Ernie Tries To Remember What He Forgot
skit starring Ernie (Jim Henson) and Bert (Frank Oz)
[Scene: Bert and Ernieís bathroom. Ernie, wearing a robe, is drying himself off. Bert enters.]
Ernie: Hi, Bert.
Bert: Oh, hi, Ernie. What are you doing?
Ernie: Oh, Iíve just finished my bath. But I think thereís something I forgot to do.
Bert: Well, maybe I can help you remember.
Bert: Letís see ... you just took a bath, so maybe you forgot to wash something. I know! You didnít wash behind your ears.
Ernie: Oh, I washed behind my ears. See? [He shows Bert the underside of one.]
Bert: Oh, thatís good there.
Ernie: And the other one ...
Bert: Yeah, thatís good, too. Letís see, how about ... your face? You didnít wash your face, Ernie!
Ernie: Oh, I washed my face, Bert. See how shiny-clean it is?
Bert: Oh, yeah, it is. Well, letís see, how about ... your hands? Maybe you forgot to wash your hands.
Ernie: Oh, I washed my hands, Bert. [Holds them out.] See how clean they are?
Bert: Oh, yeah.
Ernie: I washed my wrists, too.
Bert: Them, too, huh?
Bert: Hmm. I wonder what you forgot ... Oh, I know! You didnít wash your neck. Sometimes we donít wash our necks, but thatís okay, Ernie ...
Ernie: Oh, I washed my neck, Bert. See there? [Tilts his head up.]
Bert: Oh, you sure did.
Ernie: I know I washed my neck.
Bert: I wonder what you forgot ...
[Suddenly, they both see a line of water stretching along the floor ... and starting to rise toward the ceiling!]
Ernie: Wait a minute. I think I know what I forgot!
Bert: I do, too!
Ernie: I think I forgot to turn off the water, Bert! Oh, no!
[The water rises up to the ceiling. Iím not sure if Bert and Ernie sink or swim!]
Transcribed by SilveryShoe@aol.com