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Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash/Knuffle Bunny
Season 6, Episode 81
Air date April 17, 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

Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash/Knuffle Bunny is the 81st episode of Between the Lions.

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. McNosh 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: fern, fir, bird, shirt
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Celebrity/Puppets Ronan Tynan will sing the I-R "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 star of stage, screen and television Mr. Bruno Kirby: buddy (EKA: But, Mama, But...)
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Puppets/Cartoon Reginald Livingston Seagull: Ode to the Washing Machine
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Film Real Kids: Kids Say Words That End with the Letter Y [kitty, bunny, puppy, pony, donkey, daddy, mommy, baby, penny, berry]
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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: 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.

Featured Stories[]

  • Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks
  • Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems


  • In the Fred Says "Jerk" Fred is now wearing a dress shirt, khaki pants, and black dress shoes.
  • Mo Willems, the author and illustrator of Knuffle Bunny is also known for working on Sesame Street, which many other cast and crew personnel of Between the Lions also worked on. Willems created the "Suzie Kabloozie" segments and other animated inserts, wrote scripts for the show from Seasons 24-33 and the 1998 Sesame Street home video The Alphabet Jungle Game, and directing the "Elmo's World" intro. Willems also created the Cartoon Network series Sheep in the Big City (which some Sesame Street cast members have also worked on) and "The Off-Beats" shorts for Nickelodeon's KaBlam!
  • This is the first episode to be released DVD only, and not to be released on VHS.