|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a bendable sculpture which can be twisted into different shapes. He bends it around a bit before showing a picture of Tatiana Vedeneeva who he recently visited in Moscow. He reads a message saying that she is coming to visit the Neighborhood and will be arriving today. Mister Rogers has been working on a new song as a gift for Tatiana -- We Would Like to Welcome You.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Miss Paulificate shows Handyman Negri a gift she received from Queen Sara -- a bendable sculpture (the one Mister Rogers demonstrated earlier in the episode). Much to the surprise of everyone in the Neighborhood, a visitor from the stars flying on what appears to be a variation of the bendable sculpture lands at the Museum-Go-Round. The visitor speaks only two words -- "me" and "thee." The visitor is taken to the castle where he is welcomed by King Friday and Queen Sara.
Back at the house, talks about baby talk and how people learn new languages. He explains that a translator will help he and Tatiana communicate when she arrives. Mr. McFeely arrives with Tatiana and her translator, Masha Nordbye. After being presented with a Russian matryoshka doll, Mister Rogers shows them around his television house. Tatiana takes out a puppet from her program -- Stepashka, a very brave rabbit. Together, they all watch a film about how people make matryoshka dolls. In the kitchen, everyone enjoys some juice as they talk before moving to the piano where Mister Rogers sings We Would Like to Welcome You.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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