The Plucky Duck Show
Also known asSteven Spielberg Presents The Plucky Duck Show
Created byTom Ruegger
Directed byRich Arons
Voices ofJoe Alaskey
Don Messick
Charlie Adler
Tress MacNeille
Gail Matthius
Kath Soucie
Cree Summer
Frank Welker
John Kassir (first episode only)
Theme music composerBruce Broughton
ComposersRichard Stone
Julie Bernstein
Steven Bernstein
Mark Watters
Don Davis
("A Ditch in Time")
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (31 segments)
Executive producerSteven Spielberg
ProducerSherri Stoner
Running time21–22 minutes
Production companiesWarner Bros. Animation
Amblin Entertainment
Original release
NetworkFox Kids
ReleaseSeptember 19 (1992-09-19) –
December 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)
Tiny Toon Adventures
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain

The Plucky Duck Show is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment. It is a short-lived spin-off of Tiny Toon Adventures concentrating attention mainly on Plucky Duck himself.[1] It premiered on September 19, 1992 and ended on December 12, with a total of 13 episodes.


Of the 13 episodes produced, only "The Return of Batduck" was original to the series. All remaining episodes were compilations of Tiny Toons produced shorts, though some aired on The Plucky Duck Show first.

The theme song is a rendition of the Tiny Toons theme, set to the same music, but with Plucky himself as the subject of the song. Some of the lyrics were reused in the Tiny Toons episode "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special".

After the show was canceled, "Batduck" was edited and added in as an episode of Tiny Toons. The show's formula was attempted again several years later when Pinky and the Brain, the supporting characters from Animaniacs (Steven Spielberg's next collaboration with Warner Bros. Animation), were also given their own show. Unlike The Plucky Duck Show, however, Pinky and the Brain consisted entirely of original material rather than reusing pre-existing shorts from the show it was spun-off from.

The "Yakety Yak" segment was made commercially available on the rare Tiny Toons Sing! CD/cassette album.


Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113September 19, 1992 (1992-09-19)December 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)
No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Return of Batduck"Rich AronsWritten by : Peter Hastings
Storyboard by : Jim Fletcher (as James Fletcher), Eddie Fitzgerald, Rusty Mills and Jenny Lerew
September 19, 1992 (1992-09-19)

Plucky returns to his role as Batduck to star in a new movie.

Note: This is the only episode with John Kassir as Buster.
2"Ducklahoma"Rich AronsSherri Stoner and Nicholas HollanderSeptember 26, 1992 (1992-09-26)
"Video Game Blues"
"Yakety Yak"
"Party Crasher Plucky"Byron VaughnsStory by : Sherri Stoner
Written by : George McGrath
(1.) Actually an edited version of the cartoon, which is a spoof of Oklahoma!.
(2.) A musical number in which Plucky and Fowlmouth sing about Plucky's addiction to video games; set to music from The Nutcracker.
(3.) A "music video" set to the song Yakety Yak.
(4.) Plucky crashes a celebrity party, and brings Shirley the Loon with him.
3"Minister Golf"Directed by : Alfred Gimeno
Co-directed by : David West
Tom RueggerOctober 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)
"Particle Man"
"My Brilliant Revenge!"Ken BoyerPeter Hastings
(1.) A "Baby Plucky" cartoon in which Plucky remembers the first time he played miniature golf.
(2.) A "music video" set to the song Particle Man.
(3.) Another "music video," set to the They Might Be Giants' version of Istanbul (Not Constantinople).
(4.) Hamton destroys Plucky's bagpipes in a fit of anger, and Plucky plots a way to get back at Hamton.
4"Kon Ducki"Rich AronsWritten by : Sherri Stoner, Peter Hastings and Stephen Hibbert
Storyboard by : Eddie Fitzgerald, Jim Fletcher (as James Fletcher), Enrique May and Rusty Mills
October 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)
A feature about Pluck Heyerdahl's voyage on the Kon Ducki (which is a parody of the Kon-Tiki); followed by a "making of" featurette.
5"Inside Plucky Duck"Art VitelloPaul Dini and Buzz DixonOctober 17, 1992 (1992-10-17)
"Bat's All, Folks"Teleplay by : Paul Dini and Buzz Dixon
"Wild Takes Class"Art VitelloPaul Dini
(1.) Plucky and Hamton star as Batduck and Decoy, a parody of Batman and Robin.
(2.) Plucky does a cartoon-style take in which he turns into a giant eyeball, but then finds out that he is stuck that way.
6"A Quack in the Quarks"Art VitelloWritten by : Tom Minton
Storyboard by : Douglas McCarthy and Bruce Timm
October 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)
In this spoof of the Star Wars films, aliens choose Plucky to defend their world against a Darth Vader-style villain.
7"A Ditch in Time"Art VitelloWritten by : Wayne Kaatz, Art Vitello, Bruce Timm and Douglas McCarthy
Storyboard by : Bruce Timm and Douglas McCarthy (as Doug McCarthy)
October 31, 1992 (1992-10-31)
Plucky builds a time machine so that he can go back a few days and finish his homework on time, but ends up traveling to prehistoric days.
8"Going Up"Byron VaughnsStory by : Tom Ruegger
Written by : Nicholas Hollander
November 7, 1992 (1992-11-07)
"Wait Till Your Father Gets Even"Ken BoyerNicholas Hollander
"Never Too Late to Loon"Rich AronsJim Reardon
(1.) A "Baby Plucky" cartoon in which little Plucky is playing with the buttons in an elevator at the shopping mall.
(2.) Hamton loses his father's bottle cap collection to Plucky, and he is afraid to face his father.
(3.) Afraid of failing a math test, Plucky asks his psychic girlfriend Shirley the Loon to give him Albert Einstein's brain.
9"Just-Us League of Supertoons"Byron VaughnsPaul DiniNovember 14, 1992 (1992-11-14)
"A Bacon Strip"Ken BoyerWayne Kaatz
"Migrant Mallard"Tom MintonRich Arons
(1.) Batduck and Decoy try to join the Just-Us League (a parody of the Justice League).
(2.) After skinny-dipping in Max's pool, naked Hamton tries to get home without being seen.
(3.) Unable to fight his instincts, Plucky flies south for the winter against his will.
10"Hollywood Plucky"Art VitelloWritten by : Sherri Stoner
Storyboard by : Bruce Timm and Douglas McCarthy
November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)
Plucky, accompanied by Hamton, goes to Hollywood to try to sell his movie script.
11"The Potty Years"Jon McClenehanWritten by : Tom Ruegger
Storyboard by : Ken Boyer and Alfred Gimeno
November 28, 1992 (1992-11-28)
"Milk, It Makes a Body Spout"Rich AronsTom Minton and Tom Ruegger
"The Anvil Chorus"Art LeonardiDon Dougherty and Tom Ruegger
(1.) The first "Baby Plucky" cartoon, in which Plucky remembers his potty training.
(2.) Buster and Plucky have a contest to see who can make Hamton laugh hard enough to shoot the milk he is drinking out of his nose.
(3.) An orchestra plays the Anvil Chorus while Plucky tries to avoid the falling anvils that are crashing down around him.
12"Slugfest"Art VitelloJim ReardonDecember 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)
"Duck Dodgers Jr."Directed by : Kent Butterworth
Design by : Maurice Noble
Mike Kazaleh, Maurice Noble and Wayne Kaatz
"Duck Trek"Ken BoyerJim Reardon
(1.) In this satire of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Plucky and Hamton dress up as Plucky's cartoon heroes, the Immature Radioactive Samurai Slugs.
(2.) Plucky is Duck Dodgers' sidekick as Dodgers once again faces off against Marvin.
(3.) A parody of Star Trek, featuring Plucky in the role of Captain Kirk.
13"One Minute Till Three"Rich AronsTom Ruegger and Tom MintonDecember 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)
"Sticky Feathers Duck"Rich AronsBeth Bornstein
"Duck in the Dark"
(1.) Plucky is anxiously waiting for the class to end, and hoping to avoid getting stuck with a weekend assignment for getting the wrong answers.
(2.) Plucky and Hamton steal a candy bar, and it weighs on their consciences.
(3.) Plucky sleeps over at Buster's house, but stays up late watching horror movies, causing him to have nightmares.


  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 626. ISBN 978-1476665993.