Today is National Rubber Ducky Day, and “Hamilton’s” Daveed Diggs is here to help you celebrate
If you had no idea that today is National Rubber Ducky Day, you’re not alone. We didn’t either, until Hamilton‘s Daveed Diggs sang “Rubber Ducky” for Sesame Street.
Rubber Duckies have been a big deal on Sesame Street for a looong time. Diggs, who starred in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton as both Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, has big shoes to fill. If you need proof of the rubber ducky legacy on Sesame Street, here’s a vintage clip of Ernie singing “Rubber Ducky”:
That's obviously a classic. But, we might just like Daveed Diggs' version better. After all, the Hamilton alum raps in his rendition. We never knew National Rubber Ducky Day could be so cool.
Also, there’s something about Diggs trying to remember the lyrics wearing a giant bowtie that’s utterly charming. Plus, spoiler alert, Ernie still makes a cameo at the end to finish the song.
If that's not enough for you, Sesame Street actually has an entire series of Rubber Ducky songs. That's right, there's a wealth of odes to the rubber bathtub companion, and we can hardly think of anything more delightful.
There’s even a hilarious video of Rubber Ducky “directing” Ernie and Liam Neeson while they recite the alphabet. Turns out, Ducky is kind of a stickler. (Hopefully, he doesn’t get ‘taken,’ or Neeson *might* not save him.)
Whether you’re taking a bath with a rubber ducky, or just watching Daveed Diggs’ rendition over and over, we hope you have a wonderful National Rubber Ducky Day. Oh, and we definitely know what we’re singing the next time we’re “in the tub with bubblies.”