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Bobbin Threadbare
Jan 2, 2009

I'm looking for a flock of urbanmechs.



Well, the show found a way for improbably good luck to be a bad thing.

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Hemingway To Go!
Nov 10, 2008



I think this was the best and funniest episode so far.

Solaris Knight
Apr 26, 2010

ASK ME ABOUT POWER RANGERS MYSTIC FORCE


I think PFT struck a really good balance between insufferable and charismatic.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Royal Guard


Also apparently Gladstone was listed under recurring characters when they put up a board of characters. (It being divided into Main, Recurring, Globetrotting, and Villains.)

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Royal Guard


Psychedelicatessen posted:

It's a Don Rosa story called "The Sign of the Triple Distelfink". Its really good if you're tired of Gladstone having his way.

This story also has a small Della cameo if you're into duck lore.

Although the story ends with Gladstone removing this weakness and being lucky all the time, I still found it entertaining and fitting. After they figure out why Gladstone is unlucky on his birthday. Donald points out he can use it to steal Gladstones luck. Which leads to them getting in a race for it. (Scrooge saying this is going to be great to watch.) Gladstone ends up coming out on top. And everyone happily celebrates Gladstones birthday. With Scrooge joking with Donald stating that Gladstones Amateur bad luck was no match for Donald's perpetual misfortune.

Mercury Hat
May 28, 2006

Also, robots never lie.



Is Launchpad smuggling a child back to Duckburg?

HIJK
Nov 25, 2012

People were stupid, sometimes. They thought the Library was a dangerous place because of all the magical books, which was true enough, but what made it really one of the most dangerous places there could ever be was the simple fact that it was a library.


I wanted to meet Ziyi but UNCLE SCROOGE WAS FINALLY IN AN EPISODE

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Royal Guard


Appearntly the Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks aired tonight.

kefkafloyd
Jun 8, 2006

What really knocked me out
Was her cheap sunglasses

The only thing missing from that episode was a reference to the seminal Alan Parsons Project album "The Turn of a Friendly Card." You disappoint me, writers.

Just kidding (mostly). Probably the strongest episode yet aside from the pilot. Scrooge outwitting the host by using check-in as a means to find the exit was perfect.

drrockso20
May 6, 2013

Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD!!!

Warning: SU Season 3 Spoilers


MonsterEnvy posted:

Although the story ends with Gladstone removing this weakness and being lucky all the time, I still found it entertaining and fitting. After they figure out why Gladstone is unlucky on his birthday. Donald points out he can use it to steal Gladstones luck. Which leads to them getting in a race for it. (Scrooge saying this is going to be great to watch.) Gladstone ends up coming out on top. And everyone happily celebrates Gladstones birthday. With Scrooge joking with Donald stating that Gladstones Amateur bad luck was no match for Donald's perpetual misfortune.

Actually that's another recurring thing in the comics I can't stand, Donald's perpetual bad luck, I prefer his mishaps coming from him letting his temper or greed get the best of him, not from him just happening to be the universe's punching bag

The Ayshkerbundy
Mar 22, 2016


MonsterEnvy posted:

Appearntly the Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks aired tonight.

Apparently it's that the Mark Beaks ep aired in Canada while the Gladstone ep aired in America

RandomPauI
Nov 24, 2006

Can I say "shit" around the baby?


Grimey Drawer

I love you Launchpad. Never stop surprising us.

SirSamVimes
Jul 21, 2008





I love how Scrooge always seems to instantly switch on when there's a hint of adventure. From the first episode where he effortlessly vanquishes three spectral threats to now when he has the great line "I sat through three showings of Aquarion when I could have been fighting a demon!?" it's consistently great.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


"Bail posted at $20"

Bobbin Threadbare
Jan 2, 2009

I'm looking for a flock of urbanmechs.



RandomPauI posted:

I love you Launchpad. Never stop surprising us.

I feel like this episode is setting the groundwork for the idea that his night job is flying for Darkwing Duck.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


I love that the only thing more powerful than Gladstone's luck is Donald's incomprehensible rage

Jerusalem fucked around with this message at Oct 15, 2017 around 07:10

Inescapable Duck
Mar 2, 2017


Interesting take on Gladstone. He doesn't come off as a completely bad person, but certainly selfish and self-centred. But he's pretty much unable to have five minutes to self-reflect and try to get along better with his family because the world heaps good fortune on him no matter what he does.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

yay


Great episode! Lots of good gags, but I think my favorite was right at the end when it's revealed that the Golden Cricket is just a regular bug with no universal secrets.

nerdbot
Mar 16, 2012



This episode is basically exactly what I want this show to be. The last few episodes have been fine but Disney really screwed the pooch by airing them all together and they would've worked much better with episodes like this between them.

nerdman42
Dec 23, 2014



Inescapable Duck posted:

Interesting take on Gladstone. He doesn't come off as a completely bad person, but certainly selfish and self-centred. But he's pretty much unable to have five minutes to self-reflect and try to get along better with his family because the world heaps good fortune on him no matter what he does.

Yeah, its a really good character choice. Luck seems to have stunted any part of his personal growth because, well, he doesn't really need it. He can just keep coasting by, consequence free.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Royal Guard


As a Canadian I will give my impressions on the Beaks episode when I catch it this morning.

Folt The Bolt
Feb 21, 2012

Nothing exciting to see here. Move along.

Must say, I liked everything about this Episode. The guy voicing Gladstone Gander (Fetter Anton) does his best (and succeeds) in making him the selfish insufferable prick that I know from the comics and it's nice to have an episode with Donald as the main focus character. Also, goddamn did the first part do a good job of making it feel like there was more to the casino than meets the eye before the truth came to light.

Best Episode at the moment.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Royal Guard


Folt The Bolt posted:

Must say, I liked everything about this Episode. The guy voicing Gladstone Gander (Fetter Anton) does his best (and succeeds) in making him the selfish insufferable prick that I know from the comics and it's nice to have an episode with Donald as the main focus character. Also, goddamn did the first part do a good job of making it feel like there was more to the casino than meets the eye before the truth came to light.

Best Episode at the moment.

Paul F. Tompkins voices Gladstone not Fetter Anton.

Edit:Oh Fetter Anton is Gladstones name in a different part of the world.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Royal Guard


Anyway watched the Beaks episode it was good. Beaks is an utterly awful person. He openly boasts about being a fraud and liar. (Except in public or online as that would make him look bad.) How awful he can be shown is with a simple exchange.

Huey:You're just as fake as your product.
Beaks: Yeah, but the money and fame are all real.

evilmiera
Dec 14, 2009

Status:Perpetually fearful

Mercury Hat posted:

Is Launchpad smuggling a child back to Duckburg?

He has to pay for all those crashed vehicles somehow.

DoubleCakes
Jan 14, 2015


I haven't been keeping up with this show but that Beaks episode was great. I don't think he's much of a villain yet but he's detestable all the same.

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


Folt The Bolt posted:

Best Episode at the moment.

Maybe it's because I'm not familiar with the comics, but while I enjoyed the episode the resolution of the episode didn't do much for me. I kept expecting to find out that Scrooge was in some way responsible for the final $20 Gladstone picks up that allows Donald to win, given Scrooge's talk about how luck has nothing to do with how he made his fortune and general rejection of the luck vampire's ethos. I also found it a bit disappointing that after struggling through almost the entire course plagued by bad luck, one speech from Louie pushed Donald to simply power through the rest of the course and completely void the concept of luck given no more bad luck came at him at all. It just didn't seem like a satisfying way to end a struggle based on luck to have nothing to do with luck in the climax, at least on the protagonist's side. I wasn't really a fan of Gladstone or Donald having such explicit and definite luck of either kind in the first place though really. It was fun when the show was using it for jokes about how Gladstone would find money while Donald would get fingered for theft, but having it be such a solid thing that Gladstone could literally walk in to a fire and it'd inexplicably go out somehow to help him was overboard to me.

Psychedelicatessen
Feb 17, 2012


tsob posted:

Maybe it's because I'm not familiar with the comics, but while I enjoyed the episode the resolution of the episode didn't do much for me. I kept expecting to find out that Scrooge was in some way responsible for the final $20 Gladstone picks up that allows Donald to win, given Scrooge's talk about how luck has nothing to do with how he made his fortune and general rejection of the luck vampire's ethos. I also found it a bit disappointing that after struggling through almost the entire course plagued by bad luck, one speech from Louie pushed Donald to simply power through the rest of the course and completely void the concept of luck given no more bad luck came at him at all. It just didn't seem like a satisfying way to end a struggle based on luck to have nothing to do with luck in the climax, at least on the protagonist's side. I wasn't really a fan of Gladstone or Donald having such explicit and definite luck of either kind in the first place though really. It was fun when the show was using it for jokes about how Gladstone would find money while Donald would get fingered for theft, but having it be such a solid thing that Gladstone could literally walk in to a fire and it'd inexplicably go out somehow to help him was overboard to me.

Counterpoint:


(I agree with you on the 20$ bill, I was ready for Scrooge to reveal that he snuck it up there somehow.)

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Royal Guard


Psychedelicatessen posted:

Counterpoint:


(I agree with you on the 20$ bill, I was ready for Scrooge to reveal that he snuck it up there somehow.)

I love the follow up to this. The pilot is informed that the small Meteorite opened a hole in the side of the plane were a passenger was seated.

Pilot "Omigosh! Did he fly out"
Co Pilot "Yes... but it was Gladstone Gander!"
Pilot "Whew! He'll be okay with his luck."

evilmiera
Dec 14, 2009

Status:Perpetually fearful

MonsterEnvy posted:

I love the follow up to this. The pilot is informed that the small Meteorite opened a hole in the side of the plane were a passenger was seated.

Pilot "Omigosh! Did he fly out"
Co Pilot "Yes... but it was Gladstone Gander!"
Pilot "Whew! He'll be okay with his luck."

Now you know why they tell you to put your seatbelts on. In case of meteorites sucking you and only you out of the plane.

What?

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Royal Guard


Here is the comic for those that want to read it.

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Folt The Bolt
Feb 21, 2012

Nothing exciting to see here. Move along.

tsob posted:

Maybe it's because I'm not familiar with the comics, but while I enjoyed the episode the resolution of the episode didn't do much for me. I kept expecting to find out that Scrooge was in some way responsible for the final $20 Gladstone picks up that allows Donald to win, given Scrooge's talk about how luck has nothing to do with how he made his fortune and general rejection of the luck vampire's ethos. I also found it a bit disappointing that after struggling through almost the entire course plagued by bad luck, one speech from Louie pushed Donald to simply power through the rest of the course and completely void the concept of luck given no more bad luck came at him at all. It just didn't seem like a satisfying way to end a struggle based on luck to have nothing to do with luck in the climax, at least on the protagonist's side. I wasn't really a fan of Gladstone or Donald having such explicit and definite luck of either kind in the first place though really. It was fun when the show was using it for jokes about how Gladstone would find money while Donald would get fingered for theft, but having it be such a solid thing that Gladstone could literally walk in to a fire and it'd inexplicably go out somehow to help him was overboard to me.

Technically, Gladstone's luck already ensured he''d get bailed out because Scrooge and Donald, despite their absolute annoyance of him, did (begrudgingly) come to his aid. As for Donald, that's kinda who he is. If he gets riled up enough, Gladstone's luck is not going to help him because he lacks all the other kinds of skills and/or talents to make an effective countermove to someone who is now able to negate his luck. I also liked how Scrooge basically exploits Liu Hai's belief in the end (and just outsmarting him in general) that good luck is the "only real way" to get ahead in life to trick him into taking Donald and essentially starve himself to powerlessness because his prisoner (for all of three seconds or so) essentially has the opposite of Gladstone's good luck.

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