Episode Info

"The Unbreakable Bin" is the ninetieth episode of DuckTales. It is based on the Uncle Scrooge comic story "The Unsafe Safe" by Carl Barks.


Scrooge acquires Protect-o-Glass, a special glass from Gyro that makes the Money Bin invulnerable to attack, which puts Gizmoduck out of a job. Nothing, not even Magica's most powerful spells can break through. That is, until Scrooge encounters the Yeeker, a bird that can shatter the glass with an ear-piercing shriek.


  • Scrooge's nightmare at the beginning of this episode appears to be inspired by the opening of the Italian-produced Uncle Scrooge comic story "The Money Ocean" by Marco Rota, first published in Almanacco Topolino #215 in 1974.

Differences from the original comic

Besides the obvious "Donald's not in this version."
  • The original story opened with Scrooge having already gotten his unbreakable glasses (which he mentions were developed by his scientists rather than Gyro) and showing them off to Donald.
  • The unbreakable glass was not called Protect-o-Glass in the comic.
  • In the comic, Scrooge didn't get the idea to coat the Money Bin in the unbreakable glass until after seeing one of the Beagle Boys' failed attempts to break his safe open.
  • The comic did not have the unbreakable glass being used to coat all of Duckburg.
  • The comic had a running gag in which a police officer had to order the Beagle Boys, and later Magica, to leave the Money Bin because an old lady was complaining about the noise they were making.
  • In the comic, Magica was actually able to get the Yeeker to break open the Money Bin's safe. However, because it took her hours to actually get the Yeeker to cooperate, Scrooge and the nephews made it back just as she was making off with the Dime, and when she tries to zap them with her stun ray again, she found that its battery had died, and Scrooge managed to snag the Dime back in the process.
  • The Yeekers were never shown to lay any eggs in the comic.
vedDuckTales (1987) Episodes
Season 1
"Don't Give Up the Ship" • "Wrongway In Ronguay" • "Three Ducks of the Condor" • "Cold Duck" • "Too Much of a Gold Thing" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "A Drain on the Economy" • "A Whale of a Bad Time" • "Aqua Ducks" • "Working for Scales" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror" • "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season 2
"Marking Time" • "The Duck Who Would Be King" • "Bubba Trubba" • "Ducks on the Lam" • "Ali Bubba's Cave" • "Liquid Assets" • "Frozen Assets" • "Full Metal Duck" • "The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club" • "Money to Burn" • "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season 3
"Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose, Part 1" • "The Golden Goose, Part 2"