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Still Fluxing
Feb 14, 2013

A vision. A picture in my head. A picture of this.



Awe, now I want to see the Glomgold episode!

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SubNat
Nov 27, 2008

I wish I was more Moomin-minded...


tsob posted:

I love that Glomgold would totally take that gig just for the chance to nose around Scrooge's house and maybe make his daily effort to kill Scrooge just a little easier. Not that he wouldn't immediately make it even harder by over-complicating whatever scheme he hatches based around definite access to the manor.

Glomgold is probably my favorite character in the series, he's just such a goddamn joy to see flail around.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


drrockso20 posted:

Yeah that's often a huge problem I have with Scrooge in the comics, they massively overdo his thriftiness to the point where it is insane, and often to the comic's detriment too

For the most part in the majority of the Stories I have read, he's been pretty good about his thriftiness. More or less he willing to pay out lots of money for only for things that make sense. Which are pretty much the same things he is willing to spend money on in this show.

1. Money for travel and adventure gear. Which are losses he usually expects to return manifold when he gets the treasure he is after.
2. Money for ways to protect his bin and the rest of his money. As Scrooge is generally willing to spend quite a lot of cash on various ways to protect his money. An example I can think of was when Donald after seeing the boys use it on a smaller scale, gave Scrooge the idea to create duplicate empty Money Bins only one of them would have his fortune in it, the rest would simply be empty hard to get into vaults. Scrooge liked the idea and had 48 built.
3. Petty revenge on Donald. I remember a comic "Turkey with all the Schemings" were Donald tried to con Scrooge into buying him dinner as Donald was broke at the time.

Here is the end of the comic



Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

Attempting to con Scrooge is its own punishment. Not that he isn't willing to pick up the tab, just only when he knows the person asking genuinely doesn't know any better.

Rand Brittain
Mar 24, 2013

"Go on until you're stopped."

It basically seems like Scrooge is willing to pay for things that don't come cheap (his house, his money bin, the employees whose performance he actually cares about), but gets a kick out of ridiculous acts of self-denial like using one tea bag for a month, or hiring an incompetent pilot to crash his vehicles in interesting ways.

Bobbin Threadbare
Jan 2, 2009

I'm looking for a flock of urbanmechs.



Launchpad's advantage is the fact that he can pilot or drive anything. He always crashes at the end, but he almost always gets to their destination first.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Bobbin Threadbare posted:

Launchpad's advantage is the fact that he can pilot or drive anything. He always crashes at the end, but he almost always gets to their destination first.

Out of curiosity, was Launchpad in the comics or was he a creation of the 1987 cartoon?

drrockso20
May 6, 2013

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

Warning: SU Season 3 Spoilers


Larryb posted:

Out of curiosity, was Launchpad in the comics or was he a creation of the 1987 cartoon?

The latter, he was created partially to fill the role Donald usually served in the comics

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

Rand Brittain posted:

It basically seems like Scrooge is willing to pay for things that don't come cheap (his house, his money bin, the employees whose performance he actually cares about), but gets a kick out of ridiculous acts of self-denial like using one tea bag for a month, or hiring an incompetent pilot to crash his vehicles in interesting ways.

Oh, most definitely. And he still has the golden flip phone. (probably helps that flip phones are likely reliable and have long battery life compared to an off-the-shelf smartphone) He's also willing to keep the Money Bin staff funded, including Gyro Gearloose, just in case he comes up with something actually profitable. (Seriously, work out the kinks for that sound powered train and you have a revolution) That and apparently he likes the way Launchpad drives, the only driver as reckless and dangerous as himself.

Funny thing that it seems implied Della Duck used to be Scrooge's go-to pilot (though Donald seems to actually be an experienced sailor in this show) and probably not as crash-prone as Launchpad, but...


Bobbin Threadbare posted:

Launchpad's advantage is the fact that he can pilot or drive anything. He always crashes at the end, but he almost always gets to their destination first.

He turns out to be surprisingly good in the submarine. Hell, he pilots it blindfolded and only crashes when taking it off...

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


Also Scrooge likely does not have to pay Launchpad much. Cause he can take all damages out of his pay.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


New Gyro episode. Real good stuff.

Bobbin Threadbare
Jan 2, 2009

I'm looking for a flock of urbanmechs.



They managed to sneak in a Mighty Ducks reference early on.

Moon Slayer
Jun 19, 2007

What is this hippy-dippy BS? We're here to save lives, not teach yoga or start a rave.


Hell Gem

It was an entire Marvel movie in 22 minutes.

Moon Slayer
Jun 19, 2007

What is this hippy-dippy BS? We're here to save lives, not teach yoga or start a rave.


Hell Gem

Double post, but ...



Spoiled for upcoming character.

Potsticker
Jan 13, 2006



Looks like a cosplayer rather than the man (dog?) himself.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


Moon Slayer posted:

Double post, but ...



Spoiled for upcoming character.

The one true shame about him is that according to the interview Jim Cummings will not be voicing him. His voice actor is going to be Jaime Camil.

cant cook creole bream
Aug 15, 2011
I think Fahrenheit is better for weather

MonsterEnvy posted:

The one true shame about him is that according to the interview Jim Cummings will not be voicing him. His voice actor is going to be Jaime Camil.

Well the initials fit. That's close enough, I guess.

tribbledirigible
Jul 27, 2004
I finally beat the internet. The end boss was hard.

Moon Slayer posted:

It was an entire Marvel movie in 22 minutes.

With a healthy dose of DKR at the end.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

Possibly just recycled models, but a couple of the bank staff look to be the people who were waiting for the job interview at Glomgold's in the first episode.

Also, Donald probably would have dealt with the Beagle Boys by himself if it hadn't gotten tangled in the pen string.

eatenmyeyes
Mar 29, 2001



Grimey Drawer

#NewHeroinDuckburg

Beaks uses his social media presence to traffic narcotics.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

...I just recently watched the Legend of the Three Callaberos episode with the telenovela and I got deja vu for a second. But there's a very particular stock parody for those, isn't there?

eatenmyeyes
Mar 29, 2001



Grimey Drawer

Ghost Leviathan posted:

...I just recently watched the Legend of the Three Callaberos episode with the telenovela and I got deja vu for a second. But there's a very particular stock parody for those, isn't there?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJIrwNwtzfw

Moon Slayer
Jun 19, 2007

What is this hippy-dippy BS? We're here to save lives, not teach yoga or start a rave.


Hell Gem

eatenmyeyes posted:

#NewHeroinDuckburg

Beaks uses his social media presence to traffic narcotics.

Even Duckburg is not exempt from the heroin epidemic. smh.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

Is the Waddle logo meant to be a parody of Uber?

Technowolf
Nov 4, 2009



Ghost Leviathan posted:

Is the Waddle logo meant to be a parody of Uber?

Maybe, considering Beaks is supposed to be every rich techbro rolled into one.

BizarroAzrael
Apr 6, 2006

"That must weigh heavily on your soul. Let me purge it for you."

Shouldn't it be "Wadl" or "Wddl" or something?

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

That was a lot of superhero movie riffs in 20 minutes. Also, the Waddleduck theme is pretty clearly a riff on Holding Out For A Hero.

And Mark Beaks is a magical girl.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



This show continues to be better than the original in nearly every aspect, I don't think there's been a bad episode yet. They even vastly improved a lot of characters I kind of found annoying in the 1987 version (Webby, Beakly, the triplets, etc.).

Larryb fucked around with this message at Jul 15, 2018 around 16:10

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

I liked the original Ducktales when I was a kid, but it's really hard to watch today. This series blows it out of the water in every possible way.

Some Numbers
Sep 28, 2006

"LET'S GET DOWN TO WORK!!"

Oh my god, Mark Beaks as a magical girl was amazing.

And everything else owned too.

BizarroAzrael
Apr 6, 2006

"That must weigh heavily on your soul. Let me purge it for you."

Larryb posted:

This show continues to be better than the original in nearly every aspect, I don't think there's been a bad episode yet. They even vastly improved a lot of characters I kind of found annoying in the 1987 version (Webby, Beakly, the triplets, etc.).

Was Beakly even a real character? Did she do anything beside explain the presence of Webby/The Girl One. HD+L having their own things, to the point that you can have episodes with only one of them was an essential change. There have even been episodes without Scrooge!

Updating Gyro to be abrasive has worked too, fewer well-meaning-but-accident-prone types.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



BizarroAzrael posted:

Was Beakly even a real character? Did she do anything beside explain the presence of Webby/The Girl One. HD+L having their own things, to the point that you can have episodes with only one of them was an essential change. There have even been episodes without Scrooge!

Updating Gyro to be abrasive has worked too, fewer well-meaning-but-accident-prone types.

Yes she was I believe, and there were even episodes somewhat dedicated to her. But her role was more or less just housemaid, guardian to Webby, and occasional damsel in distress as far as I can remember. There were some episodes without Scrooge in the original as well but not many.

But either way, nearly every character from that series has been improved on significantly in the reboot (Scrooge and Launchpad seem more or less the same though). Hell, I actually like Webby now (which is something I never thought I'd say).

Larryb fucked around with this message at Jul 15, 2018 around 21:45

Bleck
Jan 7, 2014



Webby went from being "the girl one" to "my favorite non-Scrooge character"

Note Block
May 14, 2007

nothing could fit so perfectly inside


Fun Shoe

Bobbin Threadbare posted:

They managed to sneak in a Mighty Ducks reference early on.

I haven’t seen the episode yet, can you spoil what the reference is? (I’m a big MD fan)

kefkafloyd
Jun 8, 2006

What really knocked me out
Was her cheap sunglasses

Note Block posted:

I haven’t seen the episode yet, can you spoil what the reference is? (I’m a big MD fan)

Bouncer wears Drake DuCaine's mask as part of his disguise.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

red bird

Bleck posted:

Webby went from being "the girl one" to "my favorite non-Scrooge character"

Same. Hell, I’d probably say she’s my favourite character period in the new show. I love that she’s hyper competent in everything that’s utterly impractical to daily life and that she’s so purpose-built to be a Johnny Quest-type adventurer that she’s incapable of functioning as a normal human being ala the triplets.

E: I love that all four aspects of Scrooge’s personality are diffused across the four kids. Huey’s the explorer. Dewey’s the adventurer. Louie’s the treasure hunter. And Webby’s the sociopath hero.

nine-gear crow fucked around with this message at Jul 16, 2018 around 00:00

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


BizarroAzrael posted:

Updating Gyro to be abrasive has worked too, fewer well-meaning-but-accident-prone types.

I kind of preferred Gyro as he was. A genius inventor and a nice guy, but utterly hapless and lacking in common sense and kind of a doormat.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


MonsterEnvy posted:

I kind of preferred Gyro as he was. A genius inventor and a nice guy, but utterly hapless and lacking in common sense and kind of a doormat.

I feel like some of those latter traits were put into Fenton in some aspects and then replaced with more negative traits so as to provide a clearer contrast.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

red bird

MonsterEnvy posted:

I kind of preferred Gyro as he was. A genius inventor and a nice guy, but utterly hapless and lacking in common sense and kind of a doormat.

I’ve kind of got a soft spot for hilariously dickish yet ultimately good hearted characters (see: Rodney McKay), so I’m quite enjoying the new Gyro. Plus I can barely remember what ‘87 Gyro was supposed to be like anyway, so the new Gyro is a marked improvement in my books.

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Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

nine-gear crow posted:

Same. Hell, I’d probably say she’s my favourite character period in the new show. I love that she’s hyper competent in everything that’s utterly impractical to daily life and that she’s so purpose-built to be a Johnny Quest-type adventurer that she’s incapable of functioning as a normal human being ala the triplets.

E: I love that all four aspects of Scrooge’s personality are diffused across the four kids. Huey’s the explorer. Dewey’s the adventurer. Louie’s the treasure hunter. And Webby’s the sociopath hero.

I was guessing in early episodes that Webby would be along the lines of Hank Venture (doesn't help that Beakley is clearly the Brock Samson), though it turns out Dewey's more along those lines as physically pro-active and somewhat skilled, as well as having an active imagination, but still mostly a wannabe. (though note that in The Spear of Selene, Dewey actually holds his own in a fight with Webby, mostly through cunning and fighting dirty) But I made a lot of Venture Bros comparisons, and people being specialised in the adventuring lifestyle at the expense of any kind of normalcy is a common theme there.

I suppose given each of the triplets represents a trait of Scrooge exaggerated to a possibly unhealthy level (Huey his smartness, Dewey his toughness, Louie his greed), then Webby in turn exaggerates Scrooge's thrillseeking ways, especially since this show in particular plays those up, and what could happen when someone lets that take over their life at the expense of being able to function in everyday life. (which Scrooge already has some trouble with; even Flintheart Glomgold seems happy to guest star on reality TV shows)

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