Darkwing Duck was one of the most underappreciated television shows in the history of animation. It was riddled with pop culture references and witty little one liners. It shared capes with comic book characters and sounded off on some of the most relevant pop culture topics of yesteryear. Who could forget the classic characters, the ones who were brave enough to be flawed in a cartoon network that all too often embraced stereotypes and impossible realities? There has only ever been one Darkwing. His daring will forever be remembered.
While there were several shining moments that made this cartoon great, none were quite so memorable as the intro lines from Darkwing Duck. The way the masked crusader introduced himself was always different, yet always the same. His famous, “I am the terror that flaps in the night,” followed by a beloved anecdote that only Darkwing himself could concoct will forever be remembered. Some of the lines he used were reflective of the times. Others were reflective of the episode itself (see the one about the flying saucer). All of them were classic Darkwing - wit, humor, sarcasm and a side of current events.
Scrolling through these brainy one line Darkwing Duck introduction captions is guaranteed to be a nostalgic experience. Does anyone else remember back when there was a cash line and a check line? Can anyone else recall a time when people wore trousers and musicians had a hit parade? Here are some flashback Darkwing Duck theme phrases guaranteed to jog your memory. Which ones are your favorite?
I Am The Low Rating That Cancels Your Program.
I Am The Wrong Number That Wakes You At 3 A.M.
I Am The Weirdo Who Sits Next To You On The Bus.
I Am The Fast Food That Comes Back To Haunt You.
I’m The Neurosis That Requires A $500 An Hour Shrink.
I Am The Ingrown Toenail On The Foot Of Crime.
I Am The Grade Curve That Gives You An F.
I Am The Repair Man Who Tells You Your Warranty Has Run Out.
I Am The Chill That Runs Up Your Spine.
I Am The Rhinestones On The Jump Suit Of Justice.
I Am The Batteries That Are Not Included.
I Am The Jailer Who Throws Away The Key. I Am… Feeling Really Stupid. Boy I Hate It When I’m Early.
I’m The Surprise In Your Cereal Box.
I Am The Widget Missing From The Easy To Assemble Swing Set.
I Am The Pin That Will Burst Your Bubble.
I Am The Combination Lock On The Vault Of Justice.
I Am The Stain That Can’t Be Rubbed Out.
I Am The Single Career Man All Women Want To Date.
I Am The Check Writer In The Cash Only Line.
I Am The Hair In The Lens Of Your Projector.
I Am The Butter That Burns In Your Pan.
I Am The Cloud That Rains On Your Hit Parade.
I Am The Lollipop That Sticks In Your Hair.
I Am The Quality Time That Ruins Your Playtime.
I Am The Principal You Were Sent To See.