|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with his ventriloquist dummy, Hischer Booptrunk, which he has had since he was ten years old. Showing viewers the controls used to make Hischer's mouth and eyes move, Mister Rogers remembers how his sister once tried to feed Hischer thinking that he might be hungry.
Mister Roges goes on to talk about how Hischer is just a doll and dolls do not have feelings; but people do have feelings and one of the first feelings that they feel is hunger. This leads into a film segment showing various babies -- both animal and human -- drinking milk. After the film, Mister Rogers invites viewers along on a trip to an applesauce factory.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl is impatiently awaiting the delivery of the seeds he ordered. Queen Sara encourages X to think of something to do while he waits. As the Queen returns to her "Food for the World" meeting, X passes some time by playing hide-and-seek with viewers.
Mr. McFeely arrives with X's Speedy Seeds which they promptly plant in a box outside X's tree. X is disappointed to learn that his seeds will not be grown in time for dinner, but after singing Let's Think of Something to Do with Mr. McFeely and Henrietta, the threesome plays a round of hide-and-seek to help occupy their time. As Mr. McFeely is leaving the Neighborhood, he comes across Hischer Booptrunk who is taking a break from the meetings at the castle.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers concludes for the day by talking briefly about patience and waiting.
With Fred Rogers
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