Duckman Season One Synopses


"I, DUCKMAN"
Duckman questions his uniqueness as an individual and his ineffectiveness as a father while being stalked by a mad bomber seeking revenge. Guest voices include Jeffrey Jones, Charlie Shaughnessey, and Bruce Wietz.
"TV OR NOT TO BE"
While investigating the theft of a religious artifact at a television ministry, Duckman briefly "dies," encountering the hereafter. He meets the supreme being who gives him an Etch-A-Sketch with the meaning of life written on it. Guest starring Crispin Glover and Judith Ivy.
"GRIPES OF WRATH"
Inadvertently inspired by Duckman, a supercomputer solves all of the world's problem -- with disastrous results. Guest starring Charlie Shaughnessey.
"PSYCHE"
Duckman, wondering why he hasn't had a date since the death of his wife, tries plastic surgery. When that fails to make him feel more attractive (especially to a pair of voluptuous sex-starved twins who have hired him for a case), he tries hypnosis, taking a surprise journey through his own mind. Guest star Mitzi McCall.
"GLAND OF OPPORTUNITY"
Duckman's cowardice turns to courage when he receives an adrenal gland transplant from a famous daredevil, turning him into a questionable role model for his children.
"RIDE THE HIGH SCHOOL"
Duckman enrolls Ajax in an exclusive boarding school, unaware that it is part of an evil plan to over-educate him and alienate him from his own father. Featuring Tim Curry as King Chicken.
"A CIVIL WAR"
Where would Duckman and Cornfed be without each other? When Duckman fires his partner in the midst of a murder investigation, we find out. Guest voices include Michael McKean and Andrea Martin.
"NOT-SO-EASY RIDER"
Duckman and Cornfed take to the rode as bikers to flee a berserk IRS agent, learning a few things about materialism along the way. Guest voices include Bobcat Goldthwait and John Byner.
"IT'S THE THING OF THE PRINCIPAL"
Duckman and Bernice are thrilled when Ajax falls in love with someone at school, until they find out it's the beautiful new vice-principal. Duckman and Bernice go under cover (as man and wife) at a newlywed resort to stop Ajax from eloping with his new love. Guest voices include Molly Hagan, James Avery, Allyce Beasley and Teri Garr.
"AMERICAN DICKS"
A "cops"-like reality TV show profiles Duckman on a typical -- and typically humiliating -- case.
"CELLAR BEWARE"
Installed after a rash of burglaries in the neighborhood, Duckman's high-tech security system goes haywire, turning deadly and trapping the family in the basement. Guest stars include Judy Tenuta, John Astin, Sally Struthers and Kathy Najimy.
"ABOUT FACE"
For the first time since Beatrice, Duckman falls in love with a woman he meets over the phone -- but she turns out to be the ugliest woman in the world. Guest starring Lolita Davidovich.
"JOKING THE CHICKEN"
Duckman becomes increasingly crazed when a new, politically correct comedian's success makes all comedy kinder, gentler, and unfunny -- exactly what King Chicken, Duckman's arch-nemesis, hoped for. Featuring Tim Curry as King Chicken, guest voices include Eddie Deezen, David Paymer, Corey Parker, Tommy Davidson and Kevin Meaney.

Transcribed from USA Network news releases by rcarter@nyx.cs.du.edu


Duckman is a Klasky Csupo / Paramount Television production in association with Reno & Osborn Productions and based upon the underground comic created by Everett Peck.

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