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The Missing Piece (1976) written by Shel Silverstein
The Missing Piece (Book)
The story centers on a circular animal-like creature that is missing a wedge-shaped piece of itself. It doesn’t like this, and sets out to find its missing piece, singing:
Oh, I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
Hi-dee-ho, here I go
lookin' for my missin' piece
It starts out on a grand adventure searching for the perfect piece to complete itself, while singing and enjoying the scenery. But after the circle finally finds the exact-sized wedge that fits it, it begins to realize that it can no longer do the things it used to enjoy doing, like singing or rolling slowly enough to enjoy the company of a worm or butterfly. It decides that it was happier when searching for the missing piece than actually having it. So it gently puts the piece down, and continues happily searching.
TV/Films that reference The Missing Piece
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December 17, 2006
Quagmire offers to talk to Meg about her broken heart. He gives Meg the book 'The Missing Piece' and explains that it helped him in his search for someone to complete him.