"Beauty and the Beet" is the fourth episode of Darkwing Duck.
Darkwing Duck retells the tale of Dr. Bushroot's origin. Tormented and mocked by his colleagues one time too many, plant scientist Reginald Bushroot, now a half-plant and half-duck, vows revenge on his tormentors who bullied him.
Home video releases
- Darkwing Duck: Volume 1
- The title is a reference to the story, Beauty and the Beast (which was adapted as a Disney film that was released just two months later).
- Darkwing says the combination to the Darkwing Files Vault is 36R-42L, but when he looks on his foot, it says 15L-36R-62L.
- Doctors Larson and Gary are homages. Their names are in tribute to Gary Larson's The Far Side and are designed to resemble the Pinheads, any of a number of unintelligent people with small pointy heads and thick glasses which appear frequently in The Far Side. This is the first of many Far Side call-outs and tributes through the show.
- In maintaining the plant theme, Dr. Rhoda Dendron's name is a portmanteau of Rhododendron, a popular genus of beautiful flowering plants.