Darkwing Duck

Beauty and the Beet

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 9/9/91
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  • Episode Description
  • 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 'Doctor Dolittle of the Plant World,' and it's time to get even with his tormentors.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kevin Hopps

  • John Behnke

  • Rob Humphrey

  • Jim Peterson

  • Tino Insana

    Dr. Reginald Bushroot

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • A great origin episode for one of Darkwing Duck's main villains that has yet to be matched.

    By ChibiMaddiChan, Jan 12, 2009

  • The origins of Bushroot.

    By stitch069917, Jul 16, 2008

  • The vegetable villain's first episode.

    By macabre190788, Apr 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Dr. Rhoda Dendron: Dr. Bushroot wouldn't hurt a fly! Well, there was that one time, but then we needed the wings for an experiment.

    • Darkwing: (With weed whacker) It dices, it slices, it...(Motor quits)...runs out of gas.

    • Darkwing: It'll take more than squash to squelch this crime-fighter. (Darkwing is pummeled with tomatoes) Oh, everybody's a critic.

    • Dr. Rhoda Dendron: Oh, but I don't want to be a plant! Bushroot: Don't worry, you'll grow to love it.

    • Darkwing: I was soon to discover that the only thing more dangerous than a deranged half-plant half-duck is a deranged half-plant half-duck in love.

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    Notes (3)

    • First appearance of Spike, Bushroot's pet.

    • The origin of Bushroot is told in this episode.

    • This is the first appearance of Bushroot.

    Trivia (1)

    • Darkwing says the combination to the Darkwing Files Vault is 36R-42L, but when he looks on his foot, it says 15L-36R-62L.

    Allusions (2)

    • Beauty And The Beet This is an obvious play on the Disney movie, Beauty And The Beast.

    • Farside Comics Dr. Larson: Well done, Dr. Gary.
      Dr. Gary: Thank you Dr. Larson.
      The two bozos tormenting Bushroot's potato are named Dr. Gary and Dr. Larson, named after the creator of The Far Side Comics, Gary Larson.

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