Darkwing Duck

Season 1 Episode 42

Twitching Channels

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Nov 05, 1991 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Salesman: And what you'll like best about our super screen televisions is the way the picture practically jumps out at you.
      (Several copies of Megavolts appear out of the televisions)
      Megavolts: Well, you sold me.
      (Salesman yells and jumps into his female customers arms as the Megavolts grab and take several smaller television sets)
      Salesman: (Laughs nervously) It's a crime what they put on TV these days.

    • Megavolt: They called me crazy! They called me insane! They called me looney! And, boy, were they right.

    • Darkwing: I am the auditor that wants to look at your books.

    • Darkwing: I am the low rating that cancels your program.

  • Notes

    • The humans ask Darkwing several relevant questions: Does Launchpad ever change his clothes or do they all just look the same? What is Drake Mallard's job?

    • Darkwing when confronted by humans (apparently unknown in his universe) refers to them as hideous beakless mutants. He made a similar references to Comet Guy (who seems to be human, but is from a different planet than Darkwing) in "Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet" (Season 1 Episode 27)

  • Allusions

    • The Oprah Winfrey Show

      Opal Windbag: Supervillains and the women who love them. That's the focus on today's Opal Windbag Show.

      A direct reference and parody to The Oprah Winfrey Show.

    • Jeopardy

      Megavolt: Yes, Alex. I'll take electrical connections for 500.

      Direct reference to the popular game show Jeopardy hosted by Alex Trebek.

    • The Tonight Show

      Megavolt: Ladies and gentlemen...here's Megavolt (Does golf swing in air)

      This is a direct reference to how The Tonight Show would start the show each time with Johnny Carson being introduced the same way and he would do the golf swing most nights.

    • I Love Lucy

      Voice on television Oh, Goosey, I'm home!

      The quote was done the same way that Desi Arnez would say "Oh, Lucy, I'm home!" on the popular old show I Love Lucy.

    • Wizard of Oz

      Darkwing wonders if there is a yellow brick road he and Megavolt could follow home. This is a reference to the yellow brick road in the Wizard of Oz that Dorothy and her friends follow.

    • Twitching Channels

      The episode title is a play on the saying Switching Channel.

    • Chip N' Dale's Rescue Rangers are indirectly referenced (The episode was originally planned to be a full crossover with Rescue Rangers, but that plot was rejected.)

    • Darkwing: Paper or Plastic
      Darkwing, in a daze, says "Paper or Plastic", which is what the baggers in supermarket ask prior to bagging your groceries, asking for your preference for either paper or plastic bags.

    • The Old and the Worthless
      Mr. Muddlefoot turns on the TV show "The Old and the Worthless". This is a take off on the American soap opera, The Young and the Restless.

    • Opal Windbag Show
      Megavolt appears on Opal Windbag's talk show, to discuss the subject of "Supervillian's and the women who love them. This is a reference to the Oprah Winfrey Show, a popular American talk show.

    • Megavolt: n/a
      Megavolt appears on a quiz show (only the podiums are shown) which is a take off on Jeopardy! He also says "Yes Alex, I'll take electrial connections for $500." The of screen Alex he is speaking to is the shows long time host Alex Trebek.