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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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1984  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jim Carrey ...  Skip Tarkenton 13 episodes, 1984
Julie Payne Julie Payne ...  Aggie Aylesworth 13 episodes, 1984
Nancy Lane Nancy Lane ...  Andrea Lewin 13 episodes, 1984
Jay Tarses ...  Marty Fenneman 13 episodes, 1984
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ...  Roland Culp 13 episodes, 1984
Don Messick ...  Wally Wooster 13 episodes, 1984
Teresa Ganzel ...  Mrs. Sheree Winkler 13 episodes, 1984
Jack Gilford ...  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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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 April 1984 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Crazy Credits

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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Way underrated show
30 May 2006 | by alzukSee all my reviews

I loved this show from the first episode -- I thought it was laugh-out-loud funny. I'm a big Teresa Ganzel fan, and also thought Jack Gilford was a treasure. Who knows what might have happened with even minimal support from the network? Perhaps in some people's view it suffered from too much inside humor, but as I remember it, the humor didn't require a great deal of industry knowledge to understand.

I had completely forgotten Jim Carrey starred on this show -- proof that back then, he could play comedy that wasn't over the top. Teresa Ganzel, though, provide my most enduring memories of "The Duck Factory" -- her "dumb blonde" shtick was the best this side of the late Carol Wayne.

In summary, there have been many inferior shows that lasted on air longer.


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