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"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.


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, ruled 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 then 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.




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


  • 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 muslin 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.

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Films: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree | Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day | Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh | Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore | Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin | The Tigger Movie | The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart | Piglet's Big Movie | Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo | Pooh's Heffalump Movie | Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie | Winnie the Pooh | Winnie the Pooh (live-action film)
TV Shows: Welcome to Pooh Corner | The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Episode list) | House of Mouse | The Book of Pooh (Episode List) | My Friends Tigger & Pooh
Video Games: Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood | Tigger's Honey Hunt | Piglet's Big Game | Winnie The Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts:Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood | Animated StoryBook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree | Animated StoryBook: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

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Shops: Hundred Acre Goods
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Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade


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Movie Songs
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: "Winnie the Pooh" | "Up, Down, Touch the Ground" | "Rumbly in My Tumbly" | "Little Black Rain Cloud" | "Mind Over Matter"
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day: "A Rather Blustery Day" | "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" | "Heffalumps and Woozles" | "Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down" | "Hip-Hip-Poohray"
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh: "I Am Not Afraid" | "I Wanna Scare Myself"
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: "Forever & Ever" | "Adventure is a Wonderful Thing" | "If It Says So" | "Wherever You Are" | "Everything is Right"
The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh: "It Really Was a Woozle, Yes it Was"
Sing a Song with Pooh Bear: "Kanga Roo Hop" | "You're the One and Only One" | "Harvest What You Grow" | "My Song"
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: "Girls are Like Boys" | "When the Love Bug Bites" | "Places in the Heart"
The Tigger Movie: "Someone Like Me" | "Whoop-de-Dooper Bounce" | "Lull-a-Bee" | "Round My Family Tree" | "How to Be a Tigger"
Piglet's Big Movie: "A Mother's Intuition" | "With a Few Good Friends" | "Sing-Ho (For the Life of a Bear)"
Springtime With Roo: "We're Huntin' Eggs Today" | "Sniffly Sniff" | "Easter Day With You" | "The Way It Must Be Done" | "The Grandest Easter of Them All"
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: "The Horribly Hazardous Heffalumps" | "Little Mr. Roo" | "The Name Game" | "Shoulder to Shoulder" | "In the Name of the Hundred Acre Wood/What Do You Do?"
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: "Trick 'R' Treating With Our Friends"| "Brave Together" | "As Long As I'm Here With You"
Winnie the Pooh: "The Tummy Song" | "A Very Important Thing to Do" | "The Winner Song" | "The Backson Song" | "It's Gonna Be Great" | "Everything is Honey" | "Pooh's Finale"

Television Songs
Welcome to Pooh Corner: "Welcome to Pooh Corner Theme Song" | "Try a Little Something New" | "The Right Side" | "Just Say, 'Yes I Can'" | "You're the Only You" | "I Hum to Myself" | "Please and Thank You" | "Responsible Persons" | "Be A Buddy, Be A Pal" | "Trees" | "A Part of Me" | "Welcome to Pooh Corner Ending Theme"
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: "Pooh Bear" | "'Cause It's Make Believe" | "The Floating Song" | "Nothing's Too Good for a Friend" | "Under the Bed" | "I Don't Have A Name" | "King of the Beasties (song)" | "The End" | "Pirates is What We'll Be" | "Tigger, the Private Ear Is Here"
The Book of Pooh: "Everyone Knows He's Winnie the Pooh" | "Your Best Wishes" | "On the Double" | "Who is Me" | "Think, Think, Think" | "A Pirate Has Got To Have Arrr" | "Day in the Life of a Pooh" | "What Piglets Are" | "Dinosnores" | "I Watch for Signs" | "We're Making a Cake" | "A Mystery" | "If I Could Be Big" | "Isn't that Funny?" | "Find the "X"" | "Everyone Wants a Valentine" | "That's What We Do" | "Keep It Simple" | "Have You Got a Book For Me?" | "Give It a Try" | "The Play's the Thing" | "On Your Way Back Home" | "Nightmare Wranglers" | "We Royaly Request" | "The Sweetest Thing You Are Seeking" | "Carry On" | "The Plumed Protector" | "Flying Up, Up and Away" | "The Bluebird Song" | "Green Thing" | "What's Your Name, River?" | "Thank You, Please" | "When You're a Monster Too" | "Where Do Words Go?" | "Show the Sign" | "Under a Spelling Bee's Spell" | "With Books You Get Carried Away" | "Adventure" | "Mental Altitude" | "I Want to Know Everything Now" | "Happy Tailiversary" | "Get Growin'" | "Tigger's Lullaby" | "A Wood Without Pooh" | "Impossible to Live With" | "[Rhyme-a-Bye" | "Friends Until the End" | "Perfect Party" | "If We Were Talkin'" | "Party Animal" | "Bravehat" | "That's All It Was" | "What's a Tigger Without a Bounce?" | "Our Favorite Day" | "Someone New to Meet" | "Every Day is a Song" | "When I Meet a Heffalump" | "Time Stands Still" | "The Who, What, When, Where, Why" | "24 Hours to Save the Day" | "Gardener of the Year" | "The Hundred Acre Circus" | "Into Outer Space" | "Blissful Bossa Nova" | "My Hero\If You Don't Have Friends" | "Talking Tomato" | "Flying" | "I Want To Be Scary" | "Nothin' Much Scares Me" | "The Hundred Acre Halloween" | "Just Ring Your Bell" | "Our Perfect Map of the Wood" | "Broken Friendships" | "Do the Roo" | "The Rabbit Tango" | "The Honey Dance" | "Piglet Ballet" | "Call Me Buck-a-Roo" | "It's Only Magic" | "I Never" | "King of the Heffalumps" | "Pouncing Panther Pledge" | "At Chez Piglet" | "A Perfect Forest" | "That's How You Put on a Show" | "Let it Rain" | "Stripey McSnarl Always Gets His Man" | "The Littlest Dinosnore" | "Nothing Ever Happens" | "Power of the Pencil" | "Too Much Honey" | "Lost in a Book" | "Goodbye for Now"
My Friends Tigger and Pooh: "My Friends Tigger and Pooh Theme Song" | "Bouncin'" | "Just a Few Simple Rules" | "One Big Happy Family" | "Think, Think, Think" | "Ask a Question"

See Also

Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons | The Disney Afternoon | The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh | Sing a Song with Pooh Bear (and Piglet Too) | Sing a Song with Tigger

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