here -- but Doofus' superhero garb is a dead giveaway. Can we possibly consider the use of long underwear by Goofy, Doofus, AND Ma Hunkel as establishing a definitive visual shorthand for "Yeah, it's kinda absurd that this person is playing hero, but let's go with it anyway"?
Hero for Hire" is arguably his finest overall performance. However, I definitely would have avoided Doofus' pratfall in the final campfire scene...
Yoda-speak (however inconsistently written) definitely lend some much-needed levity to the proceedings.
a certain Steven Spielberg movie...
Ron Jones' musical accompaniment here adds effectively to the sense of wonder and enchantment.
Had the interpersonal conflicts been handled more adroitly, "Superdoo!" would probably be remembered much more fondly than it is. As it happened, it would take a couple of years and a completely different medium before Doofus would get a starring role in a really first-rate adventure -- and, in that case, he WAS under the evil influence of mind control. Better late than never, I suppose.
(GeoX) "One more, and I become the all-time Woodchuck merit-badge champion!" So…the current all-time record is nine? The "excessive Woodchuck awards" business was present in the pilot, but now it appears to have been jettisoned.
Boy, has it ever. The merit-badge-related activities of the Junior Woodchucks, as presented here, are surprisingly -- and disappointingly -- simplistic. One could possibly imagine "Superdoo!" as taking place before the events of "Merit-Time Adventure" -- perhaps the self-confidence that Doofus gained from trapping the timberwolves spurred him on to become a competent merit-badge winner and a challenge to the Nephews in that area -- but, since HD&L won a bucketload of medals immediately upon joining the JWs in "Don't Give Up the Ship," watching them struggle to make pottery, weave baskets, and even build a fire looks decidedly strange. (It looked even stranger when this episode was originally broadcast after "Treasure of the Golden Suns.")
(Greg) Then [Doofus] gets the MIMI JOKE ZONE PLAN as he runs into the cabin and rips a red sash from the wall and goes to the CHEST OF DEMONS to find some boots and under suit. He's going to have a disguise see and then he runs out and does this silly fanfare sounds. He then runs into the outhouse and opens the door and goes inside. He changes and shakes the outhouse a bit before coming out disguised as a super hero. He wears his woodchuck hat over his eyes and I see the problem here: The glasses he wears give him away as well as the body mass.
Not to mention the Junior Woodchuck cap itself. If the plot of "Send in the Clones" relied on "Cartoon Duck Syndrome" in order to work, then Doofus' secret identity depends upon it in the same way that a drunk "depends" upon a lamp post. Or something like that. The "funny fanfare" is definitely good for a chuckle, though.
(Greg) So we head to the river as the aliens cool their asses off in the river (EWWWWWW!) as purple alien wants a new plan and then notices it right in front of him as there is a dam right behind the camp. Now this proves that Mr. Woodchuck has lost his mind. Who in their right mind would place a camp right in front of a dam?!
All the better for the Woodchucks to display their survival skills when the dam bursts, I suppose. BTW, there are some soundtrack glitches hereabouts; Purple Alien speaks with Green Alien's voice when he says "New plan we need," and Dewey subsequently calls Huey "Louie."
Next: Episode 22, "Hotel Strangeduck."