"Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan" is the eighteenth episode of Darkwing Duck.


Darkwing Duck is on the way to pick up the kids from the movie when he spots an alien ship landing in the street. He goes to rescue a maiden and finds out that it is actually a movie set. Launchpad, Gosalyn, and Honker tried to stop him but he accidentally messed up the scene by interfering.

After interfering with another couple of scenes, Tuskerninni sits Darkwing down and tells him to be quiet. The hero of the movie dives into a trash can to avoid the alien's ray gun and when it fires, it actually works and the actor is injured.

The next day the paper states that Darkwing did not do anything to help and he decides to go to the movie studio to investigate. Darkwing makes several attempts to get into the studio and keeps getting kicked out by the guard. He finally gets in and talks to the owner of the movie lot. He is chased off again and Gosalyn and Honker take a tour of the lot to sneak in.

Meanwhile, Tuskerninni explains his plot to his henchmen and has them film it. He is trying to buy the lot and sell it for the oil on the land. He is trying to make the movie a huge flop so A. F. Erret will sell the lot to him to avoid bankruptcy. Tuskerninni plans to have another accident happen. As Darkwing is on the set of the next scene, Launchpad spots a phantom throwing a light. Darkwing pushes the actor out of the way and gets hit with it. However, the phantom throws a chandelier and hits the actor.

Once again Darkwing is humiliated in the paper. He is more determined than ever and unfortunately he runs into the guard who throws him out. Mr. Erret seriously considers selling the studio to a person on the phone. Gosalyn stops him, but he chases her out of the office. Darkwing goes to confront Tuskerninni, but the walrus convinces Darkwing to play the part of the hero. Launchpad is doing some investigating and finds the phantom (actually three different phantoms).

Tuskerninni begins the next scene with Darkwing as the lead. Once again, an accident occurs time and again but Darkwing continues to do the scene. Tuskerninni decides that he needs to get rid of Darkwing once and for all. He takes him up in a plane and causes Darkwing to fall out. One of the phantoms saves him with a mattress.

Later that evening, Darkwing finds the phantoms who keep showing up one at a time and disappearing. Darkwing is shocked by a light and thrown outside, and then Tuskerninni throws him into a cage with the others. Darkwing goes over what has happened and figures out that Tuskerninni has been behind everything. Gosalyn and Honker try to come to the rescue, but their phantom disguise gets pulled off and they are thrown into the cage as well. Just as Tuskerninni is going to finish them off, another phantom shows up and throws him into the cage. it turns out that it's the guard who is Swansong's first husband. Darkwing is able to get to his gas gun and knocks him out and they are able to get out.

Mr. Essel decides that with all the oil on the land he can finish the movie the way he wants to. Everyone else decides to give him their opinion on how it should end and Darkwing tells him that they should just say "cut!"


  • The title of the movie Tuskernini is making is Attack of the Teenage Mutant Martian Mallards Part 12, with the name referencing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • This episode was turned into a children's book of the same name.
  • The title is a pun on the title of the 1964 horror film "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte"

Home video releases

  • Darkwing Duck: Volume 1

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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
St. CanardNegaverse
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.
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