In the film, Sebastion hides in one of Ariel's rags while she takes a bath. Cloretta, not knowing where the crab is haiding, offers to toss Ariel's clothes into the laundry. Sebastion gets dumped into a tub filled with water,clothes and washboards. Palace maids (or Washerwomen) arrive, ane one of them picks up the peice of clothing that Sebastion was hiding in. The Washerwomen appeard to be oblivsouse to Sebastion preseance, and continued to scrub the laundry, while also gossiping about Ariel and prince Eric while scrubbing the laundry.