Gripped by a grippe, Scrooge falls asleep as Webby reads him "Cinderella," and has a fever dream in which he takes the lead role in a reverse-gender version of the story with Beagle Boys and Glomgold as the step-people and Goldie as the princess. There's also some dicking around with Goldie captured and Scrooge & Co having to navigate a magic hedge-maze and castle, in order to chew up extra running time.
Yup, the fantasy episode riffing on an old, familiar story--the staple of idea-strapped writers everywhere. To be fair, there were a few things I liked here--well, two, basically: Launchpad as a frog is kinda funny, and I enjoyed Goldie's unexpected second appearance, and more particularly her voice actress.
But beyond that…boy. I found this pretty tedious, I have to tell you. None of the "Ducktales characters as Cinderella characters!" stuff was particularly imaginative or clever or anything. I'm pretty sure this isn't gonna turn out to be the case, but this feels very much like the desperate, last-gasp kind of thing that these sorts of episodes tend to be. Blah.
-Brief, non-speaking appearance by Ludwig, as one of the guys who gets his head smashed in the food by a Beagle Boy.
-The beatnik Beagle is now some sort of combination beatnik/disco Beagle. Very strange.
-One of the Beagles, on how they got transformed back from nightmarish bull/frog hybrids: "We found an ugly princess who'll kiss anyone on the first date." Dude. Not appropriate.