|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a large suitcase filled with the puppets from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. After talking about how some things are only pretend, Mister Rogers takes out each of the puppets and shows that he is the one that makes them move and talk. He then shows a film featuring some behind-the-scenes footage of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
At Bob Trow's workshop, Mr. Trow takes a break from repairing a washer and dryer to show that he his behind the voice and movement of Harriett Elizabeth Cow. Mister Rogers then works with Mr. Trow to learn how the potato washer-dryer-sorter-dumper works.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Bob Dog and Francois Clemmons are taking pictures of one another when Lady Elaine shows up in the background. After seeing their pictures, Lady Elaine reveals that she is starting her own television station -- MGR-TV. Inside the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine shows off her new studio. The new camera is delivered by Yoshi Ito and Lady Elaine puts her new station on the air. Her first broadcast includes an interview with and dance peformance by Bob Dog. This is followed by Francois Clemmons and Yoshi Ito singing Pretending.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers returns the puppets to their case as he talks about other Neighborhood characters who might like to have their own television stations. He closes by mentioning that he, himself, has his own television program because he cares about children.
Produced with a grant from The Sears Roebuck Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Produced by Family Communications, Inc. in association with WQED, Pittsburgh
© 1974, 1975 Family Communications, Inc.
Appearing In This Episode
Mister Rogers | Henrietta Pussycat | X the Owl | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Cornflake S. Pecially | King Friday XIII | Queen Sara Saturday | Prince Tuesday | Grandpere | Daniel Striped Tiger | Edgar Cooke | Donkey Hodie | Dr. Bill Platypus | Elsie Jean Platypus | Bill Barker | Harriett Elizabeth Cow | Bob Trow | Bob Dog | Francois Clemmons | Yoshi Ito
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