"Jail Bird" is the seventy-fifth episode of Darkwing Duck, and the sixty-third episode to air on The Disney Afternoon.


Darkwing Duck goes to guard the Mystic Eye Jewel and runs across the Fearsome Five. He defeats Megavolt, Bushroot, Liquidator, and Quackerjack but NegaDuck gets away with the gem. Darkwing has a plan to find out where Negaduck is and disguises himself as a criminal to get arrested and put in jail with the others where he will gain their confidence and learn Negaduck's whereabouts.

Negaduck learns that the gem can transfer powers from one person or animal to another and plans to use it to transfer the powers of his teammates and give them to himself.

Darkwing gets into the prison and never really earns the trust of the others and finally learns of a plot that Negaduck will spring the others. He goes to the warden to warn him and finds out that it's too late and Negaduck is already in control. Negaduck steals the powers of the others and becomes Mega Negaduck and goes to the city to cause mayhem.

The small Megavolt, Bushroot, Liquidator, and Quackerjack help Darkwing and tell him their weaknesses and they go to find Mega Negaduck. They use their own weaknesses against Mega Negaduck and he is defeated after a brief and funny battle and Darkwing accidentally drops the gem and it shatters and the others gain their powers back. They decide to team up against Darkwing, but Darkwing came prepared; Launchpad and Gosalyn arrives in the Thunderquack and the four villains are captured once again.

Quotes Edit

"Quackerjack's giving me the creeps. Someone's got to tell him prison's not supposed to be fun!"

Bushroot: Wait, this can't be Darkwing Duck! He would have called me mean names like Bushbrain or Melonhead!

Megavolt: I think Bushbrain is right.
Quackerjack: Yeah, good thinking, Melonhead.

Bushroot: Takes one to know one.

"Negaduck crushes all obstacles! [gets crushed by a boulder] ...or vice versa."

"Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed."
—Darkwing after Negaduck becomes Mega Negaduck

Negaduck: What are you whining about? You never had any powers to begin with!

Quackerjack: You stole my wackiness!

Negaduck: I did not. [suddenly laughs wildly, then shakes his head] Okay, okay, maybe I did.

"This time I took the precaution of calling a head for backup. Like I always say, everyone needs a little help sometimes"
—Darkwing summoning Launchpad and Gosalyn to catch the four villains in the net


  • Gosalyn does not have any lines in this episode.
  • Liquidator and Bushroot lost their powers, but kept their altered appearances.
  • This is the last animated appearance of Bushroot, Liquidator, and Quackerjack.

Gallery Edit

Darkwing Duck episodes
Syndication "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 OK, You're OK" • "Whirled History" • "U.F. Foe" • "A Star is Scorned" • "The Quiverwing Quack" • "Jail Bird" • "Dirtysomething" • "Kung Fooled" • "Bad Luck Duck"
ABC Season 1 "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"
ABC Season 2 "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"