What the hell are you staring at?"
February 20, 2014 12:58 PM Subscribe
"I'm just one more duck detective who works with a pig and lives with the twin sister of his dead wife, three sons on two bodies and a comatose mother-in-law who's got so much gas she's a fire hazard."~ Eric Tiberius Duckman
Therapist: "Are you sexually active?"
Duckman: "I'm very sexually active!"
Therapist: "I mean, with another person."
Duckman: "Oh.... Uh, no."
The animated show Duckman aired from 1994 - 1997 on USA Network for a total of 70 episodes. All can be seen on YouTube.
Jason Alexander plays the eponymous Duckman, a crude, foul-mouthed, unscrupulous, misogynistic, cheap, cynical, sleazy, incompetent private investigator, sexual deviant and terrible father on a show which contained "possibly the most bizarre animation that ever aired on TV, thanks to the folks at Klasky-Csupo." (Urban Dictionary.)
Gregg Berger voices Duckman's business partner, Willibald Feivel Cornfed, known as Cornfed. He's the show's Joe-Fridayesque straight man.
There's a short, incomplete wiki.
Showrunner David Misch:
"I arrived its second season and reveled in the freedom of animation and (mixed blessing) anonymity. We tried to be not only funny but innovative, incorporating musical numbers, live-action sequences and lots of satire. We also had some pretty good guest stars, including Ben Stiller, Kim Catrall, Heather Locklear, James Brown, Brendan Fraser, Joe Mantegna, David Duchovny, Lisa Kudrow, Ice-T, Burt Reynolds, Dana Delaney, Leonard Nimoy, Janeane Garofolo, Coolio, Robert Klein, Jeremy Piven and Carl Reiner.
When an episode that parodied Forties thrillers ("Noir Gang") came out well, we did other tributes to favorite genres, including Bob Hope/Bing Crosby “Road” pictures ("The Road to Dendron") and Forties scare comedies, like the ones with Abbott & Costello and The Three Stooges ("Duckman and Cornfed in Duckman and Cornfed in 'Haunted Society Plumbers'", with a surprise guest star at the end)."
Like South Park and Family Guy, Duckman embraces crude humor and political incorrectness.
Naturally, it has its own TV Tropes entry: "As with Family Guy (a show that might be considered its spiritual successor), curious viewers watching their first episode of Duckman should keep two tallies - one for the number of times you laugh, and one for the number of times you feel insulted and/or begin to vomit. If the first tally is larger than the second, you're a fan."
1) I, Duckman
2) T.V. or Not to Be
3) Gripes of Wrath
5) Gland of Opportunity
6) Ride the High School
7) A Civil War
8) Not So Easy Riders
9) It's the Thing of the Principal
10) Cellar Beware
11) American Dicks
12) About Face
13) Joking the Chicken
1) Papa Oom M.O.W. M.O.W.
2) Married Alive
3) Days of Whining and Neurosis
4) Inherit the Judgment: The Dope's Trial
5) America the Beautiful
6) The Germ Turns
7) In the Nam of the Father
8) Research and Destroy
9) Clip Job
1) Noir Gang
2) Forbidden Fruit
3) Grandma-ma's Flatulent Adventure
4) Color of Naught
5) Sperms of Endearment
6) A Room With a Bellevue
7) Apocalypse Not
8) Clear and Presidente Danger
9) The Girls of Route Canal
10) The Mallardian Candidate
11) Pig Amok
12) The Once and Future Duck
13) The One With Lisa Kudrow in a Small Role (a.k.a. Planet of the Dopes)
14) Aged Heat
15)They Craved Duckman's Brain!
16) The Road to Dendron
17) Exile in Guyville
18) The Longest Weekend
19) The Amazing Colossal Duckman
20) Cock Tales for Four
1) Dammit, Hollywood
2) Coolio Runnings
3) Aged Heat 2: Women in Heat
4) All About Elliot
5) From Brad to Worse
6) Bonfire of the Panties
7) Role With It
8) Ajax and Ajaxer
9) With Friends Like These
10) A Trophied Duck
11) A Star is Abhorred
12) Bev Takes A Holiday
13) Love! Anger! Kvetching! (a.k.a. Ain't Gonna Be No Mo No Mo')
14) Duckman and Cornfed in 'Haunted Society Plumbers'
15) Ebony, Baby
16) Vuuck, as in Duck
17) Crime, Punishment, War, Peace, and the Idiot
18) Kidney, Popsicle and Nuts
19) The Tami Show
20) My Feral Lady
21) Westward, No!
22) Short, Plush and Deadly
23) How to Suck in Business Without Really Trying
24) You've Come a Wrong Way, Baby
25) Hamlet 2: This Time It's Personal
26) Das Sub (a.k.a. Class Warfare)
27) Where no Duckman Has Gone Before
28) Four Weddings Inconceivable
The series ended on a cliff-hanger. To the ire of the show's fans.
* Special: What the Hell Are You Staring At?
* Special: Designing Duckman
Before the show, there was Duckman the comic. The character originally appeared in 15 issues of Dark Horse Comics.
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