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Chuck Aber must fill in at the television house while Rogers goes to a meeting. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, a visiting Mr. Skunk feels embarrassed because, in a frightened moment, he sprayed Audrey Duck and the surroundings.
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Daniel: You don't think I'm a mistake?
Lady Aberlin: You're the tiger I love most in this whole universe.
Daniel: Oh, thanks, Lady Aberlin. I love you, too.
Mr. Skunk: Sometimes I make a bad smell when I'm frightened.
Handyman Negri: A skunk kind of smell?
Mr. Skunk: Yes, it just happens naturally when I get startled or sense danger or...well, you know.
Handyman Negri: I have smelled a skunk kind of smell before.
Mr. Skunk: It's just part of being a skunk.
Handyman Negri: I guess all skunks do it sometimes.
Mr. Skunk: Yes, but when I do it by mistake, I get really ashamed.
Handyman Negri: What do you mean, by mistake?
Mr. Skunk: Oh, I mean if I'm playing hide and seek with some friends and somebody jumps out at me and says, "Boo!", well, I might do it and smell up the whole game.
King Friday: First, I must ask you a very personal question.
Mr. Skunk: (warily) Go ahead. You're the king.
King Friday: I was just wondering, because you're a skunk and all…we wouldn't want anything to, uh, smell up the poetry reading…you know what I mean.
Mr. Skunk: Oh, I do that only when I'm frightened.
Daniel Tiger: I've been wondering…if…I was a mistake.
Daniel Tiger: Thanks for being my friend. Lady Aberlin: Thank you for being mine! Daniel Tiger: It works both ways, doesn't it? Lady Aberlin: Good things usually do.
The character of Mr. Skunk was another creation of Susan Linn.
The film about erasers was made in association with Eberhard-Faber, Inc.
Mister Rogers' meeting must have been short indeed – and just outside his house. He was gone exactly three minutes and twenty seconds from the time he stepped out the door and came back inside the house.