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September 21

September 21, 1986 – The Golden Girls Wins Three Emmy Awards

“I am the lucky one who gets to come up and pick up this golden girl, but Estelle, and Rue, and Bea, and I all thank you. We’re a matched set; you can’t split us up.”

On September 21, 1986, the 38th Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. There, out of nine nominations (many for the same category), the NBC comedy series The Golden Girls walked away with 3 Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series (for the episode “A Little Romance”), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for actress Betty White (who appeared in the series as Rose Nylund), and Outstanding Comedy Series. The series won the final award against such series as Cheers, The Cosby Show, Family Ties, and Kate & Allie.


July 6

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July 6, 2006 – High School Musical is Nominated for Six Primetime Emmy Awards

On July 6, 2006, the nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. The Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical was awarded with six nominations: Outstanding Choreography (for Kenny Ortega, Charles Klapow, and Bonnie Story); Outstanding Children’s Program (for Don Schain, Bill Borden, and Barry Rosenbush); Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special (for Kenny Ortega); Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special (for Jason La Padura and Natalie Hart); Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for “Get’cha Head in the Game”), and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for “Breaking Free”). The television movie would eventually win two of these awards: Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding Children’s Program.

May 21

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May 21, 1999 – Bill Nye the Science Guy Wins Four Daytime Emmy Awards

“Science rules.”

On May 21, 1999, the 26th Daytime Emmy Awards were held at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York City. At this ceremony, the science program Bill Nye the Science Guy walked away with four awards: Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Single-Camera Editing, Outstanding Directing for a Children’s Series, and Outstanding Children’s Series. This would be the first year that the show would win Outstanding Children’s Series, and would win it again in 2000.

May 16

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May 16, 2003 – The Animated Series Teacher’s Pet Wins Daytime Emmy Award

“He’s so over just being Rover.”

On May 16, 2003, the 30th Daytime Emmy Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. At this ceremony, the animated television series Teacher’s Pet, which was part of ABC’s One Saturday Morning programming block, ended up winning an award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, its second and final win in this category. The show won against Static Shock, Madeline: My Fair Madeline, Ozzy & Drix, and Rolie Polie Olie.

March 17

March 17, 1956 – Disneyland Anthology Series Wins Two Emmys

Walt Disney Emmy

“Walt Disney Presents…”

On March 17, 1956, the 8th Primetime Emmy Awards were held in the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The Disney Anthology series, then known as Disneyland walked away with two Emmy awards: one for Best Action or Adventure Series, and one or Best Producer for a Film Series, awarded to Walt Disney. The Best Action or Adventure Series award was undoubtedly won for the popular “Davy Crockett” featurettes on the show, which had swept the nation; the episode “Davy Crockett and the River Pirates” had gone on to be nominated as Best Single Program of the Year (though it lost to “Peter Pan” from Producers’ Showcase).

January 10

January 10, 1988 – The Animated Series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Premieres on Disney Channel


“He’s round and he’s fuzzy, I love him because he’s just Pooh Bear, Winnie the Pooh Bear, looking for fun, chasing some honey bees.”

On January 10, 1988, the animated series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh premiered on the Disney Channel. It ran for four seasons, with 50 episodes in total. It would go on to win the Emmy Award for Best Daytime Animated Program twice, once in 1989 and once in 1990. The series starred Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh, Paul Winchell as Tigger, John Fiedler as Piglet, Ken Sansom as Rabbit, Hal Smith as Owl, Peter Cullen as Eyeore, Michael Hough as Gopher, Tim Hoskins as Christopher Robin, Nicholas Melody as Roo, and Patty Parris as Kanga.

The first episode, “Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures,” begins on a dark and stormy night in a gloomy castle, with the characters of the Hundred Acre Wood being chased through the dark halls. It turns out that Christopher Robin has just been imagining things while avoiding eating his carrots. After eating the carrots, he’s allowed to go see a scary movie called Birdzilla, scaring Piglet before they even go in. Piglet gets so terrified that he knocks over almost everything in sight as he tries to flee, including Christopher Robin, who is laden down with snacks. Piglet jumps into Pooh’s lap after seeing a scary spider in the film, causing Pooh’s candy to drop to the floor. As Pooh and Piglet search for the candy, Piglet gets caught in a web of gum, believing it to be from the spider. Unfortunately, as Pooh tries to free Piglet, the two get caught in the gum until Christopher Robin frees them. Piglet continues to be terrified by everything in the movie theater. Tigger and everyone try to cheer Piglet up with a song about how the monsters aren’t real.

The movie's parts are assigned, with Pooh playing the hero, and Tigger playing the monster

The movie’s parts are assigned, with Pooh playing the hero, and Tigger playing the monster

The next day, everyone talks about the film, and Christopher Robin proposes that they all make their own monster movie. Pooh will be playing the hero thanks to a hero scarf, while Tigger will play the monster. Piglet would rather sit out, but the gang convinces him that his role is very, very important: he will be the one chased by the monster. Tigger heads off to get his costume – a giant carrot – and heads back to the group. Rabbit is in his garden, pulling out his carrots, when Tigger stops by. Rabbit is terrified of the “giant carrot,” and thinks that the carrot is going to attack him and has eaten Tigger. Unfortunately, Tigger can’t undo the costume’s zipper and prove that he’s just Tigger, but when he asks for help, Rabbit has already fled. Rabbit then enters the movie set and screams that he’s seen a monster, and when Tigger arrives, everyone else runs away, thinking the monster is real. Tigger chases them through the woods, but the group stops running after a while, thinking they should try and save Tigger from the giant carrot.

Pooh comes up with a plan, and when Tigger arrives, the plan goes awry due to fear, but Tigger is able to break free after he falls in the hole. Rabbit is beyond relieved to find that it’s just a costume. Piglet walks away, dejected, sad that he was too scared to help the others, especially Pooh, and claims that no one needs a friend who’s always afraid. That night, Piglet is still upset, but is surprised when Pooh stops by to visit with a present: the hero scarf. Piglet refuses, as he still thinks Pooh shouldn’t be friends with a fraidy-cat. Pooh leaves the scarf behind, and heads off to get advice from Christopher Robin, when he gets caught up in the costume and calls out for help. Seeing the hero scarf, Piglet decides to go and save Pooh. Piglet crashes down a hill, but manages to save Pooh. The next day, when making the film, Piglet now gets to play the hero, while Pooh plays the one getting chased.

December 8

December 8, 2009 – The Animated Christmas Special Prep & Landing Premieres on ABC


“The operation has its challenges, but we’re always prepared.”

On December 8, 2009, the animated Christmas special Prep & Landing premiered on ABC. It was based on a story idea by director Chris Williams, who would go on to direct Bolt. The short met positive reviews, and ended up winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. The short was written and directed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton. It starred Dave Foley as Wayne, Derek Richardson as Lanny, Sarah Chalke as Magee, and W. Morgan Sheppard as Santa.

The story begins on Christmas Eve, where two elves are preparing a living room for Christmas day festivities, using special night-vision googles and other technical devices to ensure everything is perfect for when Santa arrives. The elves, named Wayne and Peterson, are part of the Prep and Landing team. Wayne has been doing this for a long, long time, and he’s ready for a change: a promotion to Director of Naughty List Intelligence, to be exact. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the promotion, but his old partner got it. He tries to put on a brave face when told the news, but he is actually rather hurt that his partner got noticed over him. Wayne then gets a new partner named Lanny, whose cheerful disposition is not exactly comforting to Wayne. As the pair head out to start Prep and Landing work, they meet Thrasher, cousin to reindeer Dasher, and Thrasher threatens Lanny, as he prefers to be thought of as a myth.


Lanny and Wayne head out to their job, with Wayne barely making any moves in doing his work

The elves are let out over their first stop, and as Wayne doesn’t wish to do his job anymore, he convinces Lanny to do the job himself while he lounges in the living room. Poor Lanny continues to make one mistake after another, and Wayne doesn’t notice that the kid in the house has woken up. The kid takes Wayne’s picture, and all Wayne can do is stare. Meanwhile, back at the North Pole, Santa has just left the building, ready to deliver presents all over the world. In the house, the boy named Timmy, grabs Wayne and asks questions until Lanny is able to stun Timmy and put him to sleep. Wayne decides they should just head out, but Lanny points out that protocol says that all children need to be “snug in their beds.” As they carry Timmy back to his room, Lanny asks Wayne if something’s wrong. Wayne answers that he’s been working Prep and Landing for 227 years, and he can’t find the joy in it anymore. When Wayne continues to act sour, Lanny sadly admits that he thought Wayne was the Prep and Landing guy, but Wayne is just a lump of coal. Things get worse when Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator, finds out that the pair aren’t ready for Santa’s arrival, and initiates plan “Figgy Pudding,” eliciting a gasp from others in the NPCECC. This means that Timmy’s house is skipped for Christmas.

When Wayne finds out that Timmy is being skipped, he realizes that it’s all his fault, and is even more upset when Timmy thanks Wayne in his sleep. Wishing to make it right, Wayne is patched through to Santa, and convinces Santa to turn back around. He and Lanny then head to the roof to set up the roof, but they lose their landing lights. They head to a nearby neighbor’s light display, and rig it to mark the way for Santa. The two manage to work together to create a safe landing for Santa, saving Christmas. The next day, Wayne goes to visit Santa to apologize for what had happened. Santa then gives Wayne a present to see how well Timmy is doing on Christmas. As he leaves Santa’s office, he tells Lanny that he was granted a promotion to Director of the Nice List, but turned it down to stay in Prep and Landing with Lanny.

October 16

October 16, 1925 – Actress and Disney Legend Angela Lansbury is Born


“Oddly enough, children recognize my voice. They’ll hear me and say, “Mom, that’s Mrs. Potts!” It’s the timbre of my voice that they pick up on.”

On October 16, 1925, Angela Brigid Lansbury was born in Regent’s Park, London, England to actress Moyna MacGill and politician Edgar Lansbury. Her talent manifested at the age of nine, when she took to playing characters as a way to cope with her father’s death of stomach cancer. She immersed herself in film, and in 1940, she began studying acting at the Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art; her formal education was cut short by the Blitz, where she and her family immigrated to the United States, ending up in New York City. While there, Lansbury gained a scholarship to study at the Feagin School of Drama and Radio. In 1944, she got her big Hollywood break when she was cast as the maid in the film Gaslight, which not only scored her a contract with MGM, but an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The following year would see another Academy Award nomination for Lansbury after her work in The Picture of Dorian Gray, and a third nomination would occur in 1962 for her role in The Manchurian Candidate.

Lansbury is better known for her roles on the stage, beginning with her debut in 1957 in the short-lived Hotel Paradiso. Her first musical was Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’ Anyone Can Whistle, which closed after 9 performances. This was followed with Mame in 1966, where she was cast as lead Mame Dennis. Lansbury not only gained near universal praise for her performance, but received her first of five Tony Awards for the role. She would then win Tony Awards for her roles in Dear World (1969), Gypsy (1975), Sweeney Todd (1979), and Blithe Spirit (2009). Despite this success, Lansbury is probably best known for her role as writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the long-running television series Murder, She Wrote. For her role, she was nominated for twelve Emmy awards.

Lansbury’s association with Disney began in 1971, when she was cast as the lead character Eglantine Price in Bedknobs and Broomsticks. She would go on to be nominated for a Golden Globe for this role. Her second main role with the studio came in the 1990s, where she voiced the role of Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, and sang the title song, which would go on to win an Academy Award. In 2006, she would also be featured as a host in Fantasia 2000, introducing “The Firebird Suite.” Known as a Disney icon to children everywhere, she was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1995. Among her numerous other awards and honors, Lansbury was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2014.

September 28

September 28, 2006 – The Comedy Series Ugly Betty Premieres on ABC


“This is what you wanted, isn’t it: to humiliate me and make me quit? God forbid you had to work with the ugly girl your dad forced you to hire.”

On September 28, 2006, the comedy series Ugly Betty premiered on ABC. It was based on a telenova called Yo soy Betty, la fea, created by Fernando Gaitan. The first three seasons of the show were a hit for ABC, but loss of viewership and lack of a stable timeslot lead to the shows cancellation at the end of its fourth season, with 85 episodes in total. The series overall was awarded with 62 awards, including 3 Emmys and 2 Golden Globes. Ugly Betty was developed by Silvio Horta, and starred America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Vanessa L. Williams as Wilhelmina Slater, Michael Urie as Marc St. James, Tonly Plana as Ignacio Suarez, Ana Ortiz as Hilda Suarez, Becki Newton as Amanda Tanen, and Mark Indelicato as Justin Suarez.

The pilot episode begins with Betty Suarez at an interview at Meade Publications, but based on her look, she is rejected before she can even enter. She follows the interviewer, trying to convince him, unaware that she’s being watched. At home, she takes care of her family, and lies to them about her interview, but her sister Hilda sees straight through her and tells her she might want to start looking at other options. Her father Ignacio supports Betty wholeheartedly, wanting her to chase after her dreams. Hilda then tells her that her boyfriend Walter wants to marry her, which surprises her. Walter soon stops by, and the two head outside. Hilda’s son Justin turns on the fashion channel, to find that the editor-in-chief of fashion magazine Mode, Fey Sommers, has passed away, and the son of the head of Meade Publications has been named as the new editor-in-chief. At Meade, Daniel Meade is seen doing more womanizing than running the publication, a fact not unnoticed by his father Bradford.

Just as things couldn't get worse for Betty, her boyfriend Walter breaks up with her

Just as things couldn’t get worse for Betty, her boyfriend Walter breaks up with her

Unfortunately for Betty, Walter is breaking up with her, as he has fallen for someone else. He leaves and she heads home, drowning her sorrows in flan. Suddenly, the phone rings, and Meade Publications is asking for her. She is given a job as the assistant to the editor-in-chief at Mode, and will be there first thing in the more. Justin asks her to dress fashionably, which the unfashionable Betty interprets as wearing a poncho she got from Guadalajara. When Betty tries to enter the meeting room for the staff meeting, she runs into a glass door, making an impression of the worst kind. Also making a late entrance is Wilhelmina Slater, the creative director who was passed over for editor-in-chief. Wilhelmina makes a scene, and ruins the meeting out of spite. Afterwards, Betty introduces herself to Daniel, who is shocked to find that she will be his new assistant. Betty starts her new assignment, researching Fabia Cosmetics, and Amanda assists Betty with gathering information, more on the office gossip side. Daniel reveals to his photographer friend Phillippe Michel that his father made him hire Betty, and Phillippe tells him that he needs to hire someone with a better image, and tells Daniel to make sure Betty quits within a week.

Betty’s first day doesn’t go very well, but she does make a friend named Christina, who works as a seamstress and manages the clothing owned by the magazine. Meanwhile, Bradford is feeding pigeons in the park, and is worried that Fey Sommers isn’t actually dead. Throughout the week, Daniel tortures Betty, making her do almost impossible tasks. Thanks to this, she misses her father’s birthday, and is unaware that Amanda is angling for her position by sleeping with Daniel. Late one night, she finally makes it home, and passes by Walter with his new girlfriend, further upsetting her. However, she channels her frustrations into a new idea for work. She tries to broach it with Daniel, but he ignores her. He sends her to “The Closet” to get one of the forgotten outfits for the shoot. While there, Betty admits to Christina that she doesn’t like her job, and Christina admits that Betty was hired to stop Daniel from sleeping with his assistants. Betty is heartbroken, but takes the outfit and heads to the shoot, accidentally leaving her idea behind.

Betty decides to help Daniel by stepping in for the photo shoot, knowing full well the only reason she was hired

Betty decides to help Daniel by stepping in for the photo shoot, knowing full well the only reason she was hired

Betty arrives at the photo shoot, and Phillippe gets the idea to have her stand in for the test shots, which he thinks will speed up the process of Betty quitting. Daniel asks her, and Betty reluctantly agrees, much to the surprise of everyone. Everyone laughs at Betty, and Daniel finally defends her, telling Phillippe to stop. Betty grabs her bag and vacates, and when Daniel rushes after her, she tells him that she knows why she was hired before quitting, giving him what he wanted. The next day, Betty is home, drinking tea with her nephew, and finds out that her sister doesn’t believe in her. Meanwhile, Daniel presents the photo campaign for Fabia, who hates it. It turns out everyone was working against Daniel as they support Wilhelmina, but Bradford reluctantly gives Daniel one more chance to prove himself. Walter comes crawling back to Betty at the same time that Daniel stops by. Walter leaves, and Daniel apologizes to her, but she won’t hear it, as she feels his problems are never going to be as complicated as hers. Daniel admits that his brother passed away, and he couldn’t compare to his brother. He then says that he saw the layout she made, and wants to take her idea to Fabia and make her his assistant again. He gives her the night to think about it.

The next morning, Daniel is late to the meeting with Fabia, and Wilhelmina tries to take over the meeting before Daniel and Betty arrive. They show the rough version of Betty’s idea, a concept involving mothers and daughters. Betty has done her research, and  after giving statistics to convince Fabia, Daniel is given free reign over the campaign. Daniel tries to give Betty credit in front of Bradford, but Betty makes it look like it was Daniel’s. Afterwards, Betty meets with Daniel, and she is back at work. The episode ends with the beginning of a beautiful working relationship between the two.

April 6

April 6, 1991 – The Animated Series Darkwing Duck Premieres on the Disney Channel


“I am the terror that flaps in the night!”

On April 6, 1991, the original animated series Darkwing Duck premiered on the Disney Channel, after a sneak peek on March 31. The first episode, “Darkly Dawns the Duck,” was an hour-long special that also served as the series pilot. The series itself was a spin-off from the DuckTales series, and the first original series to be a genre parody. The show proved to be highly popular, and began syndication on September 7, 1991. Overall, the series had three seasons with 91 episodes. It was created by Tad Stones, and starred Jim Cummings as Darkwing Duck/Drake Mallard, Terry McGovern as Launchpad McQuack, and Christine Cavanaugh as Gosalyn Waddlemeyer.

“Darkly Dawns the Duck” begins in the city of St. Canard, where Darkwing is dropping off some criminals at the police station. He hopes to receive media attention for his good deeds, but no one knows anything about him. He arrives back at his hideout the next morning and decides to cook his breakfast before he goes to sleep. His routine of getting his breakfast also acts as a workout, which he handles with ease, save for the milk. He declares that “there’s not a street punk in this city that isn’t afraid of Darkwing Duck,” before he heads off to sleep, although he wishes he could get a shot at a real big-time criminal. As he laments, big-time criminal Taurus Bulba is chastising his henchmen for questioning his plan. It is soon revealed that Bulba is actually in prison, but has a fancy lair setup that disappears with the press of a button when the warden stops by.

As Darkwing searches for danger, a suspicious condor flies past him carrying a trunk

As Darkwing searches for danger, a suspicious condor flies past him carrying a trunk

Darkwing spends the next night at the top of his lair, scouring the city for any wrongdoing, when he sees a condor flying by with a trunk. Thinking this is suspicious, he quickly gets on his motorcycle and follows the condor. Bulba’s henchmen are quickly at work catching a nearby train that has something guarded by military guards. As they prepare to take off with the weapon, Darkwing arrives on the scene. He recognizes the henchmen as belonging to Bulba, and gets excited that this could be his chance to hit the big time. He appears in front of them in a cloud of smoke and knocks the guards unconscious, but stops for a photo op. The carriage containing the weapon flies off, with Darkwing attached, and he is disconnected from the carriage by the condor. Darkwing falls into a nearby barn, and is quickly attacked by Launchpad McQuack, who mistakes Darkwing as a thief. When he does recognize Darkwing, he admits that he’s the hero’s greatest fan, which pleases Darkwing immensely. Launchpad then helps Darkwing chase after the carriage in one of Launchpad’s planes, but the condor is there once again to drop Darkwing to his death.

As Darkwing plummets, Launchpad quickly takes the plane over to catch him. Both are pursued by the condor, and as Launchpad tries to take some evasive measures, the plane crashes, leaving the enemy to get away. When Launchpad asks what happens next, Darkwing angrily proclaims that he works alone, and never wants to see Launchpad ever again. The next day in the prison, Bulba finds the weapon available for him, but is unable to use it as he doesn’t know the arming code. The creator, Professor Waddlemeyer, died in an “accident” the year prior, so Bulba orders his henchmen to get his granddaughter from the St. Canard Orphanage. Bulba’s main henchman, Hammerhead, goes to the orphanage claiming to be a friend of the family, and takes Waddlemeyer’s granddaughter Gosalyn for a walk. She vents to him about how she isn’t a problem child, but no one wants to adopt her, but one day she’ll meet someone who understands her. Hammerhead is touched by Gosalyn’s story, but then attempts to kidnap her. She is then is taken by Darkwing as he drives by on his motorcycle, although she at first doesn’t believe he’s a hero. As they speed around town, joined by Launchpad, Darkwing tries to take Gosalyn to the safety of the police station, only to find that the police are firing at him. Gosalyn grabs a newspaper and finds an article accusing Darkwing of stealing a train. As they drive off a pier into the ocean, Launchpad loses Darkwing and Gosalyn, but the two are safely in Darkwing’s lair.

Gosalyn stands amazed at the size of Darkwing's lair, hidden in the city's bridge

Gosalyn stands amazed at the size of Darkwing’s lair, hidden in the city’s bridge

Gosalyn is amazed at Darkwing’s hideout, and asks if she can stay with him. He refuses, but she threatens to tell people where his hideout is. Bulba finds out the bad news from Hammerhead, and plans on drawing Darkwing out to get the girl. Bulba then makes his escape from the prison in a flying ship, and decides that it’s finally time to meet Darkwing Duck. Meanwhile, in his hideout, Darkwing deals with Gosalyn, as she starts messing with things she shouldn’t be. She sets off his breakfast training session, and is able to handle it better than Darkwing. She lectures him on safety, but he just thinks he’s adorable. She then asks if he’ll ever take off his mask, but he refuses. He lets her sleep in his bed, and explains to her why Bulba wants her, but she just gets upset when recalling her grandfather. When Darkwing remarks on how much spirit she has, she lights up and gives him a kiss on the cheek, as that’s what her grandfather used to say about her. She then asks Darkwing to sing her a lullaby, and she teaches him the lullabye her grandfather used to sing her. He continues the song, lulling her to sleep. Later, he realizes that the lyrics to Gosalyn’s lullaby is the arming code, although she doesn’t realize it herself.

A light shines through the window, alerting Darkwing. The light is actually signaling morse code, with the message: “Taurus Bulba, the criminal genius, recognizing the error of his ways, is offering to surrender himself, but only to Darkwing Duck.” Darkwing quickly recognizes the code, and Gosalyn wakes up at his excitement. Gosalyn is suspicious of the message, and starts mocking Darkwing. Angered, he says that once he captures Bulba, Gosalyn will go back to the orphanage, greatly upsetting her. He heads out of his hideout, unaware that Bulba’s condor was watching to find where Darkwing’s hideout is, and Bulba sends his men to go get Gosalyn. Darkwing meets up with Bulba, and Bulba starts mocking him, asking why he should surrender to Darkwing. The police are D to the scene and capture Darkwing, while he panics that Bulba is going to get Gosalyn. When the henchmen arrive to take Gosalyn, she defends herself with Darkwing’s breakfast training set, but she is soon captured by Bulba’s condor.

Just when things look hopeless for Darkwing, Launchpad appears and saves the day

Just when things look hopeless for Darkwing, Launchpad appears and saves the day

Darkwing is sitting in jail, lamenting his fate, and worried about Gosalyn. When he feels he has nothing left, Launchpad breaks into the prison by accident and helps him escape, although he admits he was coming by to bail Darkwing out. The two make their way to Bulba’s hideout in Launchpad’s secret weapon: the Thunderquack, a flying machine that looks like Darkwing. Darkwing, appreciative, calls Launchpad his sidekick. They reach the airship and narrowly dodge the Bulba’s attack. They create a hole in the ship, and Darkwing breaks in, looking for Gosalyn. It looks like Darkwing is outnumbered, and the two are taken hostage. Bulba threatens to kill Gosalyn unless Darkwing tells him the code. Darkwing enters the code from the lullaby, and the machine is armed. Bulba uses the machine to steal gold bars from the federal gold depository, and decides to kill Gosalyn, but Launchpad is able to save the girl. Darkwing then destroys the machine, and Bulba’s airship is sent crashing into the ocean. Bulba attempts to kill Darkwing, and the machine explodes, with Gosalyn and Launchpad watching in terror.

Back at the orphanage, Gosalyn sits in her room, depressed, not wanting to meet any prospective parents. When she hears the voice of a Drake Mallard, she recognizes it immediately and runs out to find him in the main office. She tackles him with a hug, and he tells her that he now needs a secret identity, as he has an adopted daughter to take care of, with Launchpad to help him out. Launchpad, true to form, accidentally reverses the car into the wall of the orphanage.