|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a stack of paper cups which he takes to the kitchen and uses to build a tower and a building. Just as Mister Rogers is beginning to play a game with three cups and a stone, Mr. McFeely stops by the back door with a piece of sheet music he found while unpacking a delivery crate.
Mister Rogers takes the music to the piano where he plays the song for Mr. McFeely. The song is one that reminds Mr. McFeely of his wedding day and he spends the next several minutes reflecting on that event. After remembering his wedding day, Mr. McFeely and Mister Rogers talk about how people are not always happy but as soon as the topic of divorce comes up, Mr. McFeely hurries out the door. Returning to the kitchen, Mister Rogers talks to viewers about a couple he knows who got a divorce and how that separation affected the children in the family.
In a very brief time of Make-Believe, the royal family is having a picnic when they meet Krista Jayne Bacardi and her daughter, Patty. As Prince Tuesday heads off to play with Patty, he learns that her parents are divorced.
Returning to the kitchen, Mister Rogers continues talking about divorce and how Prince Tuesday may have felt when he found out Patty's parents were divorced.
Back in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday is worried about a disagreement between his parents caused by King Friday's talk about jet planes. As he talks to Lady Aberlin about his feelings Mr. McFeely stops by on his way to deliver a machine to Corney's factory. Mr. McFeely and Lady Aberlin explain to Prince Tuesday that machines don't have feelings but people do -- and he will always be a person with feelings. Prince Tuesday is called inside and Lady Aberlin delivers the machine to Corney. Lady Elaine is eager to find out what the machine is for but becomes angry when Corney will not tell her.
Concluding for the day, Mister Rogers talks about the differences between people and machines before he sings Please Don't Think It's Funny and cleans up the paper cups in the kitchen.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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