|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Upon his arrival, Mister Rogers quickly moves into the newest Neighborhood opera, A Star for Kitty.
Lady Aberlin plays the part of a kitty who loves the stars and would like one for her birthday. The half-moon (Reardon) responds to her birthday wish and tells her that she can ask for anything she wants. Kitty points out a small star that she wants -- a star named Tiny.
Returning to her home, Kitty describes her encounter to her parents (Chef Brockett and Miss Paulificate) who are quite skeptical. Kitty falls asleep while her parents stand by her side.
In Kitty's dream, Half-Moon is in his office attempting to locate Tiny Star and learns that Kitty has come to the sky to help.
Talking to his friend Basketball Star (Chuck Aber), Tiny Star (Daniel Tiger) wants to hide so that Kitty cannot find him and remove him from the sky. He decides to hide inside a large tube of Superbright toothpaste.
Meanwhile, Kitty is talking with Other Half Moon (Royal Trumpeter Adkins) who takes Kitty to learn how to twinkle like a star. At the twinkling class, the instructor (James Michael Jones) has just begun teaching Kitty how to twinkle when Basketball Star arrives and shares his concern with Tiny Star being taken away.
Finding Tiny Star inside the tube of toothpaste, the two Half-Moons learn that Tiny Star does not want to leave the sky. Back at the twinkling class, Kitty is struggling to twinkle but shines brightly after agreeing to leave Tiny Star in his night sky home.
Waking from her dream, Kitty is happy to celebrate her birthday and takes great pride in her own home.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers recaps the opera by talking about how important it is to care for and take care of others.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
Appearing In This Episode
Mister Rogers | Lady Aberlin | Reardon | Chef Brockett | Miss Paulificate | Neighbor Aber | Daniel Striped Tiger | Royal Trumpeter Adkins | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Edgar Cooke | Cornflake S. Pecially | James Michael Jones | X the Owl
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