Rubber Duckie

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For the toy, see Rubber duck. For the flexible antenna, see Rubber ducky antenna.
"Rubber Duckie"
Single by Ernie (Jim Henson)
from the album The Sesame Street Book and Record
Released 1969
Format 7"
Recorded 1969
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, 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.[1] 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.


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

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