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The Baddie in the Cabbie is a comic story penciled by Tony Strobl and inked by John Liggera. It features Donald Duck and the Taxi Robber.

DescriptionEdit

Donald Duck, now a cabby, ends up with a slimy bank-robber for a client. He does see a way out of his predicament, but it involves speeding and having a deliberate accident, which could get him fired…

Behind the scenesEdit

This story was first published in March of 1962 in Donald Duck #82. It was reprinted in Donald Duck #180, and in the Australian Donald Duck #69 and #247 (in the latter, for unknown reasons, the first "The" was removed from the title).

In 1963, a story was created which reuses the plot of The Baddie in the Cabbie but replaces Donald with José Carioca as the main character.

Though this is likely coincidental, the basic plot structure (a plucky clumsy driver as main character who tries to "play it safe" to please his boss, only to successfully fall back to his old reckless ways to stop an evildoer) was echoed by the DuckTales 2017 episode Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System, with Launchpad McQuack as the driver.

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