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Cleanliness Is Next to Impossible
Season 1, Episode 6
Cleanliness Is Next to Impossible
Production Information
Director

Karl Geurs
David Block & Terence Harrison (Animation Directors)

Writer

Mark Zaslove (story and Teleplay)
Dev Ross (teleplay)
Bruce Talkington (teleplay)

Prod code

106

Airdate

February 21, 1988

Episode Chronology
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The Piglet Who Would Be King

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The Great Honey Pot Robbery

Cleanliness Is Next to Impossible is the sixth episode of the first season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It originally aired on February 21, 1988.

Plot

Christopher Robin's mother orders him to clean up his messy room. To cut the work in half, he, Pooh, Piglet and Tigger throw everything under the bed. But, when that happens, the bed becomes another land, rules by the evil Crud. Pooh and Piglet investigate and are kidnapped by Christopher Robin’s crayons. Later, Tigger and Christopher Robin follow after them and meet Crud. Crud tells Christopher Robin that the whole “Under-the-Bed” is all made out of stuff he threw under the bed. He’s also making a plan to release Christopher Robin’s vacuum in reverse, making the world get covered by dirt. Tigger is also kidnapped and Christopher Robin imprisoned. Piglet, attempting to clean up the cell floor, discovers that the floor is dirt and by cleaning it, it makes an escape hatch. Pooh, Piglet and Tigger disguise as a crayon and rescue Christopher Robin. When they make a break for it, they meet up with Crud and what was once his minions have teamed up with Christopher Robin to clean up the Crud. After the adventure, Christopher Robin promises to always clean up his room. Then his mother is proud of him that his room looks clean as a whistle, then she was about to put on sock under the bed, but Christopher reminds her that it needs to go into the laundry basket, his mom wonders if Christopher can go outside and play, but Christopher reminds her that he has to take a bath first.

Characters

Trivia

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The tornado from The Wizard of Oz (1939), a possible inspiration for the tornado in the opening scene

  • The title is based on the catchphrase: “Cleanliness is next to godliness.”
  • In the opening scene, Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet and Tigger have a fantasy sequence in which they are being chased by a tornado (later revealed to be a fan). The backgrounds are painted to look like the sepia-toned Kansas from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, with A. Arnold Gillespie’s Muslim sock tornado that sends Dorothy and Toto to the land of Oz, given a personification.
  • During the “Under the Bed” song at the beginning of the episode, the Pixar Ball makes a cameo.
  • The Song Under the Bed is Credited.
  • First Episode of Bob Kline.

Cast

Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh, Crud and Smudge
John Fiedler Piglet and the Yo-Yo
Paul Winchell Tigger and the Crayon Soldier
Tim Hoskins Christopher Robin
Patricia Parris Christopher Robin's Mom

Credits

Produced by

WALT DISNEY

TELEVISION ANIMATION

Producer/Director

KARL GEURS

Story Editor

MARK ZASLOVE

“CLEANLINESS IS NEXT

TO IMPOSSIBLE”

Story by

MARK ZASLOVE

Teleplay by

DEV ROSS

BRUCE TALKINGTON

MARK ZASLOVE

With the Talents of

JOHN FIEDLER

TIM HOSKINS

PATTY PARRIS

JIM CUMMINGS

as Winnie the Pooh, Crud and Smudge

and

PAUL WINCHELL

as

Tigger and the Crayon Soldier

Animation Directors

DAVID BLOCK

TERENCE HARRISON

Assistant Producer

KEN TSUMURA

Art Director

ED GHERTNER

Associate Story Editor

BRUCE TALKINGTON

Storyboard Designers

HANK TUCKER

BOB KLINE

Character Designer

TOBY SHELTON

Additional Character Design

KENNY THOMPKINS

Background Stylist

PARO HOZUMI

Additional Background Styling

GARY EGGLESTON

Color Stylist

JILL STIRDIVANT

Additional Color Styling

DEBRA JORGENSBORG

Timing Directors

DAVE BRAIN

BOB ZAMBONI

Artwork Coordinator

KRISTA BUNN

Overseas Animation Supervisor

MIKE REYNA

Post Production Coordinator

SARA DURAN

Production Assistants

JACALEEN VEBER

LUANNE WOOD

Track Reader

SKIP CRAIG

Managing Film Editor

RICH HARRISON

Supervising Editor

CHARLIE KING

Editor

RICK HINSON

Assistant Editor

GLENN LEWIS

Songs Written and Produced

by

STEVE NELSON

Music by

THOM SHARP

&

STEVE NELSON

Under the Bed

Performed by

TIM HOSKINS

PAUL WINCHELL

Animation Production by

TMS

ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

*.

©1988 THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

All Rights Reserved

Walt Disney

TELEVISION

Quotes

  • Christopher Robin: When I’m finished with you, you’ll be all washed up!
    Crud: Ooh! I hate that word, too!

Song

Releases

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