|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Even though he is no longer using a cane, Mister Rogers is still limping from the ankle injury he described the previous day. After showing viewers the bandage on his ankle, Mister Rogers takes an easel from the closet. Johnny Costa stops by with his accordion and plays music as Mister Rogers draws with crayons.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII and Queen Sara have gifts for the new baby platypus. Handyman Negri offers to deliver the gifts along with a gift of his own -- a song he will create when he learns the baby's name.
At the Platypus mound, Dr. Bill tells everyone that they will see the new baby next week. Handyman Negri delivers the gifts from King Friday and Queen Sara -- a pillow stitched with the word "welcome" and a portrait of the king himself. After Dr. Bill shares the name of his new baby girl -- Ornithorhynchus Anatinus -- everyone uses her name to create a new song.
Back at the house, Mr. Costa sits at the piano as he and Mister Rogers sing Ornithorhynchus Anatinus. As Mr. Costa leaves, Mr. McFeely delivers a telegram from Francois and Carole Clemmons inviting Mister Rogers to come visit their new home in the city.
Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in association with Small World Enterpriese, Inc. for N.E.T.
Producer-Writer: 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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