Darkwing Duck episode
"Night of the Living Spud"
Season 1, Episode 5
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Original air date June 15, 1991 (Disney Channel)
September 11, 1991 (syndication)
Production code 4308-016
Story by
Written by Steve Roberts
Storyboards by
Directed by
First appearances
Darkwing Duck Episodes
Previous Episode
"Getting Antsy"
Next Episode
"Apes of Wrath"
"Night of the Living Spud" is the sixth episode of Darkwing Duck.


Bushroot tries to grow a wife for himself, but his results are not the flower that he expected.

Quotes Edit

Darkwing: I am the terror that flaps in the night! I am the moth that seeks your porchlight.
Tough Guy: It’s not Big Webfoot.It’s some jerk in a costume.
Darkwing: Not just any jerk.I’m Darkwing Duck.

"You’ll need this to make your prison uniform Bushroot."
—When Darkwing and Launchpad appeared in a puff of smoke and Launchpad whacks Bushroot with a roll of black and white fabric.


  • This is a subtle spoof on the term "couch potato" in which the Muddlefoots are so "zombified" that they just stare at a motionless TV test signal.
  • Duane's eyes change color in one scene in the truck.
  • This episode is the first time that Bushroot attempts to make a friend.
  • Bushroot is shown to be immune to Darkwing's gas gun attack, because he is a plant and doesn't breathe as animals do.

Gallery Edit

Home video releasesEdit

  • Darkwing Duck: Volume 1

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"