The Plucky Duck Show
|The Plucky Duck Show|
|Genre||Saturday morning cartoon|
|Directed by||Rich Arons|
|Voices of||Joe Alaskey
John Kassir (1 episode)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||Steven Spielberg|
|Running time||30 min.|
|Original channel||Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox Kids)|
|Original run||September 19, 1992 – December 12, 1992|
Steven Spielberg Presents The Plucky Duck Show, usually referred to as The Plucky Duck Show, is an animated television series created by Warner Bros. It was a short-lived spin-off of Tiny Toon Adventures, the first collaboration between Steven Spielberg and the newly reborn Warner Bros. Animation studio, but concentrating attention mainly on Plucky Duck. The show ran for thirteen episodes from September to December 1992.
Of the thirteen episodes, only the first one (entitled "Return of Batduck" in homage to the then-new movie Batman Returns) was original to the series. All remaining episodes of the show were compilations of shorts produced for Tiny Toon Adventures, though some of the shorts were aired on The Plucky Duck Show first.
The theme song for the show is a rendition of the Tiny Toon Adventures theme, set to the same music, but with Plucky himself as the subject of the song. Some of the lyrics were reused in the Tiny Toon Adventures' episode, "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toon Christmas Special".
After the show was canceled, the Batduck episode was edited somewhat and added in as an episode of Tiny Toon Adventures. The show's formula was attempted again several years later when the supporting characters from Animaniacs (Steven Spielberg's next collaboration with Warner Bros. Animation), Pinky and the Brain were also given their own show (P&tB had better results, lasting 65 episodes.)
|Nº||Cartoon(s)||Original air date|
|1||"The Return of Batduck"||September 19, 1992|
|Plucky returns to his role as Batduck to star in a new movie. (Only episode with John Kassir as Buster)|
|2||"Ducklahoma / Video Game Blues / Yakkety Yak / Party Crasher Plucky"||September 26, 1992|
|* Ducklahoma: Actually an edited version of the cartoon, which is a spoof of Oklahoma!|
|3||"Minister Golf / Particle Man / Istanbul (Not Constantinople) / My Brilliant Revenge!"||October 3, 1992|
|* Minister Golf: A "Baby Plucky" cartoon in which Plucky remembers the first time he played miniature golf.
|4||"Kon Ducki"||October 10, 1992|
|A feature about Pluck Heyerdahl's voyage on the Kon Ducki (which is a parody of the Kon-Tiki); followed by a "making of" featurette.|
|5||"Inside Plucky Duck"||October 17, 1992|
|This episode is made up of two shorts:|
|6||"A Quack in the Quarks"||October 24, 1992|
|In this spoof of Star Wars films, aliens choose Plucky to defend their world against a Darth Vader-style villain.|
|7||"A Ditch in Time"||October 31, 1992|
|Plucky builds a time machine so that he can go back a few days and finish his homework on time, but ends up traveling to prehistoric days.|
|8||"Going Up / Wait ‘Till Your Father Gets Even / Never Too Late to Loon"||November 7, 1992|
|* Going Up: A "Baby Plucky" cartoon in which little Plucky is playing with the buttons in an elevator at the shopping mall.
|9||"Just-Us League of Supertoons / A Bacon Strip / Migrant Mallard"||November 14, 1992|
|* Just-Us League of Supertoons: Batduck and Decoy try to join the Just-Us League (a parody of the Justice League).
|10||"Hollywood Plucky"||November 21, 1992|
|Plucky, accompanied by Hamton, goes to Hollywood to try to sell his movie script.|
|11||"The Potty Years / Milk, It Makes a Body Spout / The Anvil Chorus"||November 28, 1992|
|* The Potty Years: The first "Baby Plucky" cartoon, in which Plucky remembers his potty training.
|12||"Slugfest / Duck Dodgers Jr. / Duck Trek"||December 5, 1992|
|* Slugfest: In this satire of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Plucky and Hamton dress up as Plucky's cartoon heroes, the Immature Radioactive Samurai Slugs.|
|13||"Best O’ Plucky Duck Day"||December 12, 1992|
|An episode of Tiny Toons consisting of the following Plucky Duck shorts: