Plot Rumpel's robot
Air date February 12, 2006
Season 33

Picture Segment Description
Scene Rumpel is about to finish his Grouch Robot. He tells Mehmet that the robot is programmed to be unfriendly, get in trouble and create chaos. Mehmet attaches its antennas and Rumpel switches it on with his remote and the first thing it does is greet Mehmet politely. Mehmet is surprised at how friendly it is, while Rumpel feverishly pushes the buttons on the remote trying to get the robot to be unfriendly.
Muppets Bert shows Ernie a way to pick up paper clips without using his fingers: By using a magnet! However, Ernie points out that Bert used his fingers to pick up the magnet.
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid.
Scene In a attempt to fix his Grouch robot, Rumpel has removed the chest plate. He asks Mehmet to hand him an old sock. Mehmet hands him an old red sock, but Rumpel says that it has to be green. After he gets the green sock, he wipes his brow and continues to fiddle with the wires.
Film A group of kids are playing a Sesamstrasse computer game. They press the keys and click the mice to the beat of the music in the background. Two girls then start to use keyboards as flutes.
Muppets Elmo, Farley, Mrs. Turow and various Anything Muppets sing "The Computers in Your Neighborhood."
Song A song about remembering to turn off the water and power when you are done.
Scene The Grouch robot is ready to be tested again. This time, Rumpel starts its disorder program. The robot immediately starts to pick up various items and throw them around. Rumpel is very happy everything is working as he has planned. But then he realizes something: the robot is actually cleaning, and it starts to dust and clean the junk around Rumpel's barrel. In an attempt to demonstrate to the robot how to make a mess, Rumpel picks up a tin can full of nails and empties it on the ground. The robot slaps Rumpel on the wrist, takes the tin can and picks up the nails and puts them back in the can.
Cartoon A Finger (finger) and a Nagel (nail). Combine the two and you get a Fingernagel (fingernail).
Animation A clay animation about a hammer that tries to convince a nail to be hammered into a wall so it can hold a picture up.
Muppets The Squirrelles sing "Don't Be a Tough Nut to Crack."
(EKA: Folge 2027)
Film A close-up of a clamp
Scene Rumpel is angry; his robot has cleaned up his beautiful mess around his barrel. Mehmet tires to help Rumpel to fix it, even though Mehmet doesn't think it's broken.
Cartoon A scientist adds legs, feet, then knees to his robot and tells it to walk, but it dances out of shot instead (as does the scientist).
Muppets Kermit tests Cookie Monster with his new monster testing device. He wants to see if Cookie Monster can figure out how to get the cookie out of the machine. Cookie Monster proceeds to crush the cookie in the contraption into crumbs and pour water on them. But he's delighted with the results -- cookie soup.
(EKA: Folge 1001)
Cartoon A chicken lays a robot egg.
Scene Rumpel prepares to start up the robot again, and begs it to make a nice mess. As soon as they start it, it walks into a lamppost and continues to do so, until Mehmet makes an adjustment to one of the knobs. It then thanks Mehmet and walks over to Rumpel's barrel. Rumpel can't believe his own ears; his Grouch robot said "thanks." Meanwhile, the robot starts to pick up various junk around Rumpel's barrel, then throws it in the barrel. They hurry over and Mehmet says that he is sorry that the robot is still malfunctioning. However, Rumpel is very happy the robot works, because it causes chaos in his barrel.

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