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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Duck is the sixtieth episode of DuckTales.

Synopsis

The episode opens in London, where Jack the Tripper (actually Professor Oodidoodie) is seen running from police. He runs in Dr. Jekyll's mansion, where police stop pursuing believing he would never go there. He finds a notice on the door.

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The scene cuts to Duckburg, where an auction is being held. A chest from London is put up for sale, and Uncle Scrooge buys it up, after a sort auction war with a "mysterious gentlemen in a funny hat". After it is opened up, Scrooge is in shock to find how "worthless" it is, judging on the contents (which were a cape, a hat, and a funny potion). Believing it to be cologne, Scrooge sprays himself with it, and immediately begins giving money away. His potion gets stolen by the same man who had wanted to buy it at the auction. Meanwhile, Scrooge's behavior deteriorates, and he begins calling himself "Uncle Moneybags".

Scrooge and the nephews go to London to find a cure, though not before Jack the Tripper steals the cologne from them. There they discover Dr. Jekyll's mansion, though Scrooge falls under the spell once again. The nephews locate Sherlock Jones and ask for his assistance, though he tells them that he's much too busy for such an easy case. After finding Scrooge in a waterfall, the police arrest him and another citizen turned mad by the formula. The nephews decide to try the house again, where they also meet up with Sherlock Jones, who has changed his mind. Together, they find the secret lab and an antidote. Jack steals the antidote, though Jones knows just where he's going.

They meet up at Buckingham Palace, where Jack is attempting to steal the crown jewels from the Queen. However, with the nephews quick thinking they are able to stop him and save Scrooge, rescuing him from jail.


Trivia 

  • Scrooge says "Don't call me Shirley", a reference to Airplane.
  • Sherlock Jones and Professor Oodidoodie are parodies of Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty respectively.
  • Sherlock Jones notes the six hour time zone difference between London and Duckburg. This is contrary to the portrayal of Duckburg as being on the West Coast, as the time zone six hours before Duckburg would be Central Time. This is probably an error.
  • The scene where Scrooge is at the auction is similar to the show Storage Wars, as people gain and lose money from mysterious objects.

Video releases

DVD

  • DuckTales: Volume 3
vedDuckTales (1987) Episodes
Season 1
"Don't Give Up the Ship" • "Wrongway In Ronguay" • "Three Ducks of the Condor" • "Cold Duck" • "Too Much of a Gold Thing" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "A Drain on the Economy" • "A Whale of a Bad Time" • "Aqua Ducks" • "Working for Scales" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror" • "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season 2
"Marking Time" • "The Duck Who Would Be King" • "Bubba Trubba" • "Ducks on the Lam" • "Ali Bubba's Cave" • "Liquid Assets" • "Frozen Assets" • "Full Metal Duck" • "The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club" • "Money to Burn" • "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season 3
"Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose, Part 1" • "The Golden Goose, Part 2"