Plot The new soapbox car
Air date November 16th, 2008. (Season premiere)
Season 36

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Mehmet has made a soapbox car for RUMPEL, however RUMPEL isn't happy about it looks too new. As he suggest changes to it something crashes on Sesamstrasse.
Sesamstrasse intro
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A spaceship has crashed on Sesamstrasse & a alien is stuck in the tree. Mehmet helps him down & welcomes him to Earth, the alien realizes that he are a long way from home then, more than 80 lightyears from the planet Orbiton. He then realizes that his ship's totally ruined. RUMPEL tries to calm him down after all he landed near the best mechanic in the universe. The first thing that the alien notice are the steering wheel, Mehmet says that he has a new one but it's in the soapbox car. RUMPEL refuses that Mehmet uses any parts of the soapboxcar to fix the space ship. The Alien then starts to sing a hoorible song about how much he misses his home planet. RUMPEL tells the alien that taking spare parts are ok as long as he won't sing that horrible song again.
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Mehmet puts in the steering wheel. The alien then notice that the protective glass is broken. Mehmet isn't sure if he has anything to replace it with, but the alien quickly notice something similar on RUMPEL's soapbox car. Once again RUMPEL says no, but the alien then starts to cry. RUMPEL gives in again on the condition that the alien stops crying.
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The alien thanks Mehmet & Rumpel for the help and prepares to takes off. However something is wrong, the ship won't fly & the alien don't know why. RUMPEL laughs as he knows whats wrong. It turns out that the wheals on the landing gear are flat. But the only wheals that Mehmet has are those on the soapbox car. As RUMPEL starts to criticize the alien for having such a crappy old space ship, he realizes something & quickly offers the wheals to the alien if he gets the things that are broken on the spaceship.
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The wheals have been replaced & now the alien takes off to Orbition. Mehmets can't understand what RUMPEL wants with the broken spare parts. He tells Mehmet that the parts are perfect for his GROUCH soapbox car. RUMPEL's happy he has the best GROUCH soapbox car in the world.
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Ernie is building a soapbox for Bert & he can't see it until it's finished. Bert's excited, as he loves to drive soapbox cars down the street. Ernie finishes the soapbox, but can't understand how Bert expects to fit into such a small soapbox.
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A boy visits his father at work, who are a scientist that study the surface of Mars.
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Musik show 2
Die Grosse Sesamstrassen-Musikshow: RUMPEL & Lena sing a song about traveling in space.
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High speed film of a graffiti being painted. Featuring Cookie Monster & Ernie.
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Wolle & Pferd are naming Wolle's new spaceship the "Star Sheep 2." Wolle has hung a bottle of lemonade on the side of the ship that Pferd has to sling toward the ship in order to christen it properly. However when the bottle hits the spaceship, it falls over.
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Les devinettes de Reinette: the answer to Reinette's riddle are a bat.
Jungle photo
Grover is a jungle photographer. "Hold still, little tsetse fly!" he says as he clicks the shutter. "Thank you. I will send you a print." He tries to find an elephant to photograph, but he never turns around in time. Finally, the elephant takes a picture of Grover for his collection.


  • Starting with this episode, the show is show in widescreen high-definition. Because of this, all reused segments are modified into 16:9 aspect ratio.

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