Darkwing Duck retells the tale of Dr. Bushroot's origin. Tormented and mocked by his colleagues one time too many, plant scientist Reginald Bushroot, now a half-plant and half-duck, vows revenge on his tormentors who bullied him.
Darkwing: There were six pairs of socks, some polka-dotted underwear and... Hey, wait a minute.
Launchpad: Heh. Sorry, DW. That's my laundry list.
Darkwing: You'll never get away with this, Dr Bushroot!
Bushroot: Oh, who's gonna stop me?
"I was soon to discover that the only thing more dangerous than a half-plant, half-duck is a half-plant, half-duck in love."
"You feel 'so sorry' for that villainous vegetable? That, that.. flipped-out, felonious flora?!? I'M the one with the Swiss-cheese cape!"
Home video releasesEdit
- Darkwing Duck: Volume 1
- The title is a reference to the story Beauty and the Beast (which was adapted as a Disney film that was released just two months after this episode premiered).
- Darkwing says the combination to the Darkwing Files Vault is 36R-42L, but when he looks on his foot, it says 15L-36R-62L.
- Doctors Larson and Gary were named in tribute to Gary Larson's The Far Side and are designed to resemble the Pinheads, any of a number of unintelligent people with small pointy heads and thick glasses which appear frequently in The Far Side. This is the first of many Far Side call-outs and tributes through the show.
- In maintaining the plant theme, Dr. Rhoda Dendron's name is a portmanteu of Rhododendron, a popular genus of beautiful flowering plants.