I'll tell you one thing: I'm glad that--so early, yet!--they're willing to do an episode where Scrooge plays almost no role. That seems to bode well for the show's future.
You know, I have to admit, in many ways, this is really...good. But it's always something, innit? So let me get this out of the way first: HOLY EVERLOVING FUCK do I hate what they've done with Louie. This whole fucking hustler thing is an ABOMINATION BEFORE GOD AND MAN. You FUCKING people. Jeez. You may have noticed my blog posts lately are a little bit toned down (not from any intention; it's just something that gradually happened) and I'm a bit less likely to say "fuck" than I once was and NOTICE HOW MANY TIMES I'M SAYING FUCK IN THIS PARAGRAPH. WHAT A FUCKING DISASTROUS MISCALCULATION. Dammit. Fuckit.
Ahem. Well, I guess that's not the main point of the episode. It's all about Webby, pretty much, and it's smartly done, too. The idea is that she's always all cool and hypercompetent, but in the context of being totally sheltered and unequipped to deal with the outside world. With a character like her, you sort of run into the problem that when pitted against HDL, she's kind of always going to win, and you can't exactly complain about it, but the deck does seem a bit stacked. So I think it's good if her character is tempered by naivete--it evens things out a bit.
So anyway, it's off to a place that may or may not be called Funco's Funzone, depending on whether I wrote the name down right or not, and Webby is amusingly clueless until the time comes for her to, inevitably, shine. And there's also Beagles! Um...whatever. I mean, you know what I think of the DT Beagles. I guess these are okay for what they are; I did kinda like their voices. Why do they just have B's on their chest instead of numbers? It's an abiding mystery, but they're so far away from the classix anyway that it doesn't much matter to me. Ma Beagle, on the other hand, somehow makes little impact; I was not impressed. I kinda liked her brassiness in the original.
And there's also a subplot where Donald and Mrs Beakley are at loggerheads but then they have to team up to rescue the captured children, which is pretty good. I like Donald's berserker rage at the idea of his nephews being captured. It fits the character as we like to see it--although I STILL can't be having with Donald's voice. Even when I CAN understand it, it just requires more effort than I feel ought to be necessary. Anyway, in the end, Beakley jokes that "I'm a spy," and everyone laughs uproariously and it's obvious that they're setting something up. Which is fine with me.
Also, a kid drowns in the ball pit while his mother idly messes around with her phone. Or so I choose to believe.