I remember playing in the tub with friends in our swim trunks when I was little because nobody had a pool we could use!! We wus po'. I don't think all those people were getting in the tub nekkid with Ernie. Though, if it were me in the tub and folks want to join in, I won't complain. Unless it was Snuffy--but then you could scrub your feet on his snuffle.