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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In several episodes there are references to cartoonist Gary Larson, creator of the comic strip "The Far Side". On one episode, Dr. Reginald Bushroot is teased by two fellow scientists, a Dr. Gary and a Dr. Larson. In another cartoon, aliens identify themselves as being from "the far side of the planet Larson". See more »

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Darkwing Duck: I am the terror that flaps in the night, I am the itch you cannot reach.
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Fully as it was quacked up to be!
22 March 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Hey, what would life have been a decade ago without DARKWING DUCK?

I actually bought a video years back for my (then) young kids who were transfixed by the deeds of Mr Darkwing. Obviously lifted from the BATMAN concept and with nefarious villains around to allow DARKWING DUCK to win out ultimately, bringing with each victory some social lesson to be learned, each episode was a feathered triumph to savor. As his inimitable "Bruce Wayne" alter ego Drake Mallard, Darkwing would defend to the death the honor of the least threatened creature while reminding us of many of life's little obligations.

Multi-layered animation for the aware.


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