Rumpel is finishing his space rocket the "Rumpollo 1" that he intend to fly into space in search of the chaos star. Pferd comes by and Rumpel tells him about the rocket. Pferd is impressed, but asks him about the countdown. Rumpel don't know what it means so Pferd tells him that a countdown is required in order to have the rocket to take off. Rumpel asks Pferd to do the countdown for him.
Count von Count has built a rocket with the help of Dr. Rainbrain and plans to launch it from inside his castle. The two count down from the computer console, but the rocket doesn't take off. Indeed, Count never intended for lift-off; he plans on counting down again and again.
Pferd starts the countdown, but Wolle comes and interrupts him and Pferd tells Wolle about the countdown. Wolle points out to Pferd that he is doing it wrong, Pferd is counting from 1 to 10, Wolle tells him that he needs to count backwards from 10. But there's a problem: Pferd can't count backwards, but Wolle knows how so Rumpel asks Wolle to do the countdown. Wolle starts the countdown but is interrupted by Pferd who asks Wolle if it's normal to fly alone in a rocket. Wolle tells Pferd that it's not normal to go alone, and Pferd once again asks why Rumpel is flying alone then. Wolle tells Rumpel that he can't fly alone, and says that Pferd will have to go with Rumpel.
Pferd and Rumpel are waiting inside the rocket for Wolle's countdown. Once again Wolle starts the countdown, but is interrupted by Pferd he needs to go and get some food. Afterwards Wolle resumes the countdown, but stops as he realizes that he will miss Pferd so he decides to go along in the rocket. Wolle then resumes the countdown from inside the rocket. After the countdown, there's a big bang and the rocket starts to tip over. Rumpel is angry, they ruined his rocket with the extra load how will he ever get to the chaos star now. Wolle tells him that he can just stay, after all how much more chaos can there be on that star than here, Rumpel agrees.
Cookie Monster tries to feed his baby cousin lunch, but she rejects the cookie he tries to feed her. Ernie passes by after a visit to the grocery store, and points out that while both of them may look similar, they are also different. Cookie explains his problem, but finds that Cousin Monster enjoys carrots, apples, and celery. Ernie becomes discouraged since Cousin Monster has eaten all of his groceries, and is left with an empty paper bag. Cookie solves the problem: he eats the bag.
Mr. Johnson has been served a bowl of soup, but flags down his waiter to make a complaint. He asks Grover to inspect the fly that's in his soup, but Grover looks under; next to; and above the soup before he agrees to bring out a new bowl. The kitchen is all out of what Mr. Johnson ordered, so he brings him Cream of Mosquito.