|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a folded quilt made by a friend and a bag of material left over from the quilt. In the kitchen, he uses a piece of sticky felt to arrange the pieces into his own artwork. He explains that everyone's work is different just like everyone's imagination is different.
At Negri's Music Shop, Mister Rogers meets Dean Shostak -- a musician playing a glass armonica. Mr. Shostak describes the history of the glass armonica and demonstrates it's unique sound. Together with Mister Rogers singing quietly and Joe Negri playing guitar, Mr. Shostak play Tree Tree Tree.
Returning to the house, Mister Rogers shows the beautiful quilt made for him by his friend.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Dr. Bill Platypus is planning to play his bagpipes in the art festival. Along with Handyman Negri on guitar and King Friday on the bass violin, they play The Blue Bells of Scotland. Lady Elaine interrupts their rehearsal with her usual negativity which pushes King Friday to his limit: "Why must you stick your big nose into everyone's business, Fairchilde?!?"
Meanwhile, Lady Aberlin plays a game of hide-and-seek with viewers before she is called to the Platypus mound to see Elsie Jean's vegetable wreath. Negative as always, Lady Elaine arrives with her head covered with a quilt so no one will see her big nose. Lady Aberlin compliments the quilt and Lady Elaine herself which brings tears to the eyes of Lady Elaine. As Lady Elaine comes to the realization that people do not say nice things to her because she does not have nice things to say about them, Handyman Negri arrives with a camera. He uses it to take a picture of the group of Neighbors which he will use to start a booklet for the arts festival.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers concludes with a familiar theme: "People can like you exactly as you are. It's what's inside of you that matters most. Our thoughts and our feelings, the way we treat other people, the way we love one another, that's what matters much more than what we look like. I like you exactly as you look right now."
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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