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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


About Face


Papa Oom M.O.W. M.O.W.


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" is a euphemism for masturbation. 
  • This is the last episode to feature Frank Zappa's music.
  • This is one of the two episodes that wasn't featured in "Clip Job", the other one being "Research and Destroy".
  • 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);
    • Marvin (An amalgimation of several black sitcom stars/comedians from the 80's).

Music Used

Theme from Lumpy Gravy  by Frank Zappa


Main Characters

First Appearences


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!