Mrs. Macnosh Hangs Up Her Wash/Knuffle Bunny
Season 6, Episode 81
Air date September 18, 2006
Episode guide
Episode 80: It's Red! It's Green! / Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Episode 82: Sheep on a Ship/Mississippi Skip and his Pirate Ship
Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Lionel raps about some words we'll see today.
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SCENE 1 It's laundry day at the library, and the family hangs up their stuff. Cleo decides to pass the time by reading Mrs. Macnosh Hangs Up Her Wash, which is about a woman who hangs up unusual things. At the end, she encourages the cubs to guess the last word in the book (chair).
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SCENE 1 (cont'd) The parents pretend to be chairs hung up on the clothesline, and the cubs pretend to sit on them.
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Insert The grey hand removes the letters "er" from the word "her".
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Animation Train Words: Fern, Fir, Bird, Shirt
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Celebrity/Puppets Ronan Tynan sings the "ir" sound in the word "shirt".
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Celebrity Patty Loveless and Buddy Jewell sing I Got a Reason to Read.
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Celebrity Fred Says: Jerk
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Insert The grey hand puts the "er" back.
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SCENE 2 The family is reunited with their possessions, and Cleo decides to find another book, leading to...
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Cartoon The Adventures of Cliff Hanger: Cliff Hanger and the Dirty Purple Shirt
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SCENE 2 (cont'd) The family (minus Leona) decide to play "Cliff Hanger".
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SCENE 3 Leona announces she has lost Lovey, and demands a search party be held immediately. A monkey eventually finds it, and Leona thanks him. Theo then decides to read her a book about a girl in a similar situation, Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems.
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SCENE 3 (cont'd) Leona vows to never lose Lovey again.
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Insert The grey hand takes the letter "y" from the word "bunny".
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Animation Balloons: Buddy, Muddy, Study, Sticky
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Celebrity Fred Says (again): Sticky
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Celebrity/Puppets A Word from Bruno Kirby: Buddy (EKA: Episode 49: But, Mama, But...)
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Puppets/Cartoon Reginald Livingston Seagull: Ode to the Washing Machine
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Film Real Kids: Word that End with Y
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Puppets Monkey Cheerleaders: Laundry
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Film Gawain's Word: Kitty
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Puppets The Announcer Bunny loves the word "bunny" (EKA: Episode 49: But, Mama, But...)
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Insert The grey hand puts the "y" back.
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SCENE 4 Theo has another book about a bunny, but can't find it. He eventually finds...
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Cartoon Fun with Chicken Jane: Chicken Jane and the Muddy Bunny
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SCENE 4 (cont'd) Leona and the monkey laugh at the Chicken Jane book.

Notes Edit

  • The second half of this episode is the second episode of the show to teach the "Y as a Vowel" concept. The first was Episode 15: There's a Fly in My Soup.
    • However, this episode teaches the "ee" sound of vowel y, while this above episode tought the "i" sound.

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