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4% slowdown or pitch shift is a lot, I'm not sure that's true. But feel free to fix.

Go ahead and reply in the Rock & Rule thread.
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Meanwhile:

The show that made Nickelodeon Nickelodeon. Moose McGlade, Alasdair Gillis and Alanis Morrissette get slimed, and things get creepy fast, in a retrospective of You Can't Do That On Television.

https://youtu.be/Cl44gvb8b9E

As a kid who loved this show, it's ... interesting to hear about some of the questionable behind the scenes stories here.

The disgusting, accidental original green slime. The occasional inappropriate "humor." How the jokes at Christine McGlade's expense began on a British show with Pauline Quirke. How there was an attempt to bring the same format to PBS and Mr. Rogers hated it (and admittedly by PBS Kids standards of the time it's filth). And ... the dresses. Oh no. And Roger Price's apparent fear at being exposed somehow.

So much about this show I don't know.
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Obscure Gumby intro:
https://youtu.be/QOJ3HcaFIcc
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After three seasons, it still felt like Ducktales 17 was still getting started. An extremely ambitious series with an all-star voice cast unlike anything else in animation, it was clearly made by people with a passion for every bit of the source material.

It was effectively a Disney Ducks Cinematic Universe, doing for Scrooge and company what the Avengers films did for Marvel. Most episodes felt like a crossover episode of some kind, involving characters from the comics and also from Darkwing Duck, Tale Spin, Goof Troop, Rescue Rangers, The Three Caballeros and so on. The show could draw on a very deep roster of characters and was full of variety. It also had a fresh take on the core cast, and remained focused on them throughout, telling character-based stories.

The pitch was probably "Gravity Falls with Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby," and the previously-interchangable kid characters have well-developed personalities here. They're played by adult comedians and are usually the funniest part of the show. We also get some strong new characters, such as the boy's long-lost mother Della Duck, and the moon warrior Penumbra.

By season 3, the series was only just getting round to introducing characters like Daisy Duck, and the Darkwing Duck universe. Rather than wrapping up, the last few episodes were establishing what happened after Tale Spin, and perhaps The Wuzzles, and giving a lost brother to Magica De Spell, and uh, new members of the McDuck family, among many other things.

I'm not convinced that Disney knew what it had with this series, running it on the less popular DisneyXD channel. I suspect this version of Ducktales could have run ten seasons without running out of ideas. If we don't see another series set in this universe, it will be a huge missed opportunity.
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