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Opinions on Bubba Duck?

Discussion in 'Disney/Pixar Forum' started by Zen Man, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Zen Man

    Zen Man Active Member

    Aug 3, 2007
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    For anyone whose a fan of DuckTales, Im sure you're familer with Bubba the Cave Duck who was introduced in the show's second season. Opinions seem to vary on this character; some liked his addition while others depised him. When I watched the show as a kid, I sorta liked Bubba; but now that I'm older, I've grown indifferent towards him. They're really was no purpose for Bubba beyond his initial 5 part story arc and I think it would've been fine if the writers left him as a one shot character. Plus I don't think they ever explained Bubba's absense once Gizmoduck started to become a show regular. Did they sent Bubba back to his own time or did they just quietly drop his character altogether?

    Anyway what are your opinions on Bubba?
  2. Dr.Pepper

    Dr.Pepper Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2006
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    I was neutral to him as kid. When I re-watched a bunch of episodes a few years ago I found him annoying and pointless. I can't recall that he was sent back to his own time, so I think that the writers silently got rid of him. It is kind of like how Doofus was rarely in any of the season 2 episodes.
    #2 Dr.Pepper, Mar 18, 2012
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  3. Kryten

    Kryten I've been Pony'd

    Dec 15, 2001
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    Remember that episode of The Simpsons where they introduced Poochie, and they had him sing this elaborate theme song? First thing I thought of was Bubba Duck and the elaborate theme song they gave him. Except we were SUPPOSED to think Poochie was a contrived, useless character.
  4. Silverstar

    Silverstar Rock the Dragon

    Jun 4, 2007
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    Bubba Duck wasn't a bad character, per se, he just wasn't a very necessary character. Bubba really didn't serve any purpose after the 5-part story arc which introduced him; in most episodes he was kind of just there. I only recall 2 episodes that directly focused on Bubba after his introduction. Part of the problem with Bubba was that he didn't really bring anything new to the table; aside from being a cave duck, he was just another duckling, and apart from the Nephews and Webbigail, the show's cute duckling quota was covered. Webby at least offered something different from Huey, Dewey and Louie by being female.

    I don't think the producers completely got rid of Bubba, they just began gradually phasing him out of the show by the time Fenton was introduced. Bubba was pushed further into the background to the point where in one episode, "Attack of the 50-Foot Webby" he was only referred to in a single joke (1 of the Nephews holds up a deflated soccer ball and says, "Don't ask about soccer; Bubba's still recovering.") and eventually he was just never seen nor referred to again.
  5. Antiyonder

    Antiyonder Amalgam Universe Overlord
    Staff Member Moderator

    Sep 13, 2002
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    Not the worst show ad on, but Fenton/Gizmoduck was the more entertaining character. Not to mention we get some fun dialogue between him and his couch potato mom.

    Neither character appeared in The Golden Goose Two Parter and movie, but the final two seasons would alternate between a Gizmoduck and Bubba episode.

    Though the episode Metal Attraction (which had that female robot attracted to Gizmoduck) had both appearing in the episode.

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