|Single by Ernie (Jim Henson)|
|from the album The Sesame Street Book and Record|
The song became a surprise mainstream hit, being nominated for the Best Recording for Children Grammy in 1971, but losing out to the album The Sesame Street Book & Record, which contained the song. The song had three follow-ups, "Do De Rubber Duck" and "D-U-C-K-I-E" and was the centrepiece of 1988's "Put Down the Duckie" which was performed by Hoots the Owl but also featured Ernie.
Little Richard performed a rock-and-roll version of the song as a guest on a 1995 episode of Sesame Street. Jane Krakowski sings the song on her live album The Laziest Gal in Town. The song made a brief appearance in a scene in Three Men and a Little Lady, and during an episode of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?".
- Oloffson, Kristi (2009-11-09). "Top 10 Sesame Street Moments". Time (New York: Time). Retrieved 2011-03-30.
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