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Apocalypse Not
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Air Date:

February 24th, 1996

Written By:

Bill Canterbury

Gene Laufenberg

Michael Markowitz and David Misch

Directed By:

Raymie Muzquiz


A Room With a Bellevue

Followed By:

Clear and Presidente Danger

Apocalypse Not is the seventh episode of season three.


After the city gets attacked by one of Duckmans over-inflated dolls, the city decides to have an emergency drill where all the residents go underground until it would be safe to come out. Duckman fails to hear about the drill and has a city-wide 'party' (involving mass destrution) while all the residents are gone. Eventually the residents return to chase Duckman out of town.


  • Episode Title Reference: The film Apocalypse Now.
  • Writer/producer Michael Markowitz notes: "There was a scene in "Apocalypse Not" that was, sadly, never recorded. When Bernice makes her phone call, the script called for her to be accidentally connected to... Beavis & Butthead! However, this was at the time that B&B were having some PR problems concerning fire, and the episode contained a lot of the guest appearance ultimately fell through."
  • At the town meeting, when Duckman is listening to headphones, the song he's playing is "We Are There" from America the Beautiful.
  • During the scene of Duckman shopping at Orifice Depot, the broadcast version plays the same track that is heard in the Utopian version Duckman's house in the episode "Gripes of Wrath". This was changed on the DVD version for some reason.
    • A similar change was made in a previous episode "Married Alive", where the Utopian music was changed to the same track they used here.
  • Duckman's hedonistic binge through the emptied city was originally accompanied by the song "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger. This was changed to generic music on the DVD version.