Darkwing Duck episode
"Tiff of the Titans"
Season 1, Episode 34
Gizmoduck vs Darkwing
Darkwing and Gizmoduck face off.
Original air date October 19, 1991
Production code 4308-032
Story by
Written by Len Uhley
Storyboards by
Directed by
First appearances
Title reference
Darkwing Duck Episodes
Previous Episode
"Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet"
Next Episode
"All's Fahrenheit in Love and War"
"Tiff of the Titans" is the thirty-fourth episode of Darkwing Duck.


Fenton Crackshell, alias the crime-fighting Gizmoduck, heads to St. Canard in pursuit of Steelbeak. The F.O.W.L. agent soon finds out and frames Darkwing so Gizmoduck will think he's evil. The two fight it out, while Steelbeak tries to steal a new, top-secret weapon.

Quotes Edit

Eggman: There’s the Egret, all gift wrapped and ready to steal.

Gizmoduck: Sorry, evildoers! The only prize you’re getting is the booby prize.
Eggmen: Gizmoduck!

Gizmoduck: Yes. Defender of the downtrodden. Guardian of the good. Gizmoduck!
Gizmoduck: It's time for me, Gizmoduck, or rather me... [changes out of the Gizmosuit] ...Fenton Crackshell, to drop in on my pal, Launchpad McQuack!

[Meanwhile, Launchpad pops out of hiding place.]
Launchpad: Somebody call my name?

Darkwing: I did! Now keep quiet.

"If dere's one t'ing I hate, it's excuses! ...Make dat two t'ings I hate. Excuses, an' a seven-ten split! [Darkwing shows up] Okay, make dat three things."

"I am da stinkbug dat smears your windshield! I am da cotton swab dat gets stuck in your ear! I am Darkwing Duck!"
—Steelbeak staging "Darkwing's" attack on the movie theater

Gizmoduck: Well, if you're not a crook, how come you're wearing a mask?

Darkwing: Hey, hey. Let's not get personal, helmet-head!

Gizmoduck: It came with the outfit!

"Attention FOWL Agents! Come up with your hands up, or I, Gizmoduck, shall give you a sound thrashing!"

"C'mon, c'mon, c'mon! What are these two tryin' to do, talk each other to death?"
—Steelbeak watching Darkwing and Gizmoduck's bickering


  • Chronologically, this episode marks Gizmoduck's first appearance on Darkwing Duck. However, due to the anachronistic airing order, it ended up airing as Gizmoduck's second appearance on the show (the first being "Just Us Justice Ducks").
  • This was one of four Darkwing Duck episodes that was banned after its initial airings (the other three being "Aduckyphobia", "Bearskin Thug", and "Hot Spells"). Oddly enough, clips from this episode were used in Toon Disney's promos for the show in 2002-04.
  • Scrooge McDuck has a cameo on a sign saying "Welcome to Duckburg" as Fenton changes out of his Gizmoduck suit behind the sign.
  • Darkwing telling Gizmoduck that "they shoot the dog in the last act [of the movie playing at the theater when they crash through the roof" is likely a reference to the Disney film Old Yeller.
  • At the end of this episode, Steelbeak is seen for a moment standing in the back of the police truck with his hands behind his back as if he was handcuffed. Yet, when the vehicle drives off, he puts his hands around the window bars.

Home video releasesEdit

  • Darkwing Duck: Birth of Negaduck!

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"