|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a handheld cassette recorder which he demonstrates by recording himself and playing it back. He plays another tape recording of various grandparents who tell what their grandchildren call them and also shares a few photographs of his own grandparents.
Visiting the Neighborhood Aquarium, Mister Rogers meets Mr. and Mrs. Ellison and their granddaughter Raushana who are looking at the fish. He talks with Raushana about her grandparents and what she calls them. Moving on to one of his favorite fish tanks, Mister Rogers watches families of fish before Randy Goodlett, the aquarium director, shows him how the fish are fed. While looking at more fish, Mister Rogers talks with Bob Trow and his friend Annie whose grandfather was unable to be there.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Miss Paulificate is making arrangements for the Express de Grandparents to bring Reardon to the Neighborhood for the opera. Since the flying trolley will only transport grandparents or grandchilden, this is allowed because Reardon is a grandson. Meanwhile, it is decided that Betty Okonak Templeton and Miss Paulificate will play fish in the opera while Lady Aberlin will be a trolley engineer. Reardon arrives and sings When the Day Turns Into Night a song he has written for the opera. Daniel is given the part of the one who wants a granddad.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings a short portion of the song Reardon shared in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
Appearing In This Episode
This site is best viewed using the most current version of Google Chrome.
Content copyright © The Fred Rogers Company. Used with permission.
Corner image by Spencer Fruhling. Used with permission.
Do not duplicate or distribute any material from this site without the consent of The Fred Rogers Company.