Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)
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Darkwing and Goselyn use a SHUSH time machine to travel to prehistoric times... the 1950's! Darkwing must help his younger self stand up to an evil Elvis impersonator.

Directors:

Tad Stones, Alan Zaslove

Writer:

Doug Langdale
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Episode credited cast:
Jim Cummings ... Darkwing Duck / Drake Mallard (voice)
Christine Cavanaugh ... Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jodi Carlisle ... Dr. Sarah Bellum (voice)
Danny Mann Danny Mann ... J. Gander Hooter (voice)
Candi Milo ... Lamont (voice)
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ... The King (voice)
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Darkwing and Goselyn use a SHUSH time machine to travel to prehistoric times... the 1950's! Darkwing must help his younger self stand up to an evil Elvis impersonator.

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Release Date:

19 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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Darkwing Duck: I am the terror that flaps in the night. I am the cloud that rains on your Hit Parade...
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Referenced in DuckTales: The Duck Knight Returns! (2019) See more »

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Prehistoric Darkwing
30 April 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. "Paraducks" is a very enjoyable episode if lacking the extra something to be one of the best.

Primarily in that there are more interesting and memorable villains in the show, in situations where more is at stake.

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.

Overall, very enjoyable. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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