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Old 08-02-2017, 08:48 AM
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Default Where are the good cartoon ducks?

I was talking with a co-worker the other day and realized that, more than any other cartoon animal, all the ducks are jerks. Now, granted, in real life all ducks are also jerks, so they do have that excuse, but after twenty minutes of debate the only ducks without any glaring personality faults we could come up with were; 1) Daisy Duck (who is devoid of any kind of personality) and 2) Count Duckula (who is, by definition, an unholy abomination unto the lord).

Every other duck would be exasperating to hang out with.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:55 AM
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I'm not 100% sure Daisy belongs on that list.



I mean, she buys Donald his jaunty little sailor outfit, then cites said outfit as proof that he MUST be a sailor, in order to force him to risk his life so that she can enjoy a day at sea?



And then she abandons him at his lowest point to run off with the guy that literally just stole the clothes off his back?

I mean yeah, she's no Donald, but you can't tell me she doesn't know EXACTLY what she's doing here.

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Old 08-02-2017, 12:52 PM
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Since when did Mickey Mouse cartoons become short Spongebob episodes?
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:53 PM
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Since when did Mickey Mouse cartoons become short Spongebob episodes?
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I mean, she buys Donald his jaunty little sailor outfit, then cites said outfit as proof that he MUST be a sailor, in order to force him to risk his life so that she can enjoy a day at sea?
Well, he does for whatever reason own a boat.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:22 PM
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That ran for 8 seasons? Yet I've seen no millenials make reference to it on twitter. 🤔
Probably having a generically hideous art style helped with that. It's pretty a pretty strong nostalgic contender for me, filling up a good portion of the asscrack-early Fox Kids block I'd watch every day. But unlike most of those other 'toons I've only come back around once to glance at it, and I was like "oh god, wow," and left it where it stood.

Eight seasons? Jesus.

It was enough of a staple for me, though, that the jerky older brother, Derek, became code for jerky older brother behavior in my house. My younger brother would tell me "Don't be a Derek," when I was being a Derek.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:30 PM
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I did catch an episode that was an homage to Misery.

Which was a heck of a thing to aim at tiny-year-old children.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:57 AM
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Octo, you just made Honker Muddlefoot cry. You monster.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:01 AM
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I remember watching DuckTales, but I don't remember the duckling themselves. Wasn't there a heroic duck there, too?

...what of Howard? (saw the movie as a child and don't remember it; never read the comics)

e: oh h*ck, he's not a cartoon duck; apologies
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Huey, Dewey and Louie seem fine. And what about lil' Webby?
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bubba duck is the only good duck having been born before the bible
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:04 AM
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Apparently Darkwing Duck takes place in an entirely separate universe from DuckTales. Again, apologies!

Is he a good duck, though? Can't say.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:01 AM
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Apparently Darkwing Duck takes place in an entirely separate universe from DuckTales. Again, apologies!

Is he a good duck, though? Can't say.
If DWD is a separate universe from DT, then there must be infinite Launchpads and infinite Gizmoducks.

I think Flintheart also showed up in the background once.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:35 AM
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Apparently Darkwing Duck takes place in an entirely separate universe from DuckTales.
Says who?
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:00 PM
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Says who?
The creator.... according to wikipedia. I have no stake in this; I know for sure I found Darkwing Duck off-putting as a child and never watched. (Batman and a duck? not when I could burn the classic, well-constructed X-Men series into my brain)

Hmm.

I also watched Howie Mandel's (?) cartoon. Cannot remember the last time I thought about it.

That ran for 8 seasons? Yet I've seen no millenials make reference to it on twitter. 🤔
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:05 AM
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Or Fenton Quackshell, or Gyro Gearloose, or Drake Mallard, or Launchpad McQuack?

Your premise is flawed, Octo! FLAWED, I say!
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:07 AM
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Countless ducks beyond my ken
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A friend of mine would often point out how Daffy used to be pretty manic in earlier Looney Tunes but then became incredibly bitter as time went on.

(But at least he doesn't swear as much as Donald.)

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Gyro Gearloose
I've never been entirely convinced that Gearloose IS a duck, nonetheless.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:36 PM
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I thought he was a stork, that's why I didn't count him...

...

Wikipedia claims him to be a chicken.
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Huey, Dewey and Louie seem fine.
They are absolutely jerks but at the same time their jerkishness is not unprecedented for their age, so it's easy to write it off as immaturity and not something inherent in the nature of ducks
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:03 AM
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Please do not disparage the name of my good friend Sonia the Duck from Peter and the Wolf.

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Old 08-02-2017, 11:39 AM
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SOMEBODY GET THIS FREAKIN' DUCK AWAY FROM ME
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:20 PM
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Sometimes anime is a savior.

Please watch Princess Tutu
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"Let there be all-fried Fridays" is a quote that I regularly think about but rarely have the opportunity to actually put into practice; for obvious reasons I associate that sort of central northern American accent (i.e., very Minnesotan) with Prairie Home Companion, but damn if this wasn't what made me aware of it.
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he's a dog

most definitely not a cow
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:43 PM
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I don't remember Eek the Cat at all. I kinda remember Bobby's World. I remember far less about The Tick than I expected.
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Terrible Thunderlizards had a race of dinosaurs, Thugasaurs, that were undead dinosaur skeletons who wore cultist robes. You bet I'm surprised anybody would question the show.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:03 AM
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Never watched Eek the Cat. The big 90s toon for me was Ren & Stimpy. Also, Beavis and Butthead hit about right when it should have. Rampant dumbassery and MST3K style shredding of music videos is right in a 13 year old's wheelhouse. In my mid-teens, I'd graduate to Cow and Chicken and Dexter's Lab. Oh, and The Maxx.

Oh, right. Cartoon ducks.

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