|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a wooden A-frame which he takes to the kitchen where he uses it to complete a balance scale. He compares the weights of various fruits and vegetables as well as the weights of a collection of toy dolls. After Mister Rogers sings Everybody's Fancy, Mr. McFeely stops by with a wooden toy that works only when properly balanced. Picture Picture shows a film about a carnival.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely delivers a tiger mask to Daniel Striped Tiger before stopping to talk with Lady Aberlin. She mentions her plan to be a tight-rope walker in the upcoming carnival before helping X the Owl with his Benjamin Franklin costume. Mr. McFeely returns to deliver a set of cards to X which he plans to use as name cards for the carnival. Lady Aberlin demonstrates how she will walk on a tight-rope and Henrietta Pussycat suggests that she will be a balloon lady. X the Owl has difficulty making a name card that says "Tight Rope Walker" but decides to print "TRW" instead.
At the clock, Daniel is wearing his wild tiger costume and becomes frightened when he sees himself in Lady Aberlin's mirror. He decides that he would be more comfortable wearing the mask if Lady Aberlin is with him so he will be the "wild tiger that sits next to the tightrope walker."
Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how frightening things are sometimes easier when you are with someone you trust.
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.
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