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Sesame Street
Plot Barkley does not want to take a bath
Air date January 7, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Sponsors W, 7
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3855

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Telly, Miles, Linda, and Gordon bring an inflatable pool into the courtyard because it is time for Barkley's bath. Just in case they've missed anything, Telly asks if they can check everything that they have. They have the bathtub, the shampoo, the brush, Barkley's favorite towel, and a bone-shaped squeak toy. The only thing they need now is Barkley, who runs away after seeing all of the bath stuff.
4137m
Song
"Washin' the Dog"
(EKA: Episode 3143)
WaterWetWind
Animation
W for water, wind, wave and wet
(EKA: Episode 3287)
3992t
Film
A man dances in a W costume on the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3665)
SB--WWater
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
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SCENE 2
Telly has an anxiety attack, worried that Barkley will end up a big ball of dirt. Oscar overhears and likes the idea. Miles inspires the group to look all over Sesame Street and try to find out why Barkley doesn't want to take a bath, while Oscar admires Barkley's "inner grouch".
CountingFleas
Cartoon
A girl writes a poem about the number of fleas on her dog, which add up.
(EKA: Episode 3481)
4121ar
Celebrity
"Rubber Duckie" with Little Richard.
(EKA: Episode 3309)
4127s
Film
A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet. A Bert and Baby Fozzie plush can be seen in the little girl's bedroom.
(EKA: Episode 2859)
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SCENE 3
Big Bird, in his nest introduces the letter of the day, W, for words like "wonderful", "word", and "woof". Big Bird hears a "woof woof" sound, and thinks that the letter W is barking. Gordon arrives asking about Barkley, and both of them hear the barking noise. Gordon notices a large, orange tail sticking out behind Big Bird's nest, leading to a chase.
FayRay.W
Film
Wegman's dogs form a W.
(EKA: Episode 3665)
3161k
Cartoon
I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 2755)
EB.Ernieforgot
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie comes from finishing his bath, and tells Bert that there's something that he forgot. Bert asks if he's washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water in the tub -- as the water level rises.
(First: Episode 0277)
LetsGoTubbin
Song
"Let's Go Tubbin' Today"
(EKA: Episode 3064)
Splasho.top
Cartoon
The Magnificent Splasho goes from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the water tank.
(EKA: Episode 3283)
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SCENE 4
At Hooper's Store, Alan puts out a number 7 tablecloth in honor of the number of the day. While he goes to answer the phone in the store, Barkley hides nearby. When he hears Miles and Telly calling, Barkley decides to use the tablecloth as a disguise. The hiding place doesn't work, and Barkley runs off again, prompting Alan to yell, "Stop that tablecloth!"
7rabbits
Cartoon
7 rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 3426)
3990d
Film
Milo Counting: 7
(EKA: Episode 3704)
CookieWant
Muppets
Cookie Monster wants Prairie Dawn's cookie and makes Cookie Monster imagine the potentials for his actions. Cookie Monster imagines various ways of trying to get the cookie. First, Cookie Monster imagines himself having a temper tantrum, realizing that'd hurt his fists. Then he tries to pounce on the cookies and then imagines himself stealing the cookie, and gets arrested by a police officer. Just when Cookie Monster eventually runs out of ideas, Prairie suggests that he asks her and he does, and gets half of the cookie.
WashYourHands
Cartoon
"Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2640)
3855i
SCENE 5
Barkley runs into Linda, and becomes surrounded. After Alan retrieves his tablecloth, Linda remembers why Barkley is so afraid: he might get soap in his eyes. Telly has the perfect idea to fix the problem, and runs off...
3141zb
Animation
The word "dog" appears on-screen, followed by a shot of a dog
(EKA: Episode 3124)
7Goldfish
Muppets
Elmo and Seven Goldfish sing.
(First: Episode 2734)
4147-7kids
Film
Seven kids dance on a playground to the same beat.
(EKA: Episode 3844)
3958zg
Cartoon
A dog-shaped television changes channels until it comes to a channel of itself.
Artist: Keith Haring
(EKA: Episode 3045)
Fayray.rubadubdub
Film
Wegman's dogs: Rub-a-Dub-Dub
(EKA: Episode 3681)
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SCENE 6
Telly borrows Snuffy's swimming goggles (with an adjustable strap) for Barkley to wear.
Howwetakeabath
Song
Hoots the Owl sings "This is How We Take a Bath."
(EKA: Episode 3325)
Cartoon mydoghappy
Cartoon
A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(EKA: Episode 1093)
GroverJordanABC
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Jordan sings the alphabet for Grover.
(EKA: Episode 3563)
HappyDog!
Cartoon
A girl's ice cream falls off the cone, and her dog licks it up. She feels sad at first, but playing with her dog makes her happy.
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SCENE 7
Barkley happily enjoys the bath, while Oscar protests: "Barkley, How could you?!". Oscar decides that he can't take anymore; he's taking a mud bath.
Ewdogs-interview
Muppets
Elmo's World: Dogs
(First: Episode 3852)
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SCENE 8
Telly wonders if they used enough conditioner as Alan dries and brushes Barkley. Gordon and Alan announce the sponsors.

Notes

  • Oscar's trash can is seen in a different spot in this episode; it is seen on boxes in the arbor area.
  • Ted May directed this episode.


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