|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
As he arrives, Mister Rogers is tossing a football in the air. After changing into he sweater and sneakers, he shows a picture of himself with Pittsburgh Steelers football player Lynn Swann. Mister Rogers shows some video footage of Mr. Swann in action on the football field before revealing that Mr. Swann is also a practicing ballet dancer.
Visiting the Neighborhood dance studio, Mister Rogers meets ballet master Bob Davis who is teaching a class. Mr. Swann is running behind schedule so Mister Rogers watches the ballet class as he waits. Soon, Mr. Swann arrives wearing his full football uniform. Before talking about his interest in dance and giving a demonstration of his ballet skills, Mr. Swann shows Mister Rogers the various parts of his uniform and protective gear.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is finishing their drawings for the contest. Meanwhile, Lynn Swann and Bob Dog are sad after losing a football game. Lady Aberlin helps them to feel better by dancing their way to the castle.
At the castle, King Friday gives a new hint about the surprise prize leading participants to believe that the prize may have something to do with the weather. The Trolley delivers a message from the school where the children have prepared their drawings. While Ana's is very detailed and well done, it is clear that Daniel and Prince Tuesday's artistic abilities are not as strong. Back at castle, Corney submits his drawing of the Neighborhood which is made of pretzels.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers asks viewers how they might draw their own neighborhoods and suggests that "most of us draw what's important to us." Mister Rogers concludes by singing It's You I Like.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
Appearing In This Episode
Mister Rogers | Lady Aberlin | Queen Sara Saturday | King Friday XIII | Bob Dog | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Prince Tuesday | Ana Platypus | Daniel Striped Tiger | Harriett Elizabeth Cow | Cornflake S. Pecially
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