Plot Nils and Rumpel switch roles
Air date February 17, 2008
Season 35


Picture Segment Description
Cold Open Ernie has gotten some lemon ice creams, and wants to give one to Bert. Bert tells him he doesn't like lemon flavored ice cream, so Ernie says that in that case, he will just have to eat both of them.
Scene Nils has just gotten some new vegetables, and since it's a sunny day he expects to get a lot of customers. Then all of a sudden he hears an explosion from Rumpel's kitchen. Nils is convinced that Rumpel's kitchen experiment is scaring away any potential customers. However, Rumpel doesn't belive him, so Nils suggests that they switch roles. Rumpel will take over the shop while Nils is in the kitchen making explosions.
Scene Rumpel goes to work straight away in the shop by doing some Grouch cleaning. The phone rings and it turns out to be a customer who asks if he has any oranges, to which Rumpel replies that it's a silly question and hangs up. Nils attempts to protest about the way Rumpel is handling the shop, but Rumpel just says to Nils that he hasn't heard any noises from the kitchen yet.
Scene Nils goes ahead and attempts to make some noise and weird odors. He experiments with a few ingredients just to see what happens. The odor is so bad that he has to hold his nose, and decides to put the lid on the pot, resulting in an explosion. Rumpel congratulates Nils with a very good explosion.
Scene The customer that Rumpel hung up on arrives in the shop, claiming that Rumpel is the most unfriendly shopkeeper ever. Rumpel thanks him for the compliment. Just as the customer tells Rumpel that he will never buy anything from him, there's a new explosion from the kitchen. The customer goes to the kitchen.

Scene The customer asks if Nils was responsible for the noise. Nils admits it, and the customer continues by saying he was talking to the annoying shopkeeper when he heard this fascinating noise. Nils immediately realizes that he has to add more ingredients; the noise was not supposed to be fascinating. The new explosion attracts even more people, and Rumpel brings in a basket of vegetables, which the people immediately start buying. Nils can't believe how well the noise and odors worked.
Film Kids are talking about switching roles with their friends.
Muppets Ernie has trouble sleeping, so he decides to play his bugle to make himself sleepy. His bugle playing wakes up Bert, however, and Bert tells him to think before he plays the bugle, so Ernie decides to play his drums, but then Bert tells him to think before he does anything.
Muppets Wolle interviews the NDR big band conductor Wolf Kerschek about being a conductor.
Cartoon A dice rolls a trumpet.
Muppets Kermit leads some Anything Muppet greasers, the Martians, Twiddlebugs, and a cow in the song "Get Along".
(EKA: Folge 2088)
Muppets Bert is playing a computer game. Ernie is trying to guess what game he is playing, with no luck. Bert tells him he is playing the oatmeal painting game.
Muppets Ernie and Slimey play "Slimey says".

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