Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 12 Episode 2

Discipline (1)

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Aired Unknown Mar 01, 1982 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers brings a piano roll. He says it has to be played on a special piano, unlike the piano in his television house. He plays To Wrap The Baby Bunting In, one of the first songs his parents sang when he was a boy. Rogers takes the piano roll to Negri's Music Shop. Negri leads Rogers to the back room where a player piano sits. They attach the roll and, with Rogers working the pedals, they hear the music. Negri shows Rogers the bellows, hoses, and other extra parts that make the player piano work. They screen a film (video, really) on how people make a piano roll. After the screening, Negri tells Rogers that his order will be delivered in a few days. In the NOM, Lady Aberlin compares Trolley to a model Trolley that Corny wants to manufacture. King Friday inquires how Corny is making so many things: rocking chairs and pretzels. At the Factory, a singer, Mr. Gash, sings about Corny. When Lady Aberlin arrives, Corny dashes off to check on his work. X the Owl says he has sold an order for several things, including things Corny doesn't make. Corny is surprised when X talks about dolls that look like King Friday. Privately, Gash sings a song for Lady Aberlin. Since it's her song now, Lady Aberlin sings lyrics for Lady Elaine. Then they sing it as a duet. Mr. McFeely greets Lady Aberlin at the Castle. He shows one of the rejected rocking chairs Corny mismanufactured. Back at the television house, Mr. McFeely has a box from Chef Brockett. Following instructions Mr. McFeely gave, Rogers goes to the kitchen and opens the box. It contains a piece of cheese, an unpeeled banana, and a note: "Wrap cheese around peeled banana and eat right away. Yours for treats, C.B." It sounds like a good snack, as Rogers discovers firsthand. He talks of how long he practiced to learn to read. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, You Can Manufacture Anything You Like, Lady A, Lady E, Good Feeling.
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