It’s always great to hear when a certain franchise from my past is being revived. Though I always worry about a new group of creatives messing up the magic of the past. “The Muppets” was a prime example. It took what was a goofy variety show and tried to shoehorn in adult plots and humor in its new incarnation. No wonder it lasted only a season.
I hope “Duck Tales” has a much better fate in store. I always loved Scrooge McDuck – even if he did love money just a bit too much. Then there’s the trio of Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Let’s not forget their dear ol’ Uncle, Donald. Bringing these guys back, especially at this time, is a welcome respite from the madness of the world. Or something to that vein. It’s just nice to see something from my time coming back to the television screen.
The sad thing for me is that shows that are set in the 1980s are like me watching Happy Days back in the day. They are so dated for people growing up today. “How did they survive with cell phones that were the size of phone books back then?” “Wait. Did people carry change JUST for making phone calls? On the street? And they had to hope they worked?” “Wow. You’re old.”
Until the new Duck Tales comes out, reminisce watching the original intro, as we have posted below. Oh, the memories. Show this video to your kids – it will be an excuse to watch it a few times over.