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Duncan headshot (TDI-G&S)

This character page is designed for use with Total Drama Island, by Gilbert and Sullivan


Characterization

Duncan is the troupe’s juvenile delinquent. Cocky and bullying, but also more caring than he lets on, he spent much of his screen time in a love-hate relationship with Courtney. Duncan finished fourth, making him the only member of the Killer Bass to finish in the top five.


Duncan is one of several TDI character with a reasonably close analog (Sir Despard Murgatroyd in Ruddigore) in the Gilbert & Sullivan series. His pairing with Courtney also has a reasonably close analog (Ralph/Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore).



Duncan's Theme

“A Policeman’s Lot”, a.k.a. “When a Felon’s Not Engaged in His Employment” from The Pirates of Penzance

(click on the link below for the MIDI file)


When a felon’s not engaged in his employment,
Or maturing his felonious little plans,
His capacity for innocent enjoyment
Is just as great as any honest man’s.
Our feelings we with difficulty smother
When constabulary duty’s to be done.
Ah, take one consideration with another,
A policeman’s lot is not a happy one.

When the enterprising burglar’s not a-burgling,
When the cutthroat isn’t occupied in crime,
He loves to hear the little brook a-gurgling
And listen to the merry village chime.
When the coster’s finished jumping on his mother,
He loves to lie a-basking in the sun—
Ah, take one consideration with another,
A policeman’s lot is not a happy one.



Duncan/Courtney Relationship Theme

“Never mind the Why and Wherefore” from H.M.S. Pinafore (gender roles partially reversed; originally a trio)

(click on the link below for the MIDI file)

The Bell Trio from HMS Pinafore03:04

The Bell Trio from HMS Pinafore

Duncan/Courtney relationship theme


Never mind the why and wherefore,
Love can level ranks, and therefore,
Though his lordship’s station’s mighty,
Though stupendous be his brain,
Though your tastes are mean and flighty
And your fortune poor and plain,

Let the air with joy be laden,
Rend with songs the air above,
For the union of a maiden
With the man who owns her love!

Never mind the why and wherefore,
Love can level ranks, and therefore,
Though your nautical relation
In my set could scarcely pass—
Though you occupy a station
In the lower middle class—

Let the air with joy be laden, etc.

Never mind the why and wherefore,
Love can level ranks, and therefore
I admit the jurisdiction;
Ably have you played your part;
You have carried firm conviction
To my hesitating heart.

Let the air with joy be laden, etc.

Other Character Verses

The following verses fit Duncan for his background or character, but don't refer to any specific episodes from the TDI episodes:

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