|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
At the request of a television neighbor, Mister Rogers arrives with a model car and uses wooden blocks to build a roadway for it to travel. He also retrieves the model Trolley from the kitchen and sends it over the roadway as well.
Mr. McFeely stops by and shares that he and Mrs. McFeely have written an advertising jingle for the Speedy Delivery service. After Mr. McFeely sings the Speedy Delivery song, Mister Rogers mentions that he would be interested to know more about how people make model cars.
Marilyn Barnett arrives and performs some exercises with Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely. After exercising, Mr. McFeely shares his jingle once again. Back inside, Mister Rogers talks about the many ways that people grow -- both inside and out.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday does not understand why he is not big like Neighbor Aber and King Friday -- even though he has been eating well and exercising. Neighbor Aber explains that it is fine to be grown up, but children have wonderful things to offer as well. To express his point, he sings Children Can before he receives a phone call from Mayor Maggie who shares that "some big thing" has appeared in Westwood.
Mr. McFeely strolls through singing his Speedy Delivery jingle and Prince Tuesday reponds to the offer of "anything [he] wants" -- he wants to be a big man now. Much to the displeasure of Prince Tuesday, Mr. McFeely explains that growing takes time. Queen Sara joins everyone with the news that she has seen a "large looking ball or something" in Westwood which is rolling towards the Neighborhood of Make-Believe!
Back at the house, Mister Rogers returns to his wooden blocks and builds a few houses next to the roadway as he explains that non-living things do not grow. Mr. McFeely returns with a video about how people make model cars.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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