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|Air Date||September 10, 1988|
|Written by|| Sindy McKay|
The kids find a strange object and imagine various uses for it. Gonzo thinks it's an Intergalactic Burger-maker, and Fozzie imagines it's a Mup-O-Matic (a Veg-O-Matic parody). Other possibilities are a microphone, a banjo, and a dinosaur bone. Finally, Nanny reveals that the object is a tea strainer, but the kids prefer to keep imagining new uses.
- Baby Piggy's game show, "Celebrity Circles," includes "one hundred Hollywood stars," including Dr. Teeth (footage from the Play Along video series). Also featured are clips of Tom Selleck (recycled from "What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?"), Shirley Temple, Bob Hope (from My Favorite Brunette), Cary Grant, Ed Wynn, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Mickey Rooney, John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Gary Cooper (from Meet John Doe), Mae West, James Stewart (from It's a Wonderful Life), Dorothy Lamour, and Harpo Marx, plus voice only imitations of Peter Lorre and Bill Cosby (by Frank Welker).
- Outside of the above and public domain clips, the episode also featured clips from Batteries Not Included (1987), which the episode's title references, and two of the Star Wars films (including the cantina scene from Return of the Jedi).
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