Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 11 Episode 11

Competition (4)

Aired Unknown Jun 04, 1981 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers enters with a football. He says you have to be very strong to play football, and very strong to play ballet. Rogers goes to a ballet studio where Lynn Swann of the Steelers is expected to appear. When Swann arrives for class, he details his football uniform, pads and all, removing these items down to his ballet uniform. Swann says he wears tights in cold-weather games. He and Rogers do a warm-up exercise. Now comes the pas de deux with Swann and Laura, his fellow student. In the NOM, Lady Aberlin has finished her drawing for the contest. Queen Sara says the contest has generated great interest around the world. When King Friday arrives, he says he is concerned for tomorrow's weather. His surprise may count on it. Lady Aberlin gives a dance to the King. A glum Bob Dog and Lynn Swann join in the dance. Both were on the football team that had lost a game, but had done their best. Lady Elaine rubs in the loss, but Swann says they are feeling better thanks to Lady Aberlin and King Friday. The Trolley has a note for Lady Aberlin: the schoolchildren have completed their drawings. Daniel admits he has a hard time drawing. Prince Tuesday's contribution is simply the initials "NOM." Ana Platypus has drawn the NOM and its citizens, much to Lady Aberlin's surprise. Back at the Castle, Cornflake S. Pecially has replicated the NOM with pretzels. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Ana, Prince and Daniel, It's You I Like, Good Feeling.