Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)
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Inherit the Wimp 

Gosalyn uses a time machine to bring some of Darkwing's ancestors to the present for a school report. Unfortunately, they aren't all the heroes Darkwing believed them to be.


Tad Stones, Alan Zaslove


Gordon Bressack


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Megavolt (voice)
Christine Cavanaugh ... Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Darkwing Duck / Drake Mallard (voice)
Roddy McDowall ... Sir Quackmire Mallard (voice)
Terence McGovern ... Launchpad McQuack (voice) (as Terry McGovern)
Neil Ross ... Quack Mallardson / The Whitlin Kid (voice)


Gosalyn uses a time machine to bring some of Darkwing's ancestors to the present for a school report. Unfortunately, they aren't all the heroes Darkwing believed them to be.

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19 September 1992 (USA) See more »

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Darkwing Duck: A mysterious hero protects the city of St. Canard. He is the terror that flaps in the night. He is the eraser that rubs out the typos of crime. He is Gosalyn's dad. What?
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Darkwing meets his ancestors
14 June 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

'Darkwing Duck' has always been a show dear to my heart. One of those favourites from a young age that holds up really well, and is even more entertaining through adult eyes from appreciating the writing and stories even more.

Have been on a roll reviewing individual episodes for certain shows, animated, non-animated and of as many genres as possible (many as part of certain quests), and decided to do it with 'Darkwing Duck' and some others. Something that, as expected and hoped, has proven to be a more than worthwhile project and experience. "Inherit the Wimp" is not quite one of the very best episodes, but it is one of the most interesting ones with more than enough to show what is so great about the show.

Megavolt is one of my favourite 'Darkwing Duck' villains and is on top form here. The conflict is fun and thrilling. Loved seeing Darkwing's ancestors and that they weren't what they seemed.

The animation is very colourful and atmospheric as always however. The music matches what is going on perfectly while it is impossible to forget one of the catchiest theme songs in animation.

Writing is witty, very funny without being too silly and thought-probing without being complicated. Things don't get too childish and it is all easy to follow. The story is compelling enough and lively in pace without being rushed, and executes a nice idea imaginatively without being too silly. Darkwing is an immensely likeable and fun title character and Launchpad never fails to bring a smile to my face. Gossalyn adds a lot of spunk and really spices things up even more, she is not a brat neither is she too overly-cute.

Jim Cummings fits Darkwing like a glove, it is always lovely to hear him in non-villain roles when he excels just as well in them. Christine Cavanaugh is a major part of why Gossalyn works so well as a character, and Terence McGovern is note-perfect for Launchpad. Dan Castellaneta and Roddy McDowell are the standouts.

To conclude, hugely entertaining. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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