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Sesame Street
Plot Irvine's bath
Air date December 21, 1998
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Sponsors B, 16
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Gordon sees Oscar and Irvine listening to Fluffy splashing loudly as she takes her bath. Oscar thinks Irvine would never want a bath, seeing as she's a Grouch baby, but she does show signs of wanting one. Oscar doesn't mind Fluffy taking a bath, because by the time it's over, his trash can will be a mess. He introduces the following segment to show what kind of mess an elephant can make ...
2096p
Film
A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
3811b
SCENE 2
Irvine still wants a bath, but Oscar warns her about what a bath involves: getting clean. He introduces another film which illustrates his point ...
Rubberduckie-kidfilm
Song
"Rubber Duckie" (film footage of kids taking baths, with Ernie's voice-over).
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SCENE 3
Just as Oscar and Gordon think Irvine doesn't want to take a bath anymore, Ernie shows up to give Irvine a few bath toys, including a not-so-fluffy bath towel and a "rubber yucky" which makes a dreadful sound. Irvine wants to take a bath more than ever now, and Oscar laments, "I guess I have to show her more happy campers splashing around and getting clean ..."
LetsGoTubbin
Song
"Let's Go Tubbin' Today"
(EKA: Episode 3064)
Bisonbath
Cartoon
B for bathtub, ball, boat, boot, boomerang, brush and bison
(EKA: Episode 3154)
3962f
Animation
B / b candles
(EKA: Episode 3155)
Baseballfilm
Film
B for ball, bat, base and baseball.
(EKA: Episode 3481)
Song.bubbleonmysnuffle
Muppets
"Bubble on My Snuffle"
(EKA: Episode 3425)
3811e
SCENE 4
Oscar gives it one last shot: he tells bath-hungry Irvine that bubbles come from soap, which makes you clean and smell sweet. Gordon gives her a bar of soap to observe, so that she can see (and smell) how clean it is. The smell makes her sick, and Oscar thinks he has succeeded.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Just then, Stinky calls Gordon from a restaurant, and requests that Gordon bring him to Oscar's trash can, because he has a surprise for Oscar and Irvine. They both become curious about what it is ...
Luxojrsurprise
Cartoon
Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise".
(EKA: Episode 2951)
3827-cookiesurprise
Muppets
Cookie Monster does something unexpected by not eating a plate of cookies. Once the audience understands surprise, he then reverts to form and eats the cookies.
(EKA: Episode 3788)
Fayray.rubadubdub
Film
Wegman's dogs: Rub-a-Dub-Dub
(EKA: Episode 3681)
3958m1
Film
Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3286)
Herrydaycare1

Herrydaycare2
Muppets
Monsters in Day Care: Herry Monster talks to kids about putting things away in their cubby holes. Back at Monster Day Care, Herry tells the mosnter gang about what he learned.
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SCENE 5
Gordon brings Stinky to Oscar's trash can, and before Stinky reveals his surprise, he explains that awhile ago, he grew a very smelly flower (as seen in a flashback), which was a major disappointment for him. But then he realized that maybe this smell of his could have some use for grouches, and he ended up authorizing the use of his smell for a new grouch bubble bath, "Bubble Blecch." Oscar and Irvine love the smell of it, and Irvine wants to be bathed in it, so Oscar gives his okay this time.
ScwubbyScwubby
Muppets
Baby Bear sings a "scrubby scrubby" song as he takes a bath. As he finishes, he discovers Goldilocks has been in the tub with him breathing from a snorkel.
(EKA: Episode 3665)
3154h
Film
Alphaquest: B
(EKA: Episode 2866)
3962g
Animation
Pencil Box B / b
(EKA: Episode 3040)
3811.bsong
SCENE 6
Ernie, Big Bird and some kids sing "B is for Bubble" with the letter B.
Howwetakeabath
Song
Hoots the Owl sings "This Is How We Take a Bath."
(EKA: Episode 3325)
ElmoTellyJimCarrey
Muppets / Celebrity
Jim Carrey shows Elmo and Telly how he expresses his emotions - with his feet (in speed-induced footage, no less).
(EKA: Episode 3023)
Bellhop.16
Cartoon
The Bellhop must take Mrs. Stein's bags to floor 16.
(EKA: Episode 2496)
4028f
Film
Kids paint a mural of the number 16.
16.shellquilt
Animation
Counting to 16 on quilt patterns
(EKA: Episode 3071)
Lookatthepenguinstakinabath
Film
Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0440)
Stringquartet.Maryhadalittlelamb
Animation
A string quartet tunes up before it plays "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
(EKA: Episode 3744)
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SCENE 7
Irvine gets in the tub, and Oscar empties all the Bubble Blecch into it. Oscar is having Gordon give her the bath, because Gordon has had more experience giving baths to Miles (and besides, it's better that Gordon suffer while Oscar watches). Irvine enjoys getting scrubbed by Gordon and playing with her Rubber Yucky. Oscar gets splattered with stinky foam and remarks, "Maybe taking a bath isn't so bad after all."
Ewjackets
Muppets
Elmo's World: Jackets
(EKA: Episode 3806)
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SCENE 8
Irvine gets dried off, and Gordon suggests that Oscar might want a bath, but Oscar begs to differ. Gordon announces the sponsors.


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