovern
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 91 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Syndication
Original run September 8, 1991 – December 5, 1992
Chronology
Preceded by Acting Sheriff
Followed by The Dream Is Alive: The 20th Anniversary Celebration Of Walt Disney World
Related shows Duck Tales (1987)
Quack Pack (1996)

Darkwing Duck is an American animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that ran from 1991-1995 and 1996-1997 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. It featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard (voiced by Jim Cummings). It is the first of two spin-offs of DuckTales.

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Characters

The main characters were:

  • Darkwing Duck (Jim Cummings) - Drake Mallard, average citizen by day and St. Canard's resident superhero by night.
  • Gosalyn Mallard (Christine Cavanaugh) - Drake "Darkwing Duck" Mallard's 9-year-old adopted daughter. Occasional crime fighter as "Crimson Quackette" and later as "Quiverwing Quack".
  • Launchpad McQuack (Terry McGovern) - Darkwing Duck's sidekick, originally from DuckTales. He refers to Darkwing as "DW" and Darkwing often calls him "LP".
  • Honker Muddlefoot (Katie Leigh) - The Mallards' next door neighbour and Gosalyn's best friend.
  • Herb Muddlefoot (Jim Cummings) - Father of Honker Muddlefoot, next door neighbor of Drake Mallard (Darkwing Duck). Cummings' voice for Herb is an imitation of character actor Andy Devine.Drake finds him very irritating but they do work together well in at least one episode. Herb sells Quakerware (the Darkwing Duck universe's version of Tupperware) as a salesman for a living.
  • Binkie Muddlefoot (Susan Tolsky) - A yellow chicken housewife who is invariably overbearing yet ditzy. Competent in housework and doing her chores she is often the foil to Herb's fun.
  • Tank Muddlefoot (Dana Hill) - The eldest Muddlefoot son, Tank is a bully who often makes life difficult for his younger brother, Honker.

Premise

Darkwing Duck is about the adventures of the titular superhero, aided by his sidekick and pilot Launchpad. In his secret identity of Drake Mallard, he lives in an unassuming suburban house with his adopted daughter Gosalyn, next door to the bafflingly dim-witted Muddlefoot family. Darkwing struggles to balance his egotistical craving for fame and attention against his desire to be a good father to Gosalyn and help do good in St. Canard. Most episodes put these two aspects of Darkwing's character in direct conflict, though Darkwing's better nature usually prevails.

Darkwing Duck was initially developed as a spin-off of the very successful DuckTales series. Darkwing Duck entered production roughly one year after DuckTales ended. Darkwing Duck was inspired by two specific episodes of DuckTales, Double-O-Duck and The Masked Mallard. The original concept had Launchpad McQuack as the star. Instead, Launchpad appeared as Darkwing's sidekick in the finished product. Gizmoduck, a character from the final season of DuckTales, also appeared in a handful of crossover-themed episodes. The name "The Masked Mallard" became an epithet often used to refer to Darkwing himself.

Where most prior Disney Afternoon series featured at least some characters from classic Disney animation, Darkwing Duck featured a completely original cast. Even the DuckTales characters it reused had no counterpart in early Disney shorts or even the Carl Barks Disney comics. It was the also first Disney Afternoon cartoon to emphasize action rather than adventure, with Darkwing routinely engaging in slapstick battles with both supervillains and street criminals. While conflict with villains was routine in earlier Disney Afternoon, actual fight scenes were relatively rare.

Darkwing Duck was also the first Disney Afternoon property that was produced completely as a genre parody. Prior shows would contain elements of parody in certain episodes, but would otherwise be straight-faced adventure concepts in the tradition of Carl Barks's work in the Disney comics. By contrast, every episode of Darkwing Duck is laden with references to superhero, pulp adventure, or super-spy fiction.

Darkwing Duck himself is a satirical character. His costume, gas gun, and flashy introductions are all reminiscent of pulp heroes such as the Sandman, Crimson Avenger, The Green Hornet, and most especially The Shadow. The fictional city of St. Canard and Darkwing's rogues gallery are direct parodies of Gotham City and Batman, respectively.

Episodes

Over three seasons there were a total of 91 episodes.

Broadcast history

The two-part episode Darkly Dawns the Duck originally aired as an hour-length TV special on September 7, 1991 as part of a larger TV special, "The Darkwing Duck Premiere and Back to School With the Mickey Mouse Club." The film served as the show's pilot.

Seasons 1 and 2 were aired simultaneously in the Autumn of 1991. Season 1 on syndication as part of The Disney Afternoon block of shows. Seasons 2 and 3 aired on Saturday mornings on ABC.

All episodes remained in syndicated reruns on The Disney Afternoon until 1995 and then returned to the line up from 1996 to 1997.

The series was last seen in the U.S. on Toon Disney, but due to the rebranding of Jetix and other Disney shows to the channel, it has since vanished completely from the network. Along with a number of other shows, it has been removed from schedules in November 2004.

Toon Disney aired the Christmas episode featuring Bushroot on December 25, 2004. The show was last seen on Toon Disney in the United States on January 19, 2007 as part of the Toon Disney Wild Card Stack.

Certain episodes from the show's original run rarely re-aired while the show was on Toon Disney. These episodes appear to have been removed for content reasons. The most prominent of the rarely-seen episodes is "Hot Spells," which features a Satan-like character called Beelzebub.

Opening Introduction

There are seven different versions of the Darkwing Duck introduction. The first two were aired on the Disney Channel when Darkwing Duck first premiered and featured alternate animation and a different version of the familiar theme song. The third version was used on the Darkly Dawns The Duck VHS. The fourth version was used in syndication, and is actually the one they currently use today. The fifth is the version used on The Disney Afternoon, and is the same as the fourth version only cut for time. The sixth and seventh introductions were used on the ABC Saturday Morning airings, and contained mostly scenes from those episodes, starting with Darkwing tiptoeing up the Audubon Bay Bridge.

Home media

Four VHS tapes, each containing two episodes of Darkwing Duck, were released under the title Darkwing Duck: His Favorite Adventures in the United States on September 20, 1991: Darkly Dawns the Duck. However, most countries around the world only received releases of Darkly Dawns the Duck and Justice Ducks Unite! Each video came with two glow-in-the-Darkwing trading cards. Featured on the cards were, Darkwing, Launchpad, Gosalyn, Honker, Negaduck, Bushroot, Megavolt, and Taurus Bulba.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released 3-disc DVD box set entitled Darkwing Duck: Volume 1 on August 29, 2006. It includes 27 episodes, including the 2-part pilot Darkly Dawns the Duck, which was presented in edited form as opposed to the uncut version's release on VHS. The second volume, containing the next 27 episodes, was released on August 7, 2007.[1] Unlike DuckTales and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, the episodes on the DVDs are presented in the order they aired. The sets do not contain any special features.

Set Name Ep # Release Date
Darkwing Duck: Volume 1 27 August 26, 2006
Darkwing Duck: Volume 2 27 August 7, 2007
Darkwing Duck: Volume 3 35 TBA

Reception

Darkwing Duck was named the 93rd best animated series by IGN, calling it "one of the many reasons why after-school cartoons rule".[2]

Video games

There was a Darkwing Duck video game released by Capcom on the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy. Another game was also made for the TurboGrafx-16.

Comic books

Disney Comics published a four-issue Darkwing Duck comic book mini-series in late 1991, right around the time of the show's syndicated premiere. This mini-series was an adaptation of a draft of the script for "Darkly Dawns the Duck". Like the TaleSpin comic before it, it was meant to spin off a regular comic series, but the Disney Comics implosion happening at the time prevented that plan. However, Darkwing Duck stories were regularly printed in Disney Adventures magazine between the November 1991 and January 1996 issues. Additionally, Darkwing Duck stories were also regularly featured in Marvel Comics' short-lived Disney Afternoon comic book.

On March 13, 2010, Boom! Studios announced that they would be releasing a four-issue Darkwing Duck miniseries, starting in June of that year. The series will be written by Ian Brill and drawn by James Silvani, and will be set some time after the end of the show.[3]

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Quotes

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Quotes

Darkwing Duck

  • "Let's get dangerous!"
  • "Suck gas, Evildoer!" (usually said before firing his trademark gas pistol)
  • "The worst part of public transportation is the public."
  • "You'd think criminal masterminds would be more punctual!"
  • (Drake is dressing as Darkwing for the first time.) "Now all I need is a name: something that with conjure up the fear of a dark moonless night, the speed of an eagle’s wing – something like: The really scary fast thing!"
  • "Gosalyn, after I wake up, and have my morning cup of coffee, remind me to punish you. Severely."
  • "No one’s sure just why I flap. Half the police force think I’m a crook, and the other half hate my hat!"
  • (as Drake) "Let's get decorative!"
  • "In the Negaverse, there was never a Darkwing Duck to guard the city...(gulps) or a Drake Mallard to be a father, (hugs Negaverse-Gosalyn) so for you, Gosalyn...I'll stay..."
  • "All right, troops, we get to get you whipped into shape...we've got to be tough...we've got to be smart...we've got to be inventive...and what have we here?"
  • "The jig is up, you jaded, jug-headed, jack-in-the-box!"
  • "I am the weirdo who sits next to you on the bus! I am... the Swan Prince?"
  • "It's no use, Negaduck! You may have trapped the whole entire police department in lime jello, but you didn't trap me!"
  • "I am the jailer who throws away the key! I am... feeling really stupid."
  • "Clever of me to use my spine to break my fall like that."
  • "Forget it, Gosalyn, you're too young to explode!"
  • [about Gizmoduck]"Funny, I didn't know turkeys could fly. D'oh, I hate that guy... woah-oh-oh!! *CRASH* I mean, I really hate that guy!!!"
  • (Finding Gosalyn drawing on his yearbook) "Has Daddy ever told you the story of the little girl, the marking pen and the pit of eternal flame?"
  • "Gosalyn's sweet, Launchpad's insane, and Tank's polite?!?!"
  • "Great. I leave for five minutes, and Gosalyn's rewired the whole house!"
  • (as Drake) "Yep, yep, yep. Stand back, everyone. It's true that Honker is a shy young man, but, I have dealt with this sort of thing before. Honker... SPIT IT OUT!!!"
  • "I am the mighty Darkwing Duck, and I pity the poor fool who stands in my way!"
  • (as Darkwarrior) "I am the terror that hunts in the night! I am the jackal that gnaws at your bones! I am... Darkwarrior Duck!"
  • "I could've had a life, but no-oo, I chose to be a clown, in a mask and a cape! All I need are floppy shoes and a bozo nose!"
  • "Me thinks malicious mischief mars this masquerade!"
  • "Some people grow up and some people just grow older."
  • "Things are never as bad as they seem--They're usually worse."
  • "Oh great. Another pun-obsessed supervillain."
  • "You, fake a seizure. While the crowd is stealing your wallet and shoes, I'll sneak out the back way."
  • "Ha! I'm back! It'll take more than two treacherous transgressors to taint the track record of... Darkwiiiiing... Yak."

Launchpad McQuack

  • "You should accept the things you cannot change! ... Or is that, 'you should change the things you can't accept?'"
  • (Posing as Darkwing) "I am the tenor that sings in the night!"

Gosalyn

  • "Keen gear!"
  • "This is the desert. A cruel oven where the sand is the baking dish and mystery is the casserole."
  • "Nothing a little exorcism can't fix..."

Gizmoduck

  • "That's it! We'll all go on a big date!"
  • "YOU CAD! Y-you CAD!"
  • "Hi, Wingy..."
  • "Boogy down, Wingy!"

Negaduck

  • "So, St. Canard has a new favourite hero, eh? And a LITTLE GIRL at that! The perfect target for public enemy number one..."
  • "I am the sourball in the candyjar of goodness! I am... Negaduck!"
  • "What is this?! Did I cross a black cat today? I can't waste one sappy hero?!"
  • "I am the most fiendish terror that flaps in the darkest night! I am the skunk that pollutes your air! I am... NEGADUCK!"
  • "I am the shopping cart that nicks your paint job!"
  • "Well well, if it isn't Chocolate-Dipped Duck!"
  • "I feel awful, stooping to such petty crimes. But you can’t imagine how expensive a thermonuclear warhead is these days!"
  • "Maybe dressing up as my dogooder look-a-like is a rotten thing to do. But, hey, I'm Negaduck, a rotten kinda guy!"
  • "The whole reason I have a secret hideout is to get away from the geek squad!"
  • "I'LL GIVE YOU A BLOOD PRESSURE!"
  • (snarling at Gosalyn) "What are you looking at?"
  • "I don't know what you're trying to pull here, Darkwing, but..."
  • "I hate flowers,"
  • "Spirited, eh? (laughs sadistically) I hate that."
  • "A dove. The symbol of peace. Maybe I should feed it. TO A CAT!"
  • "I get... the loot."
  • "I can tell I am not going to like this kid..."
  • "Tell you what, If you help me take over this planet, I'll let you breathe."

Megavolt

  • "DON'T CALL ME SPARKY!"
  • "Oh, indignity heaped upon indignity! Why me? Why?! Why?! Why?! My high school reunion coming up and I have nothing to wear! Why was I made to suffer so? (to the lightbulb he's holding) What? What's that you say? Wear the jumpsuit battery gloves and helmet? (Kisses bulb) Brilliant! Oh what would I do without you?(Laughs) Ah, High school. I remember those golden days, days of constant descreation torment with a nary moment rest from the endless stream of abuse. Oh those were the days."
  • "Please refrain from accosting me sir."
  • "This is only a total defeat, you know."
  • "At last, I have harness the awesome power of carpet static and those fools in the science club said it couldn't be done."
  • "Oh, don't point that thing at me. It might go off. At last what I always wanted: the ability to enterain others at cocktail parties! But wait, these powers might have greater uses. I can seek revenge those who tormented me, those who made me a freak, those who... those who gave me this ridiculous hair-style!
  • "Sorry, Muddlefoot--but the Friendly Four are running this town from now on,"
  • "No! What are you looking at?! Your piercing stares are driving me mad! Mad I tell you! Mad! Oh, and by the way, I'm going to destroy the school and all of you in it."
  • (to Darkwing) "Gee, I suppose I'd better barbecue you now, but I just haven't got the heart. But don't worry, (whips around and zaps Ham String and Preena Lott) I'm still gonna get my revenge on you though."
  • "Now to grab the little girl he's been trying to save," (snatches up Gosalyn)
  • (to Drake Mallard) "Hey, I thought you lost your confidence."
  • "I may have lost, but at least, I know Darkwing Duck's secret identity. He's Elmo Sputterspark. Oh that's not it.
  • "I've been itching to try the zoom lens on this baby!"
  • "That's right! Prepare to meet thy doom at the hands of the... (throws arm around Quackerjack) the TWO most dangerous criminals ever! Together!"
  • "I love the smell of voltage in the evening!"
  • "Over my dead batteries! Eat amperes, duck!"
  • (talking to a lightbulb) "Oh, my sweet darling. You're the ampere of my eye!"
  • "Ingrate! You're no son of mine!"
  • "A comic book starring Darkwing Duck?! What's the world coming to?!?! No, no, this is wrong, all wrong! And in definite need of repair!"
  • "Look at him. He's nuts. He's out of his tree and completely insane! (pulls out a lightbulb) Isn't he, my wittle bubbwy-wubbwy?"
  • "Don't call me Sparky, and I am relaxed! I AM RELAXED! AAH!"
  • "Get ready to be Dead Meat Duck!"
  • "Alright... Dark-WING... you may be tough, but I'm not! Uh, or something."
  • "Let's see, particle accelerations plus fade conversions equals... TOAST!"
  • "At last! I'll have revenge on those who tormented me! Those who made me what I am! Wha... what am I anyway?"
  • "I can't remember what I do! For the love of heaven, please help me!"
  • "If I don't do something really destructive soon, I'll go nuts!"
  • "I know the electromagnetic spectrum like the back of my hand. (looks at the back of his hand) What the heck is that?!"
  • "He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day,"
  • "Ta-da! Megavolt! Superhero!"
  • "But traveling through time can put a hole in the space time continuum, wreak havoc in history and alternatively change the past, present, AND FUTURE FOREVER!!! Actually, it sounds kinda fun!"
  • "Soon, I'll have my revenge on those meddling kids and their nosy dog! Wait, wrong cartoon."

Quackerjack

  • "It's PLAYTIME!"
  • "I like coffee, I like tea, I like toys, and they like me!"
  • "I see London, I see France, I see Whiffle Boy kicked in the pants!"
  • (chanting annoyingly) "With $1,000,000 in your account, you could buy any toy you want!"
  • (inside an alligator) "I don't like this game..."

Liquidator

  • "The problem is bad tasting molecules that had been around since dinosaur days have worked their way to the regular water molecules off most of my competitors. Ooh, I don't wanna drink those! And with Bud Flood's Sparkling Crystal Pure Flood Water, I never have to."
  • "This is the ultimate form of advertising. Would you rather drink my pure mountain magic or a big fat monkey brain?"
  • "Are your muscles sore, tired, aching? Try Liquidator Brand Deheating Brawn.
  • "Here in the sewers of St. Canard, we have taken our crime fighter and surrounding him with a wall of boiling water."
  • "Are you tired of being powerless? Need professional help? Call Darkwing Duck!"
  • "Let the cleansing power of prison life wipe away your cares... and your sanity!"
  • "Step aside! Make room for...the Liquidator!"

Bushroot

  • (to Dr. Gary and Larson) "Hey stop it you guys! Give it back!"
  • "And now there's only one thing left to do: cackle madly!
  • "I'm not playing! If my research is successful, someday we get a nutrition on plants and be able to snack on sunlight."
  • "I feel so...so normal. My experiment is a failure. No, I'm a failure. I'm scum. No, I'm less than scum. I'm a worthless fungal parasite."
  • "Son of a broccoli! What have I done to myself?"
  • "All I wanted to do is make the world a better place to live. Now look at me. I'm a walking salad bar."
  • "I guess dogs aren't tree's best friend. Wait a minute, you moved! But you can't move! But you did move. I must be losing my mind. I gotta sit down for a moment. Thanks. Oh no, it happened again. A drink? Yes, that's what I need. A drink. I must have some telepathatic link with plants. This is a scientific breakthrough! Yes that's it! I'm the Doctor Doolittle of the plant world! Aha, this should impress them back at the lab...aww, but then they'll just laugh at me again. Humiliate me in front of... Rhoda. Unless of course, they have a little accident... hey, this plant thing may not be so bad after all.
  • "Quackerjack's giving me the creeps. Someone's got to tell him prison's not supposed to be fun."
  • "Ah, what a beautiful bride you are and a beautiful bride like you on my side the whole world would be green in envy. This is the happiest day on my life."
  • "Oh, well. A plant's gotta do what a plant's gotta do!"
  • "Christmas shopping gets more dangerous every year."
  • "Alright, every luxury a bride could want! You've got your own sprinkler system and a fertilizer supply!"
  • "Never again will I be lonely! Never again will I be told, 'I can't go out with you, you're just a shrub!' I've found the way to obtain the perfect bride! I'm growing my own."
  • "You have stolen the heart of the woman I love! I'm not gonna rescue you, I'm gonna mow you down!"
  • "I can't marry a potato! She's a tuber, and I'm a shrub! Well, they say opposites attract..."
  • "Ooh, look at me, I'm shaking like a leaf!"
  • "Gosalyn's guardian is Negaduck."
  • "I'm too young to be a frozen vegetable!"
  • "Upsy-daisy!"
  • "Christmas...Bah, grubbug!"
  • "Everyone treats me like last year's fruitcake..."
  • "Hey, kid! Easy on the foilage, huh?"
  • "For my next witness...and patient..."
  • "It's my scientific name."
  • (to Darkwing) "You're the only one who's ever beat Negaduck!"
  • I may be a mutant plant-duck, sure. But I'm an EARTH mutant plant-duck!"
  • "Some witch. Doesn't do a bad daisy, though."
  • "You think I'm the only vegetable that ever went bad..."
  • "I'm not sinister...just misunderstood..."

Steelbeak

  • (about Darkwing and Gizmo-duck) "C'mon, c'mon, c'mon! What are dese two trying to do, talk each other to death?"
  • "If dis little bit of epicurian delight is not to your particular taste, just have de world governments cough up 100 trillion smackeroos an' we'll send you de chicken salad instead."
  • Sheesh! I mean, what is it with dese world leaders, huh? Don't any of 'em keep an extra trillion around anymore?
  • "If dere's one t'ing I 'ate, it's excuses! ...Make dat two t'ings I 'ate. Excuses, an' a seven-ten split!" (Darkwing shows up) "Okay, make dat three tings".
  • "Oh, no---not here..."
  • (to Darkwing) "What are you, a franchise?!"
  • "Today, we'll show youse how to cook up a crisis. First, take one merrily spinnin' planet, an' add one iggie super- rocket to bring it to a hault. Chill one half 'till frozen while fryin' de other half like a burger. Bon Appetit."
  • "Boy, did you kids pick da wrong fanclub. Ya know, dressin' up like Darkwing Doofus ain't gonna score youse any points around 'ere."

Fluffy

  • "I AM NOT CUTE! WHOEVER HEARD OF A CUTE SUPERVILLAIN???"
  • "As the lion is king of the jungle, soon Fluffy will be the king of Saint Canard!!"
  • "Ah, some quick ranting always refreshes me! Now, back to business!"
  • "Witness, friends, the gloves that provide me with the only things that separate man from cat - opposable thumbs!"
  • "We have never even been allowed the simple dignity of eating with utensils!"
  • "Fortune smiles upon the doomed citizens of Saint Canard! They have been granted a slight reprieve, while I learn how to walk!"
  • "No, Al! Drink it! It's good! Really! Come back here, you jerrrrk!"
  • "Don't be bitter! You cannot change your station in life - believe me, I've tried!"

Mondo, the Mad Mask Misappropriator

  • "The mask of Darkwing Duck! Normally, I'd save the most dangerous trophy for last! But Darkwing Duck's card fell out of my catalog, and I didn't find it until spring cleaning!"
  • "Darkwing Duck, right on schedule! I admire that! You may be a klutz, but you are punctual."
  • "Nine-hundred and eighty-two superhero masks - collect them all!"
  • "Grrr! This time I won't be satisfied with just your mask as a trophy! This time, I'll want your pants, too!"
  • "He who fights and runs away - gets to beat a long stretch in the state pen!"

Herb Muddlefoot

  • "Ain't modern techno-loggy wonderful?"
  • "Hey! Who ate all the heads off the gingerbread men? I wanted to do that..."
  • "Honker, it's just not like you to lie, but until you stop, I'm gonna have to ground ya. No going out to play, no television, no food, no water, no sunlight..."

Other characters

  • "Dialectical dualisms!" ~ Splatter Phoenix
  • "Never let an embezzler keep score." ~ Random crook
  • "You get them out of there, NOW!... Um, please?" ~ Honker
  • "We come from the planet Larson on the Far Side of the galaxy." ~Alien cow
  • "Nononononononono! I'm not a dinosaur! These are my real nose and glasses, honest!" ~ Stegmutt
  • "Somebody fell into Devil's Gorge and has a compound fracture of the lower mandible? Well, it's not my fault I can't understand you. Maybe if you had a mouth." ~ Neptunia
  • "Just feed the precious little tykes enough sugar, and look out world! Heh, heh." ~ Clawed Hopper
  • "Red taters you can reason with, but Russets... ugh, they's just plain mean!" ~ Duane
  • "Father! If you blow up my boyfriend I'll never speak to you again!" ~ Morgana McCawbre
  • "If you insist on having principles our relationship is doomed." ~ Morgana McCawbre
  • "Dark, Darling!" ~ Morgana McCawbre
  • "Absolutely not! Never! Not in a million years! (Eek& Squeak plead) Forget it. I'd rather give up my 'Hex of the Month' Club than ever talk to Darkwing again! (door bell rings) Oh dear, that might be him now! How do I look? Am I pale enough? Are my cobwebs straight?" ~ Morgana McCawbre
  • "This carnivals nothing but a bunch of freaks, mutants and misfits (sighs happily) just like my last family reunion." ~ Morgana McCawbre
  • "I'll convince them that violence isn't the way if I have to kill them!" ~ Morgana McCawbre
  • "When you're full of spirit, everyone else looks empty." ~Professor Waddlemeyer
  • "You know, you're pretty smart- for an idiot." ~ Neptunia
  • "You have some pretty good ideas- for a moron." ~ Neptunia
  • "Put out the Bushroot! Put out the Bushroot!" ~ Stegmutt

Dialogue

  • Binketh Muddfoot: From whence do you hail?
    Darkwing Duck: What would you say if I told you I was from 700 years in the future?
    Binketh Muddfoot: I would say you are an evil warlock who should be burned at the stake!
    Darkwing Duck: (pause) We're from Sweden.
  • Splatter Phoenix: Hah! Your bourgeois morality would never allow you to hit a woman!
    Darkwing: Ohhh... you're right. I... I can't do it. You do it, Gosalyn.
  • Darkwing Duck: You! Are not a well person!
    Megavolt: What!? And you’re normal? (Impersonating Darkwing:) ‘I am the cold sore that stings your lip?’ We're definitely talking demented!
  • Darkwing Duck: It's no use, Negaduck! You may have trapped the whole entire police department in lime jello, but you didn't trap me!
    Negaduck: (sarcastically) Ooh, Darkwing Duck! I'm so scared!
    Darkwing Duck: Oh, yeah? Well, you should be! (Negaduck throws the bomb at Darkwing Duck) Eep! (bomb explodes)
    Negaduck: (sneering) Ha! I'm more afraid of early hair loss!
  • Stegmutt: (gasps) You're a villain!
    Quackerjack: (mock gasp) You're a genius.
  • Professor Moliarty: Is this a joke? I would hate that.
    Mole foot soldier: Nossir.
    Professor Moliarty: I hate it anyway.
  • Darkwing Duck: Fortunately, we have a psychological advantage.
    Launchpad: Because we’re sane, and he’s not?
    Darkwing: No, because Megavolt is afraid of me: I sent him to the electric chair. Twice.
  • Megavolt: I'll make him sizzle like spit on a griddle!
    Quackerjack: Ooh! Aren't we sounding folksy.
  • Little Girl: Ooh, pretty plant...(yanks on Dr. Reginald Bushroot's plant hair)
    Dr. Reginald Bushroot: OW! Hey, Kid! Easy on the foilage, huh?
    (Little Girl screams in fright)
  • Mother: (shrieks and points at Dr. Reginald Bushroot) It's a PLANT MONSTER!
    Dr. Reginald Bushroot: Where? Where? Where?
  • Count McCawber: What my daughter needs is a nice ghoulish boy, only then will she find true happiness!
    Darkwing: She doesn't want happiness, she wants me!
  • Stegmutt: Hot dogs, get your hot dogs!
    Random citizens: Aahh! A dinosaur!!
    Stegmutt: Maybe burgers would sell better.
  • Gizmoduck: Well, if you're not a crook, how come you're wearing a mask?
    Darkwing: Hey, hey. Let's not get personal, helmet-head!
    Gizmoduck: It came with the outfit!
  • Darkwing: The only way to really be happy is to be who you are, and nobody else.
    Gosalyn: This from a man in a cape and mask.
    Darkwing: Huh? Oh, oh I have to do this, for, uh, professional reasons. It's not like I'm maladjusted or anything; can't be that. Can it?
  • Random citizen: Help! My fruitcake, help! Shomeone shtole my fruitcake!
    Darkwing: Hmm. Who would 'shteal' fruitcake?
    Launchpad: I wish I knew. I could never get rid of the stuff!
  • Posiduck: Virtue is its own reward!
    Negaduck: Oh, yeah? Well, I say: don't get mad, get EVEN!
  • Darkwing: Hold the phone, Graham Bell! I've had enough of you loquacious, self-important, granduer-deluded villains! I don't care about your stupid plot... or your crummy childhood... or dreams of global conquest or anything else! I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT!!
    Pokerface: NO! I want to tell you!
    Darkwing: I'm not listening!
    Pokerface: Don't make me get angry with you!!
    Darkwing: (singing rather badly) LALA-LALA-LAAA-LAH!!
    Pokerface: Your little games don't impress me, Dorkwing! So prepare to meet your maker while I spill the beans about my plans anyway! HAHAHAAAA!
    Darkwing: LALALAL- ulp!!
    Pokerface: You may as well sing the funeral march, now!! Hahaaaa!
  • Morgana: Care for a jawbreaker, sweetums?
    Negaduck: Uh... why, thank you.
    Morgana: One broken jaw, coming up!
  • Morgana: Negaduck, my little honeywumpus!
    Darkwing: Hey! I'm supposed to be your little honeywumpus!
  • Megavolt: Get any water on me and I'll evaporate ya!
    Liquidator: You and what navy?!
  • Darking: You are going to stay home where it's safe!
    Gosalyn: I can take care of myself!
    Darkwing:Take care of yourself? You can't even take care of your room!
    Gosalyn: That's a cheap shot!
  • Bushroot: That can't be Darkwing Duck! If it were Darkwing Duck he would've called me mean names like Bush-Brain and Melon-Head!
    Megavolt: I think Bush-Brain is right!
    Quackerjack: Yeah, good thinking, Melon-Head!
  • Megavolt: That lady in the cape almost killed us! You're supposed to protect the city from people like that!
    Darkwing: I know, I know, I'm sorry! I - I tried to stop her before, but she... wait a minute, you're the villain! I'm not supposed to apologize to YOU! I'm supposed to SMASH you!
  • Quackerjack: You've got to save me! If I stay here any longer, I'll go crazy!
    Darkwing: Go?
    Quackerjack: Well you wouldn't hold a little thing like sanity against a guy, would ya? Besides, if we're going to get out of here, we're going to have to team up.
    Darkwing: Team up with you? That's a laugh!
    Paddywack: (offscreen) MWAHAHAHAHA!
    Quackerjack: No, that's a laugh.
  • Preena Lott: Yeah, I guess we owe you an apology, Drake. G'wan, g'wan, Ham, apologize!
    Ham String: Aw, gee, Drake, uh, sorry for acting like a chowder head.
    Darkwing: Aww, Ham... you weren't acting.
  • Ham String: You just missed Darkwing Duck, man!
    Drake: Darkwing Duckman? What is this Darkwing Duckman?
  • Bushroot: But we don't have a secret hideout! Why can't we go to your secret hideout?
    Negaduck: Bushroot, if I let you go to my secret hideout, it wouldn't be a SECRET hideout anymore!
  • Gizmoduck: Attention FOWL Agents! Come up with your hands up, or I, Gizmoduck, shall give you a sound thrashing!
    Steelbeak: Uh, yeah, right.
  • Darkwing: Not that I care, Grizz, but you've got a fish in your ear.
    Grizzlikof: WHAT? I CANNOT HEAR YOU! I HAVE A FISH IN MY EAR!
  • Darkwing: It always comes down to this, Launchpad. Me, you, a villain craving my destuction, and an abandoned warehouse.
    Lanchpad: Yeah, I wish for once it could be a roller rink or something.
  • Herb: Hey! Nice costume, there, Drake! Of course, nobody's gonna confuse you with the real Darkwing Duck!
    Darkwing: Uh, you don't think there's any resemblance, Herb?
    Herb: (laughs)No offence, there, guy, but Darkwing Duck is much taller! He's my best friend, I seen him once in person...
  • Binkie: Oh, but bikes are so boyish! Don't you think Gosalyn should have more, well, feminie things? Have I ever told you that, dear?
    Drake: (muttering) Only every time you see me.
  • Darkwing: Negaduck! So you're behind all this!
    J. Gander: What-who-eh... two Darkwings?!
    Darkwing and Negaduck: Don't you believe it, J. Gander? This fiend is my archnemesis, Negaduck! ...Oh no, you don't! You're the liar known as Negaduck! ...I beg to differ! You're the erroneous executor known only as Negaduck! ...OOOOH! Would you cut that out?!!
  • (While Darkwing is fighting Liquidator and Bushroot)
    Steggmutt: Oh, Darkwing, are you busy?
    Darkwing: No, no, I'm just playing pretend with the most dangerous villans, Bushroot and Liquidator!
    Liquidator: Yeah! Let's pretend that Darkwing is on fire!
    Bushroot: Yeah! Put out the Darkwing!
    Darkwing: Nice try, but it won't work-
    Steggmutt: (Grabs Darkwing and starts smacking him against the ground) Put out the Darkwing! Put out the Darkwing!
    Liquidator: 4 out of 5 doctors suggest that we GET THE HECK OUTTA HERE!
  • Launchpad: Darkwing! Darkwing! Sadistic mimes from Dimension X have invaded St. Canard! They're out there annoying people even as we speak! Sounds to me like an irresistable setup for a buncha swell sight gags! So whaddaya say, D.W., huh? Shall I get the ol' Ratcatcher warmed up, huh, D.W.? Whaddaya think?
    Drake: Could you get out of the way?! I've never seen this episode of Pellican's Island before! I wanna see if they manage to get rescued this time!
    Launchpad: Oh, D.W., listen to yourself! You're talkin' crazy! (turns off the TV) They'll never get off that island!
    Drake: Hey! Turn that back on!!
  • Darkwing: Your little game is over, you revolting revisionist! Give it back, so I can finish off the scene where I finish you off!
    Megavolt: Wrong! In the last scene I'm gonna finish you off!
    Darkwing: Sorry pal, this thing's reality-based. You don't stand a chane against me!
    Megavolt: That's what you think, you hackneyed hack! In this edition, I'm now ten times bigger and more powerful!
    Darkwing: No way! Lemmie see that. Where?
    Megavolt:
    Right there.
    Darkwing: What?! What kind of crazy science fiction are you trying to write? In any case, you oughta be twenty times smaller!
    Megavolt: What do you think you're doing?! I'm bigger!
    Darkwing: Have it your way. I can beat you no matter what size shoe you wear.
  • Gosalyn: Darkwarrior?
    Darkwing: Oh, great, gone five minutes and my own daughter forgets my name. Just like she forgot she was supposed to stay in the Ratcatcher.
    Gosalyn: (looks down happily) Launchpad!
    Darkwing: Don't change the subject. I have had it with you young lady, you are grounded for a month.
    Gosalyn: No problem, Dad. That kind of justice I can handle.
    Darkwing: Now don't argue with me. I-(makes funny noise and hugs Gosalyn)
  • Darkwing: (giant beanstalk falls on him) This is the second most-painful moment of my life.
    Stegmutt: What was the first most-painful?
    Darkwing: "Put out the Darkwing, put out the Darkwing!"

"I am the..."

Whenever Darkwing makes an entrance, he introduces himself by saying, "I am the terror that flaps in the night!" and then following it up with a metaphor comparing himself to something annoying (in earlier episodes his choice of metaphors leaned more toward a horror element), or something that makes little sense; finally ending with "I am Darkwing Duck!". Among them are:

  • "I am the cat that lays kittens in your bed!"
  • "I am the switch that derails your train!"
  • "I am the papercut that ruins your morning!"
  • "I am the jailer who throws away the key!"
  • "I am the surprise in your cereal box."
  • "I am the winged scourge that pecks at your nightmares!"
  • "I am the weed-wacker in the garden of evil!"
  • "I am the lollipop that sticks in your hair!"
  • "I am the rhinestone on the jumpsuit of justice!"
  • "I am the thing that goes bump in the night!"
  • "I am the neuroses that requires a $500-an-hour shrink!"
  • "I am the weirdo who sits next to you on the bus!"
  • "I am the batteries that are not included!"
  • "I am the headache in the criminal mind!"
  • "I am the raspberry seed you can't floss out!"
  • "I am the fingernail that scrapes the blackboard of your soul!"
  • "I am the onion that stings in your eye!"
  • "I am the special news bulletin that interrupts your favorite show!"
  • "I am the stain that CAN'T be rubbed out!"
  • "I am the low ratings that cancel your program!"
  • "I am the auditor that wants to look at your books!"
  • "I am the slug that slimes your Begonias!"
  • "I am the bubble gum that sticks in your hair!"
  • "I am the itch you cannot reach!"
  • "I am the smoke that smokes Smoked Oysters!"
  • "I am the ten dollar service charge on all returned checks!"
  • "I am the fingernail that scrapes across the blackboard of injustice!"
  • "I am the peanut butter that sticks to the roof of your mouth!"
  • "I am the cholesterol that clogs your arteries!"
  • "I am the wrong number that wakes you at 3am!"
  • "I am the fast food that comes back to haunt you!"
  • "I am the bug that splatters on your windshield!"
  • "I am the single career man all women want to date!"
  • "I am the check writer in the 'Cash Only' line!"
  • "I am the zit that forms when you've got a really big date!"
  • "I am the secret center of a cherry candy-pop!"
  • "I am the electrician who short-circuits the power lines of crime!"

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Darkwing Duck
Box artwork for Darkwing Duck.
Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Capcom
Release date(s)
NES
 June, 1992
Game Boy
Genre(s) Platform
System(s) NES, Game Boy
For the TurboGrafx-16 game, see Darkwing Duck (TurboGrafx-16).

Darkwing Duck is a video game based on the Disney television series of the same name. The game was originally developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992 and then ported to the Game Boy in 1993, with Disney holding the copyrights.

The game is often compared to Mega Man for its similarities in game play and because they share a common developer: Capcom. Darkwing Duck's difficulty has been regarded as fairly high; in addition it lacks a way for users to save their progress and is thus considered not beginner friendly.

Story

A mysterious crime wave has struck the city. Only F.O.W.L. (Fiendish Organization for World Larceny) could be up to these no good deeds. Darkwing Duck must protect the city of St. Canard or have it end up a pile of rubble!

Table of Contents

Group One
Group Two
  • Moliarty
  • Megavolt
  • Bushroot
Group Three
Appendices

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Darkwing Duck

Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Capcom
NES
Sunsoft
Game Boy
Designer(s) Producer:
Tokuro Fujiwara
Engine Modified Mega Man 5
Release date NES:
June 1992 (NA)
December 9, 1993 (EU)
Game Boy:
1993 (NA)
Genre 2D platformer
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) N/A
NES
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy
Media Cartridge
NES
Input NES Controller
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Darkwing Duck is a game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System and was later ported to the Game Boy. The game is based on the Disney television series of the same name.

Story

Darkwing Duck has to save his hometown of St. Canard from seven different villains.

Gameplay

The game plays very much like Capcom's Mega Man video game series, with lots of jumping and shooting and the ability to change weapons via a subscreen; the game is actually running on a slightly tweaked Mega Man 5 engine. However, the game did not have a password feature, and thus was often cited by video game critics as being too difficult for younger players.

Gameplay

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