Joking the Chicken is the finale episode of first season.

Joking the Chicken
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Season 1, Episode 13

Air Date:

June 11th, 1993

Written By:

Michael Markowitz

Jeffrey Astrof and Mike Sikowitz

Directed By:

Jeff McGrath


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A group of comedians hire Duckman to stop a pathetic mild mannered politically correct chicken whose "clean" stand up routine becomes a comedy sensation. The chicken's routines are funny to everyone except Duckman, who soon discovers the source of his popularity.


  • Episode Title Reference: The phrase "Choking the Chicken", a euphamisim for masturbation. 
  • Last episode to feature Frank Zappa's music.
  • Duckman's speech about comedy at the end is considered to be one of Duckman's greatest rants.
  • The comedians that seek Duckman's help are; Roulette (Andrew Dice Clay), Dennis Shanberg (Jerry Seinfeld), Roxanne (Rosanne) and her husband John (Tom Arnold) and Marvin (An amalgimation of several black sitcom stars/comedians from the 80's)
  • On the Nostalgia Critic episode "When Does a Joke Go Too Far?" Nostalgia Critic credits Duckman's speech on humour "…One of the most important things ever said…"

Music UsedEdit

Theme from Lumpy Gravy  by Frank Zappa


Main CharactersEdit

First AppearencesEdit

  • Iggy Catalpa
  • Roxanne
  • Roulette
  • Dennis Shanberg
  •  John
  • Marvin


King Chicken: Relax; you've got the best seat in the house! Duckman: Well I appreciate the compliment, but I don't swing that way.

Iggy Catalpa: So this medical caregiver of indeterminate gender--because nurses can be male or female--says to his or her disabled--or should I say, differently-abled--patient, 'Why do you have a penguin on your head? They're endangered!' Haaaa!