And when he gets superpowers. Just gives off a sense of amateurism. Apparently, Dewey and Louie are members too… just much less passionate and involved. The DuckTales reboot has been characterized by change duh! From , who, down two partners for the Junior Woodchucks Three-Man Cookout, ends up recruiting two , to whose attempt at filming a mock late-night talk show ends in a , to who incites the ire of of psychotic heir … chaos predictably ensues. I did not expect that in my Saturday morning cartoon, but it looks like some of Donald's lessons about stranger danger sank in. Perhaps it was used to create a specific, awkward atmosphere for some scenes e. Huey was my favorate plot this episode.
The show has done this kind of thing effectively in the past, where one group in a different location entirely meets up with the other. I hope we find out more about his grandmother. So, the three boys go their separate ways… yada, yada, yada… inorganically find themselves reunited and save each other from their respective points of conflict. Kids want to be adults, so they usually identify more with adult characters in series and movies. To focus too much on the differentiated nephews.
Because yeah Bouncer and Big Time are incompetent, to a ridiculous degree, but it shows that with proper instruction, they can get things done. And, this episode is more-or-less a celebration of these unfettered ideals of singularity. At the least it really establishes how much thought and acknowledgement they're giving past iterations of these characters and their adventures. Beakley, and Flintheart Glomgold are now more ambiguous and complex. It features , , and , , and three namely , and.
But, in a surprising bit of self-awareness, Dewey is the one who helps the Beagle Boys reconcile their differences by appealing to the importance of brotherhood. That does eventually happen this episode, but it takes too long, making it feel disjointed. I'm not super fond of the new Doofus I'm just amazed they got him in there at all, especially keeping his name and likeness. The bottle cap lenses and rotund frame are still there but all the qualities and charm that made him a fan favourite are loooooong gone. They may very well be more popular among adults than kids, unless kids today has changed completely. In the 80s, he and Big Time always evoked the spirit of Curly and Mo from The Three Stooges while Bouncer was just that… the proverbial muscle. Louie could've just as easily been hosting his own talk show while Dewey could be seeking out Doofus' friendship.
Dewey's story was sadly the least interesting, which was surprising since they seem to be making him the main protagonist of the show. The thesis of the episode was that the triplets work better together, and the same goes for the show. You are allowed to have a different opinion, but being mean to others isn't nice! For kids today, yes, this works better for them rather than having the kids as tag alongs. Maybe the only way they could go was to create a bad guy. Seeing him yell at the other two, slapping them around, and trying to take all the credit felt very familiar as a fan of the original show. I don't know if they're still out of order or not, but I know it was for a bit. It would be a nice way to make use of Doofus in this version, as opposed to him just being the fifth wheel in the group of kids or whatever.
Next week is Webby and Scrooge at long last , and I don't think it's fair to create a kid's show, meant for kids but not starring the actual kids. I guess my only concern is that this version seemed to be a bit too insane! Scrooge is the heart of the show and should be involved in some capacity in each episode. Donald Duck reluctantly takes his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie to the home of their reclusive great-uncle Scrooge McDuck. Over all, it was probably one of my least favorite of the new episodes. I can totally see him returning as a full-on villain later, out to capture the triplets as an act of crazed revenge. There's a quick moment when Doofus opens his pants and stares at down his midsection, and when the camera cuts back to Louie he's panicking and trying to get the elevator open so he can run out of there.
Next episode: May 7 Welcome to the Ducktales subreddit! Tonally, the more broad comedic strokes along with the warm-and-fuzzies of the 80s where Scrooge was prone to doling out end-of-episode hugs to his nephews have been replaced with biting sarcasm and self-referential irony. I loved the Beagle Boys in this episode!! Original content should be tagged as such. I'm not one of those kids that enjoyed any of those shows you listed. We don't get much mail and get lonely sometimes! Once again, this episode is representative of the show's tendency. Maybe Lena, but I think it's pretty clear by now that she's not serving Magica by choice and genuinely likes Webby, so assuming she eventually goes fulltime good, the kids can still have an enemy.
Poor guy feels as if he's got nothing special about him. I feel really bad for them. Junior Woodchuck Rule 413: Never speak ill of a fellow Woodchuck. There's more meat to it than that. I was not disappointed, and like you said I am interested to see if they bring him back. You won't find many successful media from the eighties and early nineties that had kid protagonists. Will be curious to see how he's used the second time around though.
Louie, on the other hand, has always kind of floated about and operates on any oddball whim that enters his consciousness. Phineas and Ferb,Dipper and Mabel,The PowerPuff Girls,Gumball Watterson. I would understand receiving downvotes for insults, cursing and bullying, but for a normal opinion? There are always exceptions, but they are the exception, not the rule. Donald is still practically absent from the show despite initially being advertised as a main character as a major marketing ploy to gain more viewers , and Scrooge and even Beakley are nowhere to be seen. The idea of a Howard Hughes like villain who is also a child is intriguing and could have worked had it not also ruined the legacy of a character as iconic and established as Doofus Drake. Most people here are like children.