|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a hula hoop and talks about how it got its name. Taking it outside, he does his best to show how it is used but is unable to keep the hula hoop around his waist. Luckily, Paul Tifford is in the Neighborhood offering hula hoop lessons and Mister Rogers decides to pay him a visit.
At Mr. Tifford's studio, Mister Rogers listens to a few suggestions and is able to successfully keep the hula hoop spinning around his waist. He then steps back and watches in amazement as Mr. Tifford demonstrates his ability to spin multiple hula hoops at the same time. Mister Rogers continues observing as Maggie Stewart stops by for her hula hoop lesson.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday is about to share the details of his accident with Mayor Maggie when King Friday interrupts. As Lady Aberlin and Lady Elaine Fairchilde arrive, King Friday announces that all flying lessons are to stop. Lady Elaine apologizes to Prince Tuesday for making him think the propeller hat she gave him would make him fly. Prince Tuesday suggests that Lady Elaine teach hula hoop lessons instead.
Inside the tree, Lady Aberlin and Prince Tuesday talk with X the Owl who is still feeling somewhat responsible for the Prince's accident. Prince Tuesday explains that X's instruction to be careful could have prevented his fall. X feels much better knowing that he was a good teacher.
Outside, Lady Elaine's first hula hoop lesson is underway with Mayor Maggie.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers spends some time thinking about children who are just learning to walk. He concludes by talking about practicing skills in order to get better and sings I'm Proud of You.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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