Gordon and Maria in the original basement laundromat.


Elmo in Grouchland


Elmo in Grouchland

The Sesame Street laundromat is a place on Sesame Street where its residents can do their laundry. There have been a number of laundromats, or at least changes in location, over the years.

During the 1990s, there was a laundromat in the basement of 123 Sesame Street. Episode 2751 prominently features a plot with Maria and Gordon doing their laundry down there, while Episode 3223 involves Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus helping Savion do his laundry.

Another laundromat features prominently at the beginning of The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland during the last half of the song "Together Forever." At this time, the laundromat was located across the street from 123 Sesame Street.

Beginning with Season 39 of Sesame Street, the laundromat has been moved next to Hooper's Store,[1] where Leela serves as its proprietor. Since Leela's departure following season 45, the Laundromat has been seen the care of Nina (Episode 4602) and an Anything Muppet man performed by Peter Linz (Episode 4822).

Illustrated appearances

In the "Big Bird and the Lost Bear" story from Cookie Soup and Other Good-Night Stories, the laundromat was named the Wash and Dry Laundromat where Big Bird finds Granny Bird giving Radar a bath.


  1. UPI.com "Sesame Street to begin its 39th season" June 20, 2008