|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Upon his arrival, Mister Rogers mentions that he is suffering from a mild cold. Taking two tissues from his pocket, he sings One and One Are Two before Lady Aberlin stops by with an invitiation to a variety show. The variety show -- appropriately being held in the castle's V Room -- is in honor of King Friday and Sara Saturday.
Outside his house, Mister Rogers finds Honey the chimpanzee who has been momentarily lost by Mr. Bill Becze, his keeper from the Westwood Children's Zoo. Mr. Becze is relieved to find Honey safe with Mister Rogers as they are due for their performance at the castle's variety show.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde continues working on her surprise wedding gift for the royal couple while everyone else comes to the castle wearing purple gloves. Henrietta Pussycat is experiencing a bit of stage fright as King Friday and Sara Saturday arrive to the V Room.
The variety show begins with a piano performance by "court musician" Johnny Costa followed by a vocal piece sung by Officer Clemmons and a dazzling twirling routine from Lynda Martha. Unfortunately, Mr. Becze has to cancel Honey the Chimp's performance due to Honey having a cold. A nervous Henrietta Pussycat shares a message for the royal couple prepared by the "people from the other side of the Trolley tracks." The variety show concludes with the "Purple Glove Ballet" peformed by dancers from another land followed by Robert Troll singing Troll Talk.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings a bit of Troll Talk as he recounts the variety show performances.
Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in association with Small World Enterprises, Inc. for N.E.T.
Created and Produced by Fred Rogers
Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations.
© 1969 National Educational Television and Radio Center
Appearing In This Episode
Mister Rogers | Lady Aberlin | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Donkey Hodie | Daniel Striped Tiger | Henreitta Pussycat | X the Owl | King Friday XIII | Sara Saturday | Johnny Costa | Officer Clemmons | Robert Troll
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