Sometimes you just need a good pick-me-up and having the internet sure does help a lot with that. Without it, we might not have ever been aware that January 13 is National Rubber Ducky Day, nor that the Sesame Street YouTube Channel is already celebrating it in spectacular fashion.
By now, you’re likely on your… at least second viewing of Hamilton‘s Daveed Diggs breathing some new life into the song with some updated lyrics and a modern beat. And, if you’re anything like us, your face is probably starting to hurt from the ear-to-ear smile that’s not likely to go away when you realize that Sesame Street has complied an an entire rubber ducky series to brighten your day (week/month/year/rest of your life). Along with the updated version by Diggs, you can enjoy all sorts ducky-related tunes including classic renditions of the song by Bert or Little Richard, and even the reggae dance-hall tune “Do De Duckie.”
Hearing Diggs’ version with the new verses just makes us want this formula applied to all manner of Sesame tunes. We can’t even put a number on the amount of money we’d give to see Lin-Manuel Miranda rap through a song like “One of These Things is Not Like the Other” or, better yet, a modern version of the OG classic “Put Down the Duckie.” For real, Sesame Street; make… this… happen!
How will you be celebrating National Rubber Ducky Day? What other Sesame songs would you want to see performed by Hamilton actors? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
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