|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a set of watercolors which he takes to the kitchen. On a piece of paper, he mixes orange and purple and explains that the even though it is still the same water and paint, he has created a third color by combining the two. Mister Rogers sings You Are Special as he continues to paint.
Mr. McFeely delivers a hide-and-find toy ball compliments of one of Mister Rogers' neighbors, J.D. As he hides the ball for Mister Rogers, Mr. McFeely receives a call from his wife who mentions that a storytelling friend will be visiting their home later in the day.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely has a strange package for Purple Panda which was left at the castle -- a uniquely shaped orange ball with specific instructions that it is not to be opened. Mayor Maggie is planning to visit Planet Purple and offers to deliver the pacakge to Purple Panda. Much to her surprise, as she tosses the package in the air, it does not come back down. X the Owl is unable to retrieve the package but finds that it is headed towards Westwood.
As Mayor Maggie continues to look for the package, Neighbor Aber has found it in Westwood; however, the color has changed to purple and orange. Neighbor Aber makes the mistake of tossing the ball in the air and it disappears again. It turns up next at the tree where X has found the package -- this time with yellow spots added.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers hides the ball for viewers to find before he visits the McFeely's home. At the McFeely's, Gay Ducey is on the front porch with Mrs. McFeely and a group of children. Ms. Ducey shares her adaptation of George Shannon's story Lizard's Song.
Returning to the house, Mister Rogers writes a thank you note to his neighbor who gave him the hide-and-find ball.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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