Sesame Street
Big Bird and Snuffy do the laundry
Air date March 23, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors I, K, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Snuffy welcomes the viewer on his way to Big Bird's nest, where he learns Big Bird going to be doing his laundry with Savion today. Snuffy eagerly asks to join, having never done the laundry before. The two catch up with Savion, who tells them there isn't enough room for the both of them in the laundry room. They resolve to take turns and Big Bird goes first, since it's his blanket that's being washed.
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SCENE 2 Savion brings Big Bird into the basement laundry room of 123 Sesame Street and instructs Big Bird on how to start up the washing machine. Big Bird has so much fun during the process and rushes out to give Snuffy a chance.

SCENE 2 cont'd Big Bird tells Snuffy how much fun the laundry is as he heads inside for his turn. However, Snuffy's now stuck waiting for the wash to finish. Snuffy doesn't mind waiting...but for how long?
Song "(The Name of the Place is) The Laundromat"
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SCENE 3 Snuffy gets bored of waiting and leaves to let Big Bird take his turn.
SCENE 3 cont'd Outside, Big Bird boasts to Tarah and her friend about how much fun the laundry is. Snuffy reports back to Big Bird, who can't wait to continue.
SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird returns to the laundry room, just as the washing machine finishes. Together, he and Savion load the blanket into the dryer. Big Bird wants Snuffy to get in on the fun too and leaves to swap places.
SCENE 3 cont'd Snuffy isn't sure the process is as fun as Big Bird says, but makes his way back downstairs anyhow. He's disappointed that his turn once again consists of the "waiting."
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SCENE 5 Snuffy is having even less fun than before and leaves to switch places with Big Bird, who's pacing the sidewalk in anticipation. "Maybe Bird is better at waiting than I am," Snuffy remarks.
SCENE 5 cont'd Big Bird returns to the basement and is upset he missed all the drying action, but perks up when he gets to help fold the blanket.

SCENE 5 cont'd Back outside, Big Bird and Snuffy get into an argument over how fun the laundry was, when they realize they each did aspects the other didn't. Savion promises the next time they do the laundry, Snuffy can do the things Big Bird got to do. As Ruthie announces the sponsors, Big Bird proposes that they all wash the blanket again now.

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