Ed Petrie and friends discover places to visit in the USA. The team chase a Michigan cop's doughnut down the street and eat too much ice cream in Wisconsin.
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Get ready as your CBBC chums take you on the ultimate
stateside road trip.
Michelle finds herself in a jam with the police.
Richard hits rock bottom. Cel feels a wee bit deli-cate.
And Johny gets watermelon all over his face!
# 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! #
First stop is Michigan, where you're never more than nine
kilometres from a lake, a stream or, apparently, a doughnut.
-Oh, where's the action?
-Don't know. Oh, watch your feet!
That looks like a dodgy doughnut to me.
-Now here's something I never thought I'd say, Ed.
Follow that doughnut!
-Stop in the name of All Over The Place!
-Would you mind telling me what you're doing?
Erm, would you believe us if we said we were chasing a doughnut?
Yes, I would. Come on with me.
I "dough-nut" believe you guys got away with that!
Dough-nut, did you see what I did there? Nevermind.
You're in the Cops and Doughnuts Bakery, in Clare, Michigan,
which sells around 30 different types of doughnut.
But this isn't just any old doughnut shop. Oh, no.
The owners specialise in serving and protecting.
Cops and Doughnuts was an idea of ours
when this 100-year-old bakery was about to close.
We, as a police department, decided to band together
and buy it and keep it open.
Why do cops love doughnuts?
Cops love doughnuts because years and years ago, bakeries were the
only things that will open all night long, so they had a place to go.
-Would you like try and make some doughnuts?
We'll let you give it a try,
but you can't make a mistake because if you do, we could have a problem.
-Why's that, we might get arrested?
-That's very possible.
-Wow, stakes are high.
-Come on with me, I'll take you to the back.
OK, guys. First, we're going to pin this out with a rolling pin.
-Does it double up as a truncheon?
-Oh, I like this one.
Now push down hard.
The cops make all different shapes and sizes of doughnut,
not just the traditional round ones.
-So, how many of these do you do a day?
-About 250 dozen everyday.
I'm just trying to do the maths. 250 times 12 is.. a lot of doughnuts!
-That'll be 3,000, Ed.
-It's 2,500! Sorry, I just did it.
-I just did the maths.
-No, it's still 3,000, Ed.
OK, so now we're going to fry the doughnuts that we made earlier.
We're going to put them in this cradle and float them
right in the grease.
Both sides are fried in oil that's almost twice as hot as boiling
When they're the same colour on each side, take them
out of the fryer and put them on the draining board and let them drain.
They look a bit boring compared to the others.
Well, what we need to do now is take them up front and decorate them.
-Here's your doughnuts, guys. Please don't make a mess.
-Right, let's get filling and frosting.
Feels really weird. Agrh!
Oh, dear, I've got a bit carried away.
Everyone likes, everyone likes extra filling, don't they?
Oh, no, we need some blue stuff.
Oh, yes, definitely.
-It's harder than I thought it would be.
-Put some on these.
Now, should I tell the cops that a crime against doughnuts
is in progress, right under their noses?
Erm, do you think this is going to pass the test?
Yeah, I reckon they're going to love them.
-OK, you two, I understand that we're done.
-Yes, what do you think?
MUSIC: "The Murder" by Bernard Herrmann
-Is this what you did?
-We thought we'd be very generous with the filling.
-Yes, you were.
I told you that if they weren't acceptable,
that you're going to have to go downtown.
-Yeah, you were joking, though, obviously.
-I was not joking.
-And these are not acceptable so put your hands out in front of you.
-And you're coming with me.
-No, wait, I've been framed!
-You're coming with me.
It wasn't me!
Yup, crimes against doughnuts,
they're the hardest for any cop to swallow.
As a detective, I'd visited crime scenes before,
but something told me this one was different.
I know you've visited crime scenes before, but this one's different.
-OK, let me see the victim.
-Brace yourself, boss, this ain't pretty.
OK, we got ourselves a single doughnut,
severe bite marks to the lower left-hand side, massive jam loss.
Where's the guy that owns this office?
It couldn't have been him, boss, he's out of the country.
Must be one of these two other doughnuts.
I think it was a robbery gone wrong, boss. Look, someone stole the hole.
You can't steal a hole, you dumb flatfoot.
There's nothing to steal, that's why they call it a hole.
Which means there can only be one suspect - Sprinkles McGhee.
I tried to get him to confess, boss, but he ain't talking.
Course he ain't talking, he's a doughnut!
Listen, Sprinkles, you're not going to get away with this
because, this time, we've got the evidence.
Your sprinkles are all over that doughnut right there.
MUSIC: "Sound Of Da Police" by KRS-One
You're not going to arrest us for making rubbish doughnuts.
No, I was just kidding. It's coffee time here.
Somebody had to bring the doughnuts!
Luray Caverns, one of America's biggest limestone caves.
-Are you ready, Richard?
-I am, indeed, Ed.
Hang on, where are your stalac-tights?
Ah, I said I stalag-might wear stalac-tights.
All stalag-right, you're asking for a stalac-fight, I look ridiculous!
I'll tell you what, I'll get out of your stalag-sight, will I?
Yes, Luray Caverns is the place to come to in Virginia
if you're into stalactites or stalagmites, even.
They're a kind of limestone icicle created by dripping water
and nothing to do with tights.
What do you mean, "they're nothing to do with tights"?
That's how you remember them -
stalactites come down like when you're taking off your tights
and rising stalagmites might touch the ceiling.
You think you're so smart.
You have 35 seconds to find out as much as you can about Luray Caverns.
-Richard, you've got engineer, Diane.
And Ed, you've got marketing director, John.
-Whoever finds out the most facts is the winner.
Three, two, one, go!
-Right, so where are we?
-Luray Caverns in Virginia.
How long did it take for these formations to be created?
-400 million years.
-How much water do you get?
-Do you have to clean up water here?
-Sometimes we do.
-And what sort of rock is this made out of?
-How many lights?
How long would it take to use all the air here?
-What, even if I breathe really fast, like this?
-How many people visit each year?
Keep breathing. Lots of air.
-Do people live in here?
-What about cavemen?
Not that we know of.
I'm sure I can use the air up.
-How comes I can't get mobile reception?
That's a good fact about air.
I think you were correct about that.
High five. Bam, thank you very much.
Don't hold your breath, Ed,
because the person who found out the most facts is Richard.
Yes! Oh, yes. Do you know what? That's really shocked me.
You're usually the best at this.
Yeah, I probably shouldn't have spent so much time breathing.
Is someone having a party?
Ahh, it's party time.
Busting my moves, you know, on the dancefloor.
-So where is this music coming from?
-It's coming from the stalactites.
This is the world's largest musical instrument -
The Great Stalacpipe Organ.
How does it work?
The way it works is you press a key, the electronic impulse is sent
out through the wires up to something called a solenoid.
The solenoid has a rubber tipped mallet
and it gently taps on the stalactite, causing the crystals within it
to vibrate and that's what produces the noise.
It's funny you got an organ here, because this looks like a cathedral.
-This actually is the Cathedral.
-Oh, it's called the Cathedral?
-It is called the Cathedral.
-So that's the Angel's Wing.
That's the Fallen Stalactite, fell down in an earthquake.
How did they find names for all these?
I mean, I had trouble naming my dog.
It's all down to two guys named Benton Stebbins and Horace Hovey.
They named loads of these rocks in the 19th century.
-Who are they?
-Don't know much about them, actually.
Although, I expect Horace Hovey was an extremely dashing
and handsome man.
Right this way, Mr Hovey, sir. You know what?
I can't believe we've got a genuine cave expert,
right in our humble cavern.
Why, these are some of the finest mineral formations I've ever seen.
-Take this one, for example. What's it called?
It doesn't have a name.
Well, you've got to name these things, son.
Something that reflects the general character
and appearance of each formation.
-OK, what about Badly Cut Fringe?
Dead Octopus Convention.
The Giant's Bogey.
Or you could call it the Saracen's Tent,
after the tents used by the Saracen people in the Arabian desert.
So what about that one?
A flowstone formation.
This occurs when water runs down the cave walls,
forming calcite deposits.
It cries out for a name that's poetic, whimsical. Something like...
Earwax Explosion! The Giant's Earwax! The Giant's Bogey!
Or, how about Titania's Veil? After the lace veil worn
by the fairy queen in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Oh, you're good at this. I mean, you've pretty much named them all.
-Sorry if I haven't been much help.
-Well, maybe not today.
But, rest assured, Mr Benton, if I ever find a formation that
looks like a giant's bogey, I'll definitely let you name it.
Ed, what's the time?
Nearly closing time. We should get out of here.
You know what? I wouldn't like to be down here with the lights off.
Eddie, welcome to Hollywood. The home of the movies.
Yeah, I need to make a move-ie. I've drunk a lot of water today.
-The sign was built in 1923.
-I need a wee?
The sign originally said Hollywoodland
and it used to advertise a posh housing development.
The sign used to be lit up with massive, flashing light bulbs
and was only expected to last one year.
Must have been a big electricity bill.
In 1949, they got rid of the "Land" part
and it's been just Hollywood ever since.
I feel like I've been needing a wee since 1949.
Eh, eh, eh, each letter is almost 14 metres high.
That's the height of three double-decker buses.
This is one of the most famous landmarks in the world
and Hollywood is where loads of great movies are made.
No, Ed, I've never heard of that film.
Hooray for Hollywood!
I wonder what it would be like to be a Hollywood movie star?
If I were a Hollywood movie star,
then I'd have my own factory named after me.
I'd have a massive limo and I'd get my designer to make me
an outfit that blends in with bushes
so the paparazzi couldn't take pictures of me.
I would have a red carpet that I would take everywhere.
Even to the corner shop. Or even to the toilet.
Well, you're going to love this place.
-And I made sure they gave you an extra special welcome.
-You organised that?
-I did, indeed.
That's what I like about you, you're so thoughtful.
I told them what to write, too.
Ed's in for a lot more surprises inside and outside,
Ella's Deli because...
-Where's Ella? Where is she?
-Ella isn't here any more. This is Ken.
This is the owner of the deli now.
I've got to say, I've never been anywhere like this before.
-How long did it take to get all this?
-Well, it's been 37 years.
Little by little time, in the months when we are slower,
we create some different things
and over all these years it's evolved into what you see.
-What's the dessert menu like?
-The dessert menu is pretty extensive.
We have, maybe, 12 pages of every concoction imaginable.
-Maybe we should have a look around first.
-Build up an appetite.
And then we will come back.
Ella's Deli opened here in 1976 and has many of these animated,
mechanical creations or, as they can also be called, animatronics.
Different versions of animatronics
were used in the movies to create monsters
and other creatures long before computers were around.
I think the scariest things that you can see in this deli today,
though, go by the names of Ed and Cel.
Took me a while to work it out, but I've got it.
Inside that monkey costume is a highly trained mouse.
Ed, come here. Look, I'm on the telly.
There's nothing exciting about that.
-I mean, we're always on the telly.
-You're on the telly. Wave.
-I know, but I'm on the telly.
-So am I, on this one.
-We are on this one.
I'm on this one.
I've got a brain freeze just thinking about it.
There's time to kill while you drink this,
so you've got this to play with.
-Got something going on here.
-I know, I know.
Take it easy, boys, or you'll banana split your sides!
Erm, can we cancel the second one?
-Cut to the sketch!
-Cut to the sketch! Face that way!
-Excuse me, do I order my food here?
-Hey, honey, give me what you've got.
I meant tell me what you want to eat.
Oh, sorry, I haven't been to a diner before.
I do know that you are open long hours, you serve cheap food
and you've got nicknames, or diner lingo, for the food, though.
I think I can do this.
I would like two poached eggs with cheese and bacon and toast,
a burger with salad and fries and some pancakes with syrup, please.
Yo, Angel, eggs up plus b and b, a BLT high
and dry with the first lady on the side
and the Atlanta special 55 and don't forget the yum yum.
No, I don't think I want eggs up with b and b, BLT high
and dry with a first lady on the side,
Atlanta special 55 and don't forget the yum yum.
I think I ordered a couple of dead eyes with
Jack Benny on a raft, burn one, take it through the garden and
pin a rose on it with fries plus a stack of blowout patches
and don't forget the Vermont, you dumb soup jockey.
OK, so that's...
BOTH: A couple of dead eyes with Jack Benny on a raft, burn one,
take it through the garden and pin a rose on it, with fries plus a stack
of blowout patches and don't forget the Vermont, you dumb soup jockey.
-And to finish?
-Hit me with a cherry pie.
-Are you sure?
Hit me with a cherry pie and extra whip.
We're here at a theme park that celebrates the life of massive
North American folk hero, Paul Bunyan.
-Now, you're probably thinking, who is Paul Bunyan?
-Well, I certainly am.
And why has he got his own theme park, Paul Bunyan Land?
-Again, you read my mind.
-Well, there is just one way to explain all this.
-Is it through the medium of popular song, Mary?
-Yes, it is.
-Who writes this stuff?
-Not us, Paul. Not us. Cue the song.
# This theme park in the Minnesota town of Brainerd
# Is devoted to someone of whom we've not heard
# This enormous statue is the very man
# He's called Bunyan and this is Paul Bunyan Land
# Who is he and what is he supposed to do-oo-oo?
# Well, the way he's dressed should give us a clue-oo-oo
# A lumberjack shirt and a lumberjack hat. #
I've no idea.
I'd never have got that
BOTH: # He's a giant American folk hero
# We're not actually certain who he is, though
# If we want to find out it's the place to go
# So let's go-o-o
# Let's go to Paul Bunyan Land. #
# Every American has heard of Paul Bunyan
# And make the blue ox his animal companion
# There's Sport the reversible dog Poor pup
# I don't think he knows which way is up
# Everything about Bunyan is bigger and better
# From his giant pocket watch to posting a letter
# The tall tales of Paul and his pals are rife
# This is the first time I've heard of him in my entire life
BOTH: # He's an enormous, mythical lumberjack
# He accomplishes feats with his trusty axe
# Any other questions feel free to ask
# When you go-o-o you go to Paul Bunyan Land! #
# No-one is really sure if there was a real Paul
# Is he just mythical?
# Did he exist at all?
# Some say he was dreamed up as an ad campaign
# Either way at least we now know his name
BOTH: # He's a storybook hero from olden days
# Known the entire breadth of the USA
# Though the first that we heard of him was today
# Now we kno-o-ow all about Paul Bunyan and
# It's thanks to Paul Bunyan Land. #
Hey, Ed, I am loving this watermelon thump event.
Ed, look over there.
Oh, that is how you check if a watermelon is ripe.
You don't actually thump it. I feel a bit silly now.
I better take this karate jacket off.
I was going to take these off anyway.
This is the Luling Watermelon Thump in Texas
and it has been going 15 years,
which is almost as old as Ed's jokes.
Luling goes watermelon daft for three whole days
as a way of celebrating the watermelon harvest.
The watermelon is a sort of cool young cousin
of the cucumber and pumpkin because it is actually a vegetable
but no one's got the heart to tell it.
Today, you pipsqueaks are going to take part in
the World Championship Seed-spitting Contest
so get to know the star of the show a bit better.
That's it. Big smiles for the watermelon.
So, this is the watermelon eating competition.
We have got to see who can eat their humongous slice in the fastest time.
Look at the size of this thing.
That is going to take me literally all day.
-On your marks.
-Come on, Petrie.
-Get set. Go.
Come on, you two, put your back into it. I mean, your teeth.
I mean, you face. Get the juice up your nostrils. Go for it.
What? Someone has already finished their watermelon?
But Ed and Johny have barely made a dent in theirs.
I can't do it.
If I never eat another watermelon again, it will be too soon.
Pathetic. Come on, guys.
That's nearly the weight of three Lady Gagas.
-Look, everybody else has gone.
-But we are still here.
-I think we are going to be here all night.
-I give up. I give up.
They are declaring a winner over there, right.
-The winner out of us two has to be you.
-Yeah, definitely. Look at that.
Right, Johny, time to meet some proper champions, I think.
Do you want to finish that?
By weight, watermelon is the most consumed melon in the USA.
No wonder, after that challenge.
Right, Johny, this is where the real champions hang out.
It looks like it, Ed. All I can see is a really big melon.
No, seriously. These are top-quality melons.
People pay hundreds and thousands of dollars for these. Big bucks.
I got him back there for 12 and a half.
The most that has ever been paid for a champion watermelon
in Luling was 22,500,
which is £13,936.
That's a serious amount of pocket money
and brings a slight tear to my eye. After all, watermelon is 92% water.
-So, whatever you do, make sure you don't have an itch up there.
-Was that you?
I think Johny might have accidentally bid on a melon.
You're all right, someone's bid up now. Oh, no, I just did that!
Keep your hands down. Keep your hands down.
Now, 37 and a half. 37 and a half.
-For a melon?
-Sold at 4,250 right there.
James here bought two melons today. Is that right, James?
-Why did you buy them?
Well, it's kind of a tradition here in Luling.
This is to help the watermelon growers
and keep the tradition alive of growing.
I was thinking of getting into watermelon growing.
You know, if I grew a good enough watermelon would you give me
a few grand for it, do you think?
Well, if you had a big enough one
and you got into the competition here, I possibly would.
Now you know almost everything there is to know about watermelon,
it's time for you two to get your juices flowing for Luling's
big event - the seed-spitting competition.
Let's get some spit tips from a former champion.
A big technique that a lot of the champions years is to
roll their tongue.
If you roll your tongue, it makes almost a cannon out of your tongue
and you can fire the seed out.
How many sort of feet do you think we should be able to try to get?
-What's a good distance?
-For a beginner,
if you can go over 25 feet then you're doing pretty good.
You're doing pretty good.
The moment of truth has come.
Who is going to be seeded in this competition
and who is going to be chewed up and spat right out?
Each competitor has two goes at spitting a seed
but the furthest seed is the one that counts.
Come on, Sally Ann.
And it has to land within the white area of the spit-way.
I'm getting a little bit nervous now. There's a lot of people watching.
I want to do some good championship spitting. Are you a bit nervous?
I always get nervous at these things. It's so stupid.
I'm spitting seeds.
Right, here we go.
This is the one time in my life I can spit in public
and not get in trouble for it.
Bring it on, Seed Petrie.
I love watermelon seed-spitting!
Right, let's pick the right seed.
I know he really does.
-That's our best spit of the day, right.
-Yes! Best spit of the day.
Amazing. Ed is spitting like a real champion. Perfect technique.
-That's the best spit of the day so far?
-Well, of yours.
It was only Ed's best spit of the day.
38 feet, three inches. What do you think about that?
Well, I know absolutely nothing about this sport but I'm delighted.
So, Ed's best spit was 11.66 metres,
which is the same a six and a half Will.i.ams.
Did you hear that, Johny? The pressure is on now.
The thing about me, I'm a big game player. Pressure doesn't get to me.
Honestly, I'm not playing this up for the camera.
It's completely ridiculous but I'm really nervous.
Go, Johny, go, go, go.
OK, let's do this.
Seed Petrie, Johny Pips is about to take you down.
Now, you saw that split from Team Ed, from Ed.
How do you feel about that?
He pulled that one out of the bag. I didn't think he was going to do
very well and he did really well so the pressure is on now.
Not that one, Johny. Not that one.
Let's hear it for Johny.
The pips are down, Johny,
but you are literally only spitting distance away from glory.
Oh, and he has put everything into that.
Not as good as Ed. Not as good as Ed.
You know what, you can do it. I've got faith in you. Come on, Johny.
He is on my side. Thank you, guys.
This is it, Johny. Spit like the wind.
I gave it my best shot. What can you do?
Johny's best spit was 7.72 metres,
which is just over four Will.i.ams.
So, the winner of the Luling Watermelon Thump
World Championship Seed-spitting Contest
Proof that disgusting table manners can pay off.
You all been watching All Over The Place USA.
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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 chase a Michigan cop's doughnut down the street, eat too much ice cream in Wisconsin and come face to face with a huge American legend in Minnesota. They also dream of becoming stars under the Hollywood sign, listen to the music of the ancient underground caverns of Virginia, and Ed and Johny find out who can spit melon seeds the furthest in Texas.