Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 11 Episode 8

Competition (1)

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Aired Unknown Jun 01, 1981 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers assembles a stool. He puts three sticks together with a bolt and three nuts. Mr. McFeely brings the seat for the stool. After McFeely leaves, Rogers sets up an easel, on which he puts a pad of drawing paper. He draws two simple pictures with crayons. In between, he shows a film (video, really) of how people make crayons.
In the NOM, King Friday tells Miss Paulifficate that he wishes to hold a Draw the Neighborhood contest, which he will judge. She calls Harriet to meet with the King. Harriet says she doesn't have a teacher's helper. Miss Paulifficate volunteers. At the Castle, Harriet suggests to the King that everyone's drawing of the NOM will be different, making it impossible to select the best drawing. But the King already has a plan for a judging stand for the contest. He also has a surprise prize for the winner. Lady Elaine insists that she will win the contest. At Handyman Negri's query, Lady Elaine says her older sister was winning everything. That was the start of Lady Elaine's passion for winning. If she wins the Draw the Neighborhood contest, she says, she will take the prize to her Museum-Go-Round and won't share it with anyone.
Back at the television house, Rogers draws the NOM with simple shapes and different colors to represent the landmarks (well, all except the Eiffel Tower).
Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, You've Got To Do It, You Are Special, Good Feeling.
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