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"Duckman of Aquatraz" is the fifteenth episode of DuckTales.

Synopsis

One day, as Scrooge McDuck is enjoying some ice cream, he is placed under arrest for grand theft, charged with stealing a painting from Flintheart Glomgold's art gallery―specifically Pablo Piquacko's Duck à l'Orange. The Duckburg Tribune reports of this, and interviews Glomgold who reveals a videotape that he is using as his "evidence" for the crime. At the trial, the prosecutor frames Launchpad McQuack for crashing his plane with Scrooge as a passenger into the neighborhood of Glomgold's gallery on the night of the robbery. Forced to speak for himself, Launchpad says that if he did do it, then Scrooge told him to keep it a secret from everyone. The prosecutor shows the video Glomgold sent as his proof, showing a security camera shot from the main display room of the Glomgold gallery. With this evidence, Scrooge is found guilty and sentenced to fifteen years of imprisonment at the maximum-security prison of Aquatraz.

Huey, Dewey and Louie decide to search Glomgold's gallery for suspicious activity and find him commanding one of his minions, Pierre LaOink, to get rid of a McDuck family portrait by dumping it from Duckburg Bay Bridge into a waterway, prompting the nephews to track him down. Meanwhile, as Scrooge is locked into his jail cell, he meets his cellmate, Mad Dog McGurk, who like him was sent there for a crime he did not commit. The boys succeed in salvaging the portrait from the ocean, but the paint is washed away by the water it has been exposed to, so that when they present it to the judge, he dismisses their evidence as "not good enough" until the nephews give further explanation. Eventually, the nephews make it to Aquatraz, accompanied by Webby and Mrs. Beakley, who decorate the prison cell to make it look cozy and cook for Scrooge and Mad Dog, and the next day, Mad Dog's mother comes in to give him a surprise visit, thanks to Scrooge. Then, Mad Dog decides to break out of prison, taking Scrooge with him in return for his kindness. The two are found by the warden, whose armed guards and attack dogs chase after them to no avail. When the nephews view the tape for the hundredth time in their room, they decide to look at it a little more closely, and come to learn that the "Scrooge" that stole the painting was really Glomgold in disguise. Scrooge is continuing his escape with Mad Dog, when the governor approaches him by helicopter and grants him an unconditional pardon. When interviewed at the end of the episode, Scrooge imposes his own unusual punishment on Glomgold: he is required to keep a painting of his rival over his fireplace for the next fifteen years. When Mad Dog gives him a hug, Scrooge concludes that he thinks he could use a bodyguard at the moment.

Trivia

Home video releases

VHS

  • DuckTales: Jailhouse Duck (foreign release)

Laserdisc

  • DuckTales: Jailhouse Duck (foreign release)

DVD

  • DuckTales: Volume 1
  • DuckTales: First Collection (foreign release)

Gallery

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Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesRaw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampDuckTales: Woo-oo!Videography

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's Loot
Comics: Comic Books (IDW)
Books: Dinosaur DucksThe Secret City Under the SeaDinosaur ValleyLaunchpad's Daring RaidWelcome to DuckburgSphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro GearlooseThe Great Lost Treasure HuntScrooge McDuck and the Big SurpriseDinosaur Ducks and Jungle DuckThe Hunt for the Giant PearlScrooge's Treasure HuntChristmas at the North PoleArmstrong the Robot and EarthquackBack to the Klondike and Superdoo!Silver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Characters
Heroes and Allies: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBetina BeakleyDuckworthGyro GearlooseLittle HelperDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRobotica

Villains: Beagle BoysMa BeagleFlintheart GlomgoldDijonArgus McSwineMagica De SpellMinima De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanJoaquin SlowlyMerlock the MagicianCinnamon TealDracula DuckDr. NoGoodMillionara VanderbucksFritter O'WayLawrence LoudmouthBruno Von BeakArmstrongThe SirensCirceHarpiesYuckalindaQueen GriseldaDjinniTerra-Firmie KingOverlord BulovanSolegoGICU-2Magica's ShadowThe Fear DemonsMark Beaks

Episodes
1987 series

Season One: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror" • "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season Two: "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales" • "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season Three: "Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorFountain of YouthScotlandNotre Duck
Organizations
Junior Woodchucks
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic Medallion
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage Theme
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris