Ed Petrie and friends discover the most amazing places to visit in the USA. The team visit a cowboy school on a rodeo ranch in Texas and get all loved-up in New York.
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-Johny horses around.
-This is the best thing ever!
Ceal makes Ed jumpy.
No, don't do that!
-Iain can't believe his luck.
And Michelle's eyes are bigger than her belly.
I feel I'm going to need a bigger bun.
# 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, Bandera, Texas, at the cowboy capital of the world,
or so they say.
Ed, I'm not being funny, but I make a way better cowboy than you.
Johny, I'm clearly the better cowboy.
Them there's fighting words, Petrie.
And this town ain't big enough for the both of us.
There is only one way to settle this.
Oh. He's a better cowboy.
Well, let's be honest,
it wouldn't take much to be a better cowboy than you two.
Real tough cowboys herd and look after cattle on ranches like this'n.
And they practically live on horseback.
So, now you are dressed like real cowboys,
you just need to learn how to BE a real cowboy.
And who better to show you than this guy? Captain Curry.
-'One cowboy with a mission -
'to turn two losers into cowboys themselves.
'Will he succeed in this impossible task?
'Probably not, but at least I can stop talking like this.'
So, these unlikely cowboys are going to be taking part
in their very own rodeo.
So, let me tell y'all, a lasso rope is what cowboys use
to round up frisky cattle out on the range.
Yep, get yourself a lasso near enough the same as this'n
and make it into a purty loop.
Get the loop in one paw and the rest of the rope in the other.
Schwing it above your head.
Let it go and, if you're good or if'n you're lucky,
you'll haul yourself in a prize bull cow.
Or a fake metal calf like this one.
Right, Johny, you're up first.
-Perfect! He's done it! Round the neck!
-Yes! Oh, yes!
-He's a cowboy! He's a man!
-Yeah, I'm a man!
-How am I going to top that?
-Nearly caught a cat in there.
-That's why they call it practice.
You just keep practising, we'll be back in a few days
and check up on you.
Come here, you naughty cow!
-Well, I got the back leg.
-You did good.
So far, Johny is the only cowboy on this ranch,
but let's see if Ed can rein it in for this one -
You have to weave your horse around a course of three barrels
as fast as you possibly can.
I hope you don't think that we're actually going to be doing that.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you'll be doing that.
It's incredible, he just does exactly as you tell him to.
Doing well, Johny!
This is amazing!
HE YELLS AND LAUGHS
This is the best thing ever!
-I made it! Captain, I made it.
-Johny, you sat on the horse very well, good job.
-Well, thank you.
Ed's as jittery as a barrel of snakes.
Well, that bit went well anyway. Yee-haw!
Oops! Now, go on. Come on. He's a madman!
Round we go, lovely. Oh, wee! Woo-hoo!
Come on, we've got to beat Johny, come on. Woo-hoo!
I'd say they are both cowboys now.
Let's lead her back now. Oh, hey!
He suddenly turned into a raving lunatic.
Where was Ed Petrie just then? Who was that guy?
Now I know why cowboys walk like this.
Yep. I could do with some food now after all that cowboying around, too.
Yeah, we should get ourselves a traditional cowboy lunch.
That'll probably mean beans then, because apparently beans
is the food that most cowboys would find on their plate back in the day.
Oh, beans, eh?
ED FARTS Ed, have you had lunch already?
And now on BBC, it's Cowboy Cooking
with celebrity chefs Gordon...
This is beef jerky, OK? Dried, salted cow meat.
What are you doing here? Get out! Come on!
Right, high in protein, really tough,
but great for a really long day's hard work.
It's just simple.
Which is why I have got a special treat for my cowboys -
scrumptious, delicious baked beans.
Really simple ingredients, yes? OK, we've got some flour, yes?
And we've got some salt and we've got some water. That's it.
Here are some we baked earlier.
OK, these will be great, yes, for a cowboy who is on the road.
They last for ages.
Oh, goodness! What is that smell?
Well, maybe we should taste them, see how they taste.
I mean, that is disgusting!
I wouldn't feed that to a horse, let alone a human being!
Which is why I like to serve them
luxuriously in a large bowl with baked beans.
There you have it - perfect cowboy food.
Short on taste maybe, yes?
But filling and full of...
I'll tell you what, Ed, Chicago isn't the place to live
if you're scared of heights. Look at all those skyscrapers.
I'm not scared of heights, so I could live here.
-I never said you were.
-You insinuated it.
All I said was Chicago isn't the place to live
-if you are scared.
-Yeah, and I'm not.
-And how dare you suggest that I am!
-No, I didn't.
You know what? I'm going for a walk while you clear your mind
and get out of this mood you're in and I'll see you at lunch.
While thinking about how scared I am of heights
when I certainly am not.
I tell you what, when we have lunch,
let's meet at the top of the tallest skyscraper in Chicago.
-What do you think of that?
-I can't wait for it.
-It'll be lovely.
-See you then.
I wonder which one is the tallest.
Well, Ed, you've got plenty to choose from.
Yes, Chicago is skyscraper central.
It has four of the top ten tallest buildings in America!
And the highest amongst them is this one, the Willis Tower,
which visitors to Chicago quickly find out
is also the tallest building in Chicago and the United States...
except Ed who is not outside the tallest.
Where are you? You were supposed to be here ages ago.
I am here. I am at the bottom of the biggest tower in Chicago.
No, you'll find I'm at the bottom of the biggest tower
in Chicago. This is massive.
No, it can't be bigger than this one, trust me.
Hang on, I'm losing reception for some reason.
Ed and Ceal,
you have 33 seconds to find out as much as you can
about Chicago's skyscrapers.
Ceal, you have Randy, who knows everything about the Willis Tower.
Ed, you have Jennifer,
who knows everything about skyscrapers.
Whoever finds out the most facts is the winner.
Three, two, one!
Oh, by the way, you've got to get to the top of the towers. OK, go!
-So, how tall is the Willis Tower?
Why such big buildings? Why don't they build bungalows?
Office buildings. Bungalows are houses.
-How long did it take to build?
-It took three years.
-What is the tallest building in Chicago?
-The Willis Tower.
Darn! That's the one Ceal is in.
Do you know how many windows there are exactly?
-When was the first skyscraper built?
-It was the mid-1800s.
-When did this open?
-It opened in 1973.
-How are they made?
-Using a metal frame skeleton.
How many people do you think have visited since it opened?
Probably about 30 or 40 million.
And the person who found out the most facts is...
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I suppose I'd better go meet Ceal at the Willis Tower.
To get a great view of Chicago,
why not stand on a glass ledge... 103 floors up!
You did say you are OK with heights, didn't you, Ed?
-A promise is a promise.
-I don't want to get on the ledge.
-I'm on the ledge.
-Oh, no! It's really horrible!
-It is really horrible when you look down.
-No, don't do that!
-You might weaken it for me.
-I'm going to pull you after three.
One, two, three, you're on! It's fine.
-Look, just look down.
-No, I don't want to.
-Just enjoy the view.
-There we go. No, don't jump up and down!
Do not jump up and down!
-Well, open your eyes.
-My eyes are open. It's good.
-Oh, no, no, no! That's horrible.
-Just look at the view.
Oh, yeah, lovely, lovely view, really nice.
-Look at what you're standing on.
-Aah! No! No, no, no!
I do not like this.
-Do you want to get off?
-Yes, I want to get off.
-What a baby!
The first skyscraper was built by real men.
Men who were fearless, powerful men.
Men who shaped the future.
How is your first day going, kid?
I told my career advisor I wanted to see the world,
I didn't mean from 400 metres up!
This? This is nothing.
One day you are going to build skyscrapers twice as big as this!
With elevators that travel to the top at 40 miles an hour!
Could you please stop moving?!
It ain't me, kid. Skyscrapers are designed to move in the wind.
At the top, some sway as much as 1.5 metres from side to side.
You are making it worse.
You are never going to make it in this game, kid.
Yeah? Well maybe one day I will build my own skyscraper...
You? And what is this skyscraper going to look like then, wise guy?
I don't know. Like a ham slice?
No. No, a gherkin. That'd probably be better.
A skyscraper that looks like a gherkin? What, are you kidding me?
You've got more chance of being struck by lightning.
Actually, most skyscrapers are designed to be lightning conductors.
The big ones get hit over 100 times a year.
What was that?
Taste your sandwich? Don't mind if I do.
Pick up some catsup while you're down there!
I'm in love with you.
-Really? I had no idea.
How can you not notice?
It is bright red, made of steel
and it's been here in the middle of a busy Manhattan street
-since the 1970s.
-Oh, now I see what you mean.
-This is the love sculpture.
-It was originally designed for a Christmas card.
-Then the US Postal Service made it into a stamp.
-Do you see those top two letters?
Yeah, I think there should be an extra O.
No, just L-O-O...loo. I'm bursting. See you!
I wonder what the world would be like if everyone
I met fell in love with me?
If everyone fell in love with me, clouds would go red,
it would rain red love hearts and everyone would turn pink.
Everyone would be chasing me and screaming for me.
And I would be trying to catch a bus and get away from them.
If I go into the shops, it would be very good, because
I'd pick up all my stuff, I would get out my money to pay for it
and the shopkeeper would say,
"No, you can have it for free because we all love you."
Do you know the reason I always wanted to be on TV?
That's because you wanted to entertain the nation's children
and pass on information they can use
later on, in adulthood.
Huh? No. No, not that.
No, I always wanted to see my name up in lights.
Oh, I can picture it now.
Ed, it is funny you say that,
cos I can also picture your name up in lights.
That is what I have always liked about you, Iain,
we're on the same wavelength.
That's why I know you're going to love this place -
the neon boneyard.
So, Danielle, what is a neon boneyard?
Well, a neon boneyard is a place where
we save classic Las Vegas neon signs from demolition.
-Why is neon not as popular anymore? It's so impressive.
It's pretty impressive. It's kind of expensive to make.
There are cheaper methods of making things to light up
the night sky in Las Vegas,
but a lot of places still use neon,
just not quite as much as they used to.
So, what is a neon light exactly?
Well, it is a glass tube filled with a gas.
It's not that type of gas. It's a gas called neon.
Other gases can be added to it to make different colours,
more dazzling than Ed's teeth after the dentist.
So, all in all, neon is a bit of a show-off,
much like these two.
OK, Iain, since there are all these letters around here,
I challenge you to a game of boneyard bingo.
You've not explained the rules, but let's do it.
It's easy. Find all the letters and numbers on your card and cross them
all off before Ed does, boneyard head.
J, A, C, K, P, O, T.
It's a Z. It's a Z! It's one of the rarest of all letters.
B, I, N.
That is where you are going, Petrie, in the bin.
Yes! That spells victory for me.
You think you are so bright, don't you?
No, Ed, these are bright.
Back in town, this is Fremont Street,
where you can see almost five kilometres of neon lights.
That is like the length of 500 double-decker buses.
Wow, this is bright!
Partly thanks to the Hacienda Horse,
one of the neon boneyard signs restored to its former glory.
Ed, this is proof that Georges Claude,
inventor of neon light, made Vegas what it is today.
Um...I think Elvis might have a few words to say about that.
-Another Elvis Special, please, honey.
-OK, so, five burgers.
Thank you very much.
Elvis. Elvis Presley. I put Las Vegas on the map.
Oh, Georges Claude, I too put Vegas on the map.
I make the signs. Like that one.
What, those? Ain't they just funny-shaped light bulbs?
Didn't Edison invent them?
No, his light bulbs use electric and the heat element makes it glow.
My signs have gas.
I know how they feel.
Honey, go easy on the chilli sauce next time.
No, neon gas.
In 1902, I discover a gas, and you concentrate it,
then you put it in a glass tube.
Then pass electricity through it and it makes it glow red.
Your five burgers.
The people, they thought my discovery was captivating!
They called it liquid fire, perfect for advertising.
You reckon these little red letters helped put Vegas on the map?
Many of my lights, they are still there, and you...
Well, didn't you die on the toilet?
Hey, don't you go bringing that up!
I may have made some bad lifestyle choices in my time,
but dying sure taught me
about the perils of fast food, and I don't appreciate your...
HIS STOMACH RUMBLES
I don't appreciate... Whoa!
I think I feel a hunk, a hunk of burning something,
and it sure ain't love.
Elvis is leaving the building!
Elvis is leaving the building!
# If you find yourself on a Minnesotan highway
# Driving the other trail, scenic byway
# When you get to Highway 210's intersection,
# There's something worthy of closer inspection
# Pull up your car and take a peek
# Cast your eyes on something artistically unique
# They go by the name of the Nyberg sculptures
# It's totally mind-blowing roadside culture
# Scrap metal creations
# Who made these sensations?
# Ken Nyberg
# Metal sculptures he's been designing
# For his home town of Vining
# Oh, it is Ken Nyberg
# Making sculptures since he retired
# He's been inspired
# Oh, it is Ken Nyberg
# Nyberg, Nyberg
# This elephant is built out of lawnmower blades
# And took over 300 hours to be made
# The Bigfoot sculpture is the most famous, though
# That looks like a painful swollen toe
# A flowering cactus Complete in its pot
# Every cub scout knows how to tie this knot
# This is for his daughter who has been into space
# Wonder if she saw any of these face to face
# Coffee, oops, I spilt it
# Wonder how Ken built it
# Ken Nyberg
# Making art by shaping and melding
Well, metal he's welding
# Oh, it is Ken Nyberg
# Starting out with grain elevators
# Now he's a creator
# Oh, it's Ken Nyberg
# Nyberg, Nyberg
# Creating metal art on a mighty scale
# He does it for love # It's not for sale
# It started as a joke for a couple of friends
# Now look how far his work extends
# Sculptures as far as the eye can see
# There's even one of a dog who's having a... #
We should probably move on.
# Let's hear it for Nyberg
# The local people couldn't ignore him
# They named this park for him
# Yes, it's Ken Nyberg
# Metal sculptures made at his leisure
# Just for your pleasure
# Let's hear it for Nyberg! #
-This is great, isn't it?
-Oh, I love a good parade.
The music, the colour, the excitement!
-So, where are we then?
-I thought you knew.
No, I was just following you.
Honestly, you two are clueless.
This is the Hamburger Festival in Seymour.
Seymour claims to have invented the hamburger when a local chap,
Hamburger Charlie, decided to squash down meatballs
between two pieces of bread.
This made it easier for people
to eat whilst walking around.
Burgers are certainly one of the most popular foods in the US.
What are the highlights here?
The highlights today... You don't want to miss the ketchup slide.
I think I do want to miss it, it sounds very messy.
Messy? That's an understatement.
The ketchup slide is where people run and slide through
loads of tomato sauce to see who can go the farthest.
First things first - I don't know about you,
-but I'm feeling quite hungry.
-I am a bit peckish, you know.
Is there somewhere around here we can get a...
I don't know, a hotdog?
-A pretzel maybe? Just something.
Oh, you guys haven't been listening!
This is the Hamburger Festival, and there is no
shortage of burgers of every shape and size for you to choose from.
Ed, I thought you said this was the place we could get a burger.
Yeah, that IS the burger.
Every year at the festival, they cook a giant hamburger.
-I think we'll need a bigger bun.
It's a little bit larger than I was expecting.
Look at all the grease, man!
I think a little bit more cooking is required, guys.
Hey, look, the burger is ready!
Have you ever seen anything like this before?
It is ginormous!
-Are we actually getting the first slice of the burger?
-Yes, you are.
I have never felt so honoured in all my life.
-This is a very, very special day.
The first slice of the Seymour burger.
My whole life has been building up to this moment.
I'm glad you're here to share it with me.
Wow. Thank you.
Behold the burger, everyone!
Delicious. OK, fine, but aren't you guys forgetting something?
We have got to go on the ketchup slide.
If we are doing that, I am definitely going to beat you.
Sorry, have you seen my aerodynamic, scrawny physique?
-Oh, yeah, put your ketchup where your mouth is.
-Yeah, I will.
I love ketchup. I can't get enough of it.
-Actually, I really regret doing that.
I really regret doing that.
Now, the event we have all BUN waiting for.
This isn't any slide.
50 metres of sheer plastic with the finest
layer of ketchup mixed with cool water.
This isn't just the slipperiest,
tomatoey-ist slide in the USA, it is the Seymour ketchup slide.
These guys make it look so easy, but trust me, it's not.
Best speak to an expert.
Have you got any tips for me?
Keep your eyes closed cos the ketchup will burn
and pick up your arms and legs.
Try and have the least amount of clothing on the mat as possible.
If I want to go fast, I have to take my T-shirt off?
I'm not sure the British public is ready for this.
And the competition starts with the first competitor, off like...
well, a woman in a bikini on a plastic mat,
sliding along ketchup for a really long distance.
We have just seen a world record broken!
-I can't believe how far you go.
-That was awesome!
Yep, that's a new women's world record.
That's 240 ketchup bottles end to end.
She made it look really easy. I bet it's not that easy.
I bet it's not as well, guys.
It's a bit humiliating when you don't go very far, isn't it?
I really like the fact that I have been put after
the world record holder.
But she hasn't beaten her record this time.
The pressure is on. Michelle is up.
That's pretty good, you know.
She did well. Well done, Michelle.
That's the length of 92 ketchup bottles.
You all right there? Aah!
-Could you tell what I was doing?
-You did really well, though.
-Yeah, good luck.
-I'm nervous now.
You can do it, man.
I am going to have to do everything in my power to win this, Michelle.
-You have forced me to it.
-Just run really fast.
Just run fast and fly on it. Just fly on it.
OK, it is Ed's turn now. Look at him, he's even hosing himself down!
He is being super-competitive.
Ed's up, but will he bottle it?
That's far! He has gone really far!
I don't want to pay Ed any condiments here,
but he has been amazingly resourceful.
That's nearly 175 ketchup bottles!
He did it!
On behalf of the town of Seymour and Burger Fest,
I hereby pronounce Ed the champion of the ketchup slide!
Thank you, Charlie, thank you.
Right, I've got the ketchup, where is my burger?
Where is my burger of victory?!
You've been watching All Over The Place USA.
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 visit a cowboy school on a rodeo ranch in Texas, get all loved-up in New York and get dazzled by lights in Los Angeles's Neon Boneyard. Also, they reach for the sky on America's tallest building, visit the awesome Nyberg sculptures in Minnesota, and Ed and Michelle see who slips furthest through the sauce on the incredible Wisconsin ketchup slide.