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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1984  
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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Sweet Little Show with Good Performances
12 January 2004 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

My summary is a quote I stole from another reviewer (Shark), so he/she gets the credit, but it accurately describes this charming bit of TV history.

I don't know how the other reviewers can remember such details of a series airing 20 years ago. I can't recall any great plots or dialogue; however, I do remember that the show impressed the hell out of me through sharp writing and well-cast, engaging characters.

Hindsight is 20/20, of course, but I believe I saw Carrey's star potential -- or at least the charisma that propelled his career. I also remember the appeal and promise of Teresa Ganzel, an actor unfortunately better known for her sexy little-girl voice and well-proportioned bod than her performances.

Oh, well, I just want to be on record as saying that The Duck Factory is a series that deserved more time and respect than it got, and, if you can find it on video or in TV-land, it is definitely worth a look.


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