List of Darkwing Duck episodes

The following is a list of episodes for Darkwing Duck, an American animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that first ran from 1991 to 1992 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. Reruns of the series continued to air on The Disney Afternoon until 1995 and again between 1996 and 1997. The series originally aired as a preview-run on The Disney Channel in the spring of 1991 before beginning its main runs in September of that year.[1][2] Episode airdates for this preview-run are not currently available. The series featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard, voiced by Jim Cummings. It is the first of two spin-offs of DuckTales, the other being Quack Pack.

A total of 91 episodes were made. Of those, 65 aired in syndication on The Disney Afternoon in the 1991–1992 season (the first two episodes aired as a combined hour-long broadcast of the pilot episode "Darkly Dawns the Duck" the weekend before the series began its weekday run), with 13 more simultaneously airing on Saturdays on ABC in the fall of 1991. Another 13 episodes aired on Saturdays on ABC in the fall of 1992.

The pilot episode "Darkly Dawns the Duck" originally aired on the weekend of Friday, September 6, 1991 (the airdate varied by market) as part of a larger syndicated TV special called The Darkwing Duck Premiere / Back to School with the Mickey Mouse Club.[3] Afterwards, "Darkly Dawns the Duck" was edited into a two-part version in which the two parts were treated as two distinct episodes. It is unknown when this two-part version first aired.

The Disney Afternoon episodes and the first 13 ABC episodes are listed separately. In fact, they constituted a single production season, but Disney originally kept the ABC episodes separate from the syndicated episodes for distribution purposes. The first ABC season was reaired on The Disney Afternoon in the fall of 1992. The second ABC season was not aired on The Disney Afternoon until the fall of 1993, after ABC removed the series from its schedule.

Since the syndicated and ABC episodes are separated here, episodes are not listed according to their broadcast chronology. In addition, even the broadcast order of the first 78 episodes does not reflect their in-universe chronology – for example, Liquidator's origin episode "Dry Hard" was aired after his appearances in "Just Us Justice Ducks" and "Life, the Negaverse and Everything". The series' production order (with the exception of "Darkly Dawns the Duck") most closely reflects the intended chronological episode order.

(NOTE: The specific airdates for ten of the final twelve Disney Afternoon episodes, broadcast between April and May 1992, are not currently available.)

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Disney Afternoon 65 September 6, 1991 May 20, 1992
ABC Season 1 13 September 7, 1991 November 30, 1991
ABC Season 2 13 September 12, 1992 December 12, 1992

Episode list

Disney Afternoon (1991–1992)

# # Title Written by Original air date Production
11"Darkly Dawns the Duck (Part 1)"Story by
Jan Strnad
Tad Stones
Written by
Jymn Magon
Tad Stones
September 6, 1991 (1991-09-06)[3]4308-052

Darkwing Duck is a little known crime fighter of St. Canard, dying for a big break, and the publicity that goes with it. Yet when he gets on the trail of the infamous Taurus Bulba's latest scheme, he gets into more trouble than he expected.

Villains: Taurus Bulba, Hammerhead Hannigan, Hoof, Mouth, Clovis, and Tantalus
22"Darkly Dawns the Duck (Part 2)"Story by
Jan Strnad
Tad Stones
Written by
Jymn Magon
Tad Stones
September 6, 1991 (1991-09-06)[3]4308-053

Gosalyn is now under Darkwing's protection, but Taurus Bulba is still out to get her, believing she has the Waddlemeyer Ramrod arming code. But Gosalyn doesn't know anything about it.

Villains: Taurus Bulba, Hammerhead Hannigan, Hoof, Mouth, Clovis, and Tantalus
33"Beauty and the Beet"John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim PetersonSeptember 9, 1991 (1991-09-09)
(Disney Channel: May 5, 1991)

Reginald Bushroot, plant scientist, only wants to make the world a better place to live, but his colleagues mock his passion for plants. When he subjects himself to his own experiments, he becomes a half-plant, half-duck, and it's time to get even with his tormentors.

Villain: Bushroot

Absent: Gosalyn.

Title Reference: Beauty and the Beast
44"Getting Antsy"Doug LangdaleSeptember 10, 1991 (1991-09-10)
(Disney Channel: June 22, 1991)

The owner of the local miniature golf course, Lilliput, has invented a helmet that allows him to communicate with ants. He then uses a shrink ray to shrink the buildings and landmarks of St. Canard, using the ants to haul the now-shrunk buildings back to the miniature golf, where they become part of the course. Eventually Lilliput shrinks Darkwing down to an even tinier size.

Villain: Lilliput Gooney
55"Night of the Living Spud"Steve RobertsSeptember 11, 1991 (1991-09-11)
(Disney Channel: June 15, 1991)

Dr. Bushroot tries to grow a wife for himself, but the result is not the flower that he expected.

Villains: Bushroot and Posey

Title Reference: Night of the Living Dead
66"Apes of Wrath"Dev RossSeptember 12, 1991 (1991-09-12)
(Disney Channel: May 19, 1991)

S.H.U.S.H. sends Darkwing, Launchpad and Gosalyn to Africa to find the missing Dr. Beatrice Bruté, the famous anthropologist. Darkwing discovers that Major Trenchrot is planning to open a vacation villa for villains.

Villain: Major Trenchrot

Title Reference: The Grapes of Wrath
77"Dirty Money"John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim PetersonSeptember 13, 1991 (1991-09-13)
(Disney Channel: April 28, 1991)

Someone is stealing the money in Saint Canard by erasing all ink on the banknotes and leaving them nothing but worthless papers. S.H.U.S.H. Director J. Gander Hooter calls on Darkwing to help solve the mystery but chief Agent Gryzlikoff doesn't trust him. Darkwing discovers that the thief is Ammonia Pine, a woman, who used to be a maid until some dangerous chemicals caused her to be obsessed with cleaning.

Villain: Ammonia Pine

Absent: Gosalyn.
88"Duck Blind"Len UhleySeptember 16, 1991 (1991-09-16)4308-017

Darkwing Duck falls afoul of Megavolt and comes out blind. Undaunted, DW tries to keep going using a few inventive gadgets, but Gosalyn, Honker and Launchpad almost get killed because of his arrogance. Gosalyn and the gang plan to nab Megavolt themselves, but get caught by him instead.

Villain: Megavolt
99"Comic Book Capers"John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim PetersonSeptember 17, 1991 (1991-09-17)4308-036

Infuriated at how he's portrayed in his new comic book, Darkwing decides he can write the comic better himself. But he keeps getting interrupted by everyone, who then add their own little bits. Finally, even Megavolt joins in the writing of the story.

Villain: Megavolt
1010"Water Way to Go"Dev RossSeptember 18, 1991 (1991-09-18)4308-001

S.H.U.S.H. has given Darkwing Duck a case to travel to Oilrabia and stop Steelbeak. F.O.W.L.'s top agent is threatening to flood the country with a portable weather machine. The only problem is that Darkwing has agreed to let Launchpad assume the role as hero and be a sidekick himself for this mission.

Villain: Steelbeak

Absent: Gosalyn.

Title Reference: What a Way to Go!
1111"Paraducks"Doug LangdaleSeptember 19, 1991 (1991-09-19)4308-033

Darkwing goes back in time with Gosalyn and he meets himself in grade school when he was known as "Drakey". He then sees a record shop being robbed by a gang of greasers. Due to Darkwing's inaction, Darkwing's present time world gets changed when the duo comes back to the present. Therefore, Darkwing and Gosalyn must again go back to the past to restore it.

Villains: The King and his gang

Absent: Launchpad.

Title Reference: Paradox (Dictionary definition: "a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.")
1212"Easy Come, Easy Grows"Marion WellsSeptember 20, 1991 (1991-09-20)4308-024

Darkwing investigates a case in which money is disappearing along with the bank vaults. Bushroot creates a tree covered with money.

Villain: Bushroot
1313"A Revolution in Home Appliances"Gary SperlingSeptember 23, 1991 (1991-09-23)4308-050

Megavolt gets zapped with his new invention, which lets him turn regular home appliances into living things. He assembles a group consisting of a salon chair, a refrigerator, a guitar, and a TV. Darkwing Duck has to stop them before they take over St. Canard.

Villains: Megavolt and the appliances
1414"Trading Faces"Julia Jane Lewald & Dev RossSeptember 24, 1991 (1991-09-24)
(Disney Channel: June 1, 1991)

Darkwing's computer goes haywire causing him to trade bodies with Gosalyn as do Launchpad and Honker. Now Gosalyn must pose as Darkwing to stop F.O.W.L.'s latest scheme - stopping the Earth's rotation in an attempt to blackmail the planet.

Villain: Steelbeak

Title Reference: Trading Places
1515"Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan"Bruce TalkingtonSeptember 25, 1991 (1991-09-25)
(Disney Channel: April 21, 1991)

Darkwing Duck investigates the production of a movie, which is plagued by accidents and is being directed by none other than Tuskernini, who has abandoned his life of crime for the cinema.

Villains: Tuskernini and "the phantom"

Title Reference: Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
1616"Can't Bayou Love"Bruce TalkingtonSeptember 26, 1991 (1991-09-26)
(Disney Channel: May 12, 1991)

Jambalaya Jake and his Alligator Gumbo, both from the bayou, have moved to the city after hearing it was "easy pickings". By using Launchpad as bait, they try and catch Darkwing. But Darkwing shows them first hand that in the city it is in fact no "easy pickings". Debut of Jambalaya Jake and Gumbo.

Villains: Jambalaya Jake and Gumbo

Absent: Gosalyn.
1717"Bearskin Thug"Tad Stones & Pat CorcoranSeptember 27, 1991 (1991-09-27)4308-029

Drake takes Gosalyn on a camping trip in order to teach her about the great outdoors. The national park has been evacuated due to a monstrous bear that has been attacking both campers and wildlife alike. It was the idea of Steelbeak.

Villain: Steelbeak

Absent: Launchpad.
1818"You Sweat Your Life"Julia Jane Lewald & Marion WellsSeptember 30, 1991 (1991-09-30)
(Disney Channel: May 25, 1991)

Darkwing goes undercover at a health spa to root out a pair of workers responsible for a museum break in. To his dismay, Herb and Binkie Muddlefoot tag along. The health spa owner, Jock, has discovered the formula for a fountain of youth. The last ingredient he needs is a feather from a true hero: Darkwing Duck.

Villains: Jock Newbody, Slim and Flex

Absent: Gosalyn.
1919"Days of Blunder"Jan StrnadOctober 1, 1991 (1991-10-01)4308-044

Posing as a psychiatrist Quackerjack convinces Darkwing that being a superhero isn't right for him. With Darkwing out of the picture, the criminal is free to go on a crime spree.

Villain: Quackerjack

Title Reference: Days of Thunder
2020"Just Us Justice Ducks (Part 1)"Kevin Campbell & Brian SwenlinOctober 2, 1991 (1991-10-02)4308-047

NegaDuck, Bushroot, Quackerjack, Megavolt, and Liquidator all join together as the Fearsome Five to defeat Darkwing Duck and take over St. Canard. When the other superheroes (Neptunia, Gizmoduck, Morgana, and Stegmutt) hear about this, they band together to form the Justice Ducks. Darkwing, who wants all the credit for the Fearsome Five's defeat, is less than thrilled -- but when he faces the Fearsome Five, he soon finds out the job is more than he can handle.

Villains: The Fearsome Five
2121"Just Us Justice Ducks (Part 2)"Kevin Campbell & Brian SwenlinOctober 3, 1991 (1991-10-03)4308-048

The Justice Ducks are each defeated and captured by the Fearsome Five. Darkwing soon becomes their only hope, and the five heroes join in battle against the five villains, with the ultimate victors deciding the fate of the whole city.

Villains: The Fearsome Five
2222"Double Darkwings"Dean StefanOctober 4, 1991 (1991-10-04)4308-019

To get revenge on Darkwing, Jambalaya Jake has Granny Whammy mix him up a hex. He mistakes Launchpad for Darkwing (while he is posing as Darkwing Decoy) and targets him with the curse. Now Jamabalya is using Launchpad as a partner in crime, and Darkwing is getting all the blame for it. Note: There are two versions of this episode, in one Jambalaya Jake lures Darkwing to a tower by having Gumbo bite a power line, in the other, Jamablaya Jake lures Darkwing to the power company by causing a black out by pouring hot sauce into a telephone. Otherwise the episodes are identical.

Villains: Jambalaya Jake and Gumbo

Absent: Gosalyn.
2323"Aduckyphobia"Doug LangdaleOctober 7, 1991 (1991-10-07)
(Disney Channel: June 29, 1991)

In this parody of Spider-Man, A mutated spider bite causes Darkwing to grow four extra arms. When this creates the hero trouble while trying to catch Moliarty, Darkwing adopts a new super-hero identity - Arachno-Duck.

Villain: Professor Moliarty

Title Reference: The 1990 movie Arachnophobia (film)
2424"When Aliens Collide"Jeremy CushnerOctober 8, 1991 (1991-10-08)4308-056

Gosalyn comes upon a space ship that has crashed in the park. A cute alien emerges, wearing a rather restrictive collar which he doesn’t seem to be fond of. It turns out, however, that the extraterrestrial is actually a wanted space criminal and Darkwing has to stop him.

Villain: Wacko

Title Reference: When Worlds Collide
2525"Jurassic Jumble"Marlowe WiesmanOctober 10, 1991 (1991-10-10)4308-031

Honker and Gosalyn track down a set of dinosaur footprints, and are led to the nefarious Dr. Fossil, duck turned dinosaur. With his de-evolution ray and the aid of a passing comet, Fossil plans to end the current life on the planet to give dinosaurs a second chance.

Villain: Dr. Fossil
2626"Cleanliness is Next to Badliness"Steven Hibbert & Gary SperlingOctober 15, 1991 (1991-10-15)4308-039

Steelbeak teams up with agent Ammonia Pine to clean out banks for F.O.W.L. Gosalyn starts a Darkwing fan club.

Villains: Steelbeak and Ammonia Pine
2727"Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet"Doug LangdaleOctober 17, 1991 (1991-10-17)4308-045

As Steelbeak is stealing rubber duckies, Darkwing's attempt to stop him is interrupted by Comet Guy, a superhero from another planet who is looking for a hero renowned throughout the galaxy to train him.

Villain: Steelbeak

Absent: Gosalyn.
2828"All's Fahrenheit in Love and War"Eric Lewald & Dev RossOctober 21, 1991 (1991-10-21)4308-027

Darkwing becomes fed up with the cold, so he decides to go on a vacation. But before he can, he finds out that banks are being robbed, with no forced entry.

Villain: Isis Vanderchill

Absent: Gosalyn.
2929"Whiffle While You Work"Ellen Svaco & Collen TaberOctober 23, 1991 (1991-10-23)4308-023

Gosalyn and Darkwing are hyped over a video game competition involving the popular Whiffle Boy. However, a toy maker gone insane, Quackerjack, is out to get revenge on the video game industry that put him out of business. Both Darkwing and Quackerjack end up trapped in Whiffle Boy video game.

Villain: Quackerjack

Absent: Launchpad.

Song: Whistle While You Work
3030"Ghoul of My Dreams"John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim PetersonOctober 31, 1991 (1991-10-31)4308-041

Morgana is using sleep sand to rob the citizens of St. Canard while they sleepwalk. When Darkwing steps in to set things right, he ends up in dreamland. Nodoff, controller of dreamland and supplier of Morgana's sleep sand wants the entire city to snooze, and will see to it that no one gets in his way.

Villains: Nodoff and Morgana MacCawber

Absent: Gosalyn.
3131"Adopt-a-Con"Steve RobertsNovember 7, 1991 (1991-11-07)4308-046

In this case, Adopt-a-Con means the Adopt A Convict Program. The program has sent Tuskernini to Drake's house. DW is sure that Tusker won't reform, even though he acts as if he has. Posing as Bushroot, he takes Launchpad, Gosalyn, and Drake hostages in order to fish out Darkwing. But Drake's already a hostage himself.

Villain: Tuskernini
3232"Toys Czar Us"Ellen Svaco & Colleen TaberNovember 11, 1991 (1991-11-11)4308-043

When Quackerjack learns that parents won't buy his dangerous toys, he decides to create a toy utopia for children, with him as the ruler. Gosalyn gets into trouble at school, causing the principal to suggest Drake take a better look at his parenting. Drake gives up Darkwing to become the perfect parent just as Quackerjack executes his insane plot.

Villain: Quackerjack

Title Reference: Toys "R" Us
3333"The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck"Jan StrnadNovember 13, 1991 (1991-11-13)4308-055

In the distant future, Gosaloid (a futuristic version of Gosalyn) and her friend get trapped in the Darkwing Duck Museum after it closes, and hear the alleged story of the 'secret origins' of Darkwing Duck (a combined spoof the Superman origin story and the TV series Kung Fu (TV series)) from a suspiciously familiar janitor.

Villain: Negaduck
3434"Up, Up and Awry"Dev RossNovember 14, 1991 (1991-11-14)4308-042

Gizmoduck comes to St. Canard in order to help stop Megavolt's latest scheme: stealing horseshoes and cable to build a giant electromagnet. Darkwing is hardly receptive and wallows in self-pity as the super-suited superhero takes the spotlight.

Villain: Megavolt

Title Reference: Up, Up and Away
3535"Life, the Negaverse and Everything"Kevin Campbell & Brian SwenlinNovember 18, 1991 (1991-11-18)4308-049

While pursuing the Fearsome Five (and therefore escaping the Muddlefoots and their boring "Pelican's Island" birthday party for Honker), Darkwing is thrown into a giant cake - which serves as the universal portal between his world and the Negaverse. In the Negaverse, everything is the extreme opposite of his world and Negaduck is supreme ruler, so Darkwing decides to use his new friends (The "Friendly Four") to change things a bit, which Negaduck does NOT like.

Villains: Negaduck, Nega-Launchpad, and the Nega-Muddlefoots

Title Reference: Douglas Adams' science fiction novel Life, the Universe and Everything
3636"Dry Hard"Kevin Campbell & Brian SwenlinNovember 20, 1991 (1991-11-20)4308-026

Bud Flood, spring water salesman has been poisoning his competitors' drinking water in order to promote his own. Darkwing moves to stop him, but ends up sending him into a vat of poisoned water. Flood survives in a new watery form - "The Liquidator". Now, the Liquidator has turned all of St. Canard's water hard and DW must stop him.

Villain: The Liquidator

Title Reference: Die Hard
3737"Heavy Mental"Kevin Campbell & Brian SwenlinNovember 21, 1991 (1991-11-21)4308-020

Launchpad gains psychic powers, but has trouble controlling them. F.O.W.L. agent, Major Synapse, steals S.H.U.S.H.'s Nora Ray, and uses it on his underlings to give them super brain powers.

Villains: Major Synapse, Hotshot and Flygirl

Title Reference: Heavy Metal
3838"Disguise the Limit"Doug LangdaleNovember 26, 1991 (1991-11-26)4308-063

Negaduck, disguised, frames Darkwing for a series of crimes. Thanks to S.H.U.S.H. director J. Gander Hooter knowing that Darkwing is innocent (as Darkwing was with him when the crime spree began), he arranges for the hero to use an experimental S.H.U.S.H. design, to go into hiding, which ends up causing him to spontaneously change into whomever he looks at.

Villain: Negaduck
3939"Planet of the Capes"Ellen Svaco & Colleen TaberNovember 27, 1991 (1991-11-27)4308-061

When Comet Guy returns, he tells Darkwing he needs him back on his planet. Darkwing thinks that he's going to have to save the planet, until he finds out that everyone on the planet is a hero, and they need him as their "ordinary guy," since the last one left. They want Darkwing to be their 'damsel in distress,' so that they'll have someone to rescue. But Darkwing gets fed up, so he tries to turn Comet Guy into a villain.

Villain: Ordinary Guy

Absents: Launchpad and Gosalyn.

Title Reference: Planet of the Apes
4040"Darkwing Doubloon"Bruce Reid SchaefferDecember 16, 1991 (1991-12-16)4308-051

Set in the past, this episode recounts the story of Darkwing Doubloon's adventures against the evil pirate Negaduck and his (four-man-strong) crew of villainous miscreants on the high seas.

Villains: The Fearsome Five
4141"It's a Wonderful Leaf"John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim PetersonDecember 23, 1991 (1991-12-23)4308-060

A crowd of pushy holiday shoppers rub Bushroot the wrong way. He decides to ruin Christmas by taking control of all of St. Canard's Christmas trees.

Villain: Bushroot

Title Reference: It's a Wonderful Life
4242"Twitching Channels"John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim PetersonFebruary 5, 1992 (1992-02-05)4308-065

Megavolt's latest device accidentally transports him and Darkwing into a universe of "hideous beakless mutants" (i.e: the real world), where Darkwing Duck is only a cartoon.

Villain: Megavolt

Absents: Launchpad and Gosalyn.

Title Reference: Switching Channels
4343"Dances with Bigfoot"Ellen Svaco & Colleen TabeFebruary 6, 1992 (1992-02-06)4308-069

Drake Mallard disappears and it’s up to the Crimson Quackette to find him.

Villains: Bigfoot Tribe

Absent: Launchpad.

Title Reference: Dances with Wolves
4444"Twin Beaks"Tad Stones & Jan StrnadFebruary 10, 1992 (1992-02-10)4308-067

In a parody of the TV series Twin Peaks, Honker's parents go missing and all clues point to the mysterious town of Twin Beaks where a mutated alien race of cabbages have begun their conquest of Earth from this unseemly town.

Villains: Bushroot, Mutant Alien Cabbages

Title Reference: Twin Peaks

Story Reference: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
4545"The Incredible Bulk"Gary SperlingFebruary 12, 1992 (1992-02-12)4308-062

Bushroot creates a new experimental fertilizer that causes plants to grow large and strong.

Villains: Bushroot and Daisy

Title Reference: The Incredible Hulk
4646"My Valentine Ghoul"Doug LangdaleFebruary 14, 1992 (1992-02-14)4308-068

Darkwing’s refusal of Morgana’s suggestion of help, makes her very angry, which Negaduck sees as an opportunity.

Villain: Negaduck

Absent: Launchpad.
4747"Dead Duck"Carter CrockerFebruary 17, 1992 (1992-02-17)4308-058

Darkwing is killed and Megavolt gets the fame for it. DW won't believe he's dead until the Grim Reaper is after him. At the end, it was just a dream.

Villains: Megavolt, the Devil and Death
4848"A Duck by Any Other Name"Pat CorcoranFebruary 18, 1992 (1992-02-18)4308-006

A news program reveals Darkwing Duck's identity as Launchpad. Tuskernini decides to use the revelation to his own advantage, but fails when the real Darkwing Duck gets in the way.

Villain: Tuskernini
4949"Let's Get Respectable"Bruce Reid SchaefferFebruary 20, 1992 (1992-02-20)4308-064

After a television program shows that Darkwing as a poor reputation with the public, Gosalyn decides that Darkwing needs an image change. Meanwhile, Negaduck plans to use this as his own advantage.

Villain: Negaduck
5050"In Like Blunt"Kevin Campbell & Brian SwenlinFebruary 24, 1992 (1992-02-24)4308-002

A nefarious criminal from the past returns, to profit by auctioning off a complete list of all of S.H.U.S.H.'s secret agents. J. Gander teams up Darkwing with the legendary Derek Blunt to intercept the documents before they fall into the wrong hands.

Villain: Phineas Sharp

Absent: Gosalyn.

Title Reference: In Like Flint
5151"Quack of Ages"Joe OlsonFebruary 26, 1992 (1992-02-26)4308-059

To prevent the invention of the yo-yo, Quackerjack travels back to the medieval land of Canardia. Darkwing and Launchpad follow Quackerjack and find Herb and Binkie as King and Queen of Canardia. Posing as the king's advisor, the demented toymaker convicts Darkwing as a warlock.

Villain: Quackerjack

Absent: Gosalyn.

Title Reference: Rock of Ages (Christian hymn)
5252"Time and Punishment"Dev RossFebruary 27, 1992 (1992-02-27)4308-070

During a battle between Darkwing, Megavolt and Quackerjack, Gosalyn ends up aboard the villains' Time Top, just before it starts up and takes them to the future. There, Gosalyn finds out that Darkwing has become Darkwarrior Duck, who enforces the law with an iron fist.

Villains: Darkwarrior Duck, Megavolt and Quackerjack

Title Reference: Crime and Punishment
5353"Stressed to Kill"Doug LangdaleMarch 3, 1992 (1992-03-03)4308-066

Darkwing is constantly getting stressed, so he goes to a stress-free clinic (which is being run by Megavolt and QuackerJack), and they brainwash him. Now he is too calm (not even Gosalyn destroying the house can get him mad). When Megavolt and QuackerJack start a fire that soon starts to spread throughout the whole city, Launchpad and Gosalyn have to try to get DW out of his repressed state.

Villains: Megavolt and Quackerjack

Title Reference: Dressed to Kill
5454"The Darkwing Squad"Dev RossApril 1992 (1992-04)4308-071

J. Gander asks DW to train some of S.H.U.S.H.'s agents. That does not go over well with Agent Gryzlikoff, who joins F.O.W.L. as a double agent. Steelbeak sets a trap for the newly titled "Darkwing Squad" while Gryzlikoff faces off against Darkwing.

Villain: Steelbeak

Absent: Gosalyn.
5555"Inside Binkie's Brain"Doug LangdaleApril 1992 (1992-04)4308-072

When Binkie Muddlefoot gets hit on the head by a bowling ball, her inner "little hero" escapes and causes her to become the Canardian Guardian. Her endless quest for safety endangers the life of Darkwing as he tries once again to capture Megavolt.

Villain: Megavolt

Absent: Gosalyn.
5656"The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain"Dev RossApril 29, 1992 (1992-04-29)[4][5]4308-073

When Gosalyn gets into mischief, a spirit named Paddywhack is unleashed from a jack-in-the-box and possesses Quackerjack's doll, Mr. Banana Brain. As he causes trouble alongside the demented toymaker, he grows, feeding from the negative emotions around himself.

Villains: Quackerjack and Paddywhack
5757"Slime Okay, You're Okay"Gordon BressackMay 1992 (1992-05)4308-074

Bushroot creates a formula, intending to create an intelligent plant friend, and Gosalyn ends up sampling it. Now Darkwing has a limited amount of time to find a cure before Gosalyn, half-slime, half-duck, melts into a pile of goo.

Villains: Bushroot and Hedgy
5858"Whirled History"Doug LangdaleMay 1992 (1992-05)4308-077

Forced to work on her boring history assignment, Gosalyn dozes off, and begins sleepwalking. She dreams herself with AstroDuck, a television show character, trying to find "The Fountain Of Knowledge". While she is learning about famous explorers in her dreams, Megavolt uses her as bait to trap and kill Darkwing in the real world.

Villain: Megavolt
5959"U.F. Foe"Dev RossMay 1992 (1992-05)4308-076

Aliens kidnap Launchpad to make him ruler of the universe.

Villain: Bleeb
6060"A Star is Scorned"Haskell Barkin & Tad StonesMay 1992 (1992-05)4308-081

Darkwing's TV producer feels that Darkwing's TV show needs a new gimmick in the form of a spin-off character, which might really be Darkwing's replacement by Dr. Reginald Bushroot! This scheme is actually a scam by the TV producer to steal money from the show with an over-inflated Expense account—since it is much cheaper to have a plant such as Bushroot as the main star than an actor such as Darkwing! Herb and Binke Muddlefoot are actors who have act of out characther ruthless business tycoons due to a hidden clause in their acting contract that "The Studio is always Right". The Muddlefoots and Bushroot get to ride in a limousine which Darkwing and Gosyln have to sneak in the studio disguised as Donald Duck and Louis Duck! Only appearance of the Darkwing Duck fan club who recognize Goselyn but not Darkwing!

Villains: E. Thaddeus Rockwell and Bushroot

Absent: Launchpad.

Title Reference: A Star Is Born
6161"The Quiverwing Quack"Dev RossMay 1992 (1992-05)4308-078

Gosalyn takes up archery, and bests Negaduck with it. Against Darkwing's wishes, she creates her alter-ego -- the Quiverwing Quack -- and causes a stir of publicity. She also becomes Negaduck's new target - so he can regain his position as Public Enemy #1.

Villain: Negaduck
6262"Jail Bird"Doug Langdale & Michael MaurerMay 1992 (1992-05)4308-080

Negaduck steals a diamond that can steal other people's powers. After he steals the powers from Bushroot, Megavolt, the Liquidator, and Quackerjack, they have to use their weaknesses to stop Mega-Negaduck.

Villains: The Fearsome Five and Mega-Negaduck

Note: Gosalyn appears but does not speak.
6363"Dirtysomething"Katie Kuch & Cheryl ScarbroughMay 1992 (1992-05)4308-082

It's Ammonia Pine's worst nightmare! FOWL has teamed her with her polar opposite, her filth-loving sister, Ample Grime. It WOULD be easy for Darkwing Duck to stop them. But Gosalyn, not having enough allowance to buy a video game, has discovered that she can cash in whatever she recycles… including the Thunderquack's engine, the Ratcatcher, a few gas guns, etc.

Villains: Ammonia Pine and Ample Grime
6464"Kung Fooled"Victor Cook & George JohnstonMay 1992 (1992-05)4308-075

Darkwing chases Moliarty to the city Kung Pow where he meets up with his old martial arts instructor, Master Lee.

Villains: Moliarty and Goose Lee
6565"Bad Luck Duck"Michael MaurerMay 20, 1992 (1992-05-20)4308-079

Darkwing Duck is accused of stealing a tribe's jewel and the leader puts a curse on him. Now they have to get it back from Negaduck and stop him from using it. But where is the leader to get the curse off? This episode also features the infamous Darkwing Club, never to be seen again.

Villain: Negaduck

ABC Season 1 (1991)

# # Title Written by Original air date Production
661"That Sinking Feeling"Tad StonesSeptember 7, 1991 (1991-09-07)
(Disney Channel: April 7, 1991)

Moliarty, the fiendish genius marketer and mole from the deep underground, has rallied his fellow race for an attack to take over the surface city of St. Canard. Stealing buildings, he creates a beam to lock the moon in an eternal eclipse – to plunge everything in darkness.

Villain: Moliarty
672"Film Flam"Bruce Reid SchaefferSeptember 14, 1991 (1991-09-14)4308-034

Tuskernini utilizes a special camera gun to pull characters directly out of the movies and into the real world. As director of a specially crafted criminal force, he takes them out on the town to do his bidding.

Villain: Tuskernini
683"Negaduck"Steve RobertsSeptember 21, 1991 (1991-09-21)
(Disney Channel: July 6, 1991)

Darkwing Duck has been zapped with Megavolt's tronsplitter, separating his good side from his bad. Another zap with the two sides will restore him to normal, but his negative side is certain not to let that happen. Debut of the original "negatron version" of Negaduck.

Villain: Megavolt, Negaduck (negatron version)
694"Fungus Amongus"Dev RossSeptember 28, 1991 (1991-09-28)4308-010

While investigating pizza topping crimes, Darkwing falls for a beautiful, creepy villainess called Morgana MacCawber.

Villains: Morgana MacCawber and the board of directors for MacCawber's Mushrooms Unlimited

Absent: Gosalyn.
705"Slaves to Fashion"Gary SperlingOctober 5, 1991 (1991-10-05)4308-037

Under Binkie Muddlefoot's advice, Drake decides Gosalyn should act more like a "lady". Meanwhile, Tuskernini has developed a spray that makes people act the way they are dressed and targets the rich citizens attending the school masquerade party.

Villain: Tuskernini
716"Something Fishy"Steve SustarsicOctober 12, 1991 (1991-10-12)4308-028

A day at the beach gets turned upside down when the gang has to deal with attacks from sea creatures. In comes Neptunia, who is sick of the pollution that is dumped in the sea and caused her to mutate. She plans revenge by flooding the city of St. Canard!

Villain: Neptunia
727"Tiff of the Titans"Len UhleyOctober 19, 1991 (1991-10-19)4308-032

Fenton Crackshell, alias the crime-fighting Gizmoduck, heads to St. Canard in pursuit of Steelbeak. The F.O.W.L. agent soon finds out and frames Darkwing so Gizmoduck will think he's evil. The two fight it out, while Steelbeak tries to steal a new, top-secret weapon.

Villain: Steelbeak
738"Calm a Chameleon"Dean StefanOctober 26, 1991 (1991-10-26)4308-030

The shape-changing villainess known as the Chameleon plots to take control of the Howl publishing empire so she can print her own money. Honker undergoes a personality transformation when he is bullied at school.

Villain: Camille Chameleon
749"Battle of the Brainteasers"Kevin Campbell & Brian SwenlinNovember 2, 1991 (1991-11-02)
(Disney Channel: June 8, 1991)

Alien hats from outer space invade earth, take control of a slew of nuclear weapons, and demand to be made rulers of the universe. Debut of Flarg, Barada and Nikto.

Villains: The Brainteasers
7510"Bad Tidings"Gary Klein & Dean StefanNovember 9, 1991 (1991-11-09)4308-038

F.O.W.L. is at it again! This time, the fiendish organization is in control of the tides themselves. J. Gander Hooter teams up Darkwing and Gryzlikoff to foil the plot, and they end up fighting amongst themselves rather than getting to the bottom of things.

Villains: F.O.W.L.

Absents: Launchpad and Gosalyn.
7611"Going Nowhere Fast"Gary SperlingNovember 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)4308-057

Negaduck zaps Darkwing with a particle accelerator, unknowingly giving him super speed. Unfortunately, DW soon learns the major side effect – increased aging. With Darkwing old and decrepit, Negaduck easily takes control of the city.

Villain: Negaduck
7712"A Brush with Oblivion"Mirith SchilderNovember 23, 1991 (1991-11-23)4308-022

Honker notices a villainess named Splatter Phoenix making her way through the museum by way of the paintings. When Honker tries to tell people about it, no one believes him. Gosalyn gets involved and ends up stuck in a painting.

Villain: Splatter Phoenix

Note: Splatter Phoenenix's name is never spoken by herself (not that anyone would have the patience to listen to her); however, Honker knows it.
7813"The Merchant of Menace"Peter HastingsNovember 30, 1991 (1991-11-30)4308-035

When Quackerware comes to life, S.H.U.S.H. thinks Herb Muddlefoot is behind it!! Drake investigates by joining in on Herb's Quackerware sales route.

Villain: Weasel Lowman

Absent: Gosalyn.

ABC Season 2 (1992)

# # Title Written by Original air date Production
791"Monsters R Us"Michael MaurerSeptember 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)4308-085

Morgana introduces Darkwing to her relatives – who are upset to find out that she is dating a "normal" (or as normal as Darkwing can be in comparison).

Villains: Moloculo MacCawber and the villagers
802"Inherit the Wimp"Gordon BressackSeptember 19, 1992 (1992-09-19)4308-084

Helping with Gosalyn's homework, Darkwing shows her famous Mallards from history. She sneaks back into time with Quackerjack's timetop and brings them to the present. None of them seem to be as great as they were thought to be. When Megavolt steals Darkwing and Launchpad's nervous energy, the failures have a chance to prove they are heroes at heart.

Villain: Megavolt
813"The Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers, Too!"Charlie HowellSeptember 26, 1992 (1992-09-26)4308-083

Honker has become a galactic hero after foiling Flog and his companions from ruling the galaxy (in Battle of the Brainteasers). The body-stealing hats from outer space break free from captivity, bent once again to rule or destroy the universe – this time with a grudge against the young genius.

Villains: The Brainteasers
824"Star Crossed Circuits"Bill Motz & Robert RothOctober 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)4308-086

D.W. gets the D-2000 supercomputer. While it seems to be perfect, Launchpad feels it's replacing him as sidekick, and Gosalyn is fed up with not getting away with anything, and introduces it to Launchpad's soap-operas. Soon, even Darkwing wants the machine gone when it falls in love with him. Darkwing finally tells the computer system it's getting unplugged when he gets to the tower, at which point it goes berserk and decides that if it can't have D.W. no one else will.

Villain: The D-2000 supercomputer
835"Steerminator"Tad Stones & Dev RossOctober 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)4308-089

F.O.W.L. rebuilds Taurus Bulba into a death machine, hoping to create a new agent from him. Bulba refuses their offer and burns only with the desire to have revenge on Darkwing. To make matters worse, a recent accident has Darkwing in a wheelchair. Can he defeat a new and improved Terminator machine in his condition?

Villains: Taurus Bulba, Steelbeak and F.O.W.L.
846"The Frequency Fiends"Bill Motz & Robert RothOctober 17, 1992 (1992-10-17)4308-091

Darkwing's new weapon hits Gosalyn. Although she's perfectly fine, 3 new beings are created, all of which look like Gosalyn, but have powers based on different frequencies: Heatwave (Red), Lightwave (Yellow), and Radiowave (Green). D.W. enlists Megavolt help, but an untrusting Darkwing messes things up ("Positive, Positive, POSITIVE!"). Now the 3 Frequency Fiends are combined into 1 super-being, and it's up to the combined efforts of D.W., Launchpad, Goz, and Megavolt to stop them!

Viilains: Megavolt, Heatwave, Lightwave and Radiowave
857"Paint Misbehavin'"Matt UitzOctober 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)4308-090

Darkwing is to appear as the guest of honor at a comic book convention, while Splatter Phoenix terrorizes the town by "improving" boring art.

Villain: Splatter Phoenix
868"Hot Spells"John Behnke & Rob Humphrey & Jim PetersonOctober 31, 1992 (1992-10-31)4308-092

Darkwing and Gosalyn go with Morgana to her old magic school, where she is to present her thesis paper. Gosalyn tries to find a shortcut to learning magic.

Villain: The Devil

Note: This episode was never allowed to air again after its initial broadcast because of its religiously sensitive subject matter.

Absent: Launchpad.
879"Fraudcast News"Bill Motz & Robert RothNovember 7, 1992 (1992-11-07)4308-095

A news reporter wants to film Darkwing Duck on his cases. But she thinks what Darkwing is doing is too boring. So she becomes a villain for DW to fight to boost her ratings. Will DW be canceled permanently?

Villain: The Bugmaster (Bianca Beakley)
8810"Clash Reunion"Bill Motz & Robert RothNovember 14, 1992 (1992-11-14)4308-094

Drake attends his high school reunion, but it turns out that Megavolt was also a member of Drake's class and is looking for revenge.

Villain: Megavolt
8911"Mutantcy on the Bouncy"Michael MaurerNovember 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)4308-093

Gosalyn, working for her school newspaper, covers the three way battle between the Rubber Chicken, Cement-head and Darkwing Duck.

Villain: Cement Head
9012"Malice's Restaurant"Matt UitzDecember 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)4308-097

Morgana opens up a new restaurant, but Darkwing forgets to cancel the guests coming there: The Cute Little Lost Bunnies! Meanwhile, Negaduck plans to turn the C.L.L.B. evil.

Villain: Negaduck
9113"Extinct Possibility"Tad Stones & Dev RossDecember 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)4308-096

Darkwing is asked to investigate a mysterious museum discovery – Darkwing himself encased in amber! In order to solve the mystery of this unusual paleontological specimen, Darkwing uses Quackerjack's timetop to travel to the prehistoric past.

Villains: Johnny T. Rex, Throttle and Mudflap

Series Finale

See also


  1. The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 9, no. 2, March/April 1991: pp. 2, 38, 43.
  2. The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 9, no. 3, May/June 1991: pp. 28, 46.
  3. 1 2 3 "Kokomo Tribune TV Update: Friday Sept. 6 – Evening". Kokomo Tribune. September 6, 1991. p. 7. Retrieved September 20, 2014 via Darkwing Duck Premiere / Back to School with the Mickey Mouse Club previews a new Disney cartoon starring crime-fighting detective Darkwing Duck. Also, a Mickey Mouse Club special featuring comedy sketches and music performances.
  4. Marilyn Beck; Stacy Jenel Smith (April 29, 1992). "Richard Lewis, Lee Grant team for NBC sitcom". The Orange County Register. p. F2. Retrieved September 19, 2014 via Hartman plays the voice of the evil Paddywhack on the syndicated series 'Darkwing Duck' airing today.
  5. Marilyn Beck; Stacy Jenel Smith (April 30, 1992). "Disney Pushing Richard Lewis – Lee Grant Sitcom". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved October 15, 2011 via Hartman, who plays the voice of the evil Paddywhack on the syndicated series Darkwing Duck, which aired yesterday.
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