Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)
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Dry Hard 

St. Canard is roasting in a summer heat wave, and so is Drake's lawn! As much as he wants to get his sprinkler system working though, a rash of bad bottled water sets the hero on the trail ... See full summary »

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Tad Stones, Alan Zaslove
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Jack Angel Jack Angel ... The Liquidator / Bud Flud / Water Bottle Seller (voice)
S. Scott Bullock S. Scott Bullock ... Tom Lockjaw (voice)
Darleen Carr ... Additional Voices (voice)
Christine Cavanaugh ... Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Darkwing Duck / Drake Mallard / Herb Muddlefoot (voice)
Terence McGovern ... Launchpad McQuack (voice) (as Terry McGovern)
B.J. Ward ... Additional Voices (voice)
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St. Canard is roasting in a summer heat wave, and so is Drake's lawn! As much as he wants to get his sprinkler system working though, a rash of bad bottled water sets the hero on the trail of a crooked water salesman, Bud Flood, who after an accident in a vat of spoiled water, becomes the Liquidator! But how can Darkwing stop a villain made of water when he can't even fix a leak in his sprinkler system? Written by Abigail

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28 October 1991 (USA) See more »

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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
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A long way from dried up
25 May 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. "Dry Hard" is for me one of the best episodes, it is huge fun and exemplifies what is so great about the show.

Really like the character of Liquidator, even if not quite one of my favourite 'Darkwing Duck' villains (my top 3 being Megavolt, Negaduck and Quackerjack).

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 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. Jack Angel is terrific as Liquidator.

Altogether, great and never less than that. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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