A man named Knebel appears on the street to open up his own grocery store and houses right in the middle of the street. Samson and Rumpel are displeased, but especially Schorsch and Bettina, who decide to turn the tables on Knebel.
Lefty wants to sell Ernie an empty box, explaining that he can fill the box with things, such as a pet mouse (if Ernie had one) and jellybeans (if they rained from the sky). Ernie wants an empty box, but doesn't have any money. However, Bert brings a box of cookies. Ernie dumps the cookies so he can catch jellybeans from the sky.