The first one is I.O.U. ... But Who?, written by Victor Lockman and drawn by Tony Strobl, first published in 1968, though these particular images are from issue 289 which was printed in 1994 (and more known as also having a chapter of Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck).
We open with Scrooge displaying the sort of love we all hope to attain someday, fawning over his money. But oh? He's found an IOU stuck to one corner, and after an amusing sidenote where he acknowledges it's not Donald's handwriting (thus showing Donald does give him IOUs), he goes after
He rents a sled dog team, harping about the cost of course, and treks across rough terrain until he finds his buddy's old area, charging him for the IOU plus interest. Except that we find out that isn't his writing, and in fact Scrooge owes him an IOU.
With pockets considerably lighter, Scrooge goes back home once again, finds an old flame of sorts who left him a message with the absolute loosest definition of "IOU", and dressed up in some pretty slick duds heads down to her farm.
Not to worry though, Scrooge manages to get out by once again lightening his pockets. Now left with nothing but harried nerves over WHO THIS DAMN IOU IS FROM he finally contacts a specialist to help bring out the faded writing.
Alright! On to the next short. This is How to Induce a Miser, written by Per Hedman and drawn by José Maria Manrique, first published in 2000, published in America in Uncle $crooge 329, which we'll revisit at least twice in these plurks, once later in this plurk and
This one features Daisy and Scrooge, which don't often get stories together with no other characters, but I've liked every single one I come across, and this one is no different. We start with Daisy accidentally spooking him because he thought it was Donald wanting money, but nope.
Uncle Scrooge is, as always, a tough nut to crack but Daisy comes up with a good idea and offers him a free meal. Which as an aside, it doesn't necessarily come up here, but Scrooge is a PIG when he's not paying for the food and I'll never not be amused by that.
Alright, so the third short. We go back to Uncle $crooge 329, this time with a little six-pager featuring Grandma Duck with Scrooge. First published in 2000, published in America in 2004 o'course, written by Kari Korhonen and drawn by Marçal Abella Bresco is Bossing the Boss.
Lastly! An untitled one-pager, written by Bob Karp and done by Tony Strobl, putting a nice bookend on things. First published in 1963, but here pulled from Uncle Scrooge 292 (which also had a L&T chapter), printed in the US in 1995.
There was one episode that attempted to cover Scrooge's past, "Once Upon A Dime" I think, and while I tend to ignore it since it counters other stuff even within different episodes of DuckTales, there was one noteworthy thing. Up until "present day" Scrooge wore his kilt.
And he still has this kilt, because he wore it as formal dress from time to time. So.... at some point in time in the past, Scrooge McDuck who up until this unknown point was technically fully dressed, decided pantsless was the way to go.
But then you'd think there'd be duck-pants that are more tailored to duck-body le-- ... Actually yeah, it'd be REALLY hard to get their feet past the part meant for the featherless portion for the legs. Wouldn't work unless it was a "boot cut" or something.