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November 19th, 2004

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11:30 am - am I carl barx or not
Today, thanks to a thread on Something Awful, we are looking at Donald Duck's family tree. There appear to be many different versions of the tree, with familial deviations like you wouldn't believe. Only one tree bothers with Duck Tales universe enough to chronicle it. And here you just thought it was a bunch of ducks. Silly you!

I like this version the best as it's nicely illustrated with three branches of the family. Reminds me of the old Gasoline Alley family tree, only without names like "Hoogy" (instead, we get "Gertrude Sadwall" and "Sir Swamphole McQuack.")

Then there's the stripped-down version with just text, colors and gender graphics, and that's nice for people who don't want to waste their time and get right down to a slightly abbreviated version of the above tree. Just a few changes, that's all.

And then you've got the I'm A Big Fan And This Is How I Show It family tree which, of course, was written to serve the fan what did the writin'. As a result the rest of us have to squint pretty hard to follow some of the family connections and I still want to know in what story did Donald have seven kids with "Angela Duck" (who shares his family name, mind you.) The real scary part of this tree is its thoroughness; not only do we learn that Dewey's full name is Deuteronomy, but we also get Donald's middle name -- Fauntleroy. There's exactly one cartoon in existence that shows Donald's middle name and you can get the Brass Figligee with Bronze Oak Leaf Palm if you can name it.

And the fan-made tree also has the only picture of Huey, Dewey and Louie's father, who apparently has never been named. Now that's an odd mystery...

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Date:November 19th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
that is so bizarre.
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Date:November 19th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
Wow, inter-species bird procreation is possible!
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Date:November 19th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
I think those are Daisy's kids - the line from "Angela Duck" crosses over the line from the kids.
Date:November 19th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)

name game

Was it Donald Duck Drafted?
Date:November 19th, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC)

Re: name game

Close, but I believe the correct title is "Donald Gets Drafted"
Date:November 19th, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
That first version was by Don Rosa, and goddamn if he wasn't the best Duck artist there ever was.
Date:November 19th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, you read that thread too.

I agree that Darkwing would be a hitlerious suggestion for the unnamed duck.

[But really, you haven't read Rheingold's post at all where he explains the difference between the duck universes]
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Date:November 19th, 2004 11:23 pm (UTC)
I read several of Rheingold's posts in that thread and the vast amount of knowledge he has re: Disney ducks was very mind-scarifying. I was impressed but at the same time pop-eyed with agogness and aghastness.
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Date:November 20th, 2004 02:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, I thought I was doing well with knowing that Unca' Scrooge was actually H D & L's grand uncle.
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Date:November 22nd, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
I guess Cat Town is on some sort of hiatus, but I came across this and I am submitting it to you as a possible character for, um, a March episode. Or something.

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