|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Upon his arrival, rather than changing into a sweater, Mister Rogers puts on a protective artist's jacket. Taking some clay into the kitchen, he makes a brontosaurus while talking about expressing feelings through artwork. After singing What Do You Do, Mister Rogers talks about how dreams are sort of like pretend -- they are "thoughts that when you wake up, you see that they're not real."
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel talks to Lady Aberlin about having seen the dinosaur near the Museum Go-Round. Moments later, Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri encounter the dinosaur for themselves but, using her boomerang, Lade Elaine Fairchilde sends the dinosaur away.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers changes into his sweater and attempts to call Mr. McFeely but dials the wrong number by accident. Very cordial on the phone, Mister Rogers teaches viewers a subtle lesson about making mistakes.
Mister Rogers meets Mr. McFeely at the television studio where they meet Bill Bixby, star of the television program The Incredible Hulk. Mr. Bixby shows them the set and explains that what takes place in a television studio is just pretend -- it is his type of make-believe. Mr. Bixby goes on to show a few clips from the show and to talk about how he liked to pretend when he was a child. He also mentions that he would get angry from time to time when he was younger: "It's okay to be angry and it's alright to let it out as long as we don't hurt anybody else and as long as we don't hurt ourselves" Before leaving, Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely get to watch as a scene from The Incredible Hulk is filmed. The scene features co-star Lou Ferrigno in full character as the Hulk. They set up another visit for the following day to see Mr. Ferrigno without his make-up.
Returning to the house, Mister Rogers shows a few pictures of other popular superheroes and talks about how everyone is special, with or without super powers: "You yourself don't have to be any kind of super strong. Or super smart. Or super anything. No. Just the way you are." This leads into It's You I Like.
After changing into his coat, Mister Rogers takes viewers outside his television house to show another section of the Neighborhood set. Giving viewers a glimpse of the model set used in the opening and closing of each program, he comments that "it's such a good feeling to be truthful with people." Standing beside the model Neighborhood, Mister Rogers wraps up for the day with It's Such a Good Feeling.
With Fred Rogers
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