Whatever's reviews: Lo shock risparmioso Nov 15, 2019 14:56:49 GMT
Post by whatever on Nov 15, 2019 14:56:49 GMT
The three ducklings worry about their uncle, Donald. He's too wasteful.
As opposed to usual?
Well, I mean even more wasteful than usual, you gooses.
So, when the Ducks arrive at Scrooge's money bin to polish their uncle's coins (a walk which took them unusually long, since Donald would make stops to spend his money on useless stuff), Hewey, Lewey and Dewey express their concerns to their elderly uncle.
Anyway, when the Ducks' chore is done, it is time for Scrooge to pay them. However, instead of cash, Scrooge gives them four half full piggy banks, promising to give them their keys as well, when they have managed to fill them up all the way.
Donald, of course, gets frustrated. As a reaction, he throws his piggy bank at his uncle's head, walks over to Scrooge's cash reserves and helps himself. Then he walks away, intending to invite Daisy to dinner.
As the three ducklings are trying to help their wounded, wealthy uncle, Scrooge is like 'So I should have remained wasteful too?' In the beginning, the ducklings believe he's raving because of the hit on his head.
However, Scrooge proceeds to tell them a story from his childhood. When he was little and earning money polishing shoes, he was wasteful like Donald. He would often buy stuff for himself as well as for a little girl, a childhood crush of his (consider including this in that Scrooge's love interests page). One day, that girl decided she would go on a date with another, presumably richer boy, because that boy had a pony.
Determined to win her heart, Scrooge spent all his savings on lottery tickets in order to win a pony in a lottery, but, well... he didn't win. After that, with his heart broken, he became the Scrooge we know.
Back in the present, Scrooge has an idea. Perhaps Donald would change his ways if he suffered a similar shock. The rest of the story consists of a series of comical situations, with Scrooge and the ducklings in disguise watching Donald and trying to trick him into losing his money in various ways. However, every time, something goes wrong and Donald ends up with more money than before and, on top of that, Scrooge has to pay fines to the police.
In the end, Donald has learnt nothing; on the contrary, he has become even worse, to the extent of taking Daisy to a drive in cinema... in a taxi! (LOL!)
Overall, it's a nice story, though the way that certain artist draws the ducks freaks me out a little, but I tried not to take that into account when rating the story (okay, maybe I did take it into account... just a little... shut up!)
As for that backstory from Scrooge's childhood, it was cute. I'd gladly accept it as part of Barks/Rosa canon. I mean, it's not impossible for Little Scrooge to have got carried away by a childhood crush and temporarily forgotten about his McDuck principles. Also, the way that girl broke his heart could explain why he never trusted women afterward and remained single; if you want to go even further, it can explain why he didn't propose to Goldie! What do you think?