Plot The nice and polite Rumpel (Repeat of 2390)
Air date August 14, 2011


Picture Segment Description
Cold Open Wolle has gotten a bunch of new red buttons, just in case his original red button breaks. But when he is told to start Sesamstrasse he gets confused as to which one is the real button. He manages to whisk the spare buttons down off the counter and pushes the one left behind.
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Scene Mehmet is repairing Samson's bicycle. Rumpel thinks that they are ruining something that is broken so nicely. Rumpel does not care about the fact that Samson can't ride a bicycle that is broken. Finchen is annoyed at Rumpel for being so rude, so she wishes that Rumpel was nicer. Mehmet thinks that's an interesting thought, and they try to imagine what a nice and polite Rumpel would be like.
Scene Rumpel thinks it's a good idea that they are repairing the broken bicycle, he also notices that it's a bit messy around his barrel and that it could use a little cleaning up. He then notices some lovely roses at Pepe's house across the street, so he hurries over there and begins a poem about the roses. However, he gets stuck and asks his dear friends for some ideas for his rhyme. They can't believe their own ears.
Scene Rumpel brings his good friends a tray with tea and cookies. He then notices that the bicycle is quite filthy, and as he is about to clean it, he notices that Mehmet's jacket is also dirty, so he takes it with him to get it washed. Rumpel then returns and starts to clean the bicycle. The others decide to leave so Rumpel can clean the bike.

Scene Rumpel goes over to Samson's cave to recite a poem he has just written about Samson. He then notices Finchen over at her leaf pile arranging the leaves, so he rushes over to help, but ends up making a mess of Finchen's leaf pile.

Mehmet has resumed the work on the bicycle, now that Rumpel is busy somewhere else. Rumpel returns with Mehmet's jacket and he has taken the liberty of making a few modifications to it to make it look nicer.

Scene Rumpel has made flower headdresses for his friends and he wants to dance with Mehmet. Meanwhile, Samson and Finchen conclude that the nice Rumpel is getting on their nerves and they want their good old Rumpel back. Just then they stop imagining what a nice and polite Rumpel would be like.
Back in reality, Mehmet says that the bicycle is fixed, he just needs a very specific screw that he does not have. Just as Finchen says that they should not bother asking Rumpel if he has one, he pops up from his barrel with the screw that Mehmet is missing, and hands it to Mehmet. It turns out that he was not trying to be nice, the screw was just not worth keeping for Rumpel, it was too shiny for his rusty screw collection, so he wanted to get rid of it anyway.
Cartoon A parrot loses its color in the rain.
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Muppets Caveman Days: Taking the kid to school
Ernie (the father) and Bert (the kid) go over the procedure of crossing the street.
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Muppets Wolle shows his boss how he can balance things. The boss tells him that it's time for the next segment and Wolle slowly moves over to push the button and afterwards drops it all.
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Film Kids plants flowers in pots.
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Muppets Prairie Dawn becomes so frustrated at her inability to feel monstery that her anger finally releases her inner monster. She joins Rosita, Telly, and Elmo in singing "Monster in Me." When the song's finished, she starts shouting "Snifflemeyer!" over and over.
Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures: As ecologists, Bert and Ernie must preserve and protect the plants and animals of the rain forest. Unfortunately, this rain forest has a displaced beaver with the ambition to build a Grand Opera House! It's up to Bert and Ernie to convince the beaver the importance of the rain forest before he gnaws down all the trees for his Opera House.
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Film A high speed film of a dog that gets its fur cut.
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Muppets Grover the taxi driver picks up Mr. Johnson, who's startled to find his usual waiter driving a cab. Mr. Johnson wants to go to the library. Grover says that that is a very wise choice, and talks about the great things about a library. "Of course, you could also go to the zoo," he observes, and talks about the benefits of visiting the zoo. He also suggests the museum, or a movie. Mr. Johnson insists that they go to the library -- but Grover says they'll have to wait until he gets his cab fixed. It's broken.
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Muppets The boss tells Wolle that the day is over and that he can turn off the lights but Wolle is nowhere to be seen. It turns out that he is up in the ceiling as he wants to dive down and push the button. The boss realizes that something bad is about to happen. Wolle dives down but is tangled up in his rope and stops just above the button. And just as they both thinks that Wolle is unable to turn the lights off, the rope snaps and Wolle lands on the button as the lights go out.
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