Rubber Duckie used by Ernie on Sesame Street

Rubber Duckie used by Ernie on Sesame Street

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Description (Brief)

Ernie, one of the main characters of the children’s television program Sesame Street, enjoys taking bubble baths with this rubber duck toy. He often sings the song “Rubber Duckie” about his beloved rubber duckie. The song was released as a single and peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 26, 1970.

Sesame Street is an educational children’s television program that mixes puppets, animation, and live actors. It premiered on November 10, 1969 and continues to air today. The show is aimed at preschoolers and teaches the audience reading, arithmetic, and other academic lessons in addition to basic life skills.

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Object Name
Duck, Toy
date made
Physical Description
rubber (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Children's Television Workshop (through Robert A. Hatch)
Sesame Street
Children's television programs
Television broadcasts
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Jim Henson
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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