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Rubber Duckie grows
Air date March 21, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors Q, 0


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Ernie joins Big Bird's game today, which will use Rubber Duckie as part of it. Big Bird sets out Radar, a bag of birdseed and Rubber Duckie on a crate and sings the "What's Missing Game Song." Everyone closes their eyes and then tries to guess which item is now missing (Rubber Duckie).
Muppets / Celebrity R.E.M. sings "Furry Happy Monsters."
(First: Episode 3829)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 0
The Count's organ vanishes, leaving him with zero organs. He then counts zero elephants, zero yo-yos, and zero gefilte fish.
(First: Episode 3996)
Cartoon A coach gives a pep talk to the number zero.
(First: Episode 3725)
Film A man break-dances around the number 0, disappearing to demonstrate "zero dancer."


SCENE 2 Ernie shows Maria how he's pretending to be a magician today. He grabs her two carrot sticks to demonstrate his magic subtraction trick (which involves eating one of them). The Amazing Mumford overhears a magic discussion and shows up, then offers to show off a real magic trick. Maria splits the scene as Mumford tries out his new small-big trick on Rubber Duckie, turning it two feet tall. Ernie is worried that he won't be able to hold Rubber Duckie like this and asks Mumford to change it back. Mumford waves his wand, but now Rubber Duckie is even larger! Mumford admits that he doesn't quite remember how to shrink Rubber Duckie and goes home to consult his issue of Modern Magician Magazine.


SCENE 2 cont'd Ernie tries squeaking Rubber Duckie like normal, only now the squeaks are as loud and deep as a foghorn. Maria is shocked by the sight and suggests they use the computer to find a solution. She finds the website of The Great Quackini, a duck magician who does tricks involving ducks. With just a click of the mouse, Quackini appears before them and Ernie leads him to the problem.

SCENE 2 cont'd Quackini sees Ernie's giant duckie and easily turns it back to normal with a short rhyme. Ernie is very grateful for his services. Mumford returns, his head buried in his magazine, and reads the magic words that would return Rubber Duckie to normal. The smoke clears and now Quackini has become quite tiny. Mumford, unaware of what he's caused, invites Quackini to lunch while Ernie celebrates his restored Rubber Duckie.
Film Big Bird shows his favorite toy, Radar. Kids talk about their favorite toys.
(First: Episode 3999)
Cartoon Hands embrace the word "LOVE." (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0926)

Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird asks the dinosaur to help him find Ernie's box.
(First: Episode 3984)
Film A class goes on a field trip to Prospect Park, where Ranger Roseanne gives them a tour.
(First: Episode 2944)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by dancing at the discotheque.
(First: Episode 3982)
Animation A clay animation of Russian, Arabian, and South American scenes.
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by singing Old MacDonald Had a Farm with the Three Little Pigs. We found him!
(First: Episode 3993)
Muppets Ernie and Bert:
Ernie keeps Bert awake at night singing "What's the Name of That Song?."
(First: Episode 3840)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie!
Muppets Hero Guy
Hero Guy has to rescue the kitty drawn in the tree, but the kitty is afraid.
(First: Episode 3922)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: Q
Cookie Monster eats the little stemmy part of the Letter Q Cookie, and Prairie Dawn thinks it is the letter O.
(First: Episode 3982)
Cartoon An airplane skywriter makes the letter Q.
(First: Episode 3906)
Film Ballerinas pose as the letter Q.
(First: Episode 3982)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: zapato
Professor Grover tries to teach the kids where to wear a zapato (a shoe).
(First: Episode 3989)
Muppets Elmo's World: Fish
(First: Episode 3981)
SCENE 3 Rubber Duckie squeaks the sponsors, which Ernie translates.

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