Plot Halloween party
Air date November 1, 2009
Season 37


Picture Segment Description
Cold Opening Rumpel notices some carved pumpkins. He knows that the others want to hold a Halloween party, but he does not know why. He decides to take two of the pumpkins with him. Lena notices Rumpel outside but Nils misunderstands her warning. Nils starts to explain to Lena and the viewer that Halloween is an American tradition, where you dress up and have spooky decorations.

Scene Samson begins to put the carved pumpkins in various locations. He says that they are very important for Halloween. He notices that there are a few missing, but that doesn't matter. Then a pumpkin rolls away from him and over to Pferd, who thinks the pumpkin looks very delicious. Just as Pferd is about to eat the pumpkin, Samson stops him.
Rumpel returns for a few more carved pumpkins. Once again Lena notices it and tries to warn Nils, but he misunderstands it and think that Lena is excited for the party.
Over at Rumpel's corner he declares that his big Grouch party will soon begin. He starts to phone his friends and family to invite them to his party.
Scene Samson, Nils and Lena have gotten their costumes on and Nils is very impressed by how Samson has decorated everything. Samson tells Nils about the missing pumpkins. When Lena quickly starts to try and get their attention, Nils suspects that maybe Pferd has something to do with the missing pumpkins. Samson decides to talk to Pferd and goes looking for him, while Nils and Lena go off to find some music.
Pferd then arives at the party, but can't understand where everybody has gone, so he decides the best thing to do is to wait for them. But shortly afterwards he begins to feel quite tired. After Pferd falls asleep Rumpel comes to fetch more pumpkins for his Grouch party.
Scene Samson retuns and finds Pferd sleeping. He notices that the last pumpkins are also missing. Pferd wakes up and Samson tells him how disappointed he is that Pferd has eaten the pumpkins. Pferd tries to explain that the pumpkins were there when he fell asleep. When Nils and Lena return Pferd continues to try and convince them that he is innocent. Finally Lena manages to get Nils' attention and then realizes what she has been trying to do, so they all go over to Rumpel's corner.

Scene Rumpel is on the phone with Oscar, but Oscar doesn't have time to come to Rumpel's party. The others then come storming in and discover their pumpkins. He tells them that he did not know they planned to use those pumpkins. He then realizes that they are all dressed very Grouchy. Nils explains that it's their Halloween costumes. Rumpel tells them that he is having a Grouch party all by himself since no one was able to come. Nils suggests that they all have a Grouch Halloween party.
Rumpel is sharing his famous Grouch punch with the others and is surprised that a Halloween party was going to be so Grouchy. He wishes everyone a happy Halloween, and they all drink some of the punch and quickly spit it out again.
Scene Ernie and Bert are watching it all from the balcony. Bert concludes that the Halloween party has everything but spooky music. Ernie thinks that's a good idea and suggests that Bert goes down there and play something on his tuba.
Film Kids talk about Halloween
Cartoon A tiger loses its color in the rain.
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Muppets Ernie wants to know if Bert will still be his best friend if he wears a hat and jumps around saying "mashed potatoes". Bert stops him and says that he will be his best friend no matter what. Ernie then decides that he won't do those things anymore. Instead he wants to wear a fish on his head, dance and say "hippity hoppity".
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Cartoon (EKA: Folge 2415)
Muppets Reporter Wolle visits a children's theater to find out what goes on at a theater. He oversees the rehearsal for the play "Mio, my Mio" based on the book by Astrid Lindgren.
Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures: Bert and Ernie are chariot racers in ancient Rome. They must race Porkus Maximus and Horsus, the fastest racers in the Empire. All they've got is Fred the donkey to pull their chariot. They discover that every time they make Fred laugh, he sprints faster than any horse could. Now they need to make sure they keep Fred laughing in order to catch Porkus Maximus.
Muppets Elmo demonstrates running.

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