|Written by||Pamela Brandt and Helen B. Hooke|
|Publisher||Sesame Street, Inc.|
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.
- 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."
- The Sesame Street Podcast -- "Laundromat" (edited)