Howard the Duck is a 1986 sci-fi/fantasy comic book adaptation film produced by George Lucas, starring Lea Thompson and Tim Robbins, considered by many to be one of, if not the, worst comic book adaptations of all time.

The very first Marvel Comics movie ever made, it is infamously known as being so poorly received that it caused Marvel to not release another cinematic live-action movie for twelve years.

And...duck tits.

Plot[edit | edit source]

An anthropomorphic talking duck from outer space saves Marty McFly's mom from tentacle bondage.

Notable characters[edit | edit source]

The Episode[edit | edit source]

  • This is the third episode to feature a guest co-host--Adam Karabel from The Oratory

Scores[edit | edit source]

James - Alcohol

Damien - Duckface

Adam - Foul

Highlights[edit | edit source]

  • The hosts ponder the bloody formation and history of Duckworld
  • Adam's wife walks in mid-review
  • James and Damien inform Adam about Murder-Set-Pieces, and he gets more and more intrigued the more he hears
  • By the end scene, the hosts discuss anything they can to avoid talking about the movie anymore
  • All of the Great Band Names that came about in the episode

References[edit | edit source]

Tiradesverse tropes[edit | edit source]

  • Protagonists? - Howard, Beverly and Phil
  • Real protagonist - Jenning
  • Nontendre - The seemingly endless duck puns
  • Thank you very little - A rare example involving a female, we see a full frontal shot of a duck with breasts in a bathtub masturbating
  • Plot convenience - So, these street punks just happened to pick THAT night to accost and attempt rape on Beverly--the same night Howard lands on Earth. This has never happened before??
  • Unnecessary voiceover - The beginning of the movie as Howard is being pulled to Earth, and for the title card
  • Bubblegum Galaxy - Duckworld
  • There Are No Police - Another example of an entire police force that has absolutely no clue
  • Anticlimactic Main Villain - The Dark Overlord in its true form goes down in like 2 minutes, tops
  • Tonal Shift from Hell - An odd example, but the movie goes from Howard preventing a sexual assault in the first twenty minutes of the movie, to pies to the face of some idiots in a diner
  • Plot Armor - Beverly and Phil get blasted by the Dark Overlord TWICE and not only live, but suffer no injuries at all
  • H.U.R.T. - See above
  • Casio Keyboard - Thomas Dolby's entire soundtrack
  • Edited at gunpoint - The first 45 minutes
  • Exposition fairy - Jenning after he is taken over by the Dark Overlord

Ending song[edit | edit source]

Paula_Abdul_-_Opposites_Attract

Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract

Before and After[edit | edit source]

Previous episode: Episode 45 - Double Team

Next episode: Episode 47 - Samurai Cop

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