The Duck Song
A song about a duck's quest for grapes.
- Date Discovered: 03/2009
- Discovered On: YouTube
The Duck Song is a song and children's book by Bryant Oden and illustrated/animated by Forrest Whaley. The YouTube video's popularity caused the book to be created.
The video stars a large yellow duck who waddles over to a lemonade stand, day after day, asking the seller if he has any grapes. After a while, the guy gets so fed up he threatens to glue the duck to a tree. The next day, the duck asks if he has any glue... and grapes. The seller laughs and takes the duck to the grocery store to purchase some grapes. At the end, the duck wonders if the store had any lemonade.
The silliness of the song made it popular with YouTube users, and is over 34 million views to this day. Many of the comments mention that the duck trolled that lemonade guy, and ask why that duck is so huge. Others wonder why it has so many views because the quality of animation is sub-par.
The sequel involves the duck going into a corner store and asking a woman for grapes. Eventually, like the lemonade guy, she says she'd tape him to a wall. At the end, he asks for grape-flavored chapstick, but the woman says that the duck probably doesn't have money as he is a duck. The duck replies, "Put it on my bill!" and leaves.
In part 3, the duck nags the lemonade guy to follow him to the corner store. He tells the guy to ask the woman if he can borrow duct tape for a couple of minutes. The guy goes in and asks, but is shy about it because he falls for the woman. He leaves, and the duck comes in, asking for tape, and the woman gets upset because she can no longer tape him to a wall. Then the duck leaves, and the man goes back into the store. The duck brought them together.
It was created in March 2009, though it appears to be referenced to more often in 2011.
At the moment, it's still incredibly popular, and the YouTube comments pour in continuously.
- The duck both trolls the lemonade guy and the corner store clerk and brings them together at the same time.