Plot Hot air balloon
Air date August 30, 2009
Season 36


Picture Segment Description
Cold Opening Rumpel is putting the final touches on his hot air balloon he's building, so he can use it to get to a Grouch convention. He goes over to the store to see if he can find some food for the trip in Nils' refrigerator.
Scene While Rumpel is away, Nils comes by, wanting to ask him if he has any trash he wants to get rid of. Nils decides that Rumpel would propperly not miss a few of the worst looking items, so he puts a few things in the trash can among them are what Nils belives to be a old rag and a old basket, and he then hurries over to the trash truck.

Rumpel returns with his newly found suplies, to discover that his hot air balloon are missing. While Rumpel search for his air balloon, Nils walks by and Rumpel asks him if he have seen his hot air balloon. Nils then realizes that it was the hot air balloon he just threw away. They hurry over to the trash truck to see if they can rescue the balloon.

Scene Just as they get to the truck, the basket are going in and gets crushed. The trash man then starts to sing a song about what people throw away and Rumpel and Nils joins in.

After the song Nils gets an idea, he hurries away with a old box.

Scene Nils starts to use a sewing machine, and shortly after he shows Rumpel, that he made him a new hot air balloon. Rumpel are excited now he can get to the Grouch convention and he flies away.
Scene Bert asks Ernie why he are holding a umbrella when the sun shines. Ernie tells Bert that he needs the umbrella while Rumpel takes off in the hot air balloon, as Bert is about to laugh at it he gets hit by trash falling from the sky. Ernie tells him that the trash are the ballast that Rumpel had to drop to gain altitude.
Film Melvin and Sabrina build a music machine out of trash.
Cartoon A dice rolls a trumpet.
(EKA: Folge 2418)
Muppets Ernie asks Bert if know were the soup bowl would fit, Bert are not sure whats going on. Ernie tells Bert that he dropped their glass with sweets, and now the sweets are in the breadbox, the bread are in the umbrella stand, and the umbrellas are in the trash can and the trash are in Bert's straw hat. As Bert starts to yell at Ernie about what he should wear on his head when he takes his walk, Ernie suggest him to use the soup bowl and places it on Berts head. As it drops from Berts head Bert chases Ernie off screen.
Film A high speed movie of a car being disassembled.
(EKA: Folge 2488)
Muppets The Wolf vom Wörtersee drops some trash in the lake by accident, and the Wörterfee asks him if he knows who did it and he says no. As the Wörterfee suspect that Wolf are lying she tells him that liars are gonna get short legs. Wolf gets very worried that he will get short legs, he does what he can to get the trash out, but he just ends up with more stuff in the water. When the fairy returns Wolf confess that it was him and pleads her not to give him short legs. She informs him that it are just something you say, Wolf are happy to keep his current legs.
Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures:Bert and Ernie are now the world’s greatest inventors, making their latest creation. They name their new robot Frankie and begin commanding it to do things, such as squeaking Ernie’s duckie or yodeling. Bert makes him do something “useful” by making Frankie knit him some argyle socks. He leaves to get a pair as a visual aid, leaving Ernie alone with the robot. Frankie gets carried away with Ernie’s orders and makes a mess of the lab. Bert stops the madness by asking Frankie to “please stop.” He makes Ernie and Frankie clean up, then joins them in their clean-up dance.

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