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"Hot Spells" is a season 3 episode of Darkwing Duck.


Darkwing and Gosalyn accompany Morgana to her old magic alma mater, where she is to present her paper on a profound magical breakthrough. While there, Gosalyn is allowed to participate in some classes because of her natural affinity for the unnatural, but quickly finds the underpinnings of magic and complex mathematics too boring for her tastes. Bored because getting used car salesmen and politicians aren't even a challenge, Beelzebub finds out about Darkwing and Gosalyn being at the school, and decides that this is his chance to move up in the rankings of hell by getting Darkwing once and for all!

Gosalyn tries to find a short cut to learning magic without the hard math involved, but is hoodwinked into using one of the forbidden spells when Beelzebub disguises himself as the school janitor. By using the forbidden spells, she allows of Beelzebub to steal Darkwing's soul. Can Gosalyn and Morgana find some way into tricking him into letting Darkwing go? Will Gosalyn have to give up her comic book collection to save D.W?


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  • Morgana: Oh, Dark, don't you see? Dean McHex won't just be judging my paper, he'll be judging me! My demeanor, my style, my ability to think on my feet...
  • Darkwing: Gee, is there gonna be a swimsuit competition too?
  • Darkwing: (About Gosalyn) She may not be book smart, but she's got great imagination! Just ask her teacher...who ought to be released any day now.
  • Darkwing: What's this? The janitor's closet?
  • Morgana: It's...the library of forbidden spells. (Dramatic music)
  • Gosalyn: So what's the library of forbidden spells? (Dramatic music)
  • Darkwing: And is it gonna do that every time we say (Whispers) "library of forbidden spells"? (Dramatic music)
  • Darkwing: I am the water balloon that lands right on you head.



Evil muddlefoots
  • Beelzebub leads DW to a torment in the underworld designed especially for D.W: Darkwing is going to be trapped in a living room watching TV with evil/Clone Versions of Herb and Beankie Muddelfoot forever!! This fact alone nearly drives Darkwing Insane!
  • In this version the evil/clone of Herb Muddlefoot has not only horns but also devils and Pitchforks on his hawaiian shirt!


  • The Gulerian Taronga Gosalyn summons is modeled after Lena Hyena the way she appeared in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The first name of the creature is from Greg Guler, the prop designer of Darkwing Duck, and the last name is from taronga.com, a fan mailing list that Tad Stones was a member of.
  • The animated brooms Beelzebub yells at are the Magic Brooms from the 1940 Fantasia "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment.



  • This episode was not rebroadcast on Toon Disney following its original run because of the religious subject matter. It is also unavailable on DVD, iTunes, Google Play, or Disney+.