T.V. Series Review: Darkwing Duck Season 1

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Darkwing Duck Season 1 Summary

Season 1, Episode 1: Darkly Dawns the Duck: Part 1

Darkwing Duck is a little known crime fighter of St. Canard, dying for a big break, and the publicity that goes with it. Yet when he gets on the trail of the infamous Taurus Bulba’s latest scheme, he gets into more trouble than he expected, and ends up adopting a young girl, by the name of Gosalyn.

Season 1, Episode 2: Darkly Dawns the Duck: Part 2

Gosalyn is now under Darkwing’s protection, but Taurus Bulba is still out to get her, believing she has the Waddlemeyer Ramrod arming code. But Gosalyn doesn’t know anything about it.

Season 1, Episode 3: Beauty and the Beet

Reginald Bushroot, plant scientist, only wants to make the world a better place to live, but his colleagues mock his passion for plants. When he subjects himself to his own experiments, he becomes a half-plant, half-duck mutant, and it’s time to get even with his tormentors, and its up to Drake Mallard in his Darkwing Duck persona.

Season 1, Episode 4: Getting Antsy

The owner of the local miniature golf course, Lilliput, has invented a helmet that allows him to communicate with ants. He then uses a shrink ray to shrink the buildings and landmarks of St. Canard, using the ants to haul the now-shrunk buildings back to the miniature golf, where they become part of the course. Eventually Lilliput shrinks Darkwing down to an even tinier size.

Season 1, Episode 5: Night of the Living Spud

Dr. Bushroot tries to grow a wife for himself, but the result is not the flower that he expected.

Season 1, Episode 6: Apes of Wrath

S.H.U.S.H. sends Darkwing, Launchpad and Gosalyn to Africa to find the missing Dr. Beatrice Bruté, the famous anthropologist. Darkwing discovers that Major Trenchrot is planning to open a vacation villa for villains.

Season 1, Episode 7: Dirty Money

Someone is stealing the money in Saint Canard by erasing all ink on the banknotes and leaving them nothing but worthless papers. S.H.U.S.H. Director J. Gander Hooter calls on Darkwing to help solve the mystery but chief Agent Gryzlikoff doesn’t trust him. Darkwing discovers that the thief is Ammonia Pine, a woman, who used to be a maid until some dangerous chemicals caused her to be obsessed with cleaning.

Season 1, Episode 8: Duck Blind

Darkwing Duck falls afoul of Megavolt and comes out blind. Undaunted, DW tries to keep going using a few inventive gadgets, but Gosalyn, Honker and Launchpad almost get killed because of his arrogance. Gosalyn and the gang plan to nab Megavolt themselves, but get caught by him instead.

Season 1, Episode 9: Comic Book Capers

Infuriated at how he’s portrayed in his new comic book, Darkwing decides he can write the comic better himself. But he keeps getting interrupted by everyone, who then add their own little bits. Finally, even Megavolt joins in the writing of the story.

Season 1, Episode 10: Water Way to Go

S.H.U.S.H. has given Darkwing Duck a case to travel to Oilrabia and stop Steelbeak. F.O.W.L.’s top agent is threatening to flood the country with a portable weather machine. The only problem is that Darkwing has agreed to let Launchpad assume the role as hero and be a sidekick himself for this mission.

Season 1, Episode 11: Paraducks

Darkwing goes back in time with Gosalyn and he meets himself in grade school when he was known as “Drakey”. He then sees a record shop being robbed by a gang of greasers. Due to Darkwing’s inaction, Darkwing’s present time world gets changed when the duo comes back to the present. Therefore, Darkwing and Gosalyn must again go back to the past to restore it.

Season 1, Episode 12: asy Come, Easy Grows

Darkwing investigates a case in which money is disappearing along with the bank vaults. Bushroot creates a tree covered with money.

Season 1, Episode 13: A Revolution in Home Appliances

Megavolt gets zapped with his new invention, which lets him turn regular home appliances into living things. He assembles a group consisting of a salon chair, a refrigerator, a guitar, and a TV. Darkwing Duck has to stop them before they take over St. Canard.

Season 1, Episode 14: Trading Faces

Darkwing’s computer goes haywire causing him to trade bodies with Gosalyn as do Launchpad and Honker. Now Gosalyn must pose as Darkwing to stop F.O.W.L.’s latest scheme – stopping the Earth’s rotation in an attempt to blackmail the planet.

Season 1, Episode 15: Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan

Darkwing Duck investigates the production of a movie, which is plagued by accidents and is being directed by none other than Tuskernini, who has abandoned his life of crime for the cinema.

Season 1, Episode 16: Can’t Bayou Love

Jambalaya Jake and his Alligator Gumbo, both from the bayou, have moved to the city after hearing it was “easy pickings”. By using Launchpad as bait, they try and catch Darkwing. But Darkwing shows them first hand that in the city it is in fact no “easy pickings”. Debut of Jambalaya Jake and Gumbo.

Season 1, Episode 17: Bearskin Thug

Drake takes Gosalyn on a camping trip in order to teach her about the great outdoors. The national park has been evacuated due to a monstrous bear that has been attacking both campers and wildlife alike. It was the idea of Steelbeak.

Season 1, Episode 18: You Sweat Your Life

Darkwing goes undercover at a health spa to root out a pair of workers responsible for a museum break in. To his dismay, Herb and Binkie Muddlefoot tag along. The health spa owner, Jock, has discovered the formula for a fountain of youth. The last ingredient he needs is a feather from a true hero: Darkwing Duck.

Season 1, Episode 19: Days of Blunder

Posing as a psychiatrist, Quackerjack convinces Darkwing that being a superhero isn’t right for him. With Darkwing out of the picture, the criminal is free to go on a crime spree.

Season 1, Episode 20: ust Us Justice Ducks: Part 1

NegaDuck, Bushroot, Quackerjack, Megavolt, and Liquidator all join together as the Fearsome Five to defeat Darkwing Duck and take over St. Canard. When the other superheroes (Neptunia, Gizmoduck, Morgana, and Stegmutt) hear about this, they band together to form the Justice Ducks. Darkwing, who wants all the credit for the Fearsome Five’s defeat, is less than thrilled – but when he faces the Fearsome Five, he soon finds out the job is more than he can handle.

Season 1, Episode 21: Just Us Justice Ducks: Part 2

The Justice Ducks are each defeated and captured by the Fearsome Five. Darkwing soon becomes their only hope, and the five heroes join in battle against the five villains, with the ultimate victors deciding the fate of the whole city

Season 1, Episode 22: Double Darkwings

To get revenge on Darkwing, Jambalaya Jake has Granny Whammy mix him up a hex. He mistakes Launchpad for Darkwing (while he is posing as Darkwing Decoy) and targets him with the curse. Now Jamabalya is using Launchpad as a partner in crime, and Darkwing is getting all the blame for it.

Season 1, Episode 23: Aduckyphobia

In this parody of Spider-Man, A mutated spider bite causes Darkwing to grow four extra arms. When this creates the hero trouble while trying to catch Moliarty, Darkwing adopts a new super-hero identity – Arachno-Duck.

Season 1, Episode 24: When Aliens Collide

Gosalyn comes upon a space ship that has crashed in the park. A cute alien emerges, wearing a rather restrictive collar which he doesn’t seem to be fond of. However, it turns out, that the extraterrestrial is actually a wanted space criminal and Darkwing has to stop him.

Season 1, Episode 25: Jurassic Jumble

Honker and Gosalyn track down a set of dinosaur footprints, and are led to the nefarious Dr. Fossil, duck turned dinosaur. With his de-evolution ray and the aid of a passing comet, Fossil plans to end the current life on the planet to give dinosaurs a second chance.

Season 1, Episode 26: Cleanliness is Next to Badliness

Steelbeak teams up with agent Ammonia Pine to clean out banks for F.O.W.L. Gosalyn starts a Darkwing fan club

Season 1, Episode 27: Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet

As Steelbeak is stealing rubber duckies, Darkwing’s attempt to stop him is interrupted by Comet Guy, a superhero from another planet who is looking for a hero renowned throughout the galaxy to train him.

Season 1, Episode 28: All’s Fahrenheit in Love and War

Darkwing becomes fed up with the cold, so he decides to go on a vacation. But before he can, he finds out that banks are being robbed, with no forced entry.

Season 1, Episode 29: Whiffle While You Work

Gosalyn and Darkwing are hyped over a video game competition involving the popular Whiffle Boy. However, a toy maker gone insane, Quackerjack, is out to get revenge on the video game industry that put him out of business. Both Darkwing and Quackerjack end up trapped in Whiffle Boy video game.

Season 1, Episode 30: Ghoul of My Dreams

Morgana is using sleep sand to rob the citizens of St. Canard while they sleepwalk. When Darkwing steps in to set things right, he ends up in dreamland. Nodoff, controller of dreamland and supplier of Morgana’s sleep sand wants the entire city to snooze, and will see to it that no one gets in his way.

Season 1, Episode 31: Adopt-a-Con

In this case, Adopt-a-Con means the Adopt A Convict Program. The program has sent Tuskernini to Drake’s house. DW is sure that Tusker won’t reform, even though he acts as if he has. Posing as Bushroot, he takes Launchpad, Gosalyn, and Drake hostages in order to fish out Darkwing. But Drake’s already a hostage himself.

Season 1, Episode 32: oys Czar Us

When Quackerjack learns that parents won’t buy his dangerous toys, he decides to create a toy utopia for children, with him as the ruler. Gosalyn gets into trouble at school, causing the principal to suggest Drake take a better look at his parenting. Drake gives up Darkwing to become the perfect parent just as Quackerjack executes his insane plot.

Season 1, Episode 33: The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck

In the distant future, Gosaloid (a futuristic version of Gosalyn) and her friend get trapped in the Darkwing Duck Museum after it closes, and hear the alleged story of the “secret origins” of Darkwing Duck (a combined spoof the Superman origin story and the TV series Kung Fu) from a suspiciously familiar janitor.

Season 1, Episode 34: Up, Up and Awry

Gizmoduck comes to St. Canard in order to help stop Megavolt’s latest scheme; stealing horseshoes and cable to build a giant electromagnet. Darkwing is hardly receptive and wallows in self-pity as the super-suited superhero Gizmoduck takes the spotlight.

Season 1, Episode 35: Life, the Negaverse and Everything

While pursuing the Fearsome Five (and therefore escaping the Muddlefoots and their boring “Pelican’s Island” birthday party for Honker) Darkwing is thrown into a giant cake – which serves as the universal portal between his world and the Negaverse. In the Negaverse, everything is the extreme opposite of his world and Negaduck is supreme ruler, so Darkwing decides to use his new friends (The “Friendly Four”) to change things a bit, which Negaduck does not like

Season 1, Episode 36: Dry Hard

Bud Flood, the crooked owner of a bottled water company, has been sabotaging his competitors’ drinking water in order to promote his own. Darkwing moves to stop him, but Flood falls into a vat of contaminated water, only to survive and become a hydrokinetic mutant known as “The Liquidator”. Now, Liquidator proceeds to turn all of St. Canard’s water hard and DW must stop him.

Season 1, Episode 37: Heavy Mental

Launchpad gains psychic powers, but has trouble controlling them. F.O.W.L. agent, Major Synapse, steals S.H.U.S.H.’s Nora Ray, and uses it on his underlings to give them super brain powers.

Season 1, Episode 38: Disguise the Limit

Negaduck, disguised, frames Darkwing for a series of crimes. Thanks to S.H.U.S.H. director J. Gander Hooter knowing that Darkwing is innocent (as Darkwing was with him when the crime spree began), he arranges for the hero to use an experimental S.H.U.S.H. design, to go into hiding, which ends up causing him to spontaneously change into whomever he looks at.

Season 1, Episode 39: Planet of the Capes

When Comet Guy returns, he tells Darkwing he needs him back on his planet. Darkwing thinks that he’s going to have to save the planet, until he finds out that everyone on the planet is a hero, and they need him as their “ordinary guy,” since the last one left. They want Darkwing to be their ‘damsel in distress,’ so that they’ll have someone to rescue. But Darkwing gets fed up, so he tries to turn Comet Guy into a villain.

Season 1, Episode 40: Darkwing Doubloon

Set in the past, this episode recounts the story of Darkwing Doubloon’s adventures against the evil pirate Negaduck and his (four-man-strong) crew of villainous miscreants on the high seas.

Season 1, Episode 41: It’s a Wonderful Leaf

A crowd of pushy holiday shoppers rub Bushroot the wrong way. He decides to ruin Christmas by taking control of all of St. Canard’s Christmas trees.

Season 1, Episode 42: Twitching Channels

Megavolt’s latest device accidentally transports him and Darkwing into a universe of “hideous beakless mutants” (i.e: the real world), where Darkwing Duck is only a cartoon.

Season 1, Episode 43: Dances with Bigfoot

Drake Mallard disappears and it’s up to the Crimson Quackette to find him.

Season 1, Episode 44: Twin Beaks

In a parody of the TV series Twin Peaks, Honker’s parents go missing and all clues point to the mysterious town of Twin Beaks where a mutated alien race of cabbages have begun their conquest of Earth from this unseemly town.

Season 1, Episode 45: The Incredible Bulk

Bushroot creates a new experimental fertilizer that causes plants to grow large and strong.

Season 1, Episode 46: My Valentine Ghoul

Darkwing’s refusal of Morgana’s suggestion of help, makes her very angry, which Negaduck sees as an opportunity.

Season 1, Episode 47: Dead Duck

Darkwing is killed and Megavolt gets the fame for it. DW won’t believe that he is dead until the Grim Reaper is after him.

Season 1, Episode 48: A Duck by Any Other Name

A news program reveals Darkwing Duck’s identity as Launchpad. Tuskernini decides to use the revelation to his own advantage, but fails when the real Darkwing Duck gets in the way.

Season 1, Episode 49: Let’s Get Respectable

After a television program shows that Darkwing has a poor reputation with the public, Gosalyn decides that Darkwing needs an image change. Meanwhile, Negaduck plans to use this to his own advantage.

Season 1, Episode 50: In Like Blunt

A nefarious criminal from the past returns, to profit by auctioning off a complete list of all of S.H.U.S.H.’s secret agents. J. Gander teams up Darkwing with the legendary Derek Blunt to intercept the documents before they fall into the wrong hands.

Season 1, Episode 51: Quck of Ages

To prevent the invention of the yo-yo, Quackerjack travels back to the medieval land of Canardia. Darkwing and Launchpad follow Quackerjack and find Herb and Binkie as King and Queen of Canardia. Posing as the king’s advisor, the demented toymaker convicts Darkwing as a warlock.

Season 1, Episode 52: Time and Punishment

During a battle between Darkwing, Megavolt and Quackerjack, Gosalyn ends up aboard the villains’ Time Top, just before it starts up and takes them to the future. There, Gosalyn finds out that Darkwing has become Darkwarrior Duck, who enforces the law with an iron fist.

Season 1, Episode 53: Stressed to Kill

Darkwing is constantly getting stressed, so he goes to a stress-free clinic (which is being run by Megavolt and QuackerJack), and they brainwash him. Now he is too calm (not even Gosalyn destroying the house can get him mad) when Megavolt and QuackerJack start a fire that soon starts to spread throughout the whole city, Launchpad and Gosalyn have to try to get DW out of his repressed state.

Season 1, Episode 54: The Darkwing Squad

J. Gander asks DW to train some of S.H.U.S.H.’s agents. That does not go over well with Agent Gryzlikoff, who joins F.O.W.L. as a double agent. Steelbeak sets a trap for the newly titled “Darkwing Squad” while Gryzlikoff faces off against Darkwing.

Season 1, Episode 55: Inside Binkie’s Brain

When Binkie Muddlefoot gets hit on the head by a bowling ball, her inner “little hero” escapes and causes her to become the Canardian Guardian. Her endless quest for safety endangers the life of Darkwing as he tries once again to capture Megavolt.

Season 1, Episode 56: The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain

When Gosalyn gets into mischief, a spirit named Paddywhack is unleashed from a jack-in-the-box and possesses Quackerjack’s doll, Mr. Banana Brain. As he causes trouble alongside the demented toymaker, he grows, feeding from the negative emotions around himself.

Season 1, Episode 57: Slime Okay, You’re Okay

Bushroot creates a formula, intending to create an intelligent plant friend, and Gosalyn ends up sampling it. Now Darkwing has a limited amount of time to find a cure before Gosalyn, half-slime, half-duck, melts into a pile of goo.

Season 1, Episode 58: Whirled History

Forced to work on her boring history assignment, Gosalyn dozes off, and begins sleepwalking. She dreams herself with AstroDuck, a television show character, trying to find “The Fountain Of Knowledge”. While she is learning about famous explorers in her dreams, Megavolt uses her as bait to trap and kill Darkwing in the real world.

Season 1, Episode 59: U.F.Foe

Aliens kidnap Launchpad to make him ruler of the universe.

Season 1, Episode 60: A Star is Scorned

Darkwing’s TV producer feels that Darkwing’s TV show needs a new gimmick in the form of a spin-off character, which might really be Darkwing’s replacement by Dr. Reginald Bushroot! This scheme is actually a scam by the TV producer to steal money from the show with an over-inflated Expense account—since it is much cheaper to have a plant such as Bushroot as the main star than an actor such as Darkwing! Herb and Binke Muddlefoot are actors who have act of out characther ruthless business tycoons due to a hidden clause in their acting contract that “The Studio is always Right”. The Muddlefoots and Bushroot get to ride in a limousine which Darkwing and Gosalyn have to sneak in the studio disguised as Donald Duck and Louie Duck! Only appearance of the Darkwing Duck fan club who recognize Gosalyn but not Darkwing!

Season 1, Episode 61: The Quiverwing Quack

Gosalyn takes up archery, and bests Negaduck with it. Against Darkwing’s wishes, she creates her alter-ego – the Quiverwing Quack – and causes a stir of publicity. She also becomes Negaduck’s new target – so he can regain his position as Public Enemy #1.

Season 1, Episode 62: Jail Bird

Negaduck steals a diamond that can steal other people’s powers. After he steals the powers from Bushroot, Megavolt, the Liquidator and Quackerjack, they have to use their weaknesses to stop Mega-Negaduck.

Season 1, Episode 63: Dirtysomething

It’s Ammonia Pine’s worst nightmare! FOWL has teamed her with her polar opposite, her filth-loving sister, Ample Grime. It would be easy for Darkwing Duck to stop them. But Gosalyn, not having enough allowance to buy a video game, has discovered that she can cash in whatever she recycles… including the Thunderquack’s engine, the Ratcatcher, a few gas guns, etc.

Season 1, Episode 64: Kung Fooled

Darkwing chases Moliarty to the city Kung Pow where he meets up with his old martial arts instructor, Master Lee.

Season 1, Episode 65: Bad Luck Duck

Darkwing Duck is accused of stealing a tribe’s jewel and the leader puts a curse on him. Now they have to get it back from Negaduck and stop him from using it. But where is the leader to get the curse off? This episode also features the infamous Darkwing Club, never to be seen again.

Darkwing Duck Season 1 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A fun Saturday morning cartoon.

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