Darkwing Duck

Season 1 Episode 4

Getting Antsy

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Sep 10, 1991 on ABC
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Getting Antsy
The owner of the local mini-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 mini-golf, where they become part of the course. When DW discovers his secret, Lilliput shrinks him down a tiny size, smaller than an ant. Darkwing now has to foil the villain's plot, and get back to normal.moreless

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  • A new villain appears who can shrink things and controls ants.

    Darkwing and Launchpad have just finished up a night of fighting crime when Launchpad wants to stop for a burger. After they stop and Launchpad gets his food they leave. Launchpad realizes that he accidentally left his scarf at the hamburger stand. they go back to get it and find the stand gone. What gives? After a frustrating search and coming up empty, Darkwing decides to go home and gets some rest before continuing the investigation. Once home, Gosalyn insists that Darkwing take her and Honker to Goony Golf like he had promised. Darkwing reluctantly gives in and they go to...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

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Lilliput/Giant Snail/the ants

Guest Star

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

Hamburger Hippo Cook

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Lilliput's helmet, that he uses to control the ants, changes from being small to large during a scene at the Goony Golf building when he spots a tiny Darkwing Duck.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Darkwing: (Gets thrown through the air again) I oughtta get frequent flier miles after this caper.

    • Darkwing: (One of the ants is heading straight for him) So the bug wants to play chicken, eh? (They head for each other and the ant swerves hitting a mushroom) That'll teach you to mess with the masked mallard, bugly.

    • Darkwing: (Jumps in a buggy, knocking the ant out of it) Time for some serious Darkwing driving. Yee haw! (Takes off in the buggy) OK, you ants. Eat my dust.

    • Darkwing: (Hears motors revving and cheering) What in the...? (Sees the ants in dune buggies) Bugs in buggies!

    • (Darkwing's cape catches on a blade of grass stopping him from hitting the ground)
      Darkwing: Ha! Saved by my cat-like reflexes. (Cape tears) Whoops! (He hits the ground) That does it. No more cheap polyester capes for this duck.

    • (Upon finding the miniature Hamburger Hippo stand)
      Drake Mallard: Either I'm dreaming or this is a job for...(Goes behind a tree to change) William Drakespear! Oh, gah...Wrong costume. Ha. This is no time for poetry. It's time for...(Goes behind tree again to change)Darkwing Duck!

    • Gosalyn: Did you forget?
      Darkwing: I never forget. But, just out of curiosity, which of the many things I haven't forgotten are you referring to?
      Gosalyn: The one where you take me and Honker to Goony Golf.
      Darkwing: I was afraid it was that one.

    • Darkwing: (Speaking to Hamburger Hippo Chef after discovering the restaurant has disappeared) Put your worries in the deep fryer. I'll solve this burger burglary before your buns cool off.

    • Darkwing: Finally, our bleary-eyed bastion of bravery and bravado heads home to his warm bed, soft pillow, blue blankie, and...
      Launchpad: Oh no!
      Darkwing: (Brings motorcycle to screeching halt) Where? What is it? Murder? Fire? Alien invaders?
      Launchpad: I left my scarf at Hamburger Hippo's.
      Darkwing: (Being sarcastic) A crisis of epic proportions.

    • Hamburger Hippo Chef: You're not a robber?
      Darkwing: Correct, I am not a robber.
      Hamburger Hippo Chef: You're just some weirdo in a mask.
      Darkwing: Correct, I am just some weirdo in a mask...hey!

    • Launchpad: What do you say we stop off for a burger or three, DW.
      Darkwing: How could you possibly be hungry? You've been eating all night!
      Launchpad: Hey, you burn a lot of calories thwarting evil.
      Darkwing: Fine. Lovely. I bet Tonto never made the Lone Ranger stop for burgers.

    • Darkwing: Ha-ha! Dexterous do-gooder Darkwing Duck dips and dodges, deftly defying disaster!

    • Darkwing: Sometimes, parenthood makes crimefighting look easy.

    • Darkwing Duck: I am the terror that flaps in the night. I am...(Notices the ants) the smallest, weakest thing in the whole place, and I am also out of here!

    • Darkwing Duck: You know ants can carry ten times there own weight.
      Launchpad: Big deal! Anything can carry ten times an ant's weight!

    • Darkwing: You see? Size isn't what's important. It's being outnumbered!

  • NOTES (2)


    • Gosalyn: Koo Koo cola!

      This is a reference to the Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers episode "The Case of The Cola Cult", which featured the exact same beverage.

    • Lilliput's helmet gives him the ability to talk to ants. This could be a reference to Antman, a Marvel superhero who also has a helmet to communicate with ants and other insects. Also Antman has the power to shrink, much like DW did in this episode.

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