Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 18 Episode 2

Alike and Different (2)

Aired Unknown Nov 24, 1987 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers opens a book case with several books in different languages. He pages through a French version of Eric Hill's Where is Spot? (Où est Spot?) He explains that videotapes are like home movies. He plays a videotape of him driving an old-fashioned car. After the screening, Rogers calls the McFeely house to learn Mr. McFeely is going to bring a video montage of children's TV programs from other countries. First is a Japanese show in which children visit a zoo. Then Bamses, a show from Denmark, is extracted. The final segment is from Russia (featuring the hostess who would greet Rogers on her show that month). Much of the Russian clip is of a donkey asking other creatures what gives them happiness. In the NOM, Lady Aberlin dresses Queen Sara in her mayoral clothes. Mayor Maggie tries out the queenly robes (though the crown won't be ready until the last minute). All three discuss their dress-up to King Friday. Mayor Maggie tells Queen Sara what her mayoral duties will be. In turn, Queen Sara tells Mayor Maggie to listen out for Friday, plus other things. Ana Platypus and Chuck Aber tell Nancy Caterpillar that Ana is not a bird, and that neither can make her a butterfly. Darrelle Butterfly says there are certain n things about caterpillar life that he enjoyed, and Chuck Aber confirms. Aber meets Lady Aberlin at the Castle, where King Friday asks to interview Mayor Maggie. Most of all, he wants to hear compliments from her, as Aber and Lady Aberlin relate. Back at the television house, Rogers explains that being "the boss" is dependent on the person. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Let's Think Of Something To Do While We're Waiting (first two lines), I'm Glad I'm The Way I Am, Everybody's Fancy, Good Feeling.