|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a toy raccoon as well as a raccoon mask. Putting on the mask, Mister Rogers sings I'm a Raccoon and crawls on the floor pretending to be a raccoon. He takes some time to remember a ballet about a raccoon family's bedtime routine.
Mister Rogers explains that just because he wears a mask, that does not change who he is on the inside. Leading into Make-Believe, Mister Rogers places the raccoon mask on the Trolley and shows that even with the mask on, the Trolley does not change.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is doing some research with King Friday's pet birds when Harriett Elizabeth Cow stops by and shares that the school children are planning a play. King Friday emerges dressed in a bird costume and scares his pet birds away. Harriett Cow shares the plans for a play which Lady Aberlin agrees to direct.
Left alone, Lady Aberlin is greeted by a ballet dancer who dances her way around the Neighborhood. The dancer inspires Ana Platypus to be a ballerina in the school play. At the clock, Lady Aberlin finds Daniel wearing a raccoon mask and decides he will play a raccoon in the play. Together they sing the Creation Duet.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers makes a raccoon mask out of a paper back and black yarn. Putting on the mask, he sings I'm Still Myself Inside.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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