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Drake Mallard is a single male duck living in the suburbs with his best friend, Launchpad McQuack, and his adopted daughter, Gosalyn. By day, they deal with the trials and tribulations of everyday family life, such as living next door to the Muddlefoot family (consisting of Herb, door-to-door Quackerware salesman, his perfect housewife Binkie, his older bully of a son Tank, and his younger genius of a son, Honker, who happens to be Gosalyn's best friend). By night, Drake dons a mask, cape, and wide-brimmed fedora to become his alter-ego, Darkwing Duck, to protect the city of Saint Canard from crazed supervillains. Launchpad acts as his sidekick and personal pilot, and Gosalyn usually tags along even when her dad tells her not to. Sometimes, even Honker Muddlefoot tags along either to keep Gosalyn company or to act as Darkwing's scientific consultant. Among the villains are heroes must face, there's the electrifying Megavolt, the evil spy codenamed Steelbeak, a swamp-dwelling hick named Jambalya Jake with his gator named Gumbo, the melodramatic movie director Tuskerninni, and even Darkwing's evil lookalike, the chainsaw-wielding Negaduck. But these personages are only a sample of all the villains Darkwing went up against, relying only on his wit, his intellect, his skill in Quack-Fu, and his trusty gas gun. Not to mention countless gadgets supplied to him by international peace-keeping spy organzation SHUSH.

The Darkwing Duck TV show was very popular back in the day, and it's no wonder: the stories were so exciting, and the characters were so interesting, and both were so completely hilarious with their clever and cutting wit that it was, quite simply, a fun show for all to watch. There was a little controversy back then, however, over the amount of violence the show presented, and it seems to have affected many of the current broadcasts of the episodes; some scenes are cut out entirely because of a little gunplay. But the violence was by no means overwhelming, and the show did manage to receive a few Emmy nominations, so you should keep in mind that Darkwing Duck wasn't only about good guys and bad guys beating each other up; there is much more to it than that. If you ever watched the two-parter first episode, "Darkly Dawns the Duck," you'd see what I mean. It's about making you laugh and cry, too.

There are very few complaints made about the show these days (after all, no more episodes are being made), but these are the kind I feel should be addressed. One "DuckTales" fan complained that the cynicism in show's humor was overwhelming to the point where it got tired out. Perhaps being a "DuckTales" fan didn't exactly prepare this person for the Darkwing brand of humor. "DuckTales" relied heavily on the types of gags used in the old Donald Duck and Uncle $crooge comic books. They were a little more cartoony and fantasy-oriented. The Darkwing series took place in an environment that was very real and more modern, despite the comic book outrageousness of the characters and the occasional anvil gag. The humor of both shows were very much tied in with their storytelling. It all depends on what method of storytelling you prefer when you want to decide which show is better.

Another complaint, one that is the most commonly made about DWD, is that the show resembles "Inspector Gadget." Many even claim that Darkwing is a rip-off of this classic cartoon. Sez they: "Gosalyn and Honker are always running around helping Darkwing save the day, and Darkwing has all these crimefighting tools with him, making it a complete, no-doubt, no-questions-asked rip-off of Inspector Gadget." My response to this is that they are full of crap. They apparently have never watched the show, or they only watched one episode. Gosalyn and Honker do help, but only sometimes, and they usually create more trouble than help stop it... well, at least Gosalyn does. Darkwing more often than not saves the day himself, and not always through dumb luck like the Inspector. And yes, DW has a fondness for crimefighting doohickeys, but he'd prefer to use his Quack-Fu instead. Does Inspector Gadget know martial arts? No! He'd probably tangle up his arms and legs before he did a proper Kung-fu form. If there was any ripping-off going on, I'd have to say that Gizmoduck was the Inspector Gadget rip-off... but he was originally a "DuckTales" character, and he's only a guest star on Darkwing, so that doesn't really count (although I'd say Gizmoduck was more of an answer to Robocop. Even their names sound similar!). What really annoys me, also, is that "Inspector Gadget" fans often point out that Gosalyn is Darkwing's niece, like Penny is to Gadget. Let's get one thing clear - Gosalyn is NOT Darkwing's niece! She is his adopted daughter. It was the original intention of Disney to present Gosalyn as Darkwing's niece, but for whatever reason, this was changed. What annoys me even more is that Disney reference books still call Gosalyn his niece... even the recently published ones. Their ignorance surprises me; they made the show and they can't even get their own details right!

Okay, I'm done ranting. Moving on...

Cast and Crew

WARNING: The following credits are incomplete.

WANTED: The editor for "That Sinking Feeling."

Voice Actors

  • Allyce (Alice) Beasley... Queen Tia (???)
  • Andre Stojka... Awesome Comic Book Corp. owner (Comic Book Capers)
  • Barry Gordon... Dr. Fossil (Jurassic Jumble)
  • Billie Hayes... Granny Whammy (Double Darkwings)
  • B.J. Ward... Patricia (Whiffle While You Work), Gloria Swansong (Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan)
  • Brenda Vaccaro... Slim (You Sweat Your Life)
  • Brian George... Guitar (A Revolution In Home Appliances)
  • Brian Cummings... additional voices
  • Candi Milo... Dr. Sara Bellum, additional voices
  • Cathy Cavadini... additional voices
  • Charles Adler... Major Trenchrot (Apes of Wrath)
  • Christine Cavanaugh... Gosalyn Waddlemeyer Mallard, girl at the prom (Clash Reunion)
  • Chick Vennera... Johnny T. Rex (Extinct Possibility)
  • Dan Castellaneta... Megavolt, announcer (Cleanliness Is Next to Badliness)
  • Dana Hill... Tank Muddlefoot
  • Danny Mann... Director J. Gander Hooter
  • Darleen Carr... Woman (Dry Hard)
  • David Doyle... Judge (Adopt-a-Con)
  • David Fennoy... additional voices
  • David Prince... Masked Mangler (Days of Blunder)
  • Don Bovingloh... additional voices
  • Dorian Harewood... Official Guy (Planet of the Capes)
  • Eddie Deezen... Hoof (Darkly Dawns the Duck)
  • Elizabeth Daily... Lightwave (Frequency Fiends)
  • Ellen Gerstell... Female police officer (Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet)
  • Frank Welker... Bongo and Congo (Apes of Wrath), Lilliput Gooney (Getting Antsy)
  • Hal Rayle... Hammerhead Hannigan (Darkly Dawns the Duck), A.F. Arret (Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan)
  • Hamilton Camp... Gizmoduck / Fenton Crackshell, Jock Newbody (You Sweat Your Life)
  • Hank Saroyan... additional voices
  • Jack Angel... The Liquidator / Bud Flood, Moloculo Macawbre
  • Jennifer Darling... Dr. Rhoda Dendron (Beauty and the Beet)
  • Jerry Houser... Ham String (Clash Reunion)
  • Jess Harnell... additional voices
  • Jim Cummings... Darkwing Duck / Drake Mallard, Herb Muddlefoot, Negaduck, store owner (Toys Czar Us), guard dog (Whiffle While You Work), Hamburger Hippo cook (Getting Antsy)
  • Jodi Carlisle... Spokesman (Can't Bayou Love)
  • Joey Camen... Stegmutt
  • John Frost... additional voices
  • John Stephenson... Major Synapse (Heavy Mental)
  • Jonathan Harris... additional voices
  • Kath Soucie... Morgana Macawbre
  • Katie Leigh... Honker Muddlefoot
  • Kenneth Mars... Tuskerninni
  • Linda Gary... Principal Farnsworth (Toys Czar Us), Henry's mother (Toys Czar Us)
  • Lorenzo Music... Spider (Aduckyphobia)
  • Maggie Roswell... Female superhero (Planet of the Capes)
  • Marilyn Lightstone... Hair-dryer (A Revolution in Home Appliances)
  • Mark L. Taylor... additional voices
  • Michael Bell... Quackerjack
  • Michael Gough... Jambalaya Jake
  • Michael Laskin... additional voices
  • Miriam Flynn... additional voices
  • Mitzi McCall... Ammonia Pine
  • Neil Ross... Lord Nodoff (Ghoul of My Dreams), Dan Gander (Days of Blunder, Double Darkwings), TV (A Revolution in Home Appliances)
  • Pat Musick... Girl (Cleanliness is Next to Badliness)
  • Patti Deutsch... Poetry reader (Days of Blunder), woman (Days of Blunder)
  • Pete Renday... additional voices
  • Phil Hartman... Paddywhack (The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain)
  • Richard Karron... additional voices
  • Rob Paulsen... Steelbeak, Pelican from "Pelican's Island," Flex (You Sweat Your Life)
  • Robert Ito... additional voices
  • Roddy McDowall... additional voices
  • Ronald (Ron) Feinberg... Agent Gryzlikoff
  • S. Scott Bullock... Tom Lockjaw, refrigerator (A Revolution in Home Appliances)
  • Sarah (Sara) Partridge... additional voices
  • Sheryl Bernstein... Isis Vanderchill (All's Farenheit in Love and War)
  • Susan Silo... Neptunia
  • Susan Tolsky... Binkie Muddlefoot
  • Terence McGovern... Launchpad McQuack
  • Teresa Ganzel... Preena Lott (Clash Reunion), Flygirl (Heavy Mental)
  • Tim Curry... Taurus Bulba
  • Tino Insana... Dr. Reginald Bushroot
  • Tom Holiday... Jockey (Up, Up, and Awry)
  • Townsend Coleman... Patrick (Whiffle While You Work)
  • Tress MacNeille... Webwa Walters (Up, Up and Awry)
  • Victoria Carroll... Dr. Beatrice Brute' (Apes of Wrath)
  • William Callaway... additional voices

    Writers

  • Bill Motz... Clash Reunion, Fraudcast News, The Frequency Fiends, Star Crossed Circuits
  • Brian Swenlin... Battle of the Brainteasers, Dry Hard, Heavy Mental, In Like Blunt, Just Us Justice Ducks, Life The Negaverse and Everything
  • Bruce Reid Schaefer... Darkwing Doubloon, Flim Flam, Let's Get Respectable
  • Bruce Talkington... Can't Bayou Love, Hush Hush Sweet Charlatan
  • Carter Crocker... Dead Duck
  • Charles (Charlie) M. Howell... Return of the Revenge of the Brainteasers Too
  • Cheryl Scarbrough... Dirtysomething
  • Colleen Taber... Dances With Bigfoot, Planet of the Capes, Toys Czar Us, Whiffle While You Work
  • Dean Stefan... Bad Tidings, Calm a Chameleon, Double Darkwings
  • Dev Ross... All's Farenheit in Love and War, Apes of Wrath, The Darkwing Squad, Extinct Possibility, Fungus Amongus, The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain, The Quiverwing Quack, Steerminator, Time and Punishment, Trading Faces, U.F. Foe, Up Up and Awry, Water Way to Go
  • Doug Langdale... Aduckyphobia, Disguise the Limit, Getting Antsy, Inside Binkie's Brain, Jail Bird, My Valentine Ghoul, Paraducks, Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet, Stressed to Kill, Whirled History
  • Ellen Svaco... Dances With Bigfoot, Planet of the Capes, Toys Czar Us, Whiffle While You Work
  • Eric Lewald... All's Farenheit in Love and War
  • Gary Klein... Bad Tidings
  • Gary Sperling... Cleanliness is Next to Badliness, Going Nowhere Fast, The Incredible Bulk, A Revolution in Home Appliances, Slaves to Fashion
  • George Johnston... Kung Fooled
  • Gordon Bressack... Inherit the Wimp, Slime Okay You're Okay
  • Haskell Barkin... A Star is Scorned
  • Jan Strnad... Days of Blunder, The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck, Twin Beaks
  • Jeremy Cushner... When Aliens Collide
  • Jim Peterson... Beauty and the Beet, Comic Book Capers, Dirty Money, Ghoul of My Dreams, Hot Spells, It's a Wonderful Leaf, Twitching Channels
  • Joe Olson... Quack of Ages
  • John Behnke... Beauty and the Beet, Comic Book Capers, Dirty Money, Ghoul of My Dreams, Hot Spells, It's a Wonderful Leaf, Twitching Channels
  • Julia Jane Lewald... Trading Faces, You Sweat Your Life
  • Katie (Kayte) Kuch... Dirtysomething
  • Kevin Campbell... Battle of the Brainteasers, Dry Hard, Heavy Mental, In Like Blunt, Just Us Justice Ducks, Life The Negaverse and Everything
  • Len Uhley... Duck Blind, Tiff of the Titans
  • Marion Wells... Easy Comes Easy Grows, You Sweat Your Life
  • Marlowe Weisman... Jurassic Jumble
  • Matt Uitz... Malice's Restaurant, Paint Misbehavin'
  • Michael Maurer... Bad Luck Duck, Jail Bird, Monsters R Us, Mutancy on the Bouncey
  • Mirith Schilder... A Brush with Oblivion
  • Pat Corcoran... Bearskin Thug, A Duck By Any Other Name
  • Peter Hastings... Merchant of Menace
  • Rob Humphrey... Beauty and the Beet, Comic Book Capers, Dirty Money, Ghoul of My Dreams, Hot Spells, It's a Wonderful Leaf, Twitching Channels
  • Robert (Bob) Roth... Clash Reunion, Fraudcast News, The Frequency Fiends, Star Crossed Circuits
  • Sheryl Scarborough
  • Stephen (Steven) Hibbert... Cleanliness is Next to Badliness
  • Stephen (Steve) Sustarsic... Something Fishy
  • Steve Roberts... Adopt-a-Con, Negaduck, Night of the Living Spud
  • Tad Stones... Bearskin Thug, Darkly Dawns the Duck, Extinct Possibility, A Star is Scorned, Steerminator, That Sinking Feeling, Twin Beaks
  • Victor Cook... Kung Fooled

    Supervising Producers

  • Alan Zaslove
  • Tad Stones

    Story Editors

  • Bruce Talkington... Double Darkwings, You Sweat Your Life
  • Carter Crocker... Bad Tidings, A Brush with Oblivion, Calm a Chameleon, Comic Book Capers, Days of Blunder, Film Flam, Hush Hush Sweet Charlatan, The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck, Something Fishy, You Sweat Your Life
  • Doug Langdale... Bad Luck Duck, Fraudcast News, The Frequency Fiends, Jail Bird, Kung Fooled, Malice's Restaurant, Monsters R Us, Mutancy on the Bouncey, Paint Misbehavin', Star Crossed Circuits
  • Duane Capizzi... Adopt-a-Con, Dry Hard, Heavy Mental, Jurassic Jumble, Just Us Justice Ducks, Negaduck, Night of the Living Spud, Toys Czar Us, Whiffle While You Work
  • Gordon Bressack... Dirtysomething, Return of the Revenge of the Brainteasers Too
  • Kevin Crosby Hopps... Aduckyphobia, All's Farenheit in Love and War, Apes of Wrath, Bad Luck Duck, Beauty and the Beet, Disguise the Limit, Duck Blind, Easy Comes Easy Grows, Getting Antsy, Ghoul of My Dreams, Inside Binkie's Brain, It's a Wonderful Leaf, My Valentine Ghoul, Paraducks, Slime Okay You're Okay, Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet, Stressed to Kill, Tiff of the Titans, Twitching Channels, Up Up and Awry, Whirled History
  • Steve Roberts... Dances With Bigfoot, Life The Negaverse and Everything, Planet of the Capes, Quack of Ages
  • Tad Stones... Battle of the Brainteasers, Bearskin Thug, Darkly Dawns the Duck, The Darkwing Squad, Dead Duck, Dirty Money, A Duck By Any Other Name, Extinct Possibility, Fungus Amongus, The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain, Hot Spells, Inherit the Wimp, In Like Blunt, The Quiverwing Quack, A Star is Scorned, Steerminator, Time and Punishment, Twin Beaks, U.F. Foe, Water Way to Go
  • Tom Minton... Cleanliness is Next to Badliness, Darkwing Doubloon, Going Nowhere Fast, The Incredible Bulk, Let's Get Respectable, Merchant of Menace, A Revolution in Home Appliances, Slaves to Fashion, When Aliens Collide

    Original Music Composers

  • Jeff Marsh
  • Philip Giffin
  • Steve Nelson... Theme Song
  • Thom Sharp... Theme Song

    Sound Editors

  • Michael Gollom... Sound effects editor
  • Michael T. Ryan... Music editor
  • Peggy McAffee... Sound re-recording mixer
  • Rick Hinson... Sound effects editor
  • William Freesh... Sound re-recording mixer

    Artists

  • Tony Quelch... in-between artist

    Animation Studios

  • Hanho Heung-Up Co., Ltd... Bad Luck Duck, Clash Reunion, Dirty Money, Double Darkwings, Extinct Possibility, Fraudcast News, The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain, Inherit the Wimp, Jail Bird, Malice's Restaurant, Mutancy on the Bouncey, Paint Misbehavin', Quack of Ages, Return of the Revenge of the Brainteasers Too, Steerminator, U.F. Foe
  • Kennedy Animation... Darkwing Doubloon, Dry Hard, Jurassic Jumble, Up Up and Awry, Water Way to Go, Whiffle While You Work
  • Sun Woo Animation... Adopt-a-Con, Aduckyphobia, All's Farenheit in Love and War, Apes of Wrath, Bad Tidings, Bearskin Thug, Beauty and the Beet, Dances With Bigfoot, Days of Blunder, Dirtysomething, Disguise the Limit, Easy Comes Easy Grows, The Frequency Fiends, Getting Antsy, Ghoul of My Dreams, Going Nowhere Fast, Hot Spells, Hush Hush Sweet Charlatan, The Incredible Bulk, It's a Wonderful Leaf, Just Us Justice Ducks, Kung Fooled, Monsters R Us, My Valentine Ghoul, Night of the Living Spud, Paraducks, The Quiverwing Quack, A Revolution in Home Appliances, The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck, Something Fishy, Star Crossed Circuits, A Star is Scorned, Time and Punishment, Toys Czar Us, Trading Faces, Twin Beaks, Twitching Channels, When Aliens Collide, Whirled History, You Sweat Your Life
  • Walt Disney Australia... Battle of the Brainteasers, A Brush with Oblivion, Cleanliness is Next to Badliness, Comic Book Capers, Darkly Dawns the Duck (Part 1), Fungus Amongus, Heavy Mental, Merchant of Menace, That Sinking Feeling, Tiff of the Titans,
  • Walt Disney France... A Duck By Any Other Name, In Like Blunt
  • Walt Disney Japan... Calm a Chameleon, Can't Bayou Love, Darkly Dawns the Duck (Part 2), Dead Duck, Duck Blind, Film Flam, Let's Get Respectable, Life The Negaverse and Everything, Negaduck, Planet of the Capes, Slaves to Fashion, Stressed to Kill
  • Wang Animation... The Darkwing Squad, Inside Binkie's Brain, Slime Okay You're Okay


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    Darkwing Duck and all related characters and elements are copyright Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Animation, 1991-1995. Used without permission, for entertainment and informational purposes only. Flapping Terror is property of Melissa M., 2002 - 2010. Everything else belongs to their respective companies and persons. Thank you.