Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)
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A Star Is Scorned 

Darkwing's TV producer feels that Darkwing's TV show needs a new gimmick in the form of a spin-off character, which might really be Darkwing's replacement by Dr. Reginald Bushroot.

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Tad Stones, Alan Zaslove
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Episode credited cast:
Jim Cummings ... Darkwing Duck / Herb Muddlefoot (voice)
Christine Cavanaugh ... Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard (voice)
John Frost John Frost ... (voice)
Tino Insana ... Dr. Reginald Bushroot (voice)
Katie Leigh ... Honker Muddlefoot (voice)
Mark L. Taylor ... (voice)
Susan Tolsky Susan Tolsky ... Binkie Muddlefoot (voice)
Frank Welker ... Security guard (voice)
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Rob Paulsen ... Crosby (voice)
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Darkwing's TV producer feels that Darkwing's TV show needs a new gimmick in the form of a spin-off character, which might really be Darkwing's replacement by Dr. Reginald Bushroot.

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29 November 1991 (USA) See more »

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Darkwing's spin off
6 June 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

'Darkwing Duck' has always been a show dear to my heart. One of those favourites from a young age that holds up really well, and is even more entertaining through adult eyes from appreciating the writing and stories even more.

Have been on a roll reviewing individual episodes for certain shows, animated, non-animated and of as many genres as possible (many as part of certain quests), and decided to do it with 'Darkwing Duck' and some others. Something that, as expected and hoped, has proven to be a more than worthwhile project and experience. "A Star is Scorned" is not quite one of the best episodes, but has more than enough to show what is so great about the show.

Bushroot has really grown on me as a character/villain and Tino Insara voices him beautifully.

The animation is very colourful and atmospheric as always however. The music matches what is going on perfectly while it is impossible to forget one of the catchiest theme songs in animation.

Writing is witty, very funny without being too silly and thought-probing without being complicated. Things don't get too childish and it is all easy to follow. The story is compelling enough and lively in pace without being rushed, and executes a nice idea imaginatively without being too silly. Darkwing is an immensely likeable and fun title character and Launchpad never fails to bring a smile to my face. Gossalyn adds a lot of spunk and really spices things up even more, she is not a brat neither is she too overly-cute.

Jim Cummings fits Darkwing like a glove, it is always lovely to hear him in non-villain roles when he excels just as well in them. Christine Cavanaugh is a major part of why Gossalyn works so well as a character, and Terence McGovern is note-perfect for Launchpad.

Overall, very enjoyable. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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