|Single by Ernie (Jim Henson)|
|from the album The Sesame Street Book and Record|
The song became a surprise mainstream hit, peaking at #16 on the Hot 100 on 26 September 1970 and 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 follow-ups "Do De Rubber Duck" and "D-U-C-K-I-E" and was the centerpiece of 1988's "Put Down the Duckie", performed by Hoots the Owl but also featuring 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?. Daveed Diggs, in costume as Mr. Noodle's Brother Mr. Noodle, performed a hip-hop infused version on Sesame's YouTube channel.
- Oloffson, Kristi (2009-11-09). "Top 10 Sesame Street Moments". Time. New York: Time. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
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