Plot RUMPEL’s cough medicine
Air date January 23rd, 2005
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Ella & Samson hear a strange sound & they discover that it's RUMPEL who is coughing. Ella helps RUMPEL to search his GROUCH medicine book for a remedy to help the cough. She concludes that he suffers from a tin-cough & she starts to read how to cure it. 1st all tin cans must be removed from the patient & then a horrible mixture has to be made. Ella asks Samson to help mixing the medicine & tells RUMPEL that they will be right back with his medicine.
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Ella & Samson have started working on the horrible mixture that contains a herring covered in jam, old shoelaces & a grated shoe sole. Samson & Ella quickly agree that it stinks horribly.
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RUMPEL comforts GUSTAV & ensures him that the medicine is gonna work. Just then Ella & Samson returns with the medicine. RUMPEL gets a spoonful of the medicine & he likes it very much it's delicious horrible. Ella then tells him that the next step in the treatment are that he have to cover himself in newspapers & drink a cold tea with banana peels & rotten bread. RUMPEL is excited & looks forward to it & quickly starts to find the newspapers. Ella & Samson leave to make the tea. RUMPEL concludes that it's not so bad to be sick.
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RUMPEL is sitting in a chair wrapped in newspapers & drinks his tea. He tells GUSTAV that he is not really feeling sick anymore. But he has discovered that there are a few advantages with being sick so he plans to act sick for a few more days. He tells GUSTAV not to tell anyone. Just then Ella & Samson return & think he looks better, but RUMPEL tells them that he is still not feeling well & starts to fake his cough. He asks for some more of the horrible medicine. Samson can't understand that the treatment did not work, since they did everything the book told them to do. Ella gets suspicious. She thinks they need a different treatment, her grandmother's old advice, hot milk with plenty of honey. RUMPEL is in shock how anyone could drink something as awful & suddenly feels a lot better. Ella remarks that it's the 1st time that hot milk & honey worked that fast.

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