"Just Us Justice Ducks", released on VHS as "Justice Ducks Unite!" is a 2-part episode of Darkwing Duck, originally aired on The Disney Afternoon on October 2nd and 3rd of 1991. It is notably the first appearance of Negaduck (not to be confused with the less familiar Negatron version who appeared in the earlier episode of the same name).
Negaduck, Bushroot, Quackerjack, Megavolt, and Liquidator all join together as the Fearsome Five to defeat Darkwing Duck and take over St. Canard. When the other superheroes (Neptunia, Gizmoduck, Morgana, and Stegmutt) hear about this, they band together to form the Justice Ducks. Darkwing, who wants all the credit for the Fearsome Five's defeat, is less than thrilled -- but when he faces the Fearsome Five, he soon finds out the job is more than he can handle.
The Justice Ducks are each defeated and captured by the Fearsome Five. Darkwing soon becomes their only hope, and the five heroes join in battle against the five villains, with the ultimate victors deciding the fate of the whole city.
- Due to the show's anachronic airing order, this episode also marks the first appearance of Stegmutt, Neptunia, and the Liquidator, as well as Gizmoduck's first appearance on Darkwing Duck; their actual introductory episodes ("Jurassic Jumble", "Something's Fishy", "Dry Hard", and "Tiff of the Titans", respectively) all ended up airing later.
- Negaduck says "Now it's time to say goodbye to all our company!", a line from the closing song of The Mickey Mouse Club.
- On the captions of the VHS release of the episode, Negaduck's name is misspelled as "Megaduck".
Darkwing: I am the terror that flaps in the night! [aside to Morgana] Stand back, you might get some blood on ya. I am the single career man all women want to date! I am-- [one of Quackerjack's toy dentures bites his foot] Ouch! Quackerjack?!?
Quackerjack: No, I'm Quackerjack! You are Darkwing Duck.
"Ha! I'm back! It'll take more than two treacherous transgressors to taint the track record of... Darkwiiiiing... Yak?!"
Darkwing: Fe fi fo fumǃ I am the terror that flaps in the nightǃ I am-- [a lightpost collapses on his head] ...Stegmutt.
Stegmutt: I thought I was Stegmuttǃ
Liquidator: Just when you thought it was safe to commit crimes: a dinosaur!
Stegmutt: I got your change, Darkwing. I'm sorry, are you busy?
Darkwing: Busy? No, no. I'm only standing here with Liquidator and Bushroot, the most dangerous criminals ever, and WE'RE PLAYING "LET'S PRETEND"!
Stegmutt: Oh boy! I love "Let's Pretend"!
Darkwing: Negaduck! So you're behind all of this!
J. Gander Hooter: Who-what-eh... two Darkwings?!
Darkwing and Negaduck: [in unison] Don't you believe it, J. Gander?! This fiend is my archnemesis, Negaduck! ...Oh no, you don't! You're the lecherous liar known as Negaduck! ...I beg to differ! You're the erroneous executor of evil known as Negaduck! ...OOOOH!! Would you cut that out?!
Negaduck: At the bridge, I planted a tiny crumb of bread from our questionable room service. It should lead Darkwing Duck here right about... now. [opens the door, tripping Darkwing as he enters]
Darkwing: Aaah! You thought I'd never find you...!
Negaduck: I see you found the crumb. I knew you wouldn't notice the enormous flag.
Gosalyn: Dad, you're OK!
Darkwing: No, I'm dirt. I'm worse than dirt. I'm lower than low. I am not the terror that flaps in the night! [sobbing] I am the self-centered boob who hands over the city at the drop of a dime. I'm a gipnoid, a slug, a spud-motherin' jackanape.
Launchpad: Aw, c'mon. You're not a slug!
Home video releasesEdit
- Darkwing Duck: Justice Ducks Unite!
- Darkwing Duck: Volume 1