"Guess what I've got!"
"Ants in your pants?
— Richard and Sweep
Wacky Washing

Adrian Hedley


Richard Gauntlett


Richard Cadell

Guest Starring

Martyn James as
Mr. James


Brian Sandford
Joolz Clough
Martin Rose

Air date

November 17th,

Previous episode

Some Holiday

Next episode

The Silent Movie

Wacky Washing is the twenty-second episode of the second series of Sooty.


Sooty and the gang are running Mr Slater's launderette! But when Sweep confuses red paint with washing powder, he's left in a bit of a spin. Will the football kit be clean in time for the match?



  • Spectators at the football match include Wink Taylor, series writer and production assistant; Wendy Abrahams of make-up and wardrobe; Pete Moran, props; Stuart McCarthy, design team; and Tom Horn; third assistant director. The Washamatic is voiced by Soo's voice artist Brenda Longman. The person who is heard shouting "Laundry" before a load of washing is flung at Richard is Pete Moran.
  • The stadium scenes were filmed at Weston Super-mare FC.
  • This is the second time (after The Genie) that an episode continues over the end credits and the sound from the episode can be heard over the theme music. Usually clips from the episode are played.
  • After the original airing, the official facebook page posted a photo that stated "looks like Slaters United won the cup after all!"


  • Surely the fact that they are going to see the match would remind Soo that they have to wash team's kit.


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