Scene: A rather elaborate room, wallpapered and rather cluttered, a grandfather clock stands in the corner. In fact the Cluttered Room was only in a few skits, was it an early attempt at redecorating? Bert walks in on Ernie, who's basically fiddling around. Bert: Ernie--look at this! Ernie, when are you going to clean your room? [Does this explain why Ernie and Bert share a bedroom? That said bedroom is actually Bert's room--it's tidy enough--and Ernie sleeps there because there is no room in his own? Makes sense to me.] Ernie: Tuesday after next, I think. Tuesday after next is when I was planning to clean the room. Bert: Anyway, Ernie, it's your turn to go to the laundromat. Take the clothes basket and go on down. Ernie: Okay, no trouble. (He picks up the basket, which is empty, and heads off) Bert: Ernie, wait a minute! Aren't you forgetting something? Ernie: Oh yeah, I forgot! (gets something) Rubber Ducky! (squeaks him) Okay, off we go! (starts off again) Bert: Wait a minute, Ernie, are you forgetting something else? Something important? Ernie: (pauses to think) Oh yeah ... a radio! (puts one in the basket) Have to have a radio, you know, play music down there. Okay, we're off! (tries again to leave) Bert: Aren't you forgetting something else? Ernie: (thinks again) Oh yeah, books! (puts them in the basket. In fact Ernie keeps piling more and more stuff into the laundry basket as he speaks.) Books, so I can read a story to Rubber Ducky while we wait! Oh yeah, and a basketball, in case someone starts a game while we're down there! And I'll take an umbrella, just in case it starts raining! Coloring books and a box of crayons, so Rubber Ducky and I can color while we wait for the laundry to get done! And-- Bert: ERNIE!! Ernie: Did I forget something else, Bert? Bert: Ernie, you forgot to put the LAUNDRY in the laundry basket! Ernie: Oh no! Bert: Yes, and now the laundry basket is so full of junk, there's no room to put the laundry in! Ernie: Oh no! That means there's only one thing I can do! (he goes off briefly) Bert: Yes, and that is ... Ernie: (reappears with ball and mitt) That means I'll just have to go and play baseball! Bye-bye! Kkehehehehe!