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"Going Nowhere Fast" is the forty-fifth episode of Darkwing Duck, and the forty-fifth episode to air on The Disney Afternoon.


NegaDuck zaps Darkwing with a particle Accelerator, unknowingly giving him super speed. DW accidentally discovers his newfound abilities when Gosalyn falls from a tree and Darkwing runs through the entire neighborhood to save her in the same time it should have taken to move just few steps.

Unfortunately, his newfound powers come with a critical flaw: accelerated aging. As Negaduck runs rampant through the city, Darkwing quickly degenerates into old age as a side effect of showing off.

Eventually, decrepit Darkwing's condition forces Gosalyn, Honker, and Launchpad to fight Negaduck in his stead, which only leads to their being captured, forcing DW out of rocking-chair retirement to save them. He discovers, thanks to Honker, that running backwards will temporarily reverse the affects of the accelerator, thus regaining his youth by undoing everything he has done. Until Negaduck again zaps him with the accelerator, seemingly destroying Darkwing.

Darkwing then reappears, explaining that when he was again accelerated, his thinking was "sped up" as well, and that he had earned, in seconds, Ph.D's in Molecular Biology and Chemical Engineering with Dr's Allen and Barry (with two doctors who look suspiciously like Bushroot's nemesis, Doctor's Larson and Gary) before delivering a paper in Switzerland, setting up his own apparent destruction with a misdirect, and drinking the antidote and curing himself of the acceleration once and for all.

DW then also tricks Negaduck into drinking a "Slow Motion potion" also concocted at superspeed, which freezes the negative villain in his tracks (or at least slows him to the point that he seems frozen). The end of the episode finds Negaduck a statue in the park.

Voice Cast


  • This is the second time Negaduck is apparently permanently dealt with in the show. He was previously lost in oblivion when DW accidentally pulled the universal plug "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything".
  • Doctors Allen and Barry are visually very similar to doctors, Larson and Gary, who were shout-outs to Gary Larson's Far Side cartoon in "Beauty and the Beet". This makes this episode one of several tributes to Larson and his creation.
    • Doctors Allen and Barry's names are also a nod to DC Comics' The Flash, alias Barry Allen.

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Heroes and Allies: Darkwing DuckLaunchpad McQuackGosalyn MallardHonker MuddlefootTank MuddlefootHerb and Binkie MuddlefootGizmoduckMorgana MacawberNeptuniaStegmuttJ. Gander HooterDerek BluntVladimir GryzlikoffSara BellumRhoda DendronGloria SwansongPrincess of OilrabiaGoose LeeComet Guy

Villains: Negaduck/NegatronBushrootMegavoltLiquidatorQuackerjackSteelbeakTaurus BulbaHammerhead HanniganHoof and MouthTantalusClovisTuskerniniDr. FossilPhineas SharpProfessor MoliartyAmmonia PineAmple GrimePaddywhackLilliputJambalaya JakeGumboBug MasterHigh CommandMajor SynapseHotshot and FlygirlDr. SlugSplatter PhoenixCamille ChameleonAnna MatronicIsis VanderchillJohnny T. RexFluffyDark Warrior DuckNodoffBrainteasers

Season One: "Darkly Dawns the Duck" • "Beauty and the Beet" • "Getting Antsy" • "Night of the Living Spud" • "Apes of Wrath" • "Dirty Money" • "Duck Blind" • "Comic Book Capers" • "Water Way to Go" • "Paraducks" • "Easy Come, Easy Grows" • "A Revolution in Home Appliances" • "Trading Faces" • "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan" • "Can't Bayou Love" • "Bearskin Thug" • "You Sweat Your Life" • "Days of Blunder" • "Just Us Justice Ducks" • "Double Darkwings" • "Aduckyphobia" • "When Aliens Collide" • "Jurassic Jumble" • "Cleanliness is Next to Badliness" • "Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet" • "All's Fahrenheit in Love and War" • "Whiffle While You Work" • "Ghoul of My Dreams" • "Adopt-a-Con" • "Toys Czar Us" • "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck" • "Up, Up and Awry" • "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything" • "Dry Hard" • "Heavy Mental" • "Disguise the Limit" • "Planet of the Capes" • "Darkwing Doubloon" • "It's a Wonderful Leaf" • "Twitching Channels" • "Dances with Bigfoot" • "Twin Beaks" • "The Incredible Bulk" • "My Valentine Ghoul" • "Dead Duck" • "A Duck By Any Other Name" • "Let's Get Respectable" • "In Like Blunt" • "Quack of Ages" • "Time and Punishment" • "Stressed to Kill" • "The Darkwing Squad" • "Inside Binkie's Brain" • "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain" • "Slime Okay, You're Okay" • "Whirled History" • "U.F.Foe" • "A Star is Scorned" • "The Quiverwing Quack" • "Jail Bird" • "Dirtysomething" • "Kung Fooled" • "Bad Luck Duck"

Season Two: "That Sinking Feeling" • "Film Flam" • "Negaduck" • "Fungus Amongus" • "Slaves to Fashion" • "Something Fishy" • "Tiff of the Titans" • "Calm a Chameleon" • "Battle of the Brainteasers" • "Bad Tidings" • "Going Nowhere Fast" • "A Brush with Oblivion" • "The Merchant of Menace"
Season Three: "Monsters R Us" • "Inherit the Wimp" • "The Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers, Too!" • "Star Crossed Circuits" • "Steerminator" • "The Frequency Fiends" • "Paint Misbehavin'" • "Hot Spells" • "Fraudcast News" • "Clash Reunion" • "Mutantcy on the Bouncy" • "Malice's Restaurant" • "Extinct Possibility"

Vehicles and Gadgets
RatcatcherThunderquackDarkwing Duck's gas gunRamrodSuper Sensitive Darkwing Duck-tectorTronsplitter
Darkwing Duck ThemeLittle Girl BlueKickin' in the GrooveI'm the KingI'm Darkwing Duck
See also
DuckTalesThe Disney AfternoonDisney XD (Netherlands)Justice DucksFearsome FiveF.O.W.L.S.H.U.S.H.St. CanardNegaverse