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The 50 Greatest Saturday Morning Cartoons

21. Darkwing Duck (Disney Channel, 1991; syndication, 1991-1992; ABC, 1991-1992)

Ever wondered what it would be like if Batman were a duck? We never did either, but from the beginning we were, ahem, down with this DuckTales spin-off, in which unassuming dad Drake Mallard puts on a purple getup at night and fights St. Canard's criminals with his sidekick Launchpad McQuack (originally Scrooge McDuck's pilot).

A well-intentioned but bumbling fame-whore who struggles to keep his daily life in order, Darkwing Duck was actually a sharper parody of superheroes than we may have realized at the time. Layered fun for kids and adults, episodes continue to quack us up today. (Sorry, we promise to duck hunt ourselves for that one.)

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