Darkwing Duck: Season 1, Episode 3

Beauty and the Beet (9 Sep. 1991)

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Darkwing Duck finds himself up against Bushroot, a scientist-turned-plant, for the first time, and he's out to get revenge on those who tormented him. Can DW get Bushroot before he turns everyone into plants?

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Episode cast overview:
S. Scott Bullock ...
Dr. Gary (voice)
Jennifer Darling ...
Dr. Rhoda Dendron (voice)
Launchpad McQuack (voice) (as Terry McGovern)
Dean Tightbill / Dr. Larson / Plants (voice)


D.W. recounts the story of his first encounter with Dr. Reggie Bushroot, a research scientist at St. Canard University with a love of both plants and Dr. Rhoda Dendron. However, he was constantly tormented by his fellow scientists, and as his experiments had as of yet yielded no results, the dean of the university planned to shut down funding for his research. As a last resort, he used a device to inject his own body with the DNA of a plant. At first seemingly unsuccessful, it not only gave him the ability to gain nutrients from the sun, but literally changed him into a half-duck, half-plant creature. He was hoping to prove his success to the others, but all but Dr. Dendron ridiculed his new form. However, he soon found his new body had given him mental control over other plants, and used them to take revenge on his aggressors one by one. Darkwing Duck and Launchpad were called onto the case and met with Dr. Dendron, who still believed Reginald wasn't truly evil. Overhearing this, ... Written by gigacaesar

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Darkwing Duck: This is the city of St. Canard, my city. There must be a million stories about it and I know them all - all the important ones, anyway - and I keep them all locked in the "Darkwing Files"!
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Darkwing Duck is up against a scientist turned plant, who is tired of getting teased and wants revenge.
31 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode was not my favorite, but it still had perks. The idea of having the episode in story form was creative, and the plot was pretty good. The powers Bushroot discovered after his transformation were creative, and the way they were used was even better. The conflict was very realistic, and occurs quite often in our real life. But it didn't have Gosalyn at all, which was a downer because she often adds spice and spunk to the show. And in my opinion, Bushroot didn't make a very good villain. Plus the two other scientists who were teasing Bushroot seemed very childish, but of course that could be because it was a cartoon and made for children to laugh at. All in all, I think it could have been better, but it was okay.

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