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"Last Christmas!" is the thirtieth episode of DuckTales. It premiered on December 1, 2018 and is the sixth episode in the second season.

Synopsis

Scrooge avoids the pressures of the holidays by traveling back in time with a trio of fun-loving ghosts to crash history’s greatest Christmas parties instead. Meanwhile, time-lost Dewey teams with young Donald Duck to find his mom on Christmas.

Plot

It's Christmas time, and the family is getting ready to celebrate with Christmas decorations around McDuck Manor. Scrooge, however, is in a petulant mood over the holiday. When a blow-up of Santa Claus is placed in the foyer, he flies into a rage and retreats to his quarters after destroying it. Meanwhile, Dewey is alone in his room grieving over his mother, Della, when Donald enters to invite him for caroling, though once he sees Dewey with Della's photo, he lets him be. Just then, Dewey spots a green light emitting from Scrooge's room. Dewey enters to find Scrooge with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Scrooge explains to Dewey that he doesn't hate Christmas (although he maintains a vendetta against Santa), but he needs a break from his responsibilities. He met the Ghosts when the three mistook him for another individual named Scrooge; thus every year, they hung out together to relive past Christmas parties. Dewey secretly hitches a ride with Scrooge and the Ghosts once they head out but he loses his grip and descends back to the Manor sometime in the past.

Scrooge and the Ghosts visit the first annual McDuck Enterprises Christmas party. Scrooge tries to dance with the younger Agent 22 but he is pulled away by a living Duckworth for discussion among his investors and other businesspeople. Discouraged by his responsibilities and unable to see the past Goldie O'Gilt, Scrooge becomes even grumpier once the party is concluded by Grandpappy Beagle and the Beagle Boys ransacking items (including the Ghost of Christmas Present) from the Manor. Past takes Scrooge back to when he first settled in Duckburg. Scrooge is relaxed, but he immediately becomes bored and learns Christmas is about the benefits of his responsibilities - hearth, home, and family. However, Past refuses to let Scrooge go home as he doesn't want Scrooge to abandon the Ghosts and move on like the Ghosts' regulars of before. Scrooge tricks Past to rewind the fight and acquires the time-brella to escape, abandoning the spirit in the past.

Flashing back to Dewey, Dewey looks for Della inside the Manor and comes across a sulking younger Donald. Dewey pretends to be a distant relative and asks for Della, and Donald states Della is outside looking for Santa. Dewey snatches Donald's guitar and rushes outside, where they come across Della's abandoned tent, and soon, they are ambushed by a Wendigo. The Wendigo gives chase, but the boys run into a net trap set by Della. Della refuses to let them down unless Donald apologizes. Dewey concludes that Della is upset because Donald wasn't spending Christmas with her and too distracted with himself to notice — which Dewey was also doing. Donald apologizes and Della releases them. The Wendigo then appears, declaring it is looking for Scrooge, and a fight ensues. Donald defeats the Wendigo after it destroys his guitar while Dewey and Della trap it in netting. After dragging the Wendigo back to the Manor, the now-reconciled Donald and Della figure out Dewey is from the future but reject his warnings to avoid time disruption. After the twins leave to retrieve their Scrooge for help, the Wendigo breaks free, although it is knocked back down by the time-traveling Scrooge, along with Present and Future, arriving above. The Wendigo then reverts to its true form — the Ghost of Christmas Past — as Scrooge learns that him leaving Past turned the spirit into a Wendigo from desperation and loneliness. Scrooge returns the spirit his time-brella as an apology. Past happily accepts the gift and brings the group home.

Back in the present, Scrooge and Dewey, accompanied by the Ghosts, join the family and sing Christmas carols together. Meanwhile, on the moon, Della wishes Donald and Scrooge a Merry Christmas while she continues work on her rocket.

Cast

Trivia

  • This episode contains references to Mickey's Christmas Carol.
    • Scrooge quotes "Bah, humbug", the signature quote of his namesake, Ebenezer Scrooge, whom he portrayed in the film.
    • The Ghost of Christmas Past is a cricket, harkening back to Jiminy Cricket's portrayal of the character.
    • The Ghost of Christmas Present is wearing the same outfit Willie the Giant wore for the character.
    • The Ghosts mention mistaking Scrooge for a "different" Scrooge, likely alluding to Ebenezer.
    • The closing credits were drawn by Michael Peraza Jr. in the same style used for the opening credits of the featurette.[2]
  • The episode references several Carl Barks stories.
    • Ms. Beakley's Christmas schedule includes a screening of "Christmas on Bear Mountain", a reference to Scrooge's first appearance.
    • One of the attendees of Scrooge's party in the past tries to get Scrooge's funding for an Andes expedition to find more square eggs, a reference to "Lost in the Andes".
  • The title is a reference to the Wham song Last Christmas.
  • 1950s holiday renditions of the theme song and credits play instead of the normal music.
  • Young Donald is voiced by Russi Taylor, who provided the voices of Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby in the original DuckTales series and other projects. In addition, though said by a young Donald, this episode marks the first of the reboot where one of the triplets' many used catchphrases from the original series was used: "Quack-a-Rooney"
  • One of the attendees at Scrooge's Christmas party, Captain Farley Foghorn, was a recurring character on the original DuckTales series. In the original series, Captain Foghorn is a goofy captain who was occasionally hired by Scrooge.
  • Della's nickname "Dumbella" is a reference to the name she had in Donald's Nephews.
  • The character Rhutt Betlah is named and designed to look after Rhett Butler, a character from Gone with the Wind, famously portrayed by Clark Gable.
  • A poster for a grunge band called Geezer is seen on the wall in Donald's room. The poster is a clear shout out to the band Weezer and designed to look like their self-titled debut album.
  • Young Donald has several references to Nirvana including t-shirt modeled after the Nirvana logo, poster in Donald's room referencing the album cover of Nevermind, a Fender Mustang guitar with reverse colors (Red with White) to Kurt Cobain's Fender Mustang (White with Red), and the look of early '90s Grunge music artists like Cobain including long hair & flannel button-down shirt over a t-shirt. Even Donald's work-in-progress song mentions being difficult to understand which references both adult Donald's speech impediment and Cobain's occasional habit of slurring lyrics in songs like Nirvana's biggest hit Smells Like Teen Spirit.
  • Scrooge defeats the Wendigo by bouncing on his head with his cane, like his classic move in the video game.
  • Scrooge mentions Jörmungandr, the world-devouring serpent from Norse mythology.
  • Scrooge's line, "Urgh. Time travelers", is an allusion to his voice actor's role as the time-traveling Doctor from Doctor Who.

Gallery

References


v - e - d
Ducktales Logo
Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesRaw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampVideography

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
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthGyro GearlooseLittle HelperDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle 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 Demons

2017 series: Della DuckLenaCaptain PeghookManny the Headless Man-HorsePixiuGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovRoxanne FeatherlyToad Liu HaiMark BeaksFalcon GravesAmunetSabafToth-RaZeusSeleneStorkulesBriar and BrambleDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDon KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry Duck

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"
Season Three: "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 Four: "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"

2017 series
Season One: "Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" • "The Spear of Selene!" • "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" • "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" • "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" • "JAW$!" • "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" • "Day of the Only Child!" • "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" • "Who is Gizmoduck?!" • "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" • "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" • "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" • "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" • "The Shadow War!"
Season Two: "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!" • "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!" • "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" • "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!" • "Storkules in Duckburg!" • "Last Christmas!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorCastle McDuckFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. CanardCape Suzette
Organizations
Air PiratesF.O.W.L.Junior WoodchucksS.H.U.S.H.
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcherJewel of AtlantisGummiberry JuiceIron VulturePirate FightersSpear of Selene
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage ThemeSky PiratesThe Three Caballeros
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris