Oh the rubber duck… just seeing it leads you to assume that there’s a lovely pool or bathtub full of bubbles someplace close by.
So with today being National Rubber Ducky Day DoYouRemember looks back on every bodies favorite ode’ to the rubber duck along with a few facts about the song you may not have known.
Rubber Duckie Facts You May Not Have Known
- In the original version, which first aired in episode 78, Ernie sang the song in a bathtub in a room that resembled his living room.
- The same Rubber Duckie has been used In all the recording of “Rubber Duckie” because nobody could find a duckie that could match the sound of the original.
- In 1974, Ernie sang the song as “El Patito,”aka “Rubber Duckie” with a new Latin arrangement with Spanish-language vocals by Jim Henson.
- And Sesame Street’s Ernie isn’t the only one to have performed the now icon song, Bob McGrath recorded a cover version for his Bob’s Favorite Street Songs album, Little Richard also performed a rock-and-roll version of the song for Sesame Street . Even Ernie’s buddy Bert sang the song!