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Duck Factory, The

1 9 8 4 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes

This 1984 NBC sitcom was set at Buddy Winkler Productions – an ailing animation studio in Hollywood, located in “The Duck Factory”, a rundown building at 1579 Bruckner.

The studio was making a show called Dippy Duck and newly arrived Skip Tarkenton (Jim Carrey) was eager to make his mark as a cartoonist. Skip was hired following the death of the company’s leader, Buddy Winkler himself, by Winkler’s vivacious and ditzy widow Sheree (Teresa Ganzel).

While Skip was full of the joys of life, his co-workers were far more cynical about the machinations of Hollywood. Fellow staffers included ageing artist Brooks Carmichael (Jack Gilford), writer Marty Fenneman (Jay Tarses), film editor Andrea Lewin (Nancy Lane), and uptight business manager Agatha (‘Aggie’) Aylesworth (Julie Payne).

Real-life veteran cartoon voice guy, Don Messick, starred as Wally Wooster, the voice of Dippy Duck.

Skip Tarkenton 
Jim Carrey
Mrs Sheree Winkler 

Teresa Ganzel
Brooks Carmichael 

Jack Gilford
Agatha ‘Aggie’ Aylesworth 

Julie Payne
Andrea Lewin 

Nancy Lane
Marty Fenneman 

Jay Tarses
Roland Culp 

Clarence Gilyard Jnr
Wally Wooster 

Don Messick