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Cornflake S. Pecially

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Cornflake S. Pecially (Corney) lives in and works at the Rockit factory in the Neighbohrood of Make-Believe. Located near the castle, the Rockit factory produces a variety of items but the manufacturing of rockits -- rocking chairs in various shapes and sizes and of many different materials.

Corney once set the Neighborhood of Make-Believe into a panic with one of his items -- parts for a bridge in Southwood -- which was mistakenly believed to be a part for a bomb.[1]

Although Corney is handy with any one of his many tools and has even provided his Neighbors with lessons on how to use them[2], he is prone to an occasional accident. For example, his eagerness to try out a new lathe quickly resulted in an injury to his finger.[3]

The Neighborhood of Make-Believe once celebrated Corney's birthday even though he thought everyone had forgotten.[4] Corney is not married, but Lady Elaine Fairchilde once believed that she was engaged to the rockit maker.

While several operas were performed in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Corney only participated in one -- A Star for Kitty in which he played the part of a star.


Operas and Plays

Cornflake S. Pecially's appearances in the Neighborhood operas and plays include the following parts:


Puppet Demonstration

Mister Rogers demonstrates the Cornflake S. Pecially puppet in Episode 1384 and Episode 1689.


Corney's Creations

Types of Rockits

0053 Rockits for the Three Bears
0083 Covered Rockit
1024 Kite Rockit
1035 Rockit to the Moon carnival ride
1062 Piano Rockit
1070 Hair Chair
1150 Floating Rockit
1476 Pretzel Rockit
1510 Rain or Shine Rockit
1512 Instant Assembly Rockit
1557 RC81351
1571 Dance Rockit
1588 Underwater Rockit
1647-1649 Umbrella Rockit
1681 Stroller Rockit
1713 Block Rockit
1765 Auto Rockit

Other Manufactured Items

1162 Hopping chair
1201 A fancy stick for Prince Tuesday
1219, 1220 Table and Chairs
1269 Swings
1491 Model Trolleys
1491 King Friday dolls
1521-1522 Bridge parts for Southwood
1557 Horse cover for RC81351
1562 Pennants for Friday's Comet
1617 Nosemuffs
1656 Rocking guitar holder
1732 Royal automatic yo-yo
1756-1758 Look carefully device
1756-1758 Look inside things device

Images


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In an early promotional picture.
From the first week of MRN
[Episode 0003]
Demonstrating the Corney puppet [Episode 1384]
Illustrated in Trolley Shape Book
At the factory
[Episode 1596]
As a star in A Star For Kitty
[Episode 1565]
Illustrated on the cover of King Friday XIII Celebrates
Illustrated in the Pencil Play Book

Puppet / Costume Variations

1110 Dressed as farmer for play
1495 Necktie changes to bowtie
1492, 1493 Messy hair
1565 Dressed as a star
1648 Wears a rain hat

Notes

  • In early episodes, Corney is occasionally referred to by his full name -- Cornelius. This name was eventually dropped and Corney's full name became Cornflake S. Pecially.

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References

  1. Episode 1521. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  2. Episode 1363. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  3. Episode 1183. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  4. Episode 1690. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

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