The Duck Factory

Season 1 Episode 3

The Annies

Aired Unknown Apr 26, 1984 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • Wally: It was sure nice of you to write this acceptance speech for me, Marty. And it was also nice of you to mention yourself three times.
      Marty: I figured you'd want to thank me. After all, you're just an empty vessel into which I pour my words.

    • Sheree: Buddy's being honored by some organization for orphans...
      Brooks: Orphans?
      Sheree: See? The Annies.

    • Marty: I chose this shade of blue, because it goes with Veronica's eyes.
      Wally: I watch that show, and her eyes are green.
      Marty: Well, adjust your set, Stretch.
      Brooks: I would have gotten one to match Bebe's eyes, but they didn't have red.

    • Roland: Everyone sure has been enthusiastic about going to lunch since they got that new waitress over at Pancho's.
      Brooks: Jeanette. I was thinking of asking her to the Annie Awards.
      Roland: What about your wife, Brooks?
      Brooks: You're welcome to take her.

    • Aggie:, uh, when I give the acceptance speech--
      Skip: You're accepting Buddy's award?
      Aggie: Can you think of anybody better?
      Marty: Moammar Gadhafi?

    • Marty: How many Veronica Hamel's you think there are in L.A.?
      Brooks: Probably no more than three or four.
      Roland: You don't even know her.
      Marty: Sure I do. We jog in the same park every morning.
      Roland: I don't believe it.
      Marty: That I know Veronica Hamel?
      Roland: That you jog.

  • Notes

    • The gang all attend the 1983 Annies, which, in real life, were the 11th annual awards -- and which was the year the episode was filmed. But it contains a 1984 copyright date, and aired after the 12th annual awards.

    • The lyrics to the Dippy Duck theme, as sung by Bill Scott: "Dippy Duck, Dippy Duck/Web-footed hero running amok/When evil's lurking, you're in luck/'Cause here comes Dippy Duck (Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!)/Here comes Dippy Duck (Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!)/Here comes Dippy Duck! (Quack! Quack!)"

    • Like Don Messick, Bill Scott and June Foray are both veteran voice actors. They were also both colleagues of Allan Burns and Herbert Klynn from their days at Jay Ward Productions.

    • We learn Buddy's real first name is Herman.

    • Closing credits: Slow-motion instant replay of two pink elephants dancing across the screen, from the opening credits.

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

  • Allusions