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Darkwing Duck

Season 1 Episode 48

A Duck by Any Other Name

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Nov 13, 1991 on ABC
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Episode Summary

A Duck by Any Other Name
A news program reveals Darkwing Duck's identity as Launchpad.

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  • Launchpad is mistaken for Darkwing Duck.

    A news crew is on the scene when Tuskernini tries to steal the St. Canard crystal duck and Darkwing shows up to stop him. They have a short and funny battle and Tuskernini gets away, but Darkwing Duck saves the crystal. Launchpad is with him and is dressed like Darkwing to confuse the bad guys. Launchpad removes his outfit and the news crew catches it on tape and report that Launchpad is Darkwing Duck. This creates all kind of mayhem for Launchpad and Tuskernini thinks that Launchpad is Darkwing Duck and plans to get rid of him once and for all...moreless
Christine Cavanaugh

Christine Cavanaugh

Gosalyn Mallard

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

Darkwing Duck/Drake Mallard, Nega-Duck, Herb Muddlefoot

Terence McGovern

Terence McGovern

Launchpad McQuack

Katie Leigh

Katie Leigh

Honker Muddlefoot

David Lodge

David Lodge


Guest Star

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen


Guest Star

Kenneth Mars

Kenneth Mars


Recurring Role

Susan Tolsky

Susan Tolsky

Binkie Muddlefoot

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Launchpad leaves the theater after Tuskernini is captured, he is wearing a Darkwing Duck outfit. Then in the very next scene with the reporter, he is in his regular clothes.

    • When Launchpad drives up to the Muddlefoot's destroyed house, Drake is in the front seat. The next scene shows Drake in his Darkwing Duck outfit.

    • Gosalyn calls Darkwing "dad" in front of the police. This happens several times in the series.

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (3)

    • The scene in the opening credits with Darkwing being hit on the head with a rolling pin is taken from this episode.

    • Lauchpad's address (and also Drake Mallard's) is 537 Avian Way and the Muddlefoot's address is 539 Avian Way.

    • Drake Mallard comes up with some new secret identities, including Double O Duck, which was the orginal name that Disney was going to use for the Darkwing Duck.


    • A Duck by Any Other Name

      The title is a take off of a quote from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet:
      "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

    • Steven Spielberg

      Tuskernini: I am Steven Spectacle

      Stephen Spectacle is a take off on Steven Spielberg.

    • Gilligan's Island

      Launchpad: Just in time for Pelican's Island

      This show, from the title and the look of the characters is obviously a take off of Gilligan's Island and has been mentioned in other episodes.

    • Star Wars and Star Trek

      Tuskernini: You will hand over your dilithum 4 crystals immediately.

      Tuskernini wears a costume similar to Darth Vader's from Star Wars and he also mentions dilithum crystals, an element from Star Trek.

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