Plot Growing a flower
Air date May 10, 2009
Season 36


Picture Segment Description
Cold Opening Finchen are watching the gardener Ralph at work around his leaf pile.

Scene Finchen asks Ralph how flowers grows, and if he can have a flower. Ralph has an idea, he gives Finchen some seeds and instruct him in how to plant them.
Finchen then proceeds to plant the seeds after Ralph's instructions. Finchen then waits at the flower pot to see it grow. Ralph returns and tells Finchen that a flower don't grow that fast, but with the help of some fertilizer it will grow a bit faster, and the best fertilizer are the manure from horses.
Scene Pferd helps Finchen by allowing him to take his droppings. Pferd tells Finchen just to come ask for more if he needs it. They both look at the flower pot, but the flower still don't grow. Pferd tells Finchen that Wolle told him that flowers grow better if you talk to them. They decide to read it a ghost story. As Finchen reads Pferd gets more and more afraid, but the flower still don't grow. They conclude that flowers don't like ghost stories, so they try with a story about other flowers. As Finchen reads the story they fall asleep.
Scene The next day Ralph returns and wakes them up. They are disappointed when they see that the flower have not grown yet. Ralph asks them if they did what he said, they tell him that they have given it water, manure and read it a story. Ralph tells them that reading stories won't help the flower to grow. Ralph tells them what they need are more water, manure and lots of sun. Then they hear a voice, as they look around to see were it came from they discover that theres a flower in the pot and it's talking. It wants to hear more of the last story Finchen and Pferd was telling it, last night.
Scene Bert can't believe that Finchen got a flower to grow by reading it a story. Ernie tells Bert that the same thing happens when he reads his pigeon book to him. Bert tells Erine that he don't know what he is talking about, he don't grow. Ernie says thats correct, but he does get tired because the book are so boring.
Film Kids are talking about doing work in the garden.
Film A high speed film about a growing flower.
(First: Folge 2402)
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.
(EKA: Folge 2418)
Cartoon (EKA: Folge 2476)
Muppets Reporter Wolle visits a plant nursery to see flowers grow.
(EKA: Folge 2403)
Animation Guess that animal clay animation, the animal in question is a Hippopotamus.
Muppets Mr. Johnson wants to order a couple of poached eggs on toast, but Grover informs him that the restaurant is out of eggs, so he brings two corn cobs on toast. Grover gives a lecture on where eggs come from by bringing a cornstalk, chicken feed, and a chicken to the table.
(EKA: Folge 1991)

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