Darkwing Duck

Season 1 Episode 37

Heavy Mental

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Oct 29, 1991 on ABC

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  • Launchpad receives psychic powers.

    Launchpad and Darkwing deliver a package to the SHUSH laboratory in the Swiss Alps and Launchpad winds up volunteering for an experiment involving psychic powers. He undergoes the Norma Ray and is tested. At first they don't think it worked, but when he and Darkwing return home they find out that he actually did get psychic powers. FOWL also wants to have agents with psychic powers and they have an agent named Major Synapse working on such a project. He finds out that SHUSH has the Norma Ray and steals it and uses it on two "volunteers" creating Hotshot and Flygirl....
  • Launchpad gets psychic powers from a S.H.U.S.H. experiment. Now he must learn to control them, but that shows to be easier said than done.

    Just when i thought i knew where i had Darkwing Duck this episode comes along and breaks the rules totally. This is insanely dark for a Disney show. Yes, i am refering to the ending where the villain becomes an enormous brain and explodes. Now this doesn't sound so bad, but when he explodes we get to see his eyeballs and brain matter splatter around. Of Course this is only about a second short shot, but you have time to see what happens, and in the next shot he is gone. The plot is interesting and remains that throughout. The animation varies very much in this exact episode. I haven't seen this animation in any other episode. But i can say that it is better than the animation in Dry Hard and Water Way to Go. The darker elements and sometimes weak animation drags this episode down to a 9.