All Blocked Up

The Sooty Show title for this series

Episode Info

Episode Number: 12
Airdate: 6th January 1984
Time: 4:20pm
Channel: ITV
Production Code: 28743



It's early morning in Sooty's house and Sooty, Sweep and Soo have slept in Matthew's bed. Sooty, Sweep and Soo wake up to hear Matthew talking in his sleep. When Matthew asks for the tin opener Sooty hands it to him! Matthew wakes up and doesn't believe he was talking in his sleep until he notices the tin opener in his hand! Matthew sends the gang to the bathroom to have an ice cold shower, which neither Sweep or Soo are keen on! However when they turn the shower on, it isn't working and neither are the taps on the bath. The gang go to tell Matthew and they learn Matthew's shower isn't working either! They decide to go downstairs to use the kitchen sink, but start debating who should wash first. Matthew decides he will go first by having a shave and Sooty and Sweep decide to help by covering Matthew's face with shaving cream! Matthew discovers that the kitchen taps aren't working either and only manages to get a small glass which they all try and share, which ends in all the water being spilt! Matthew then discovers that the drains are also blocked as well! Matthew takes Sooty and Sweep outside, saying he can unblock the drains himself, however they have no luck at all. Duncan Goodhew has been watching them and decides to lend a hand to try and solve their water problems. However poor Matthew bears the brunt of their efforts! Duncan Goodhew finally discovers the problem.....Sweeps bones had been blocking the drains and stop cock! However poor Duncan Goodhew is soaked by one of the bones, as it squirts water out! Later Matthew explains to Soo what the problem was and then Matthew sings a story about a boy called 'Dirty Jack' who didn't like water!


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Notes of Interest

Magic Wand Duncan Goodhew guest stars in this episode. He is a British swimmer, who won Olympic gold and bronze medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
Magic Wand Duncan Goodhew would again guest star in the 1991 episode, Hair Today.
Magic Wand This was the only episode that aired in 1984, to ever be released to date on VHS/DVD!



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Sooty hands a sleep talking Matthew a tin opener! Sooty, Sweep and Soo discover the shower isn't working!
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Sooty and Sweep help Matthew with the shaving cream! Matthew, Sooty, Sweep and Soo argue over a glass of water!
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Duncan Goodhew help Sooty and Sweep to unblock the drain. But poor Matthew bears the brunt of their efforts!
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Sweeps bone squirts water at Duncan Goodhew! Matthew explains to Soo, that the bones were the cause of their plumbing problems.

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