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The cartoon at the root of the Darkwing Duck franchise consists of 91 episodes that originally aired in the years 1991 and 1992. Unlike most other television series, Darkwing Duck does not have a clearcut order or conventional seasons. The show is traditionally divided in three seasons based on a combination of channels involved and the debut dates. Season 1, good for 65 episodes, is defined as the episodes that premiered on the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon. Season 2, a collection of 13 episodes, is defined as the episodes that premiered on Saturday mornings on ABC in 1991. Season 1 and Season 2 aired simultaneously and technically constitute a single production season, but Disney originally kept the ABC episodes, which ABC got to pick at will, separate from the syndicated episodes for distribution purposes. Season 3, another 13 episodes, also debuted on ABC, but did so in 1992 well after the previous seasons had gone through all their episodes. Season 2 made its way to The Disney Afternoon in the fall of 1992, but Season 3 was not included until the fall of 1993, after ABC stopped its run of Darkwing Duck. The Disney Afternoon would keep the show on its schedule until 1995 and bring it back once more during 1996 and 1997.

In addition to this peculiar manner of season definition, there's the matter of the series's run not representing the story's chronology. For instance, the two-parter "Just Us Justice Ducks" is the pay-off for the introduction of eight characters, but of those, four introduction episodes did not air until after the two-parter and the characters did not appear prior either, one introduction episode did not air until after the two-parter though the character did appear prior, and one introduction episode did air prior, but whereas "Just Us Justice Ducks" was a The Disney Afternoon episode, said introduction episode belonged to ABC. The latter introduction episode also requires a secondary episode before "Just Us Justice Ducks" makes sense, and that one was again aired after "Just Us Justice Ducks" already had. The closest to a working chronological order can be constructed from the episodes' production codes.

The series had a preview-debut on the Disney Channel from April to July of 1991, during which a selection of 13 episodes aired. The main run of Darkwing Duck began in September of that same year with the pilot episode "Darkly Dawns the Duck" as part of a larger special called The Darkwing Duck Premiere / Back to School with the Mickey Mouse Club. "Darkly Dawns the Duck" was later cut in two for regular airing. As such, Darkwing Duck stands out among the other action/adventure-oriented The Disney Afternoon series for getting only a two-parter pilot rather than a four- or five-parter.

Of most episodes the original air date is known. The exceptions are the premieres of "Darkly Dawns the Duck, Part 1" and "Darkly Dawns the Duck, Part 2" as well as the day-dates for ten of the final twelve Season 1 episodes, which were broadcast in April and May of 1992.

Overview

Season Episode count Original run
Preview
Disney Channel
13 April 7, 1991 — July 6, 1991
Season 1
Disney Afternoon #1
65 September 6, 1991 — May 20, 1992
Season 2
ABC Kids #1
13 September 7, 1991 — November 30, 1991
Season 3
ABC Kids #2
13 September 12, 1992 — December 12, 1992

Preview run

#Prev #Main Title Writer Premiere Production code
01 2-01 "That Sinking Feeling" Tad Stones April 7, 1991 4308-007
02 1-15 "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan" Bruce Talkington April 21, 1991 4308-015
03 1-07 "Dirty Money" John Behnke, Rob Humphrey, Jim Peterson April 28, 1991 4308-004
04 1-03 "Beauty and the Beet" John Behnke, Rob Humphrey, Jim Peterson May 5, 1991 4308-018
05 1-16 "Can't Bayou Love" Bruce Talkington May 12, 1991 4308-012
06 1-06 "Apes of Wrath" Dev Ross May 19, 1991 4308-016
07 1-18 "You Sweat Your Life" Julia Jane Lewald, Marion Wells May 25, 1991 4308-013
08 1-14 "Trading Faces" Julia Jane Lewald, Dev Ross June 1, 1991 4308-014
09 2-09 "Battle of the Brainteasers" Kevin Campbell, Brian Swenlin June 8, 1991 4308-009
10 1-05 "Night of the Living Spud" Steve Roberts June 15, 1991 4308-040
11 1-04 "Getting Antsy" Doug Langdale June 22, 1991 4308-008
12 1-23 "Aduckyphobia" Doug Langdale June 29, 1991 4308-021
13 2-03 "Negaduck" Steve Roberts July 6, 1991 4308-025

Premiere order

Season 1

#Abs #Rel Title Writer Premiere Production code
1-2 1-2 "Darkly Dawns the Duck" Jan Strnad (story), Tad Stones (story & writing), Jymn Magon (writing) September 6, 1991 Unknown
01 01 "Darkly Dawns the Duck, Part 1" Jan Strnad (story), Tad Stones (story & writing), Jymn Magon (writing) Unknown 4308-052
02 02 "Darkly Dawns the Duck, Part 2" Jan Strnad (story), Tad Stones (story & writing), Jymn Magon (writing) Unknown 4308-053
03 03 "Beauty and the Beet" John Behnke, Rob Humphrey, Jim Peterson September 9, 1991DC 4308-018
04 04 "Getting Antsy" Doug Langdale September 10, 1991DC 4308-008
05 05 "Night of the Living Spud" Steve Roberts September 11, 1991DC 4308-040
06 06 "Apes of Wrath" Dev Ross September 12, 1991DC 4308-016
07 07 "Dirty Money" John Behnke, Rob Humphrey, Jim Peterson September 13, 1991DC 4308-004
08 08 "Duck Blind" Len Uhley September 16, 1991 4308-017
09 09 "Comic Book Capers" John Behnke, Rob Humphrey, Jim Peterson September 17, 1991 4308-036
10 10 "Water Way to Go" Dev Ross September 18, 1991 4308-001
11 11 "Paraducks" Doug Langdale September 19, 1991 4308-033
12 12 "Easy Come, Easy Grows" Marion Wells September 20, 1991 4308-024
13 13 "A Revolution in Home Appliances" Gary Sperling September 23, 1991 4308-050
14 14 "Trading Faces" Julia Jane Lewald, Dev Ross September 24, 1991DC 4308-014
15 15 "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan" Bruce Talkington September 25, 1991DC 4308-015
16 16 "Can't Bayou Love" Bruce Talkington September 26, 1991DC 4308-012
17 17 "Bearskin Thug" Tad Stones, Pat Corcoran September 27, 1991 4308-029
18 18 "You Sweat Your Life" Julia Jane Lewald, Marion Wells September 30, 1991DC 4308-013
19 19 "Days of Blunder" Jan Strnad October 1, 1991 4308-044
20 20 "Just Us Justice Ducks, Part 1" Kevin Campbell, Brian Swenlin October 2, 1991 4308-047
21 21 "Just Us Justice Ducks, Part 2" Kevin Campbell, Brian Swenlin October 3, 1991 4308-048
22 22 "Double Darkwings" Dean Stefan October 4, 1991 4308-019
23 23 "Aduckyphobia" Doug Langdale October 7, 1991DC 4308-021
24 24 "When Aliens Collide" Jeremy Cushner October 8, 1991 4308-056
25 25 "Jurassic Jumble" Marlowe Wiesman October 10, 1991 4308-031
26 26 "Cleanliness Is Next to Badliness" Steven Hibbert, Gary Sperling October 15, 1991 4308-039
27 27 "Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet" Doug Langdale October 17, 1991 4308-045
28 28 "All's Fahrenheit in Love and War" Eric Lewald, Dev Ross October 21, 1991 4308-027
29 29 "Whiffle While You Work" Ellen Svaco, Colleen Taber October 23, 1991 4308-023
30 30 "Ghoul of My Dreams" John Behnke, Rob Humphrey, Jim Peterson October 31, 1991 4308-041
31 31 "Adopt-a-Con" Steve Roberts November 7, 1991 4308-046
32 32 "Toys Czar Us" Ellen Svaco, Colleen Taber November 11, 1991 4308-043
33 33 "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck" Jan Strnad November 13, 1991 4308-055
34 34 "Up, Up and Awry" Dev Ross November 14, 1991 4308-042
35 35 "Life, the Negaverse and Everything" Kevin Campbell, Brian Swenlin November 18, 1991 4308-049
36 36 "Dry Hard" Kevin Campbell, Brian Swenlin November 20, 1991 4308-026
37 37 "Heavy Mental" Kevin Campbell, Brian Swenlin November 21, 1991 4308-020
38 38 "Disguise the Limit" Doug Langdale November 26, 1991 4308-063
39 39 "Planet of the Capes" Ellen Svaco, Colleen Taber November 27, 1991 4308-061
40 40 "Darkwing Doubloon" Bruce Reid Schaeffer December 16, 1991 4308-051
41 41 "It's a Wonderful Leaf" John Behnke, Rob Humphrey, Jim Peterson December 23, 1991 4308-060
42 42 "Twitching Channels" John Behnke, Rob Humphrey, Jim Peterson February 5, 1992 4308-065
43 43 "Dances with Bigfoot" Ellen Svaco, Colleen Taber February 6, 1992 4308-069
44 44 "Twin Beaks" Tad Stones, Jan Strnad February 10, 1992 4308-067
45 45 "The Incredible Bulk" Gary Sperling February 12, 1992 4308-062
46 46 "My Valentine Ghoul" Doug Langdale February 14, 1992 4308-068
47 47 "Dead Duck" Carter Crocker February 17, 1992 4308-058
48 48 "A Duck by Any Other Name" Pat Corcoran February 18, 1992 4308-006
49 49 "Let's Get Respectable" Bruce Reid Schaeffer February 20, 1992 4308-064
50 50 "In Like Blunt" Kevin Campbell, Brian Swenlin February 24, 1992 4308-002
51 51 "Quack of Ages" Joe Olson February 26, 1992 4308-059
52 52 "Time and Punishment" Dev Ross February 27, 1992 4308-070
53 53 "Stressed to Kill" Doug Langdale March 3, 1992 4308-066
54 54 "The Darkwing Squad" Dev Ross April 1992 4308-071
55 55 "Inside Binkie's Brain" Doug Langdale April 1992 4308-072
56 56 "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain" Dev Ross April 29, 1992 4308-073
57 57 "Slime Okay, You're Okay" Gordon Bressack May 1992 4308-074
58 58 "Whirled History" Doug Langdale May 1992 4308-077
59 59 "U.F. Foe" Dev Ross May 1992 4308-076
60 60 "A Star Is Scorned" Haskell Barkin, Tad Stones May 1992 4308-081
61 61 "The Quiverwing Quack" Dev Ross May 1992 4308-078
62 62 "Jail Bird" Doug Langdale, Michael Maurer May 1992 4308-080
63 63 "Dirtysomething" Katie Kuch, Cheryl Scarbrough May 1992 4308-082
64 64 "Kung Fooled" Victor Cook, George Johnston May 1992 4308-075
65 65 "Bad Luck Duck" Michael Maurer May 20, 1992 4308-079

Season 2

#Abs #Rel Title Writer Premiere Production code
66 01 "That Sinking Feeling" Tad Stones September 7, 1991DC 4308-007
67 02 "Film Flam" Bruce Reid Schaeffer September 14, 1991 4308-034
68 03 "Negaduck" Steve Roberts September 21, 1991DC 4308-025
69 04 "Fungus Amongus" Dev Ross September 28, 1991 4308-010
70 05 "Slaves to Fashion" Gary Sperling October 5, 1991 4308-037
71 06 "Something Fishy" Steve Sustarsic October 12, 1991 4308-028
72 07 "Tiff of the Titans" Len Uhley October 19, 1991 4308-032
73 08 "Calm a Chameleon" Dean Stefan October 26, 1991 4308-030
74 09 "Battle of the Brainteasers" Kevin Campbell, Brian Swenlin November 2, 1991DC 4308-009
75 10 "Bad Tidings" Gary Klein, Dean Stefan November 9, 1991 4308-038
76 11 "Going Nowhere Fast" Gary Sperling November 16, 1991 4308-057
77 12 "A Brush with Oblivion" Mirith Schilder November 23, 1991 4308-022
78 13 "The Merchant of Menace" Peter Hastings November 30, 1991 4308-035

Season 3

#Abs #Rel Title Writer Premiere Production code
79 01 "Monsters R Us" Michael Maurer September 12, 1992 4308-085
80 02 "Inherit the Wimp" Gordon Bressack September 19, 1992 4308-084
81 03 "The Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers, Too!" Charlie Howell September 26, 1992 4308-083
82 04 "Star Crossed Circuits" Bill Motz, Robert Roth October 3, 1992 4308-086
83 05 "Steerminator" Tad Stones, Dev Ross October 10, 1992 4308-089
84 06 "The Frequency Fiends" Bill Motz, Robert Roth October 17, 1992 4308-091
85 07 "Paint Misbehavin'" Matt Uitz October 24, 1992 4308-090
86 08 "Hot Spells" John Behnke, Rob Humphrey, Jim Peterson October 31, 1992 4308-092
87 09 "Fraudcast News" Bill Motz, Robert Roth November 7, 1992 4308-095
88 10 "Clash Reunion" Bill Motz, Robert Roth November 14, 1992 4308-094
89 11 "Mutantcy on the Bouncy" Michael Maurer November 21, 1992 4308-093
90 12 "Malice's Restaurant" Matt Uitz December 5, 1992 4308-097
91 13 "Extinct Possibility" Tad Stones, Dev Ross December 12, 1992 4308-096

Production order

#Batch #Count Production code Title #Main Premiere
0 00 Unknown "Darkly Dawns the Duck" 00: 1-00 September 06, 1991
1 01 4308-001 "Water Way to Go" 10: 1-10 September 18, 1991
02 4308-002 "In Like Blunt" 50: 1-50 February 24, 1992
03 4308-004 "Dirty Money" 07: 1-07 September 13, 1991
04 4308-006 "A Duck by Any Other Name" 48: 1-48 February 18, 1992
05 4308-007 "That Sinking Feeling" 66: 2-01 September 7, 1991
06 4308-008 "Getting Antsy" 04: 1-04 September 10, 1991
07 4308-009 "Battle of the Brainteasers" 74: 2-09 November 2, 1991
08 4308-010 "Fungus Amongus" 69: 2-04 September 28, 1991
09 4308-012 "Can't Bayou Love" 16: 1-16 September 26, 1991
10 4308-013 "You Sweat Your Life" 18: 1-18 September 30, 1991
11 4308-014 "Trading Faces" 14: 1-14 September 24, 1991
12 4308-015 "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan" 15: 1-15 September 25, 1991
13 4308-016 "Apes of Wrath" 06: 1-06 September 12, 1991
2 14 4308-017 "Duck Blind" 08: 1-08 September 16, 1991
15 4308-018 "Beauty and the Beet" 03: 1-03 September 9, 1991
16 4308-019 "Double Darkwings" 22: 1-22 October 4, 1991
17 4308-020 "Heavy Mental" 37: 1-37 November 21, 1991
18 4308-021 "Aduckyphobia" 23: 1-23 October 7, 1991
19 4308-022 "A Brush with Oblivion" 77: 2-12 November 23, 1991
20 4308-023 "Whiffle While You Work" 29: 1-29 October 23, 1991
21 4308-024 "Easy Come, Easy Grows" 12: 1-12 September 20, 1991
22 4308-025 "Negaduck" 68: 2-03 September 21, 1991
23 4308-026 "Dry Hard" 36: 1-36 November 20, 1991
24 4308-027 "All's Fahrenheit in Love and War" 28: 1-28 October 21, 1991
25 4308-028 "Something Fishy" 71: 2-06 October 12, 1991
26 4308-029 "Bearskin Thug" 17: 1-17 September 27, 1991
3 27 4308-030 "Calm a Chameleon" 73: 2-08 October 26, 1991
28 4308-031 "Jurassic Jumble" 25: 1-25 October 10, 1991
29 4308-032 "Tiff of the Titans" 72: 2-07 October 19, 1991
30 4308-033 "Paraducks" 11: 1-11 September 19, 1991
31 4308-034 "Film Flam" 67: 2-02 September 14, 1991
32 4308-035 "The Merchant of Menace" 78: 2-13 November 30, 1991
33 4308-036 "Comic Book Capers" 09: 1-09 September 17, 1991
34 4308-037 "Slaves to Fashion" 70: 2-05 October 5, 1991
35 4308-038 "Bad Tidings" 75: 2-10 November 9, 1991
36 4308-039 "Cleanliness Is Next to Badliness" 26: 1-26 October 15, 1991
37 4308-040 "Night of the Living Spud" 05: 1-05 September 11, 1991
38 4308-041 "Ghoul of My Dreams" 30: 1-30 October 31, 1991
39 4308-042 "Up, Up and Awry" 34: 1-34 November 14, 1991
4 40 4308-043 "Toys Czar Us" 32: 1-32 November 11, 1991
41 4308-044 "Days of Blunder" 19: 1-19 October 1, 1991
42 4308-045 "Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet" 27: 1-27 October 17, 1991
43 4308-046 "Adopt-a-Con" 31: 1-31 November 7, 1991
44 4308-047 "Just Us Justice Ducks, Part 1" 20: 1-20 October 2, 1991
45 4308-048 "Just Us Justice Ducks, Part 2" 21: 1-21 October 3, 1991
46 4308-049 "Life, the Negaverse and Everything" 35: 1-35 November 18, 1991
47 4308-050 "A Revolution in Home Appliances" 13: 1-13 September 23, 1991
48 4308-051 "Darkwing Doubloon" 40: 1-40 December 16, 1991
49 4308-052 "Darkly Dawns the Duck, Part 1" 01: 1-01 Unknown
50 4308-053 "Darkly Dawns the Duck, Part 2" 02: 1-02 Unknown
51 4308-055 "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck" 33: 1-33 November 13, 1991
52 4308-056 "When Aliens Collide" 24: 1-24 October 8, 1991
5 53 4308-057 "Going Nowhere Fast" 76: 2-11 November 16, 1991
54 4308-058 "Dead Duck" 47: 1-47 February 17, 1992
55 4308-059 "Quack of Ages" 51: 1-51 February 26, 1992
56 4308-060 "It's a Wonderful Leaf" 41: 1-41 December 23, 1991
57 4308-061 "Planet of the Capes" 39: 1-39 November 27, 1991
58 4308-062 "The Incredible Bulk" 45: 1-45 February 12, 1992
59 4308-063 "Disguise the Limit" 38: 1-38 November 26, 1991
60 4308-064 "Let's Get Respectable" 49: 1-49 February 20, 1992
61 4308-065 "Twitching Channels" 42: 1-42 February 5, 1992
62 4308-066 "Stressed to Kill" 53: 1-53 March 3, 1992
63 4308-067 "Twin Beaks" 44: 1-44 February 10, 1992
64 4308-068 "My Valentine Ghoul" 46: 1-46 February 14, 1992
65 4308-069 "Dances with Bigfoot" 43: 1-43 February 6, 1992
6 66 4308-070 "Time and Punishment" 52: 1-52 February 27, 1992
67 4308-071 "The Darkwing Squad" 54: 1-54 April 1992
68 4308-072 "Inside Binkie's Brain" 55: 1-55 April 1992
69 4308-073 "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain" 56: 1-56 April 29, 1992
70 4308-074 "Slime Okay, You're Okay" 57: 1-57 May 1992
71 4308-075 "Kung Fooled" 64: 1-64 May 1992
72 4308-076 "U.F. Foe" 59: 1-59 May 1992
73 4308-077 "Whirled History" 58: 1-58 May 1992
74 4308-078 "The Quiverwing Quack" 61: 1-61 May 1992
75 4308-079 "Bad Luck Duck" 65: 1-65 May 20, 1992
76 4308-080 "Jail Bird" 62: 1-62 May 1992
77 4308-081 "A Star Is Scorned" 60: 1-60 May 1992
78 4308-082 "Dirtysomething" 63: 1-63 May 1992
7 79 4308-083 "The Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers, Too!" 81: 3-03 September 26, 1992
80 4308-084 "Inherit the Wimp" 80: 3-02 September 19, 1992
81 4308-085 "Monsters R Us" 79: 3-01 September 12, 1992
82 4308-086 "Star Crossed Circuits" 82: 3-04 October 3, 1992
83 4308-089 "Steerminator" 83: 3-05 October 10, 1992
84 4308-090 "Paint Misbehavin'" 85: 3-07 October 24, 1992
85 4308-091 "The Frequency Fiends" 84: 3-06 October 17, 1992
86 4308-092 "Hot Spells" 86: 3-08 October 31, 1992
87 4308-093 "Mutantcy on the Bouncy" 89: 3-11 November 21, 1992
88 4308-094 "Clash Reunion" 88: 3-10 November 14, 1992
89 4308-095 "Fraudcast News" 87: 3-09 November 7, 1992
90 4308-096 "Extinct Possibility" 91: 3-13 December 12, 1992
91 4308-097 "Malice's Restaurant" 90: 3-12 December 5, 1992

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