|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a new tablecloth for his kitchen table. After using it for a quick game of peek-a-boo, he takes the tablecloth to the kitchen where he sets the table for a pretend party with viewers. With the table set, Mister Rogers sings You Are Special before cleaning up and a quick "postprandial" meeting with viewers.
In the Neighbohrood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is ready to take down the tents set up outside the castle, but Lady Elaine Fairchilde refuses to allow him to do so.
At the tree, a clearly-frustrated Handyman Negri tells X the Owl about the tents. They both share concern for how King Friday will react when he returns. X provides Handyman Negri with a bird costume -- a great crested grebe -- which he think they might use to frighten Lady Elaine away from the castle long enough for the tents to be removed. With Handyman Negri wearing the costume, he and X sings A Fine Feathered Friend.
Returning to the castle, Handyman Negri is surprised to find that he does not frighten Lady Elaine at all. Instead, she is birdwatching already and is quite intrigued by seeing such a large bird.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how Lady Elaine was not frightened because she was expecting to see birds. He explains that knowing about things can keep them from being frightening. He tells about a boy he knew who was afraid of the vacuum sweeper. Taking the vacuum sweeper from the closet, Mister Rogers demonstrates the noise it makes and shows how it works. He concludes by singing I Like To Be Told.
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