|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a Hoberman sphere -- a toy that can become a big or small sphere. He explains that people change and grow in very different ways thana Hoberman sphere.
Moving into the kitchen, Mister Rogers plays with some plastic building blocks as he sings You Are Special. Mr. McFeely stops by with a videotape about a time he visited the home of Chuck Hoberman -- the inventor of the Hoberman sphere.
After Mr. McFeely leaves, Mister Rogers sets up the Make-Believe models but is called outside by Mrs. McFeely who is dog-sitting for the day. After they play with the dogs for a moment, Mr. McFeely returns to the house to help with the dogs.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Neighbor Aber and Lady Aberlin use large plastic building blocks to construct a landing space for Bob Dog and the helicopter. Handyman Negri passes through on his way home from teaching guitar lessons and is filled in on the trouble with Lady Elaine's helicopter, Yo-Yo. Betty Okonak Templeton gets in touch with Lady Elaine over the radio and finds that the helicopter only responds to guitar music. As Handyman Negri plays his guitar, the helicopter comes low enough for Bob Dog to reach the ground. When the helicopter finally touches down, Lady Elaine learns that King Friday has banned all yo-yos from the Neighborhood.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers shares a recording of Yo-Yo Ma playing the cello before remembering his visit with Yo-Yo and his son Nicholas. This leads Mister Rogers to think about a more recent performance by Yo-Yo Ma and his son.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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