|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers looks at a few toy cars, including a school bus, used in the opening shots of the Neighborhood program. Taking them to the kitchen, he shows a model house and school. As he shows these models, he talks about going to school and tells viewers that each time you go to school, you have the chance to discover something new.
After checking in with a local kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Hartman, Mister Rogers takes viewers with him as he visits her classroom. Mrs. Hartman walks Mister Rogers through daily school activies and shows him around her school building.
Returning to the house, Mister Rogers transforms the Trolley into a pretend school bus before sending it off to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Trolley's school bus costume brings inspiration for a Neighborhood school. King Friday commissions Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri to build a school -- in three days. Setting out to interview everyone in the Neighborhood about the best location for the new school, Lady Aberlin begins at the factory where Corney suggests that the school could be a the factory. Unfortunately, there is not enough room there for a playground. At the Museum-Go-Round, Handyman Negri has a similar concern with Lady Elaine's offer to have the school on her property.
Dr. Bill Platypus suggests that the school be located somewhere that the children can "go off to school" while Daniel Striped Tiger mentions the need for lots of space. Meanwhile, X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat are eager to find out where the school will be.
At Someplace Else, Harriett Elizabeth Cow and Donkey Hodie are already thinking about a school at Someplace Else when Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri arrive with the news of their commission. They return to the castle where they report to King Friday that the school will be located at Someplace Else.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about all people being unique.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
Appearing In This Episode
Mister Rogers | Prince Tuesday | Lady Aberlin | Handyman Negri | Queen Sara Saturday | King Friday XIII | Cornflake S. Pecially | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Dr. Bill Platypus | Daniel Striped Tiger | Henrietta Pussycat | X the Owl | Harriett Elizabeth Cow | Donkey Hodie
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