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George Jones: Deedoodle

"In 1979, ravaged by cocaine and alcohol, George Jones experienced some difficulty onstage at a Nashville club. The wobbly country star could open his mouth, but he was unable to sing. 'My friend Deedoodle [a duck] is going to take over this show, because Deedoodle can do what George Jones can't,' the singer improvised. Jones sang the entire set in a Donald Duck-inspired quack."

[Deedoodle was later joined in Jones's troubled head by another 'character': a drawling old-timer.]

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