|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a toy backhoe which he plays with on the floor by using it to pick up a few small blocks. In the kitchen, he uses the backhoe to scoop sand inside a large plastic tub before spending some time thinking about real backhoes.
Moving to the living room, Mister Rogers sits at the couch to look at a book called Are You My Mother?. Part of the book features a backhoe which "snorts" at a baby bird looking for its mother. Mister Rogers mentions that he occasionally refers to backhoes as "snorts" because of that book.
Mr. McFeely stops by a video about how people make toothpaste.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll rides a scooter to the tree as he looks for Princess Zelda. About to leave for work at the factory daycare center, Henrietta accepts a ride from Robert Troll on his scooter. At the factory, Hilda Dingleboarder mentions that the children at the daycare center have been frightened by "a big tiger" -- Lady Aberlin in costume.
At the clock, Lady Aberlin is sad because she has been unintentionally scaring people. Although she wants to go back to being herself, part of Lady Aberlin wants to stay a tiger so she can be part of Daniel Tiger's family. Daniel explains that they are related by their hearts: "That's the way it is with a family of friends. They don't look alike. They feel for each other." With that, Lady Aberlin turns back into herself and removes the "UR" sticker from her head as she sings a line from You Are Special.
Princess Zelda arrives and asks Lady Aberlin for some help finding information about a cousin named Princess Ella. At the castle, King Friday inquires about Lady Aberlins research on laughing. Robert Troll arrives with a book for Princess Zelda called Lives of Famous Princesses. A section of this book explains that Princess Ella was the real Cinderella.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the many things that people can do with their mouths such as talking: "Do you know what's even more important than saying words? It's the things we do. The things that our hearts understand."
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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