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The Duck Factory 

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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Complete series cast summary:
 Skip Tarkenton 13 episodes, 1984
Julie Payne ...
 Aggie Aylesworth 13 episodes, 1984
Nancy Lane ...
 Andrea Lewin 13 episodes, 1984
 Marty Fenneman 13 episodes, 1984
 Roland Culp 13 episodes, 1984
Don Messick ...
 Wally Wooster 13 episodes, 1984
 Mrs. Sheree Winkler 13 episodes, 1984
 Brooks Carmichael 13 episodes, 1984


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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Underrated Funny Show
20 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

I actually saw this sitcom when it first appeared on TV in 1984 (I must of been the only one). But since I myself was a cartoonist and fascinated by the whole process, I couldn't wait to see this show set in a cartoon studio. I remember enjoying the episodes and that Jim Carrey gave a believable, controlled performance and I was always a big fan of Jack Gilford. Needless to say, the show didn't last (wasn't really given much of a chance). The network didn't promote it at all - but it does show that Carrey can give naturalistic performances. I do admire Carrey's work, but he seems to have fallen into the Robin Williams trap - be manic and crazy at comedy - practically shouting out, "Love me, accept me" and then get all brooding and quiet when they try their dramatic turns. I'm all for actors trying to stretch their wings, but don't get angry when people don't exactly jump up, applauding and throw awards at you. (Truman Show, Man/Moon). As for Duck Factory, it is a sweet little show with good performances.

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