A bumbling superhero battles crime with the help of his daughter and pilot sidekick.
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 Darkwing Duck / ... (91 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Launchpad McQuack / ... (80 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard / ... (73 episodes, 1991-1992)
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In the city of St. Canard, the people are plagued by the most bizarre criminals, but they have a protector as well, Darkwing Duck. This bumbling and egotistical superhero battles evil in that fair city with the help of his dumb pilot sidekick, Launchpad McQuack and his rambunctious adopted daughter, Gosalyn. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The episode In Like Blunt featured cameos of villains from Duck Tales, Magica despell, The Beagle Boys, and Flinheart Glomgold. See more »

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Darkwing Duck: [stuttering] Taurus Bulba! I am the terror that flaps in the night. I am the surprise in your cereal box...
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The Terror that Flaps - an absolute gem
1 March 2001 | by (Lancaster, England) – See all my reviews

Probably the best cartoon to come out of Disney in quite a while, Darkwing Duck was somewhat darker than the average Disney fare and managed to touch upon some serious issues. However, it also could be extremely funny, with Darkwing's over-dramatic entrances, his ego 'the size of a small planet' and his arguments with his daughter.

There's a whole new set of villains to be thwarted by the terror that flaps: NegaDuck, Megavolt, Quackerjack, Liquidator (a parody of Penguin from Batman) and Bushroot; collectively the Fearsome Five. Not to mention the evil F.O.W.L. and its chief agent, Steelbeak.

Fortunately, DW has help. DuckTales' Launchpad McQuack is on his usual form, performing some excellent crashes in DW's Thunderquack and playing a good sidekick; GizmoDuck occasionally shows up fresh from Duckberg to drive DW crazy; Gosalyn, his daughter (who has a greater capacity for getting into trouble than Huey, Dewey and Louie put together!); and, last but not least, Morgana McCawber, sorceress and one-time crook.

As you can probably tell, this is my favourite Disney cartoon bar none. A couple of videos were released in Britain, and DW played on the Disney Channel for a while, but it has been far too long since Darkwing graced our terrestrial screens. Any Americans who have the Disney Channel and/or Toon Disney should count themselves very lucky indeed to be able to watch this absolute gem.


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