"The Forbidden Fountain of the Foreverglades!" is the sixtieth episode of DuckTales. It premiered on October 12, 2020 and is the eleventh episode of the third season.

Plot

Scrooge McDuck and the kids arrive at the Conquistador Inn; a luxurious hotel that resides close to the fabled Fountain of the Foreverglades. The inn is currently overrun with teenage Springbreakers who begin to fill up the amenities. Huey once again has their whole day at the inn planned which upsets Dewey as Huey always makes the plans based on the fact that he is technically older. Scrooge and Webby run into Goldie O'Glit who is also after the fountain for its properties. She snags Isabella Finch's journal and flees into the jungle with Scrooge and Webby in hot pursuit while a mysterious figure watches them.

Dewey wants to give the pool a try, but the Springbreakers have filled it up and he only gets his toe in. A little while later, Dewey suddenly appears taller than Huey and Louie and proclaims that he must have gone through a growth spurt and attempts to take over the planning for the day. However, the boys see that the Springbreakers have all disappeared and instead seniors are everywhere, confusing Louie. In the jungle, Webby continues to outrun the elder Scrooge and Goldie and they both fight over a canister of water. They both end up falling into a river and when they emerge, have turned into teenagers. Scrooge and Goldie relish their newly restored youth and continue their chase with Webby following close behind.

Scrooge and Goldie begin to converse and flirt with one another, and they decide that they want to use the opportunity to renew their lives with each other by taking the fountain's power to make themselves permanently young. As Webby continues to follow, she encounters many misfortunes that cause her to walk and act like an elder. Eventually, they reach the fountain and run into the figure which turns out to be an elderly and wrinkled John D. Rockerduck being carried by Jeeves who is now a Frankenstein-esque monster. The group fight, but quickly discover that the fountain is drained and deduce that it is all back at the inn.

As Huey and Dewey continue to have their power struggle, Louie looks around and realizes that the manager at the inn is Ponce De Leon and that he is draining the Springbreakers' youth for himself. Leon captures the boys and traps them in his backroom where he keeps a personal water fountain for himself. Scrooge and Goldie arrive at the inn and fight Leon with Rockerduck and Jeeves arriving to fight as well. Rockerduck drinks some of the water; restoring his youth, but quickly gets knocked out by Scrooge who continues to fight Leon and Jeeves.

Goldie slips away to steal the waters for herself, but upon seeing Louie in trouble, decides to turn back and aid Scrooge. She defeats Jeeves by forcing him to drink a large amount of the water, turning him back into a baby and forcing Rockerduck to take him and flee. Scrooge and Goldie continue to fight Leon, and they end up falling into the draining pool. Scrooge and Goldie escape, being restored to their original ages, while Leon dies.

Afterwards, the heroes restore the Springbreakers' youth to them and Dewey returns to his proper age after realizing how much of a handful it is to be older. As Scrooge once again bemoans Goldie leaving, Goldie suddenly arrives to return Finch's journal before grabbing Scrooge and kissing him declaring "Spring Break!" much to everyone's joy.

Cast

Trivia

  • The episode takes place during Spring Break.
  • Ponce De Leon is named after real life explorer Juan Ponce de León, who according to legend searched for the fabled Fountain of Youth.
    • This depiction, however, is portrayed as an anthropomorphic lion. Fittingly, his last name, "Leon", is the Spanish word for "lion".
  • Goldie still has a soft spot for Louie and becomes convinced to help Scrooge because of him.
  • Scrooge has a similar hairstyle to his voice actor David Tennant when he is de-aged.
  • John D. Rockerduck regains his youth and Jeeves is turned into a baby. Rockerduck explains that he was only in a disabled condition due to the faulty cryonic tech he used to preserve himself.
  • This episode features an onscreen death.
  • The Fountain water takes youth and gives it to someone else, similar to the version from Stranger Tides.
  • The amount of fountain water to de-age someone is inconsistent. Jeeves was forced to swallow an entire gallon, turning him into a baby. The spring-breakers only needed a cup to regain their youth. However, ALL the jugs of water were drained. There was no way the McDucks could have given back all the stolen youth Ponce drained; unless Goldie hid some.
  • Ponce oddly tries to keep Scrooge in the pool to drain his youth despite having ample time to get out of the pool himself to save his own youth.
  • Scrooge saving Goldie while swinging on a vine is an obvious spoof of Tarzan due to the titular character doing the same to save Jane Porter.

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References


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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 DuckLenaBoard of DirectorsCaptain PeghookManny the Headless Man-HorsePixiuGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovRoxanne FeatherlyToad Liu HaiMark BeaksFalcon GravesAmunetSabafToth-RaZeusSeleneStorkulesBriar and BrambleDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDon KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorBlack HeronZan OwlsonFisherMannDrosera occidendumJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry DuckJohn D. RockerduckJeevesGavinGrandpappy BeagleViolet SabrewingUnicornPercival P. PeppingtonPaddywhackBushrootNegaduckDaisy DuckGoofyChip and Dale Monterey JackZipperGadget HackwrenchKit CloudkickerTaurus BulbaMolly CunninghamLieutenant PenumbraGeneral LunarisNeighbor JonesSteelbeakIndy and Ty SabrewingAletheiaVeroKing HonestusEmma GlamourInspector TezukaAkitaStrongbeardHeckaJormungandrPonce De LeonMatilda McDuck

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!" • "The Phantom and the Sorceress!" • "They Put a Moonlander on the Earth!" • "The Trickening!" • "The Forbidden Fountain of the Foreverglades!" • "Let's Get Dangerous!" • "Escape from the Impossibin!" • "The Split Sword of Swanstantine!" • "New Gods on the Block!" • "The First Adventure!" • "The Fight for Castle McDuck!" • "How Santa Stole Christmas!"

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
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