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“Once Upon a Dime”
Season 1, Episode 61
Air date: December 24, 1987
DuckTales Episodes
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"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck"
Next Episode
"Spies in Their Eyes"

"Once Upon a Dime" is the sixty-first episode of DuckTales.


Scrooge tells the story of how his Number One Dime got his fortune started.


  1. In Rosa's story, Scrooge had siblings although in this episode he dosen't
  2. In the book, Scrooge's father purposely gave the ditchdigger an American dime to make Scrooge work smarter while in this episode Scrooge's father never gave the ditchdigger the dime and wasn't associated with Scrooge's father
  3. In this episode, Scrooge goes to jail for his clothing but in Rosa's story there is no mention of Scrooge getting in trouble for sporting Scottish clothes.

Video releases


  • DuckTales: Volume 3

DuckTales Episodes

Season 1: 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

Seasons 2 & 3: 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 4: 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

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