|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a toy crane when he demonstrates using a nickel and a dime. Asking viewers to pretend that the crane is real, Mister Rogers leads into a short film clip of a real crane. Over the phone, Mister Rogers is invited to come along with Marilyn Barnett and her nephew as he visits the dentist.
At the dentist's office, Ms. Barnett's nephew, Brian, is given a detailed explanation of a typical visit to the dentist by Dr. Kilbury. Mister Rogers and Ms. Barnett stand behind Brian and observe as Dr. Kilbury works with him. Afterwards, back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the importance of keeping teeth clean and demonstrates how to use dental floss.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is moving some stones from the castle to the Platypus mound. As he loads the stones, Edgar Cooke asks to borrow a nickel and a dime. As the stones are delivered to the Platypus Mound, Daniel invites Handyman Negri to the clock to show him that he has lost a baby tooth. Daniel and Handyman Negri decide to hide and wait for the Tooth Fairy to come for the tooth. While they wait, both X and Lady Elaine come by and notice the tooth -- both laughing at the idea of the Tooth Fairy. Daniel and Handyman Negri give up waiting and shortly after, Daniel's clock is visited by Edgar Cooke who is dressed as the Tooth Fairy. Edgar uses a toy crane to pick up the baby tooth and to leave a nickel and a dime behind for Daniel.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers clarifies that new teeth do not come from the Tooth Fairy: "It's all party of your growing."
With Fred Rogers
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