List of Darkwing Duck episodes

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The following is list of episodes for Darkwing Duck, 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. The series originally aired as a preview on The Disney Channel in the spring of 1991 before beginning its main runs in September of that year.[1][2] 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, the other being Quack Pack.

A total of 91 episodes were made. 65 episodes aired on The Disney Afternoon in the 1991–1992 season (preceded by a special hour-long airing of the origin story "Darkly Dawns the Duck" the weekend before), with 13 more simultaneously airing on ABC in fall 1991. Another 13 episodes aired on ABC in the fall of 1992.

The Disney Afternoon episodes and the first 13 ABC episodes are listed separately. In fact, they constituted a single production season, but Disney originally kept the ABC episodes separate from the syndicated episodes for distribution purposes. The first ABC season was aired on The Disney Afternoon in the fall of 1992. The second ABC season was not aired on The Disney Afternoon until the fall of 1993, after ABC removed the series from its schedule.

Since the syndicated and ABC episodes are separated here, episodes are not listed according to their broadcast chronology. In addition, even the broadcast order of the first 78 episodes does not reflect their in-universe chronology – for example, Liquidator's origin episode "Dry Hard" was aired after his appearances in "Just Us Justice Ducks" and "Life, the Negaverse and Everything." The series' production order (with the exception of "Darkly Dawns the Duck") most closely reflects the intended and chronological episode order.

(NOTE: The specific airdates for ten of the final twelve Disney Afternoon episodes, broadcast in April-May 1992, are not currently available.)

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Disney Afternoon 65 September 6, 1991 (1991-09-06) May 20, 1992 (1992-05-20)
ABC Season 1 13 September 7, 1991 (1991-09-07) November 30, 1991 (1991-11-30)
ABC Season 2 13 September 12, 1992 (1992-09-12) December 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)

Episode list[edit]

Disney Afternoon (1991-1992)[edit]

# # Title Written by Original air date Production
1 1 "Darkly Dawns the Duck (Part 1)" Tad Stones September 6, 1991 (1991-09-06)[3] 4308-052
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.
2 2 "Darkly Dawns the Duck (Part 2)" Tad Stones September 6, 1991 (1991-09-06)[3] 4308-053
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.
3 3 "Beauty and the Beet" John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim Peterson September 9, 1991 (1991-09-09) 4308-018

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, and it's time to get even with his tormentors.

Absent: Gosalyn.
4 4 "Getting Antsy" Doug Langdale September 10, 1991 (1991-09-10) 4308-008
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.
5 5 "Night of the Living Spud" Steve Roberts September 11, 1991 (1991-09-11) 4308-040
Dr. Bushroot tries to grow a wife for himself, but the result is not the flower that he expected.
6 6 "Apes of Wrath" Dev Ross September 12, 1991 (1991-09-12) 4308-016
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.
7 7 "Dirty Money" John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim Peterson September 13, 1991 (1991-09-13) 4308-004

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 Grizzlikof doesn't trust him. Darkwing discovers that the thief is Ammonia Pine, a woman, who used be a maid until some dangerous chemicals caused her to be obsessed with cleaning.

Absent: Gosalyn.
8 8 "Duck Blind" Len Uhley September 16, 1991 (1991-09-16) 4308-017
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.
9 9 "Comic Book Capers" John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim Peterson September 17, 1991 (1991-09-17) 4308-036
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.
10 10 "Water Way to Go" Dev Ross September 18, 1991 (1991-09-18) 4308-001

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.

Absent: Gosalyn.
11 11 "Paraducks" Doug Langdale September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19) 4308-033

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.

Absent: Launchpad.
12 12 "Easy Comes, Easy Grows" Marion Wells September 20, 1991 (1991-09-20) 4308-024
Darkwing investigates a case in which money is disappearing along with the bank vaults. Bushroot creates a tree covered with money.
13 13 "A Revolution in Home Appliances" Gary Sperling September 23, 1991 (1991-09-23) 4308-050
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.
14 14 "Trading Faces" Julia Jane Lewald & Dev Ross September 24, 1991 (1991-09-24) 4308-014
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.
15 15 "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan" Bruce Talkington September 25, 1991 (1991-09-25) 4308-015
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.
16 16 "Can't Bayou Love" Bruce Talkington September 26, 1991 (1991-09-26) 4308-012

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 Jumbalaya Jake and Gumbo.

Absent: Gosalyn.
17 17 "Bearskin Thug" Tad Stones & Pat Corcoran September 27, 1991 (1991-09-27) 4308-029

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.

Absent: Launchpad.
18 18 "You Sweat Your Life" Julia Jane Lewald & Marion Well September 30, 1991 (1991-09-30) 4308-013

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.

Absent: Gosalyn.
19 19 "Days of Blunder" Jan Strnad October 1, 1991 (1991-10-01) 4308-044
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.
20 20 "Just Us Justice Ducks (Part 1)" Kevin Campbell & Brian Swenlin October 2, 1991 (1991-10-02) 4308-047
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.
21 21 "Just Us Justice Ducks (Part 2)" Kevin Campbell & Brian Swenlin October 3, 1991 (1991-10-03) 4308-048
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.
22 22 "Double Darkwings" Dean Stefan October 4, 1991 (1991-10-04) 4308-019

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) a targets him with the curse. Now Jamabalya is using Launchpad as a partner in crime, and Darkwing is getting all the blame for it. Note: there are two versions of this episode, in one Jambalaya Jake lures Darkwing to a tower by having Gumbo bite a power line, in the other Jamablaya Jake lures Darkwing to the power company by causing a black out by pouring hot sauce into a telephone. Otherwise the episodes are identical.

Absent: Gosalyn.
23 23 "Aduckyphobia" Doug Langdale October 7, 1991 (1991-10-07) 4308-021
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.
24 24 "When Aliens Collide" Jeremy Cushner October 8, 1991 (1991-10-08) 4308-056
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. It turns out, however, that the extraterrestrial is actually a wanted space criminal and Darkwing has to stop him.
25 25 "Jurassic Jumble" Marlowe Wiesman October 10, 1991 (1991-10-10) 4308-031
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.
26 26 "Cleanliness is Next to Badliness" Steven Hibbert & Gary Sperling October 15, 1991 (1991-10-15) 4308-039
Steelbeak teams up with agent Ammonia Pine to clean out banks for F.O.W.L. Gosalyn starts a Darkwing fan club.
27 27 "Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet" Doug Langdale October 17, 1991 (1991-10-17) 4308-045

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.

Absent: Gosalyn.
28 28 "All's Fahrenheit in Love and War" Eric Lewald & Dev Ross October 21, 1991 (1991-10-21) 4308-027

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.

Absent: Gosalyn.
29 29 "Whiffle While You Work" Ellen Svaco & Collen Taber October 23, 1991 (1991-10-23) 4308-023

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.

Absent: Launchpad.
30 30 "Ghoul of My Dreams" John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim Peterson October 31, 1991 (1991-10-31) 4308-041

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.

Absent: Gosalyn.
31 31 "Adopt-a-Con" Steve Roberts November 7, 1991 (1991-11-07) 4308-046
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.
32 32 "Toys Czar Us" Ellen Svaco & Colleen Taber November 11, 1991 (1991-11-11) 4308-043
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.
33 33 "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck" Jan Strnad November 13, 1991 (1991-11-13) 4308-055
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 general spoof the Superman origin story) from a suspiciously familiar janitor.
34 34 "Up, Up and Awry" Dev Ross November 14, 1991 (1991-11-14) 4308-042
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 takes the spotlight.
35 35 "Life, the Negaverse and Everything" Kevin Campbell & Brian Swenlin November 18, 1991 (1991-11-18) 4308-049
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.
36 36 "Dry Hard" Kevin Campbell & Brian Swenlin November 20, 1991 (1991-11-20) 4308-026
Bud Flood, spring water salesman has been poisoning his competitors' drinking water in order to promote his own. Darkwing moves to stop him, but ends up sending him into a vat of poisoned water. Flood survives in a new watery form - "The Liquidator". Now, the Liquidator has turned all of St. Canard's water hard and DW must stop him.
37 37 "Heavy Mental" Kevin Campbell & Brian Swenlin November 21, 1991 (1991-11-21) 4308-020
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.
38 38 "Disguise the Limit" Doug Langdale November 26, 1991 (1991-11-26) 4308-063
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.
39 39 "Planet of the Capes" Ellen Svaco & Colleen Taber November 27, 1991 (1991-11-27) 4308-061

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.

Absent: Launchpad and Gosalyn.
40 40 "Darkwing Doubloon" Bruce Reid Schaeffer December 16, 1991 (1991-12-16) 4308-051
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.
41 41 "It's a Wonderful Leaf" John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim Peterson December 23, 1991 (1991-12-23) 4308-060
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.
42 42 "Twitching Channels" John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim Peterson February 5, 1992 (1992-02-05) 4308-065

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.

Absent: Launchpad and Gosalyn.
43 43 "Dances with Bigfoot" Ellen Svaco & Colleen Tabe February 6, 1992 (1992-02-06) 4308-069

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

Absent: Launchpad.
44 44 "Twin Beaks" Tad Stones & Jan Strnad February 10, 1992 (1992-02-10) 4308-067
When Honker's parents go missing, all clues point to the mysterious Twin Beaks, created by Bushroot. A mutated alien race of cabbages have begun their conquest of Earth from this unseemly town.
45 45 "The Incredible Bulk" Gary Sperling February 12, 1992 (1992-02-12) 4308-062
Bushroot creates a new experimental fertilizer that causes plants to grow large and strong.
46 46 "My Valentine Ghoul" Doug Langdale February 14, 1992 (1992-02-14) 4308-068

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

Absent: Launchpad.
47 47 "Dead Duck" Carter Crocker February 17, 1992 (1992-02-17) 4308-058
Darkwing is killed and Megavolt gets the fame for it. DW won't believe he's dead until the Grim Reaper is after him. At the end, it was just a dream.
48 48 "A Duck By Any Other Name" Pat Corcoran February 18, 1992 (1992-02-18) 4308-006
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.
49 49 "Let's Get Respectable" Bruce Reid Schaeffer February 20, 1992 (1992-02-20) 4308-064
After a television program shows that Darkwing as a poor reputation with the public, Gosalyn decides that Darkwing needs an image change. Meanwhile Negaduck plans to use this as his own advantage.
50 50 "In Like Blunt" Kevin Campbell & Brian Swenlin February 24, 1992 (1992-02-24) 4308-002

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.

Absent: Gosalyn.
51 51 "Quack of Ages" Joe Olson February 26, 1992 (1992-02-26) 4308-059

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.

Absent: Gosalyn.
52 52 "Time and Punishment" Dev Ross February 27, 1992 (1992-02-27) 4308-070
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.
53 53 "Stressed to Kill" Doug Langdale March 3, 1992 (1992-03-03) 4308-066
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.
54 54 "The Darkwing Squad" Dev Ross April 1992 (1992-04) 4308-071

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

Absent: Gosalyn.
55 55 "Inside Binkie's Brain" Doug Langdale April 1992 (1992-04) 4308-072

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.

Absent: Gosalyn.
56 56 "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain" Dev Ross April 29, 1992 (1992-04-29)[4] 4308-073
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.
57 57 "Slime Okay, You're Okay" Gordon Bressack May 1992 (1992-05) 4308-074
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.
58 58 "Whirled History" Doug Langdale May 1992 (1992-05) 4308-077
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.
59 59 "U.F. Foe" Dev Ross May 1992 (1992-05) 4308-076
Aliens kidnap Launchpad to make him ruler of the universe.
60 60 "A Star is Scorned" Haskell Barkin & Tad Stones May 1992 (1992-05) 4308-081

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 overinflated Expense account -- since it's much cheaper to have a plant such as Bushroot as the main star than an actor such as Darkwing!

Absent: Launchpad
61 61 "The Quiverwing Quack" Dev Ross May 1992 (1992-05) 4308-078
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.
62 62 "Jail Bird" Doug Langdale & Michael Maurer May 1992 (1992-05) 4308-080

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.

Note: Gosalyn appears but did not speak.
63 63 "Dirtysomething" Katie Kuch & Cheryl Scarbrough May 1992 (1992-05) 4308-082
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.
64 64 "Kung Fooled" Victor Cook & George Johnston May 1992 (1992-05) 4308-075
Darkwing chases Moliarty to the city Kung Pow where he meets up with his old martial arts instructor, Master Lee.
65 65 "Bad Luck Duck" Michael Maurer May 20, 1992 (1992-05-20) 4308-079
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.

ABC Season 1 (1991)[edit]

# # Title Written by Original air date Production
66 1 "That Sinking Feeling" Tad Stones September 7, 1991 (1991-09-07) 4308-007
Moliarty, the fiendish genius marketer and mole from the deep underground, has rallied his fellow race for an attack to take over the surface city of St. Canard. Stealing buildings, he creates a beam to lock the moon in an eternal eclipse – to plunge everything in darkness.
67 2 "Film Flam" Bruce Reid Schaeffer September 14, 1991 (1991-09-14) 4308-034
Tuskernini utilizes a special camera gun to pull characters directly out of the movies and into the real world. As director of a specially crafted criminal force, he takes them out on the town to do his bidding.
68 3 "Negaduck" Steve Roberts September 21, 1991 (1991-09-21) 4308-025
Darkwing Duck has been zapped with Megavolt's tronsplitter, separating his good side from his bad. Another zap with the two sides will restore him to normal, but his negative side is certain not to let that happen. Debut of the original 'Negatron' Negaduck.
69 4 "Fungus Amongus" Dev Ross September 28, 1991 (1991-09-28) 4308-010

While investigating pizza topping crimes, Darkwing falls for a beautiful, creepy villainess called Morgana Macawber.

Absent: Gosalyn.
70 5 "Slaves to Fashion" Gary Sperling October 5, 1991 (1991-10-05) 4308-037
Under Binkie Muddlefoot's advice, Drake decides Gosalyn should act more like a "lady". Meanwhile, Tuskernini has developed a spray that makes people act the way they are dressed and targets the rich citizens attending the school masquerade party.
71 6 "Something Fishy" Steve Sustarsic October 12, 1991 (1991-10-12) 4308-028
A day at the beach gets turned upside down when the gang has to deal with attacks from sea creatures. In comes Neptunia, who is sick of the pollution that is dumped in the sea and caused her to mutate. She plans revenge by flooding the city of St. Canard!
72 7 "Tiff of the Titans" Len Uhley October 19, 1991 (1991-10-19) 4308-032
Fenton Crackshell, alias the crime-fighting Gizmoduck, heads to St. Canard in pursuit of Steelbeak. The F.O.W.L. agent soon finds out and frames Darkwing so Gizmoduck will think he's evil. The two fight it out, while Steelbeak tries to steal a new, top-secret weapon.
73 8 "Calm a Chameleon" Dean Stefan October 26, 1991 (1991-10-26) 4308-030
The shape-changing villainess known as the Chameleon plots to take control of the Howl publishing empire so she can print her own money. Honker undergoes a personality transformation when he is bullied at school.
74 9 "Battle of the Brainteasers" Kevin Campbell & Brian Swenlin November 2, 1991 (1991-11-02) 4308-009
Alien hats from outer space invade earth, take control of a slew of nuclear weapons, and demand to be made rulers of the universe. Debut of Flarg, Barada and Nikto.
75 10 "Bad Tidings" Gary Klein[disambiguation needed] & Dean Stefan November 9, 1991 (1991-11-09) 4308-038

F.O.W.L. is at it again! This time, the fiendish organization is in control of the tides themselves. J. Gander Hooter teams up Darkwing and Grizlikoff to foil the plot, and they end up fighting amongst themselves rather than getting to the bottom of things.

Absent: Launchpad and Gosalyn.
76 11 "Going Nowhere Fast" Gary Sperling November 16, 1991 (1991-11-16) 4308-057
Negaduck zaps Darkwing with a particle accelerator, unknowingly giving him super speed. Unfortunately, DW soon learns the major side effect – increased aging. With Darkwing old and decrepit, Negaduck easily takes control of the city.
77 12 "A Brush with Oblivion" Mirith Schilder November 23, 1991 (1991-11-23) 4308-022

Honker notices a villainess named Splatter Phoenix making her way through the museum by way of the paintings. When Honker tries to tell people about it, no one believes him. Gosalyn gets involved and ends up stuck in a painting.

Note: Splatter Phonenix's name is never spoken by herself (not that anyone would have the patience to listen to her); however, Honker knows it.
78 13 "The Merchant of Menace" Peter Hastings November 30, 1991 (1991-11-30) 4308-035

When Quackerware comes to life, S.H.U.S.H. thinks Herb Muddlefoot is behind it!! Drake investigates by joining in on Herb's Quackerware sales route.

Absent: Launchpad and Gosalyn.

ABC Season 2 (1992)[edit]

# # Title Written by Original air date Production
79 1 "Monsters R Us" Michael Maurer September 12, 1992 (1992-09-12) 4308-085
Morgana introduces Darkwing to her parents – who are upset to find out that she is dating a "Normal" (or as normal as Darkwing can be in comparison).
80 2 "Inherit the Wimp" Gordon Bressack September 19, 1992 (1992-09-19) 4308-084
Helping with Gosalyn's homework, Darkwing shows her famous Mallards from history. She sneaks back into time with Quackerjack's timetop and brings them to the present. None of them seem to be as great as they were thought to be. When Megavolt steals Darkwing and Launchpad's nervous energy, the failures have a chance to prove they are heroes at heart.
81 3 "The Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers, Too!" Charlie Howell September 26, 1992 (1992-09-26) 4308-083
Honker has become a galactic hero after foiling Flog and his companions from ruling the galaxy (in Battle of the Brainteasers). The body-stealing hats from outer space break free from captivity, bent once again to rule or destroy the universe – this time with a grudge against the young genius.
82 4 "Star Crossed Circuits" Bill Motz & Robert Roth October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03) 4308-086
D.W. gets the D-2000 super-computer! While it seems to be perfect, Launchpad feels it's replacing him as sidekick, and Gosalyn is fed up with not getting away with anything, and introduces it to Launchpad's soap-operas. Soon, even Darkwing wants the machine gone when it falls in love with him. Darkwing finally tells the computer system it's getting unplugged when he gets to the tower, at which point it goes berserk and decides that if it can't have D.W. no one else will!
83 5 "Steerminator" Tad Stones & Dev Ross October 10, 1992 (1992-10-10) 4308-089
F.O.W.L. rebuilds Taurus Bulba into a death machine, hoping to create a new agent from him. Bulba refuses their offer and burns only with the desire to have revenge on Darkwing. To make matters worse, a recent accident has Darkwing in a wheelchair. Can he defeat a new and improved Terminator machine in his condition?
84 6 "The Frequency Fiends" Bill Motz & Robert Roth October 17, 1992 (1992-10-17) 4308-091
Darkwing's new weapon hits Gosalyn. Although she's perfectly fine, 3 new beings are created, all of which look like Gosalyn, but have powers based on different frequencies: Heatwave (Red), Lightwave (Yellow), and Radiowave (Green). D.W. enlists Megavolt help, but an untrusting Darkwing messes things up ("Positive, Positive, POSITIVE!"). Now the 3 Frequency Fiends are combined into 1 super-being, and it's up to the combined efforts of D.W., Launchpad, Goz, and Megavolt to stop them!
85 7 "Paint Misbehavin'" Matt Uitz October 24, 1992 (1992-10-24) 4308-090
Darkwing is to appear as the guest of honor at a comic book convention, while Splatter Phoenix terrorizes the town by "improving" boring art.
86 8 "Hot Spells" John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim Peterson October 31, 1992 (1992-10-31) 4308-092

Darkwing and Gosalyn go with Morgana to her old magic school, where she is to present her thesis paper. Gosalyn tries to find a shortcut to learning magic.

Note: This episode was never allowed to air again on Toon Disney after its initial broadcast, because of its religiously sensitive subject matter.

Absent: Launchpad.
87 9 "Fraudcast News" Bill Motz & Robert Roth November 7, 1992 (1992-11-07) 4308-095
A news reporter wants to film Darkwing Duck on his cases. But she thinks what Darkwing is doing is too boring. So she becomes a villain for DW to fight to boost her ratings. Will DW be canceled permanently?
88 10 "Clash Reunion" Bill Motz & Robert Roth November 14, 1992 (1992-11-14) 4308-094
Drake attends his high school reunion, but it turns out that Megavolt was also a member of Drake's class and is looking for revenge.
89 11 "Mutantcy on the Bouncy" Michael Maurer November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21) 4308-093
Gosalyn, working for her school newspaper, covers the three way battle between the Rubber Chicken, Cement-head and Darkwing Duck.
90 12 "Malice's Restaurant" Matt Uitz December 5, 1992 (1992-12-05) 4308-097
Morgana opens up a new restaurant, but Darkwing forgets to cancel the guests coming there: The Cute Little Lost Bunnies! Meanwhile, Negaduck plans to turn the C.L.L.B. evil.
91 13 "Extinct Possibility" Tad Stones & Dev Ross December 12, 1992 (1992-12-12) 4308-096
Series finale: Darkwing is asked to investigate a mysterious museum; with Quackerjack's timetop, Darkwing, arrives in the future prehistory, and find himself encased in amber.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 9, no. 2, March/April 1991: pp. 2, 38, 43.
  2. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 9, no. 3, May/June 1991: pp. 28, 46.
  3. ^ a b "Friday Sept. 6 -- Evening". (September 6, 1991). Kokomo Tribune TV Update, pp. 7
  4. ^ Marilyn Beck; Stacy Jenel Smith (April 30, 1992). "DISNEY PUSHING RICHARD LEWIS-LEE GRANT SITCOM". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved 15 October 2011. "Hartman, who plays the voice of the evil Paddywhack on the syndicated series Darkwing Duck, which aired yesterday" 

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