Ed Petrie and friends discover the most amazing places to visit in the USA. Featuring swimming, talking and painting with dolphins in Florida.
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Fancy a wicked whistle-stop tour of the USA with your CBBC mates?
Ed and Iain discover a giant Hoover, Naomi gets laughed at by a dolphin,
Michelle makes sparks fly, and Richard turns into a chicken.
# All over the place
# All over the place
# North, south, east, west On a bizarre quest
# Me and my mates, all over the place!
# It's true what you've heard, everything is absurd
# Whatever we do is strange but true!
# All over the place
# All over the place
# Bet you didn't know this stuff's all over the States
-# But it turns up...
-# ..all over the place! #
There are 50 states in America
and we're starting in the one known as the Sunshine State.
Wow, you have been practising. That was really good. Do some more.
SQUEAKING AND SCREECHING
-Think I need a bit more practice.
-Don't worry, Ed.
We are all about to get a lesson in dolphin-speak
at Grassy Keys Dolphin Research Center in Florida.
Here they study how dolphins communicate with us and each other.
I think this one is saying, "Give me a fish."
And they communicate in a very unusual way.
SQUEAKING AND WHISTLING
-Hear that whistle?
That's what they do when they're talking to each other.
They use different whistles,
and clicking sounds or their echolocation or sonar.
That sounds like this.
It's so loud.!
All that sound came out of her blowhole?
Everything is coming out of their blowhole. I will show you.
Do you want to try that?
Ed Petrie on the dolphin.
I have just been laughed at by a dolphin.
Why don't you laugh at her and see what happens?
DOLPHIN MIMICS LAUGH
-I know. We're having a blast.
-Nice toothy grin there, Missus.
They use their blowholes to make some very naughty noises indeed.
Have you been eating beans?
ED AND DOLPHIN BLOW RASPBERRIES
-It sounds much ruder when she does it.
It's like floating whoopee cushion.
Just because they're in the water it sounds wet as well,
which is really gross.
We are going to ask Merina to dive. Put your right hand out like this.
This is what we call stationing. That tells Merina to look at you.
See how she is doing that.
I will count you guys down - one, two, three.
On "three", make a big circle in the air. All right. One, two, three.
-You guys are going to ask Merina
to show off how fast she can swim.
You are going to do that station again
and then on three you're going to point like this and say, "Speed."
One, two, three.
Watch when she comes around.
-Really good. Well done.
-Better surfer than me.
That's five times faster than the average human can swim.
Now that we have both Tursi and Merina here, how would
you like to have them give you a tour of our lagoon?
Put your hands out like this
and you are going to hold on right at the front of their dorsal fin.
-Just like that. Perfect. Are you ready to try?
Here they come. Hold out those hands.
-How was it?
-They went so fast my trunks came down!
-Please don't look.
-I hope you didn't see the top of my bum then.
These dolphins are really smarty-pants.
Whistling, diving, laughing - next you'll be telling me
they can even paint designs on T-shirts.
You are not trying to make us look stupid, are you?
-Dolphins really can paint T-shirts?
-Yes, believe it or not they can.
They do it with their own very unique style.
We're going to put this paintbrush right here.
Go ahead and hold that shirt out over the water.
Good. She's painting your hand too. There is some purple.
Are you ready to paint some purple?
I wonder what he's painting. Check it out.
-Nobody else has got a T shirt like this.
He's painted my hand there.
This is a dolphin with a message for the world.
Another one? This side. Wow.
I'm going to call it Shark Attack. I'm calling it Shark Attack.
What do you think?
You like that. OK. That's what teamwork is all about.
Ed has a lovely new friend. That won't last.
-Need water. Must get water. I need water.
-Stop being overdramatic.
-You finished your water about two minutes ago.
-Have you got any water?
If you want some of my water, just ask for it.
-That's grand. Thanks, mate. I feel much better now.
-That's all right.
Plenty more where that came from. Thanks to this. Whoa!
The Hoover Dam.
Big thumbs up indeed, boys, because this is the amazing Hoover Dam which
you will be surprised to hear has nothing to do with vacuum cleaners.
It is a massive wall that holds back the Colorado River.
The water that has been collected is known as Lake Mead.
It lies between two states, Arizona and Nevada.
It supplies water and power to the surrounding area.
'Ed and Iain, you have 47 seconds to find out as much as you can
'about the Hoover Dam.
'Ed, you have Charlie. Iain, you have Reid.
'They are both Hoover Dam tour guides.
'Whoever finds out the most facts is the winner. Three, two, one, go.
-Wait, hang on.
Does that not mean one of us has to go to the bottom of the dam?
Oh yeah. Who brought you to America?
I can take the lift. It's fine.
-How are you?
-Why are we wearing helmets?
It's dangerous here. You might hurt yourself if you don't have them.
The water level seems quite low. Are you running out of water?
How far down are we in the Hoover Dam?
We are about 500 feet down.
-When did they start building it?
-What is this thing here?
-That is the dam itself.
660 feet of concrete going straight back to the waters of Lake Mead.
How much water do people get to drink from it? How many people...?
90 per cent of the Vegas Valley's water is out of Lake Mead
and is almost 2,000,000 people in the Vegas Valley.
-Can you swim in the dam?
-You don't want to do that.
That's where all that water comes out - really turbulent.
-How much electricity per person is produced from this dam?
-What is the electricity used for?
-To power the homes around here.
Each generator can power about 65,000 homes.
-We found out a bit, didn't we?
Yes, we did.
-'And the person who found out the most facts is... Iain.
Tell you what, mate.
Don't worry. We can still have a look around inside the dam.
-Oh yes. So in a way we are both winners.
-I'm the winner. Come on.
This is the generator room.
The water from Lake Mead flows through the generators
and creates electricity.
Each generator weighs 1,814,378 kilograms.
-There are 17 generators in the Hoover Dam.
Each generator generates enough power to power 65,000 homes.
How do you know all this stuff?
I'm just one of those very intelligent people that
naturally absorbs facts.
-Also, each generator...
-Hang on. I've got a question for you.
-What's he doing here?
-He's the guy that helps Ed "naturally" absorb facts.
The Hoover Dam is 221 metres tall from top to bottom.
At its fullest, Lake Mead
could hold around 35.5 trillion litres of water.
Fingers crossed the dam does not burst,
because if it did that would be enough to give
the whole of the UK a shallow bath in 15 centimetres of water.
-I can't believe how thick this dam is.
It's 200 metres thick at the bottom. It's all concrete.
-And they made it in under five years.
What's more impressive is that you are in the middle of the dam.
-Hey, don't forget Arizona.
-Yes. And Arizona.
Do you know what? I really enjoyed Hoover Dam,
but I could still really do with some water.
-Yeah. Not just to drink.
-You are more than a little whiffy.
You could do with a bath.
You smell so badly I'm going to go all the way to
the state of Arizona to get away from your disgusting stench.
There we go.
-It was me actually.
-I didn't want to say anything.
-So how was Arizona?
-It was lovely.
I should go sometime.
So that's our story of the Hoover Dam.
I wonder what these expert dam building beavers made of it.
This TV show sucks.
Yeah. Hoover Dam(!) We beavers have been building dams for centuries.
We don't go on about it.
No, and we don't use any of this concrete stuff either.
Us beavers build our dams out of twigs and mud and stones.
-That'll be the boss.
-I'll get it.
Yo, Beaver Construction.
HIGH PITCHED VOICE FROM PHONE
How is our dam doing? Fine, sir. Finished.
Yes, 100 per cent watertight.
You can hold back the entire Colorado River with our dam.
Why do you ask?
HIGH PITCHED VOICE FROM PHONE
No problem, sir.
You can count on our dam, sir.
What is it?
Some idiot has opened the Hoover Dam.
-There's a whole lot of water coming our way.
-How much water exactly?
-409,000 litres per second. Give or take.
And how is our dam actually coming along?
I got this twig.
-Right, OK, that's good because I got a plan.
Where is Ed? He's probably checking out his hair
in every shop window along the way.
-Don't worry, Michelle. Here I am.
-Keep your voice down.
This place is a hidden gem.
-We might even get it to ourselves.
-I know. The House Of Balls.
I've got everything covered.
If any balls comes my way, I'm going to whack them.
There is nothing to whack. This place is a collection of art -
-nothing to do with sports.
-Why not call it the House Of Art?
We're going to find that out.
This is a badly named place. They're making people look stupid.
-Why did you call the House Of Balls?
-I carve bowling balls.
I'm probably the only person you'll meet that carves bowling balls.
Did you start by carving bowling balls
-and then you moved on from there?
Allen creates his art from lots of recycled items like mirrors,
dolls heads, toilet brushes,
and he has even been known to rummage around in skips.
In their lifetime, the average American will throw
away 600 times their own body weight in rubbish,
which would weigh...
How do you carve into metal, like that thing over there?
I can show you downstairs.
I have got a plasma cutter and we could make something.
-Yes, let's do it.
-No, I'm not interested in the slightest.
-Let's do it.
-I'm joking. Of course I do.
Plasma cutting is when a gas is combined with electricity
and blown out of a nozzle at high speed,
which is powerful enough to cut through steel.
-It's like sparklers, isn't it?
-It's like a sparkler set.
-I'm glad I've got my skirt to protect me.
It can be dangerous so safety clothing must be worn at all times.
The plasma cutter cuts to the metal because...
I am first. I have cheated a tiny bit.
I have put my drawings on the metal. That should help. Let's get cracking.
I think I'm getting the hang of it. It's coming together.
I just need to keep my hand steady. I keep shaking.
Well done. High five.
Right, time to show Michelle who the real artist is.
-Let's give it a shot.
-You want to see this? I've drawn this.
Oh dear, it's gone wrong already.
Oh no. Why is it not working?
It's not very good, is it?
-Can I help you with it?
-And the winner is... Michelle.
Do my victory dance!
Oh dear, Ed. Not to worry. Your creation will fit in nicely with
some of the other unusual-looking items in the collection.
I am not sure the necklace makes it look more appealing.
It is the perfect birthday present if you hate your little sister.
-Please don't get me this on my birthday.
-I rather like it actually.
Although sometimes I get rather confused by art.
It's exquisite. An exquisite exhibit.
But to be explicit, what is it? This exhibit that's so exquisite?
-Sorry, what are we talking about again?
-I have no idea.
But look at the lines, the contours,
the once-proud mop plunged into a pool of despair.
Despair? Really? It looks like chunder to me.
-I was distracted by this piece...
-Yes, I can see why.
..which surely reminds us that in Britain
-we use 13 billion drinks cans per year.
If you were to put those drinks cans side-by-side, it's enough to
reach the moon three times.
I know. I've tried it. I haven't tried it.
And to think we only recycle 11 percent of our rubbish.
-It's all so, so... Oh!
-This piece is a triumph.
Almost like a cave painting in its simplicity.
Yes, arms outstretched, as if the subject has a bursting, a longing,
a desperate need to empty its...
-I was good to say bladder.
-Do you mind if I look at this exhibit more closely?
-If you must.
Now that is rubbish.
'Have you heard the phrase, "Money makes the world go round?"'
-'I sure have.'
-'Well I think something's gone wrong here.'
'Well I think it looks a million dollars...because it is!
'Welcome to the Money Museum in Chicago.
'That is 1 million in one-dollar notes stuck inside a plastic cube.'
'That's over £600,000.
'Too much money to fit into a piggy bank, I suppose.
'Here, ask me how I am doing today.'
-'OK. How are you today?'
'In fact I would say that I am feeling a million dollars!'
'But if you had a million dollars
'rather than just feeling a million dollars
'and you spent one dollar a second every day for 12 days,
'guess what you would have left?'
'Nothing. Nothing at all.
'Not even a single cent, or if you are in the UK, not a single penny.'
'The thing is, I really need to spend a penny,
'so if I didn't have any...'
'You can spend that type of penny in the loo down the hall.
'I wonder what I would buy if I had a million dollars.
If I had a million dollars I would buy a rocket ship, go to space,
and I would see an alien with one leg, with kissy lips,
the moon what's purple,
the world shaped like an 88...
..and lots and lots of yellow aliens.
# Let's go
# Walking warily down the street in an Arizona town
-# Don't shoot, we're not real cowboys
-Johny, keep your voice down
# It's not the Wild West here these days
# those dangerous times are gone
# People now visit Tombstone to learn about what went on
# Back in the 1870s it was a silver mining town
# Cowboys came to seek their fortune from miles and miles around
# Had a reputation as a violent place
# You could often hear a gun battle
# I was a cowboy way back then I'd have stuck to herding cattle
# Under the desert sky
# This Town's too tough to die
# The most famous shootout of all time was in 1881
# It only lasted 30 seconds but its legend still lives on
# The gunfight at the OK Corral - here's an interesting fact you know
# It actually took place in a vacant lot
# By a photography studio
# Wyatt Earp and his brothers along with Doc Holliday
# Took some lawless cowboys on that fateful October day
# Cleaning up the Tombstone streets they saw as a must
# And the lawmen shot the cowboys dead
# Three of them bit the dust
# It's quite a grisly past
# But this place is a blast... #
What was that? What was that?
Don't panic. It's just the re-enactment.
They put them on for the tourists. I hope.
# Boot Hill cemetery is the resting place
# For this notorious band of brothers
# And judging by the number of tombstones
# A couple of hundred others
# It's called Boot Hill cos many victims
# Were buried with their boots on
# Being a cowboy was a dangerous game... #
So why have we got these cowboy suits on?
I think I'd feel a lot safer dressed as a sheriff.
# A real frontier town
-# Two times it's burnt down
# America's Wild West. #
Cowboy, you're under arrest!
-Cock a doodle do do!
-Cock a doodle do! What's up?
-What are you up to?
CLUCKING FROM HEADPHONES
-It hasn't got anything to do with that, has it?
-Yes it is.
Ed's practising for a cluck-off competition, which is an event
where people pretend to be chickens.
Think it sounds weird? Well, you ain't seen nothing yet.
It's part of...
And there's not many of them around here!
Just people who love chick-chick-chickens.
You've got stop the rehearsals. It's driving me insane.
-I'm really looking forward to the cluck-off.
-There are other chicken sports events here as well.
-Yes, like what?
-I don't know.
-Who said chickens can't fly?
One of the other events is the rubber chicken chuck. Don't worry.
-'I'm sure they practise this in England also.
-Not that far.
Have I just killed someone? No. I think I am all right. OK.
It's the technique. I was watching the others.
-There's more ridiculous chicken sports to come.
-Yes, let's do it.
Apart from competing in crazy chicken events...
-I've found the perfect competition for us.
-Yes? What's that?
-Best chicken legs.
-I love chicken legs.
I wouldn't get your knife and fork out yet.
It might not be the chicken legs you're thinking of.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the chicken leg competition of course.
Ed and Richard have no experience of this.
They will just have to "wing it."
People come from all over the USA to take part in the competition.
The rules are simple.
All you have to do is flash those knobbly knees
and make like a chicken.
-How about right here?
The winner is the person who gets the biggest cheer from the audience.
-And last, but not least.
# Nice legs, shame about the face. #
Who's going to get the chicken crown
and who's going to be left feeling like a nugget?
Fingers crossed you win. I'd be so proud of you if you did.
Honestly, I'd laugh all day.
-We've got first place right here.
-He has won!
-First place! I knew it!
-Amazing. It's a personal "breast."
He's reached the "beak" of his career.
He's got America's best chicken legs.
My name is Ed and I have come all the way from England to show
you my disgusting legs.
How do you feel? You have just won the chicken leg competition.
This is the proudest moment of my life.
I think my entire life has been
building up to this and if my little brother is watching -
you may have teased me for having skinny legs all my life,
but look at me now.
Yes, your legs do look "fowl,"
but this is chicken feed
compared to the cluck-off itself.
The cluck-off has four rules.
You must be heard by the whole audience,
you have to sound like a chicken, act like a chicken,
and your clucking must last for at least 15 seconds.
Time to get some nuggets of wisdom from a former top clucker.
What tips could you give us for doing a really good cluck?
First, be the bird, and then you have got to put on the bird,
into your body, feel the bird, feel the wings...
-I feel it....
-Then suck in deep and then...
THEY ALL CLUCK
You are rock solid. You guys are rock stars.
He is the most chicken-like man I have ever met in my life.
It was an honour to meet him.
Cluckers have flown in from near and far to compete
including last year's champ Joel.
Shake them tail feathers.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-That was astounding.
-What was that all about? That was...
You didn't understand that? He sounded exactly like a cockerel.
And there's some hens in the yard too.
I think Lyle has a competitor in his midst.
Heck. Our Lyle ain't going to chicken out.
He can't be serious.
Oh, but yes he is.
He is chickening right out.
-A true professional.
-He is at the top of his game.
Now they have seen how the seasoned chickens do it,
it is Ed and Richard's big chance.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-I'm really nervous.
-He's so nervous.
-I'm going to pass out.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-It was all right, man.
-I thought you sounded more like a seagull.
See, my chicken impression is pretty good.
Yes, but unfortunately it wasn't quite good enough.
After a tense final cluck the overall winner
and ruler of the roost is Joel.
But we still need to judge who is top of the pecking
order in the all-over-the-place cluck-off.
Ed or Richard?
It was a brilliant competition,
but the audience has spoken and there can be only one winner.
-Yes! Thank you very much. Cheers.
-Did I become the bird?
-You were the bird.
-I became it.
-You became it, you lived it, you breathed it.
-I don't care.
You might have your trophy. I've got this.
-Are you going to eat that?
-No, I might have eggs for tea though.
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Ed Petrie and friends go on an incredible journey to find the most unusual, strange and amazing places to visit in the USA. The team go swimming, talking and painting with dolphins in Florida, get caught in a cowboy shootout in Tombstone and lay their hands on a cool million dollars in Chicago. Also, there's drawing with fire at the freaky House of Balls, a visit to the awesome Hoover Dam, and Ed and Richard go head to head in Nebraska to find out who's the biggest, baddest chicken in America.