FANDOM


"Quack Pack!" is the fifty-first episode of DuckTales. It premiered on April 4, 2020 and is the second episode of the third season.

Plot

In an unusual change to the DuckTales set up, the characters appear to be in a sitcom titled Quack Pack (created by Gene C. Baba), where all their situations are "normal". The duck family also seem to have different clothes, excluding Donald, who has his original blue uniform and hat. Huey acts as a straight man, while Donald is his understanding uncle, who talks with his modified voice from "The Shadow War!". Dewey is the cool brother, Louie is the one who makes get-rich-quick schemes, Webby is the adorable friend who does weird things, Scrooge is the typical money grubbing uncle, Launchpad is the funny friend with a band called The Crash-Happies, Della is the fun mom who explains her actions with "Back on the moon..." and Mrs. Beakley is the maid who constantly utters "I am not a spy!" despite her actions depicting the contrary.

The family is preparing for a family photo and in typical sitcom fashion, nothing is going right. The study, which is where the photo is to take place, is in ruins leaving Scrooge, Louie and Della to try and fix it, while Webby is convinced that the photographer they hired, Knux Quackington, is a spy and captures him. While all this is going on, Huey begins to notice that something is not right. He begins to hear the laugh track at various moments and his Junior Woodchucks guidebook is full of blank pages. Huey begins to panic, especially when the show actually cuts to commercial. He tries telling Dewey and Donald, but they tell him to go help fix the study. Meanwhile, Webby tries interrogating Quackington who seems relieved that she thinks he is a spy. She has Launchpad look out for him and upon hearing that he is an "agent" gets his band to come in and play for him.

Huey finally confronts Scrooge, Louie and Della with the fact that they are on a TV show as there is not any pipes in the walls, his book is a prop and the most glaring of all, there is not a fourth wall in the room, but instead a bigger room with shadowy people watching them. As they attempt to dig their way out of the room after being trapped, Donald is forced to hire his neighbor Goofy (whose entrance is met with excited applause) to fill in as their photographer, though Donald has to lead him to realize this.

Everyone eventually makes their way to the garage where Huey tries to get everyone to remember how they ended up in this situation, though Donald seems hesitant to participate. Using the power of creating a flashback, it is revealed that they were on an adventure trying to recover the magic lamp of Collie baba when Donald inadvertently wished on it to have "normal family problems", creating the reality they are in. Quackington is actually Gene the Genie who made Donald's wish come true. He is unable to release them unless Donald wishes for it. However, Donald refuses as he does not want to have anymore dangerous adventures and leaves in a huff with Goofy. 

As everyone argues to leave the reality after Gene gives them synopses of two future episodes, being in three seasons, spin-offs and a reboot (in other words, forever), the audience reveals themselves as laughing humans who proceed to chase them in the shattering reality. As they fight them, three girls who had dates with Launchpad, a snake and miniature versions of Johnny and Randy, off, Donald continues to prepare for his photo. Goofy gives him words of encouragement, admitting that the best photos are the ones that are not perfect and that every family has their own definition of normal. Donald returns to help fight off the humans and find the lamp; using his second wish to undo the previous one.

Everyone finds themselves back to before the wish and with everything back to normal. Goofy is revealed to be real because, according to Gene, "Magic's got nothing over a big name guest star." He offers one final wish for Donald and after a moment decides on one: a perfect family photo depicting them all battling the humans, to Louie's ire.

Cast

Trivia

  • There are several references to Quack Pack.
    • The title itself is a reference to the show's title.
    • The Quack Pack logo is reused.
    • The episode features human beings, which were also present in Quack Pack.
      • This is the only DuckTales episode to involve humans.
  • There are several references to the original DuckTales.
    • Scrooge, Launchpad, and Mrs. Beakley's original outfits come from the classic version of the show.
    • Gene states that he has been trapped in the lamp since 1990. This is a nod to DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp which was released that year, and which was also Gene's debut in the original series, which also ended that year. Gene briefly wears his "real boy" outfit during the reveal of the year.
  • Donald briefly wears his classic blue sailor suit and hat.
  • Donald's intelligible voice from "The Shadow War!" returns, but this time as the result of a wish instead of the Barksian Modulator.
  • This episode aired on the same day as the "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!".
  • One of the artifacts in the background of the manor's garage set is a smaller version of the giant golden sun coins from "The Treasure of the Golden Suns - Part 5: Too Much of a Gold Thing"; the others are a painting of a bull-like creature and an dog-ified Easter Island head.
  • Goofy is depicted in this episode as being a photographer, a reference to A Goofy Movie, where he was shown working as a photographer, and wears his outfit from Goof Troop.
  • Max, P.J. and Roxanne make cameos in the photographs that Goofy shows Donald.
    • This marks Max's first animated appearance since Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas back in 2004. Although he has yet to appear in person, several skateboarding Maxes (and stars) twirl around above a passed-out Goofy in the end, akin to how imagined cartoon birds sometimes do in other media.
    • This is also marks the first time P.J. and Roxanne have been seen since An Extremely Goofy Movie and House of Mouse, respectively.
    • In the photo of Max dressed as Powerline for Halloween, his outfit is erroneously colored red when it should be yellow.
  • Gene makes several allusions to Jaleel White when he jokes about several segments and conventions from ABC's TGIF block that White constructed.
  • The scorpions resemble the one in the theme song which is also a reference to the scorpions from DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.
  • Jaleel White and Ben Schwartz have both portrayed Sonic the Hedgehog in two different incarnations. White voiced Sonic in the 1990s DIC Entertainment cartoons, while Schwartz voiced Sonic in the 2020 film adaptation.
  • Gene was seen playing with Pogs.
  • Huey breaks the fourth wall when he asks why he's dancing and why he's also in the screen transition.

Gallery


v - e - d
Ducktales Logo
Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesWalt Disney's World on Ice: Double Feature... Live!Raw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampVideography

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's Loot
Comics: Comic Books (IDW)
Books: Dinosaur DucksThe Secret City Under the SeaDinosaur ValleyLaunchpad's Daring RaidWelcome to DuckburgSphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro GearlooseThe Great Lost Treasure HuntScrooge McDuck and the Big SurpriseDinosaur Ducks and Jungle DuckThe Hunt for the Giant PearlScrooge's Treasure HuntChristmas at the North PoleArmstrong the Robot and EarthquackSilver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Disney Parks
DuckTales World Showcase AdventurePLAY!
Characters
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthChief O'HaraShedlock JonesGyro GearlooseLittle HelperYardarmDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckAbominable SnowwomanTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle BoysMa BeaglePeteFlintheart GlomgoldPhantom BlotDijonArgus McSwineMagica De SpellMinima De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanJoaquin SlowlyMerlock the MagicianCinnamon TealDracula DuckDr. NoGoodMillionara VanderbucksFritter O'WayLawrence LoudmouthBruno Von BeakArmstrongThe SirensCirceHarpiesYuckalindaQueen GriseldaDjinniTerra-Firmie KingOverlord BulovanSolegoGICU-2Magica's ShadowThe Fear Demons

2017 series: Della DuckLenaCaptain PeghookManny the Headless Man-HorsePixiuGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovRoxanne FeatherlyToad Liu HaiMark BeaksFalcon GravesAmunetSabafToth-RaZeusSeleneStorkulesBriar and BrambleDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDon KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorBlack HeronFisherMannJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry DuckJohn D. RockerduckJeevesGavinGrandpappy BeagleViolet SabrewingUnicornPaddywhackNegaduckDaisy DuckGoofyChip and Dale Monterey JackZipperGadget HackwrenchKit CloudkickerTaurus BulbaMolly CunninghamLieutenant PenumbraGeneral LunarisNeighbor JonesSteelbeakIndy and Ty SabrewingEmma GlamourInspector TezukaAkitaStrongbeardJormungandr

Episodes
1987 series

Season One: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror" • "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season Two: "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales"
Season Three: "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season Four: "Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose"

2017 series
Season One: "Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" • "The Spear of Selene!" • "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" • "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" • "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" • "JAW$!" • "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" • "Day of the Only Child!" • "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" • "Who is Gizmoduck?!" • "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" • "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" • "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" • "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" • "The Shadow War!"
Season Two: "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!" • "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!" • "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" • "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!" • "Storkules in Duckburg!" • "Last Christmas!" • "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!" • "Treasure of the Found Lamp!" • "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!" • "The 87 Cent Solution!" • "The Golden Spear!" • "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" • "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" • "Friendship Hates Magic!" • "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" • "The Duck Knight Returns!" • "What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!" • "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!" • "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!" • "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!" • "Timephoon!" • "GlomTales!" • "The Richest Duck in the World!" • "Moonvasion!"
Season Three "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!" • "Quack Pack!" • "Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash Twice!" • "The Lost Harp of Mervana!" • "Louie's Eleven!" • "Astro B.O.Y.D.!" • "The Rumble for Ragnarok!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorCastle McDuckFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. CanardCape Suzette
Organizations
Air PiratesF.O.W.L.Junior WoodchucksS.H.U.S.H.
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcherJewel of AtlantisGummiberry JuiceIron VulturePirate FightersSpear of SeleneSea DuckRanger Plane
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage ThemeSky PiratesThe Three CaballerosHear My Voice
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+