Darkwing Duck

The BEST episodes of Darkwing Duck

Every episode of Darkwing Duck ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Darkwing Duck!

In the city of St. Canard, the people are plagued by the most bizarre criminals, but they have a protector as well, Darkwing Duck. This bumbling and egotistical superhero battles evil in that fair city with the help of his pilot sidekick, Launchpad McQuack and his rambunctious adopted daughter, Gosalyn.

Last Updated: 9/6/2022Network:Disney Channel
In Like Blunt
50 votes

#1 - In Like Blunt

Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired 11/15/1991

A nefarious criminal from the past returns, to profit by auctioning of all a complete list of S.H.U.S.H.'s secret agents. J. Gander teams up Darkwing with the legendary Derek Blunt to intercept the documents before they fall into the wrong hands.

Fungus Amongus
56 votes

#2 - Fungus Amongus

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/28/1991

A series of supernatural pizza topping thefts leads DW to the place that is home to St. Canard's mushroom production: McCawber Mansion. However, instead of keeping his thoughts on the case, he ends up falling for Morgana McCawber, the chair of the company. Can he crack this mysterious case, or has the hero been bitten too hard by the love bug?

Writer: Dev Ross
Battle of the Brainteasers
48 votes

#3 - Battle of the Brainteasers

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/2/1991

Alien hats from outer space invade earth, take control of a slew of nuclear weapons, and demand to be made rulers of the universe.

A Duck by Any Other Name
49 votes

#4 - A Duck by Any Other Name

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 11/13/1991

A news program reveals Darkwing Duck's identity as Launchpad.

Writer: Pat Corcoran
Days of Blunder
61 votes

#5 - Days of Blunder

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/1/1991

Quackerjack, posing as a psychiatrist, convinces Darkwing that being a superhero isn't right for him. With Darkwing out of the picture, the criminal is free to go on a crime spree.

Directors: Russ Mooney
Writer: Jan Strnad
Time and Punishment
23 votes

#6 - Time and Punishment

Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired 11/19/1991

During a battle between Darkwing, Megavolt and Quackerjack, Gosalyn ends up aboard the villains Time Top, just before it starts up and takes them to the future. There, Gosalyn finds out that Darkwing has become Darkwarrior Duck, and enforces the law with an iron fist!

You Sweat Your Life
61 votes

#7 - You Sweat Your Life

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/30/1991

Darkwing goes undercover at a health spa to root out a pair of workers responsible for a museum break in. To his dismay, Herb and Binkie Muddlefoot tag along. The health spa owner, Jock, has discovered the formula for a fountain of youth. The last ingredient he needs is a feather from a true hero.

Directors: Bob Hathcock
Double Darkwings
58 votes

#8 - Double Darkwings

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/4/1991

To get revenge on Darkwing, Jambalaya Jake has Granny Whammy mix him up a hex. He mistakes Launchpad for Darkwing (while he is posing as Darkwing Decoy) a targets him with the curse. Now Jamabalya is using Launchpad as a partner in crime, and Darkwing is getting all the blame for it.

Writer: Dean Stefan
Heavy Mental
49 votes

#9 - Heavy Mental

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 10/29/1991

Launchpad gains psychic powers, but has trouble controlling them. F.O.W.L. agent, Major Synapse, steals S.H.U.S.H.'s Nora Ray, and uses it on his underlings to give them super brain powers.

That Sinking Feeling
58 votes

#10 - That Sinking Feeling

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/7/1991

Moleiarty, the fiendish genius marketer and mole from the deep underground, has rallied his fellow race for an attack to take over the surface city of St. Canard. Stealing buildings, he creates a beam to lock the moon in an eternal eclipse, to plunge everything in darkness.

Writer: Tad Stones
Easy Come, Easy Grows
68 votes

#11 - Easy Come, Easy Grows

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/20/1991

Darkwing investigates a case in which money disappearing along with the bank vaults!

Directors: James T. Walker
Writer: Marion Wells
Twin Beaks
52 votes

#12 - Twin Beaks

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired 11/7/1991

When Honker's parents go missing, all clues point to the mysterious Twin Beaks. A mutated alien race of cabbages have begun their conquest of Earth from this unseemly town.

Trading Faces
92 votes

#13 - Trading Faces

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/24/1991

Darkwing's computer goes haywire, and causes him to trade bodies with Gosalyn. Now she must pose as Darkwing to stop F.O.W.L.'s latest scheme - stopping the Earth's rotation in an attempt to blackmail the planet. Can DW defeat Steelbeak in a child's body? And how can they reverse the body swap?

Directors: Russ Mooney
Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan
64 votes

#14 - Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/25/1991

Darkwing Duck investigates the production of movie, which is plagued by accidents and is being directed by none other than Tuskernini, who has abandoned his life of crime for the cinema. But what happened to the space aliens?

Directors: Ken Kessel
Can't Bayou Love
63 votes

#15 - Can't Bayou Love

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/26/1991

Jambalaya Jake and his Alligator, both from the Bayou, have moved to the city after hearing it was ""easy pickings"". Darkwing shows them firsthand that that it is hardly the case.

Directors: Ken Kessel
Writer: Dean Stefan
Bearskin Thug
63 votes

#16 - Bearskin Thug

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/27/1991

Drake takes Gosalyn on a camping trip in order to teach her about the great outdoors. The national park has been evacuated due to a monstrous bear that has been attacking both campers and wildlife alike.

Directors: Russ Mooney
Jail Bird
22 votes

#17 - Jail Bird

Season 1 - Episode 62 - Aired 12/3/1991

Negaduck steals a diamond that can steal others' powers. And after he steals the powers from Bushroot, Megavolt, Liquidator and Quackerjack, they need to use their weaknesses to stop him.

A Revolution in Home Appliances
97 votes

#18 - A Revolution in Home Appliances

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/23/1991

Megavolt gets zapped with his new invention, which lets him turn regular Home Appliances into living things. He soon controls a barber chair, a refridgerator, a guitar, and a tv. Now Darkwing Duck has to stop them before they take over.

Directors: Russ Mooney
69 votes

#19 - Paraducks

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/19/1991

Darkwing Duck goes Back in time with Goslin and he meets himself in high school when he was known as ""Drakey"". He Then sees a record shop's register being robbed. When he does not do anything, his world gets changed. Now they have to fix the mess they made.

Directors: Russ Mooney
Comic Book Capers
105 votes

#20 - Comic Book Capers

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/17/1991

Infuriated at how he's portrayed in his new comic book, Darkwing decides he can write it better himself. But he keeps getting interrupted by everyone, who then add their own little bits...Finally, even Megavolt joins in and the result is a hilariously funny romp through Comic Book Land--which the editor hates. No matter, Darkwing is off to see Disney about a contract.

Directors: Alan Zaslove
Tiff of the Titans
24 votes

#21 - Tiff of the Titans

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/19/1991

Fenton/Gizmoduck heads to St. Canard after Steelbeak. The F.O.W.L. agents soon finds out and frames Darkwing so Gizmoduck will think he's evil. The two fight it out, while Steelbeak tries to steal a new, top-secret weapon.

The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain
21 votes

#22 - The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain

Season 1 - Episode 56 - Aired 11/25/1991

A Sprit named Paddywhack is unleashed from a jack in the box when Gosalyn gets into mischief, and possesses Quackerjack's doll, Mr. Banana Brain. As he causes trouble alongside the demented toymaker, he grows, feeding from the negative emotions around himself.

Darkly Dawns the Duck (2)
284 votes

#23 - Darkly Dawns the Duck (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/8/1991

Under Darkwing's care, Gosalyn ends up revealing the ramrod arming code in the form of a lullabye her Grandfather used to sing. But a newly escaped Taurus Bulba lures Darkwing out into the opening to both find his secret lair and turn him over to the police. Launchpad, Darkwing's biggest fan springs him loose, becoming his new sidekick at the helm of his fanmade superhero jet - the Thunderquack. They race to Bulba's flying base of operations for a final climactic showdown which ends in a shattering explosion around both Darkwing and Taurus. Later, a bruised and battered Drake Mallard (aka DW) arrives at Gosalyn's orphanage to adopt her.

Directors: Alan Zaslove
Writer: Tad Stones
Water Way to Go
108 votes

#24 - Water Way to Go

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/18/1991

SHUSH has given Darkwing Duck a simple case: Travel to Oilrabia and stop Steelbeak's schemes to steal their oil. Steelbeak's plan: flooding the place with his weather machine and attacking by sea. Darkwing's big problem: He picked THIS day to let Launchpad assume role as hero and be a sidekick himself.

Directors: Russ Mooney
Just Us Justice Ducks (1)
59 votes

#25 - Just Us Justice Ducks (1)

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/2/1991

Negaduck, Bushroot, Quackerjack, Megavolt, and Luqidator all join together as the Fearsome Five to defeat Darkwing Duck and take over St.Canard. When the other superheroes hear about this Neptuna, Gizmoduck, Morgana, and Stegmutt band together to fom the Justice Ducks. Darkwing is less than thrilled, however, wanting all the credit for their defeat. But when he faces the Fearsome Five, he soon finds out the job is more than he can handle.

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