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Ep. 28: Breaking down the Mighty Ducks cartoon


Mike, Tommy and Kevin take a deep dive into the Mighty Ducks cartoon. After watching the two trailer episodes, they attempt to rehash what they saw and describe a back story that involves enslavement, invisible dinosaurs and terrible Duck puns.


Show Notes:

Not a whole lot to go through.

The Mighty Ducks the First Face Off Part 1:

The Mighty Ducks the First Face Off Part 2:

The wikipedia for the Mighty Ducks Cartoon series. 

Ismay, Montana (population: 26) unofficially took the name of Joe, Montana in 1993.

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Ep. 27: The evolution of the Mighty Ducks’ uniforms


Mike, Tommy and Kevin break down the Mighty Ducks’ look from teh time they were a rag tag group of D-5ers to Team USA to the Eden Hall Mighty Ducks. They also weigh on the Hawks, Iceland and Trinidad and Tobago’s looks as well.


Show notes:

The terrible state of the D-5 kids. Notice Charlie as the only one without the D-5 on his chest and Karp’s football helmet:


We established Karp’s loving family in Episode 16. 

Tommy establishes Karp as the worst player on the Mighty Ducks in Episode 6. 

Guy’s helmet:



Bombay spent $7,242 on the Mighty Ducks’ equipment:

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The original D-5 Mighty Ducks jersey:


The D2 USA jersey with Hendrix down the sleeve:


We talked about Don Tibbles in Episode 21.

The Mighty Ducks’ jersey after the switch in D2;


We talk about Eden Hall and their uniforms a bit in Episode 3.

The red Mighty Ducks logo after the Ducks beat the varsity in D3. No red eyes:


The Mighty Ducks cartoon:

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Ep. 26: The Mighty Ducks’ less heralded opponents


Take out the Hawks, Iceland and the varsity. Mike, Tommy and Kevin break down every other team the Ducks played throughout the three document– err films. There’s even another crazy Hans theory.

Show notes:

Conway not taking a dive. The Jets had to know what was up.

“What a weird ass team”:

Despite what Kevin and Tommy say, the Flames never celebrate their forfeit win over the Ducks. This is all that’s shown.

Was this Huskies kid on Hans’ payroll?


We talked about the league’s playoff structure in Episode 10. 


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Ep. 25: The greatest 25 quotes from the Mighty Ducks


On a very special 25th episode, Mike, Tommy and Kevin give their 25 best quotes from the Mighty Ducks. The crew discusses and puts into context everything from “Cake Eater” to “Something about a shrinking sphincter”

Show notes:

The full list of quotes:

“I’m sure Uncle Aaron will be very upset to hear we’ve been treated with such disrespect” — Greg Goldberg

“No! It was me!” — Dean Portman

“We either play…or play around” — Greg Goldberg

“Cake Eater” — Jesse Hall

“Yes sir, Mr. Ducksworth. Thank you very much, Mr. Ducksworth. Quack, quack, quack, Mr. Ducksworth!” — Gordon Bombay

“Quack….quack…quack…Quack.” — Everybody

“Why’d you turn against me, Gordon? For six year, I taughtcha how to skate, I taughtcha how to score, I taughtcha how to go for the “W’. You could’ve been one of the greats! And now look at yourself. You’re not a has been. You’re a never was.” — Coach Jack Reilly

“Because it’s not worth winning if you can’t win big!” — Coach Jack Reilly

“Keep swingin’, maybe you’ll give them a cold” — Gordon Bombay

“Did USA always dominate?” — Fulton Reed

“Get outta here before we use your eyeballs for hockey pucks” — Jesse Hall

“GOLDBERG!” — Everybody

“What happened to freedom of speech? Isn’t this America?” — Wolf “The Dentist” Stansson

“What it is, it’s a loafer. And we’ll call it the Air-Bombay loafer. For kids who want to coach!” — Gordon Bombay

“Hey Goldberg! I bet if that puck was cheeseburger you’d stop it!” — Russ Tyler

“Team USA’s going down, that’s where you’re going” — Wolf “The Dentist” Stansson

“You lost it for yourself! Let’s go shake their hands.” — Gunnar Stahl

“My knee will heal. But if I become someone I’m not. If I sink to their level, then I’ve lost more than my knee.” — Gordon Bombay

“Good work Captain Duck.” — Gunnar Stahl

“Every time you touch the ice, remember that it was Hans who taught us to fly.” — Gordon Bombay

“I told him that you were the heart of the team and that you would learn something from each other. I told him that you were the real Minnesota Miracle Man.” — Gordon Bombay

“You guys are not skating like Warriors. You look like something else. You look like Ducks.” — Coach Ted Orion

“Something about a shrinking sphincter.”  — Russ Tyler

“Waiter I have too many forks…I only need one…Y’all…It’s just.. Hey, what’s this li’l bitty one for?”  — Dwayne Robertson

“After we beat you, the Warriors die and the Ducks fly.” — Russ Tyler


We talked about how much Goldberg sucked in Episode 22: Goldberg vs. Julie the Cat.

This is a Yodel:


Marcus Mariota doesn’t have a Twitter.

We talked about Jesse Hall’s in Episode 24: The sad saga of Jesse Hall. 

The Air-Bombay loafer was discussed in Episode 23: Holiday Grab Bag!

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Ep. 24: The sad saga of Jesse Hall


Mike, Tommy and Kevin break down Jesse Hall. Did his continual blowouts at Bombay endear himself to his teammates or turn him into a cancer? Really how good is he? In answering these questions the three Quack Attackers stumble upon Jesse’s sad final fate.


Show Notes:

Episode 5: Breaking down the media covering the Ducks” is the episode that’s clarified at the beginning

Jesse Hall stepping to Gordon on Day 1:

Jesse was the second player to walk out on Bombay, after Peter Mark.

In our pro potential episode, (Episode 7) we said Jesse might dip his toes in the NHL, but not make it. We said all agreed he would go to play in Europe if he chooses to go that path. If doesn’t choose that path we have him slated to returning to help his community, possibly as a coach.


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Ep. 23: Holiday Grab Bag!


It’s time for another grab bag episode? Mike, Tommy and Kevin cover a variety of topics from Tibbles’ party and Gordon Bombay’s loafer to Goldberg’s Deli and why the Ducks have a conjoined locker room for boys and girls.

Show Notes:

The guy at the part was indeed Steven Brill, the writer of the movie and also Frankie Boy in D1.



The main tickler was indeed Goldberg. Wu was on shaving cream duty.


Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer. He died in 2009. Goldberg is the only one who claims Spelling as an uncle.

Could Goldberg have stopped the final shot?

This is Goldberg’s Deli. Their new logo:



We talked about Connie and Guy in Episode 4

We talked about Hans’ power in Episode 11.

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Ep. 22: Goldberg vs. Julie the Cat


It’s the great debate of our time: Julie the Cat or Goldberg? OK, maybe it isn’t. Julie was better. Still, Mike, Tommy and Kevin track the relationship and rivalry of Julie and Goldberg from the first time they meet in D2 through the end of D3 and beyond.

Show notes:

Julie the Cat dominating right away:

It was either 5-0, or 5-1 when Julie the Cat came in the game and did her stunt. The announcer says after an Iceland goal that the score is 4-1, but in the next scene the cameras show the scoreboard and it reads 4-0.


Goldberg hell bent on making his teammate worse:


We talked about Fulton Reed as the Mighty Ducks’ true leader in Episode 8. 

The discussion about Julie the Cat as one of our greatest Olympians is in Episode 7. 

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Ep. 21: Don Tibbles, a success story


Mike, Tommy and Kevin approach D2 from Don Tibbles’ perspective. In tracking Tibbles from his first meeting with Gordon Bombay to his approving head nod at the end of the film/documentary, they discover what can only be classified as a success story.

Show notes:

Don Tibbles!

Our introduction to him:

Mike Babcock was in college at McGill University in 1994, so he would’ve been too young for to coach Team USA. One other point that Mike failed to mention: Mike Babcock is Canadian. That’s not the best thing when you’re trying to market a coach of Team USA.

Averman and Goldberg. Very marketable:

Our discussion on Kenny Wu was Episode 17. 

Wheaties is a branch of General Mills.

This is what Wheaties look like:


Don Tibbles rushing to Gordon’s aid after Stansson slashes Bombay.



Tibbles quacking after the jersey change:

Don Tibbles approves:

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Ep. 20: What happened to the Mighty Ducks between D1 and D2?


Using clues from the films, Mike, Tommy and Kevin determine just how long the time period was between the Mighty Ducks movies, and what events in that gray area paved the way for some to join Junior Goodwill Games team while others disappeared.

Show Notes:

It’s time to get the crew back together!

Charlie in D1 telling Bombay how he runs off his mom’s boyfriends.

Basil McRae:



According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, a minor under 14 cannot be employed except as a newspaper carrier, in agriculture (with parental consent), an actor, a model or a youth athletic program referee. So this:


Is illegal, unless of course, Averman lied about his age (as we suspected) and got away with it.

Tommy wonders if the movie theater Averman works in is a mom-and-pop shop. Averman works at General Cinema, a (now-defunct) corporation that had 621 theatres in its prime, so the answer is no.



“Our son the goalie”




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Ep. 19: Gordon Bombay the lawyer and the Mighty Ducks


Mike, Tommy and Kevin look at the other side of Gordon Bombay’s life: his work as a lawyer. The discussion covers Gordon’s tactics, his exit, Mr. Ducksworth, and Ducksworth’s relationship with the seemingly omnipresent Hans.

Show notes:

Frankie boy!

The moment Ducksworth makes Gordon Bombay the highest paid youth coach in history:

Seriously, you’re going to need to listen to the Hans episode if you want to fully understand the second half of this episode.

This is Jane:


The words that killed the Ducksworth-Bombay relationship: