Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Weekdays 4:00 PM Sep 24, 1987 on
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Gyro invention Armstrong, a robot that he built to protect Scrooge's money backfires when the robot becomes over protective of the Money Bin and refuses Scrooge entrance to his Bin, ending in Armstrong stealing Scrooge's money.

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  • This Episode looks great!

    As I watched this episode, it presents a robot named Armstrong. When I was little I used to have Duck Tales Read-Along Book. But know I remembered this episode and the story very well. It was much more detailed as I expected. At the end Launchpad was a hero and everyone liked him for saving from the robot problems. After all this really rocks!
  • Gyro Gearloose's new robot, Armstrong, gradually replaces Scrooge's help at the mansion, putting Launchpad and Duckworth out of a job.

    This is a classic DuckTales episode. This was the first episode after the two-hour pilot episode, The Valley of the Golden Suns.

    Grandma Duck has a cameo in this episode.

    One can't help but sympathize with Launchpad. I think the race between Armstrong and Launchpad is a classic DuckTales moment. Of course, Launchpad crashes his helicopter in a pig slop. The nephews are impressed with Armstrong's ability to do their homework quickly. But it is obvious there is something askew with Armstrong's wiring. It's pretty scary when Scrooge realizes that Armstong has gone sinister and wants to control all of Duckburg. Launchpad provides some great comedic moments. Of course, he crashes his plane. He tries to move some rocks blocking a raiload track. He heeves but they don't budge. He says, "Well, that's a start!" Funny.

    There's great action in this episode. Armstrong is able to control anything that runs on electricity. He is able to control Duckburg's aircraft and even toys in the toy store, which he sends after the nephews.moreless
  • its a great episode just like all the rest

    i always loved ducktales when i was little my parents bought me all the VHS tapes and i still have them and watch them to this day i\\\'ll never forget when i first saw the show i feel in love with it and i know my kids will to when i have them

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Ep 61
Till Nephews Do Us Part
Ep 60
Ducky Horror Picture Show
Ep 59
All Ducks On Deck
Ep 58
Spies In There Eyes
Ep 57
Once Upon A Dime
Ep 56
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. McDuck
Ep 55
Nothing To Fear
Ep 54
The Status Seekers
Ep 53
The Uncrashable Hindent...
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Duck In The Iron Mask
Ep 51
Dime Enough For Luck
Ep 50
Launchpad's First Crash
Ep 49
Jungle Duck
Ep 48
Duck To The Future
Ep 47
Magica's Magic Mirror/T...
Ep 46
Duckworth's Revolt
Ep 45
Luck o' the Ducks
Ep 44
Ep 43
Ep 42
The Right Duck
Ep 41
Raiders Of The Lost Harp
Ep 40
Back Out in the Outback
Ep 39
Time Teasers
Ep 38
Ducks Of The West
Ep 37
The Golden Fleecing
Ep 36
Merit-Time Adventure