Darkwing Duck 25th Anniversary

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It was 25 years ago this week that Darkwing Duck first swooped onto television sets nationwide. Introduced during the second season of the phenomenally popular Disney Afternoon syndicated programming block (it joined Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, and DuckTales), Darkwing Duck drew upon a variety of influences and wrapped it around a nifty concept: What if egotistic superhero Drake Mallard (voiced by Jim Cummings) also lived a quiet life in a suburban area, along with his best pal Launchpad McQuack (Terry McGovern, a holdover from DuckTales) and adopted daughter Gosalyn (Christine Cavanagh)? The show ran for a whopping 91 episodes and remains a fan favorite (a new comic book series just launched earlier this year), serving as a key lynchpin of the Disney Afternoon programming block.

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