The Duck Factory (1984– )

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Skip Tarkenton is a young animator who's just started with a low-budget animation company that produces "The Dippy Duck Show." As new guy, Skip is often the brunt of office politics, and ... See full summary »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Skip Tarkenton (13 episodes, 1984)
Julie Payne ...
 Aggie Aylesworth (13 episodes, 1984)
Nancy Lane ...
 Andrea Lewin (13 episodes, 1984)
Jay Tarses ...
 Marty Fenneman (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Roland Culp (13 episodes, 1984)
Don Messick ...
 Wally Wooster (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Mrs. Sheree Winkler (13 episodes, 1984)
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 Brooks Carmichael (13 episodes, 1984)
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Skip Tarkenton is a young animator who's just started with a low-budget animation company that produces "The Dippy Duck Show." As new guy, Skip is often the brunt of office politics, and has to deal with his own lack of confidence. Written by Mike Konczewski

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After the credits, the MTM kitten logo forms. An off-screen voice states, "And now, here's the cat!". Instead of meowing, the kitten says, "Quack!" See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels' Revenge (1995) See more »

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What I remember about The Duck Factory, is that The Today Show had Jim Carrey on to promo the show. He was shy, not like he is now. One of the things they showcased, was his ability to do impressions simply by changing his face. He did Henry Fonda from On Golden Pond, simply by putting on a fishing hat. He looked dead on, just using his rubber face.

I liked the show, but it just didn't stick around long enough to catch on. And I always wondered what happened to Jim Carrey, since Today touted him as a budding superstar. When he reemerged on In Living Color, I understood why he was a little prickly at being tagged "an overnight success." He clearly spent a lot of years trying to climb back up after Duck Factory.


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