ERNIE CLEANS UP THE APARTMENT
(Ernie, singing loudly and wordlessly, is throwing stuff around the living room.)
Bert: Hey, Ernie, cut that out! Cut that out! (Ernie stops.) Look at this mess! Boy, you are the sloppiest person I know! Now, if you don't get this place cleaned up, I'm gonna move in with Oscar. His garbage can's neater than this. Wow!
Ernie: Oh, don't worry, Bert, I'm gonna get this place so clean you wouldn't recognize it. I'm telling you, Bert, when I'm finished in here, you could eat off the floor!
Bert (mirthlessly): Ha, ha, ha. I'll believe that when I see it.
Ernie: Okay, stand back; just give me some room here ...
(The same scene. Ernie is humming and brushing some dirt into a dustpan.)
Bert (entering): Hey, Ernie, the place looks terrific! (I think Bert might have said some line here I don't recall.) Hey, are you finished?
Ernie: Well, just about, Bert. I gotta go clean out my toybox.
Bert: Well, go to it! It's beautiful!
Ernie: Okay, I gotta go clean out my toybox. (Takes things out of it, one at a time, then throws each one over his shoulder after naming it.) Let see, I got my Rubber Duckie. Don't want to forget that ... I got my paper-clip collection ... my X, to mark the Spot ... my dog, Spot ... that's his name, Spot ... Let's see, I got my worm collection ... old tape ... my football helmet ... my tinfoil ball ... a peanut butter sandwich ... Let's see ... down here ...
(Scene changes to show Bert standing nearby and sighing as the stuff lands around him.)
Premiering in 1969, this educational television show aimed at preschoolers has charmed generations of youngsters ever since. The show - featuring a lovable cast of characters including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Snuffy, Grover and many others - has delighted and educated children and adults alike, with its collection of songs, skits, and celebrity guest appearances. ... Read More