Scrooge McDuck Wikia

Differing Dropouts is a comic strip written by Bob Karp, penciled by Al Taliaferro and inked by Ellis Eringer. It features Scrooge McDuck and a nameless homeless man, also mentioning Scrooge's wealthy father.


A forlorn homeless man tells Scrooge McDuck that the reason he is so hopelessly poor is that he dropped out of school after 6th grade. Scrooge answers that it had nothing to do with riches, since he, too, dropped out of school after 6th grade… at which point his father financed his start in business with 20 million pounds.

Behind the scenes

This strip was only ever printed in March of 1966 in miscellaneous American newspapers.

It refers to Scrooge McDuck's rich father, a stark contrast to the canonical working-man father Fergus McDuck who went on to appear in later works by other authors. The incidents featuring him, and so this strip, are taken to have taken place in the shady alternate timeline that Scotty McDuck originated from, with the father in question being none other than Scotty. Other 1960's strips featuring the supposed-Scotty include Worse than Rocks and Stuffy Forebears.