|The Plucky Duck Show|
|Also known as||Steven Spielberg Presents The Plucky Duck Show|
|Created by||Tom Ruegger|
|Directed by||Rich Arons|
|Voices of||Joe Alaskey|
John Kassir (first episode only)
|Theme music composer||Bruce Broughton|
("A Ditch in Time")
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer||Steven Spielberg|
|Producers||Tom Ruegger (senior producer)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production companies||Amblin Entertainment|
Warner Bros. Animation
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution|
|Original network||Fox Kids|
|Original release||September 12 –|
November 28, 1992
|Preceded by||Taz-Mania (1991–95)|
|Followed by||Bugs 'n' Daffy (1995–98)|
The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries (1995–2002)
|Related||Tiny Toon Adventures|
Pinky and the Brain
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain
Steven Spielberg Presents The Plucky Duck Show (often shortened to The Plucky Duck Show) is an American animated television series created 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. It premiered on September 12, 1992 and ended on November 28, 1992, with a total of 13 episodes over the course of 1 season.
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 the supporting characters from Animaniacs (Steven Spielberg's next collaboration with Warner Bros. Animation), Pinky and the Brain 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.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"The Return of Batduck"||September 12, 1992|
Plucky returns to his role as Batduck to star in a new movie.Note: This is the only episode with John Kassir as Buster.
"Video Game Blues"
"Party Crasher Plucky"
|September 19, 1992|
"My Brilliant Revenge!"
|September 26, 1992|
|4||"Kon Ducki"||October 3, 1992|
|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"||October 10, 1992|
This episode is made up of two shorts:
|6||"A Quack in the Quarks"||October 17, 1992|
|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"||October 24, 1992|
|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.|
"Wait ‘Till Your Father Gets Even"
"Never Too Late to Loon"
|October 31, 1992|
|9||"Just-Us League of Supertoons"|
"A Bacon Strip"
|November 7, 1992|
|10||"Hollywood Plucky"||November 14, 1992|
|Plucky, accompanied by Hamton, goes to Hollywood to try to sell his movie script.|
|11||"The Potty Years"|
"Milk, It Makes a Body Spout"
"The Anvil Chorus"
|November 21, 1992|
"Duck Dodgers Jr."
|November 28, 1992|
|13||"Best o' Plucky Duck Day"||November 28, 1992|
An episode of Tiny Toon Adventures consists of the following Plucky Duck shorts: