I remember back when my sister and I used to watch the classic series Duckman: Four Season Pack (1994-1997), which is based on the comic book. Since this was one of our favorties and that today is my sister’s birthday, I dedicate today’s post to her.
Jason Alexander stars as the voice of Duckman a widowed perverted duck, who is both a private detective and a family man. He lives with his wife’s twin sister Bernice, who is very bossy, and has a dimwitted teenage son Ajax and siamese twin sons Charles and Mambo.
Duckman’s coworkers are Cornfed the pig, who is Duckman’s more sensible and surprisingly skilled partner. (Is there anything he can’t do?) And two cute secretary bears, Fluffy and Uranus. Duckman is always killing them, but they always come back. It’s kind of like the same feeling one might have towards Barney.
Duckman’s arch nemesis is a master of disguise named King Chicken (voice of Tim Curry, who is one of my sister’s favorite actors). He’s rarely featured in the series, much like Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons. But when King Chicken is around, he leaves quite an impact in his attempts to take revenge on Duckman for when he used to pick on him in school. Too bad King Chicken always gets away.
The animation is along the style of Ren and Stimpy only not so disgusting, with possibly the exception of Duckman’s son Ajax eating mayonnaise out of the jar, gum off the sidewalk, and a chocolate bar off the ground. “Ewe. This isn’t a chocolate bar.”
It’s a great series. This show’s brand of humor is terrific. They sure knew how to bring everything to extremes, which makes it so creative. I must admit that despite the comparison, Duckman is no Nick Toon.