Things to Love About DuckTales (7/10) – Fenton Crackshell

It’s safe to say a lot of people will connect with Fenton’s character.

He comes from a very poor home, did not finish school and has no qualifications, and yet has big dreams and one special talent. He has confidence issues but hides them behind a lot of talking, and fails epically at adulting in general (that’s my favorite thing about him), but somehow finds the drive to do what he loves in hopes that one day, he will become somebody loved.

I told you, we all share a lot in common with this dork.

Fenton gradually adopts a super alter ego that is well-loved by the citizens of Duckberg, but the team working on the series cared more about developing his real persona rather than Gizmo Duck, and that was the right decision. The super persona was only a mask - the real person underneath is what matters.

There is this hilarious Tumblr post (I can’t find it right now) that described being an adult as basically you going about trying to do things until someone yells at you. Fenton should be the accompanying picture.

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There is so much going on in this scene, I don’t know where to start.

Actually, let’s all start by agreeing that Big Bob is one of the greatest fictional assholes out there. Yes, that seems like a good place to start!

But that’s not the only part of this scene that gets me.

Helga doesn’t catch the egg and Big Bob immediately begins yelling at her. Arnold doesn’t catch the egg and Grandpa still compliments him.

That’s extremely important, especially considering Bob’s insult.

This show was great at showing that your biological parents can be abusive and not act like parents at all. It also shows that you can have people who (although not biologically your parents) still love you and act like parental figures.

Kudos to you, Hey Arnold.