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"The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" is the thirty-ninth episode of DuckTales. It premiered on May 16, 2019 and is the fifteenth episode in the second season.

Synopsis

With Huey and Webby's help, Fenton woos a punk rock scientist, only to uncover her dangerous plans for Gizmoduck.

Plot

During a severe thunderstorm on Duckburg's rooftops, Gizmoduck struggles with his speech against a weather-based supervillain named Dr. Atmoz Fear. He is distracted by a phone call from Huey, and Atmoz Fear tries to strike lightning on the armored hero. With careful precision, Gizmoduck punches the weather scientist off the roofs and a puddle shorts out Fear's climate control device returning the sky to normal. As Gizmoduck says he would "rain on [his] parade", Dr. Atmoz Fear is annoyed by what he has repeated before Gizmoduck carries him away, presumably to the authorities.

Outside the Ray's Electronics store, Webby and Huey are waiting patiently for Gizmoduck and the red-shirted duck tries to make an excuse when the armored duck hero arrives crashing into an alleyway. Fenton comes out with his bag and Webby realizes that Fenton is indeed Gizmoduck. Fenton tells the kids that his own subject is science for the time being. When he goes inside, the brown-feathered science duck is surprised to have gone viral over the news. Huey knows that Fenton is wearing himself down from saving the day constantly.

While looking for beam splitters, Fenton catches the eyes of a brown-haired female bird. Upon learning of dichroic splitters, the female bird says she too is a scientist. She also says high energy physics are a great challenge for newcomers. Fenton says he is a scientist and the girl thinks it is sell-out science; The girl scientist says she shatters expectations and works alone. Fenton also says he's working on a dangerous project but cannot figure the equation. The female wants to visit Fenton's lab and the latter says he would pick her up at a later time. Huey and Webby are filming this as a "meet cute". Fenton also wishes to know the girl's identity. The girl then introduces herself as Gandra Dee before departing.

At Fenton's home, he ponders over what to wear for his meeting with Gandra and Huey suggests formal dress clothes. Fenton wonders if his meeting will turn into a more romantic relationship. Huey believes it will be a date, then M'ma Cabrera barges in. M'ma advises her son to be his best version then shows a suit once worn by his father then warns if Gandra breaks his heart, she would hunt her down.

While riding in Launchpad's limo, Launchpad also believes Fenton's time spending with Gandra would be a date and tells of all the exes he has had himself. Gandra seeing Fenton wearing his father's suit calls him the "bad boy of science". Launchpad drives at top speed while Fenton insists on their meeting not being a date.

Later, Fenton and Gandra arrive at Gyro's lab which Huey has redesigned to like an Italian restaurant. At their table, Gandra complains the lab is uncouth with Italian decoration. With Gyro locked away, Webby insists that the pair order some spaghetti. Fenton panics but Huey gives advice from the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook that mood is essential to develop chemistry. Gandra receives a call from Mark Beaks who is expecting results. Gyro tries to get out but is shocked unconscious by the brown bird's nanotech hands.

Fenton tries to dismantle the Italian setting as Huey and Webby insist he and Gandra eat spaghetti then meet in the middle for a kiss. On another phone call, Gandra knows her nano serum is nonfunctional unless a "blathering blaherskite" recording is heard. Beaks already growing impatient begins to drink some nano serum from vials.

Back at the dinner table, Gandra tells of a nanobot infestation she accidentally released into her apartment building. She also thought a protonic reversal can negate a receptors. For that, people consider her a menace. Working in the lab, Fenton demonstrates Tasty Spray to make olives taste like glazed doughnuts. Gandra removes her glasses and flashes them; Those are called Eye Buds that make one's eyes be like wireless cameras. Fenton also presents Universal Solvent which can eat through anything like acid but ineffective against the strongest diamonds. Gandra complains that Scrooge could be gobbling the gems in the world, while Fenton stops a gold magnet from stealing his gold necklace. Gandra then removes her safety glove and shocks her date with her nanotech electricity.

With nanobots in her body, Gandra can channel electricity and Fenton wonders what the next word could be. Having only heard "blathering" and desperately, Beaks sets up his music and begins to storm the outer grounds of the lab defeating the laser turret defenses with dancing and using his phone to short them out. Beaks successfully breaks into the lab using the air ducts.

To show punk science, Fenton shows a bounce back ball racket called Fentonium. After an initial bounce, the crystal ball begins to build up speed and power. If unstable, the ball would wreck the lab. Gandra realizes her date is neat and they go back to the dining table to have their spaghetti dinner. As Huey sings for the pair, Webby senses something is amiss when she learns Gandra is working with Mark Beaks. Fenton admits that Gandra really seems to like him. As the brown science bird has an idea for a second date, Fenton gives away his cry to change into Gizmoduck. No sooner does he transform when Beaks arrives having recording the "blathering blatherskite" cry and synched the nanite serum with stolen gizmotech. Having drank an overdose of the nanite serum, Beaks' muscle mass begins to greatly enlarge and soon becomes a monster called Mega Beaks.

Gizmoduck realizes that Beaks has become an even dangerous monster than ever and engages him in a duel. Mega Beaks withstands Gizmoduck's mallet but gets pies splashed on him even winding up eating some pie tins. The fight rages with Mega Beaks striking Gizmoduck's armor until he uses the Tasty Spray, which the former happens to show distaste for. Mega Beaks also throws the Universal Solvent at the ceiling threatening to cave the lab in. Beaks manages to break part of the Gizmoduck helmet but gets flash photography from Webby in his eyes. Gizmoduck gets to a fair distance and readies a missile. It seems as though victory is at hand when Gandra shocks Fenton and sends the missile flying harmlessly.

Mega Beaks kidnaps Huey and Webby and the angry Gandra says she actually works alone as she wanted to fund Beaks' project. Gandra departs having been called a crook by Fenton. With the Gizmosuit useless, Fenton decides to try his Fentonium.

Mega Beaks takes the kids to his Waddle headquarters to garner attention. Just then, Fenton arrives using his Fentonium ball like tennis to hit Mega Beaks. The egotistical parrot catches the ball, but then Gandra shocks him with her nanobots. However, Mega Beaks repels Gandra as the nanobots will not work on his outer body, so Fenton suggests trying attacking Mega Beaks from within as his inner body is still frail. Fenton distracts Mega Beaks with news of his popularity spreading across Duckburg and the world and the parrot winds up wrecking the phone causing him to lose focus. At that distraction, Gandra charges the Fentonium ball and Fenton knocks into the insides of Beaks; The shock shorts out the nanotech and changes Beaks back to his weakened self.

Huey and Webby cheer for Fenton's victory even without the Gizmosuit, but then Huey cries for help. Fenton panics but sees that Gandra has left element notes on the racket. Back in the lab, Fenton uses his Fentonium to recharge Lil Bulb. Gyro is amused at his assistant's successful experiment but also dismayed at the lab's wreckage.

Cast

Trivia

  • On the news, a reporter voiced by Tom Kenny is heard saying "the day is saved thanks to Gizmo Duck", an obvious reference to Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls where the narrator closes every episode with the same line with the girls in the closing shot, with Kenny even using his narrator voice for the line.
  • Fenton wore an outfit that used to belong to his father. It was similar to James "Sonny" Crockett from the 1984 TV show "Miami Vice".
  • Fenton and Gandra's date is a tribute to Lady and the Tramp.
  • When Fenton and Gandra talk about science they say "crackpot" at the same time. This may be a nod to the scene in "Aladdin" where Aladdin and Jasmine say "Trapped" at the same time.
  • Mark Beaks turning into a huge, muscular monster (and his follow-up line "You're all incredibly dead!") is a reference to the Incredible Hulk.
    • However, Mark Beaks' ability to enhance superhuman strength using stolen Gyro-Tech and Gandra's nanites could also be a reference to the DC Comics villain, Bane using Venom to enhance his superhuman strength during his battle against Batman as well. Even some of his fighting skills match Bane's fighting skills at some point.
  • The scene where Mega Beaks carries Huey and Webby up to the top of his company building, Waddle is a reference to the 1933 movie, King Kong where the titular character carries Ann Darrow up to the top of the Empire State Building.
  • This is the third episode to use a different tune in the end credits rather than an instrumental version of the theme song. The other episodes to do so, are "Who is Gizmoduck?!" and "Last Christmas!".
  • The villain GizmoDuck battles in the beginning of the episode resembles Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. His ability to control weather seems to be based on DC Comics villain Weather Wizard who has fought the Flash using weather control.
  • The way fentonium operates is similar to flubber in The Absent-Minded Professor.


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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 GlomgoldDijonArgus 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 KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry DuckJohn D. RockerduckJeevesGavinGrandpappy BeagleViolet SabrewingUnicornPaddywhackNegaduckDaisy DuckGoofyChip and Dale Monterey JackZipperGadget HackwrenchKit CloudkickerTaurus BulbaMolly CunninghamLieutenant PenumbraGeneral LunarisNeighbor JonesSteelbeak

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 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!"

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 Caballeros
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris
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