The Duck Factory

Goodbye Buddy, Hello Skip

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 4/12/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Skip Tarkenton finds his dream of becoming an animator coming true a lot sooner than he expected when he arrives L.A.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jack Gilford

    Brooks Carmichael

  • Julie Payne

    Aggie Aylesworth

  • Nancy Lane

    Andrea Lewin

  • Clarence Gilyard Jr.

    Roland Culp

  • Jay Tarses

    Marty Fenneman

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Aggie: ...so, uh, what I'm asking is that you don't cancel the show until he's had a chance to show you some of his marvellous proposals... 48 hours? And they say networks are cold and heartless.

    • Brooks: How'd things go at the network, Aggie? Aggie: They thought with Buddy gone, they were gonna be able to walk all over me. Well, I went right in there, and I said, "Look, there's no way we're going to keep doing The Dippy Duck Show unless you give us more money. In fact, I'm going to demand that you let me take it elsewhere." Andrea: You got us cancelled, didn't you.

    • Sheree: ...and then he saw me in this topless ice show, and that was, like, it. Skip: Uh, topless. [gulp] I've, uh, I've played a little hockey, uh-- Sheree: Oh, well to tell you the truth, I can just barely stand up on the ice. But you don't exactly have to be Peggy Fleming if you're willing to skate with your shirt off.

    • Sheree: What was your name again? Skip: Uh, Skip Tarkenton. Sheree: Oh. Right. Oh, of course. Buddy just thought the world of you.

    • Brooks: Anyway, I went to Buddy, and asked him if I could borrow $7000 for the triple bypass surgery. He sat there, thought about it, and said, "Frank" -- you know how he liked to kid us pretending he didn't know our names -- "Frank," he said, "I really would like to do it, but there's this speedboat I got my eye on, and I'm going to have to say no." Of course, I didn't have the operation, which was just great, because it turned out that they mixed up my angiogram with somebody else's. So I'm here to thank Buddy for the fact that I didn't go through any of that unnecessary surgery. Sheree: Thank you, Frank.

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    Notes (3)

    • Art director James G. Hulsey and set decorator Bruce Kay won Emmys for Outstanding Art Direction in a Series for this episode.

    • Closing announcement: "Where's the cat?"

    • Closing credits: Slow-motion instant replay of Brooks' black and white pencil test, showing Sir Thanksalot's horse falling on him.

    Trivia (1)

    • In the animated opening credits, a cel of a purple rhinoceros-looking thing was accidentally omitted from one frame, making it do a disappearing-reappearing act.

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