Rubber Duckie

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For the toy, see rubber duck.
"Rubber Duckie"
Single by Ernie (Jim Henson)
from the album The Sesame Street Book and Record
Released 1970
Format 7"
Recorded 1970
Genre children's, pop
Length 2:25
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Jeff Moss

"Rubber Duckie" is a song sung by the Muppet character Ernie (voiced by Jim Henson) on Sesame Street. The song is named after Ernie's toy, a rubber duck affectionately named Rubber Duckie.

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.[1] 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?.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oloffson, Kristi (2009-11-09). "Top 10 Sesame Street Moments". Time (New York: Time). Retrieved 2011-03-30. 

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