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Do the Wash

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Do-the-Wash
Music by Pamela Brandt
Lyrics by Helen Hooke
Publisher Sesame Street, Inc.

"Do the Wash" is an upbeat '50s-style dance song performed by the Anything Muppets on Sesame Street.

A group of Muppets explain that when your clothes get dirty for any reason, you do the wash. "The Wash" is also represented as a dance involving the rotation of one's body in the same manner as the inside of a washing machine.

Performers include Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Jim Henson, Fran Brill, and Kathryn Mullen.

Notes

  • At the beginning of the song, a boy hits the side of a washing machine to get it to start working. This is a reference to Happy Days, when the Fonz would hit the jukebox at Arnold's to make it play.
  • The tune was derived from "Under the Boardwalk."

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