Mister Rogers: Who would you be if you were writing an opera for you to play in? I think that's really fun to think about. You know, that's like making up stories. Yeah, that you can do.
Handyman Negri: That story is just pretend, King Friday.
King Friday XIII: So are we, Handyman Negri.
This is one of the very rare times, if not the only time in the modern era (1979-2001) Audrey Roth's Miss Paulifficate sings I'm A Real Live Telephone Operator.
Mister Rogers opens the show playing a synthesizer, the instrument that had accompanied the house band and assisted in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe segments for many years. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood would begin using more sophisticated music synthesizers in March 1988.
During this week of episodes, the title displayed during the opening theme was "Mister Rogers Makes an Opera."