Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles ERNIE: [SINGING] Every night when I lie in bed. BERT: Oh, no. ERNIE: I see pictures dancing in my head. BERT: Picture sleep. ERNIE: Buddy Bert. BERT: What? ERNIE: Buckle up and we'll fly away. BERT: Whoa! ERNIE: We're adventuring. Every time the bed starts napping, something special's gonna happen. BERT: This is kinda catchy. ERNIE: My favorite kind of travelin'. Yah! BOTH: We're adventuring! Come along with Bert and Ernie. We're gonna take a little journey. Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures! ERNIE: Gee, Bert. Isn't it exciting being detectives? BERT: It would be more exciting if we had a mystery to solve. [KNOCK ON DOOR] BOTH: Ah-hah! ERNIE: Come in. VERONICA: Hello. My name's Veronica Lambshank. Where can I find the world famous Duck Detectives? BOTH: Right here. ERNIE: What can we do for you, Miss Lambshank? VERONICA: I've come because I have a very strange friend. BERT: Hm. ERNIE: Tell us more. VERONICA: His name is Malty, and he says he's a Maltese duck. BERT: Well, he looks like a duck. VERONICA: Yes! He waddles like a duck, too, but never, ever quacks. I'm wondering what he really is, and want you to investigate. ERNIE: Duck Detectives on the case. VERONICA: Meet me at the Sheep Meadow. Malty hangs out by the pond, but I don't want him to know I've hired detectives. You'll need a disguise. BERT: Just leave that to us. ERNIE: Bye! VERONICA: Malty, I'd like you to meet my cousins from out of town. ERNIE: Pleased to meet you, Malty. MALTY: [FRENCH]. BERT: Uh, cousin Ernie, can I talk to you a minute? BERT: Sure, cousin Bert. Uh, excuse us, Malty. BERT: That Malty does seem like an odd duck. He didn't quack at all. [SQUEAK] ERNIE: Oh, what's that, rubber ducky? [SQUEAK] ERNIE: Great idea. Rubber ducky says that if he's a real duck, he'll quack when he swims. BERT: But how can we get Malty to swim? VERONICA: I know. Jump in the pond, Bert. BERT: Oh, no, no, no, no. I don't like cold water! Ah! ERNIE AND VERONICA: Malty! Help cousin Bert! ERNIE: Hm. Still not one quack. VERONICA: Here you are, Cousin Bert. You seem to have lost your ears. Sheep cousins. Strange. Now if you'll excuse me, I must fly. Ciao bella! VERONICA: He mysteriously leaves like that every afternoon. ERNIE: We'll get to the bottom of this. There he is. BERT: Wait, Ernie. I think someone's following us. I hear footsteps. ERNIE: Bert, those are our footsteps. We're the ones following-- Malty? Oh no, we lost him. Now what'll we do? [SQUEAK] ERNIE: Rubber ducky says to keep our ears open for clues. [SINGING] BERT: That sounds like him! And it's coming from over there. WOMAN: Get out of my house! BERT: Guess that wasn't Malty. Shh. Hear that, Ernie? Walk slower. Let's walk faster. ERNIE: Let's try a little dance. Someone is definitely following us. All right, come on out! BERT: Miss Lambshank? VERONICA: I was too curious to stay and wait at home. [WHISTLING] BERT: What was that? VERONICA: Sounds like whistling coming from that door. ERNIE: Well, ducks don't whistle, so we know that can't be-- ALL: Malty! MALTY: Miss Lambshank? VERONICA: What are you doing there? MALTY: I have a secret to confess. VERONICA: What is it? MALTY: I'm not a Maltese duck at all. I'm a black bellied whistling duck. ALL: A black bellied whistling duck? VERONICA: Why didn't you tell me before? MALTY: I was afraid you'd laugh at me for being a duck who can't quack. VERONICA: Laugh at you? Never. I'll always be your friend, even if you can't quack. Besides, I love whsitling. Only, I never learned how. MALTY: It's simple. You just put your beak together and blow. [SPITTING] MALTY: Try this. BERT: Well Malty, you won't have to hide your whistling anymore. ERNIE: Why don't we all celebrate with some whistling? [WHISTLING] ERNIE: Good night, Bert. BERT: Good night, Ernie. Uh-oh.