The 87 Cent Solution is the eleventh episode of Season 2 of DuckTales 2017, a television cartoon episode. It features the 2017 Continuum versions of Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Flintheart Glomgold, Gyro Gearloose, the Headless Man-Horse, Zan Owlson, Roxanne Featherly, the Beagle Boys, Mark Beaks, Gizmoduck, Magica De Spell, Li'l Bulb, the Buzzard Brothers, Emily Quackfaster and Bentina Beakley. Much is made of the fictional Chester.
Scrooge McDuck goes crazy after 87 cents are stolen from the Money Bin. Who could the thief be? Is it really the interdimensional imp Scrooge is blaming… or is Scrooge affected by the disease literally known as Gold Fever that Huey Duck read about in the Junior Woodchucks' Guidebook?
- The bet Scrooge and Glomgold made in The Ballad of Duke Baloney (2018) is mentioned. Zan Owlson is still helping Glomgold run his company.
- As shown in The Treasure of the Golden Suns (1987), Gold Fever is a real disease in the Prime Universe, which can indeed be forewarned by itchiness and become fatal. The original Scrooge McDuck was once affected by it.
- Also in the Prime Universe, the original Gyro Gearloose had also built a Time-Teaser later exploited by villains, in Time Teasers (1987).
Behind the scenes
The 87 Cents Solution debuted on May the 9th, 2019. Its title is a reference to The Seven Percent Solution.