"Kickin' in the Groove", also known as the "Darkwing Rap", was a music video created to promote the premiere of the series Darkwing Duck in syndication. The full video was originally aired, with slightly altered lyrics, following the premiere broadcast of "Darkly Dawns the Duck" and The Mickey Mouse Club Back to School Special on September 8, 1991. Another version was used in promotional spots counting down how many days were left until the show officially began airing on The Disney Afternoon.

The music video was later included at the end of all four of the Darkwing Duck: His Favorite Adventures VHS tapes and the adjacent Laserdisc releases, but curiously has not been featured on any of the DVD sets.


(What was that?)
Darkwing Duck! (echo x2)
Darkwing Duck! (echo x6)

WHACK! SMACK! What was that? (What was that?)
Darkwing Duck is on the attack
Got a warrant for a criminal cartoon,
this is it, bang, boom you're doomed
Darkwing Duck is chillin' in town
He don't want criminals hangin' around
If there's something you're gonna take,
Take my advice, play it safe

It's Darkwing Duck!
Kickin' in the groove
It's Darkwing Duck! (It's him)
(It's Darkwing Duck)
It's Darkwing Duck!
Kickin' in the groove

He's rough, tough, When he's had enough,
Darkwing Duck'll get dangerous
He has no fear, not a care
So criminals, just be aware
If you break the law, he will not fail to throw your body into jail
That's a fact, so you better listen he'll reel ya in like he's goin' fishin'

It's Darkwing Duck!
Kickin' in the groove
It's Darkwing Duck! (It's him)
It's Darkwing Duck!
Kickin' in the groove

Wh-Wh-Wh-Wh-Wh-What was that?
(Darkwing Duck Dark-Dark-Darkwing Duck x2)
[Darkwing's Voice Line]

Go Darkwing, Go Darkwing, Go x4
Go x12
Go Darkwing, Go, Go

So listen to what I'm tryin' to say
Darkwing Duck is here to save the day
Fighting crime, cleanin' up the streets
Criminals run, when they see he's a freak
'Cuz fast is that, it'll all be over
Darkwing Duck, he don't go for the criminal ways
So just behave, if you diss this duck, you can't be saved

It's Darkwing Duck
Kickin' in the groove
It's Darkwing Duck (It's Him)
It's Darkwing Duck (Darkwing Duck!)
It's Darkwing Duck
Kickin' in the groove
(Ohhh Darkwing Duck)
It's Darkwing Duck!
Kickin' in the groove
It's Darkwing Duck (It's him)
It's Darkwing Duck (Darkwing Duck!)
Kickin' in the groove

- Lyrics transcribed by Louiecide and LPrn


  • The original airing of the song has the line "Kickin' in the Groove" replaced by "On Disney Afternoon".

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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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