Darkwing Duck

Dry Hard

Season 1, Ep 36, Aired 10/28/91
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  • Episode Description
  • Bud Flood, spring water salesmen has been posioning his competitor's water in order to promote his own. Darkwing moves to stop him, but ends up sending him into a vat of the poisoned water. He has survived in a watery form, "The Liquidator". Now, the Liquidator has turned all of St. Canard's water hard. How will DW stop a criminal who isn't a solid?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Christine Cavanaugh

    Gosalyn Mallard

  • Duane Capizzi

  • Kevin D. Campbell

  • Brian Swenlin

  • Darleen Carr


  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • the origins of The Liquidator are revealed.

    By stitch069917, Dec 14, 2008

  • A heatwave in St.Canard is making life difficult for Darkwing. Not only must he fix the sprinkler system, but he must also fight a new villain who calls himself The Master of all Liquids: The Liquidator.

    By macabre190788, Jun 01, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Launchpad: It's Bud Fludd! Singers: Bud, Bud, Bud, Buddy Fludd!

    • Darkwing: This is a job for Darkwing Duck! (Later, driving through the hot sun) This is a job for Lawrence of Arabia!

    • Darkwing: I am the terror that flaps in your pipes! I am the hairball that clogs your drain! I am the original Mr. Fix-It!

    • Darkwing: I am the soap scum that lines your bathtub!

    • Darkwing: I am the parking meter that expires while you shop!

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    Notes (4)

    • The Liquidator's origin is seen in this episode, that has Bud Flood falling into a vat of poisoned water that turns him into Liquidator and is similar to when Jack Napier fell into a vat of acid that turned him into Joker in the 1989 Batman movie.

    • Much of Liquidator's dialogue is based on advertising slogans.

    • The Liquidator was formally known as Bud Flood.

    • This is the Liquidator's first appearance (despite the fact that he appeared in the previously aired "Just Us, Justice Ducks" and "Life, the Negaverse and Everything").

    Trivia (2)

    • After Darkwing and Launchpad got trapped by the Liquidator's hard water spell, look carefully at the hard water level at their feet. After the commercial break, the hard water's level is now on Darkwing and Launchpad's stomach level.

    • In the scene in the factory where Mr. Flood is poisoning the water, he's gloves disappear and reappear several times.

    Allusions (7)

    • Bud Flood: Plop plop, fizz fizz! This is a play on an old advertising slogan forAlka Seltzer, a stomach remedy.

    • Reporter: Mr. Muddlefoot, sir. I'm from Better Than Your Home and Garden Magazine. This is an obvious reference to the popular magazine Better Homes & Gardens

    • Batman When Bud Flood falls into the vat and is turned into Liquidator, it is similar to how Jack Napier falls into the vat which turned him into the Joker in the movie Batman.

    • Hydro-Man Liquidator is a parody of Spider-man's enemy Hydro Man.

    • The Treasure of Sierra Madre Drake: I don't need no stinkin' Pinckney flange!

      This is a reference to the movie The Treasure of Sierra Madre when an inspector says "Badges? We don't got no stinkin' badges! We don't need no stinkin' badges!"

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