Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 12 Episode 4

Discipline (3)

Aired Unknown Mar 03, 1982 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers plays peekaboo, hiding behind a towel. It's the kind of towel he uses when he swims (he shows swimming trunks). He has disciplined himself to swim each day for ten years. As promised, he talks about his swimming routine (film insert). Chef Brockett gives Rogers a speedy delivery: an oatmeal-raisin-nut cookie. Rogers compliments Brockett on the banana-cheese meal. Then Brockett gives Rogers the delivery he has been waiting for from Negri's Music Shop: a clarinet. Rogers talks of how he had tried to learn too many things as a pre-teen and didn't keep at his clarinet playing.
In the NOM, Lady Aberlin and King Friday discuss all the things Corny has been manufacturing recently. When Queen Sara hears about the Friday dolls, Friday asks Lady Aberlin to get one from the Factory. Corny gives permission for Lady Aberlin to get a doll, but all the boxes marked "Friday Dolls" are empty. Lady Elaine says that the Factory has stopped making the Friday dolls. She gives Lady Aberlin a different doll: a Friday doll painted over to look like Lady Elaine. When Lady Aberlin shows that doll to King Friday, he asks to see Corny immediately. Corny sees the defaced doll, but he defers any discipline to Friday. King Friday summons the Chief of Discipline.
Back at the television house, Rogers says that parents make rules because they don't want their children to get hurt. He makes a play clarinet from a cardboard tube, in part to blow out one's mad feelings.
Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, You've Got To Do It, What Do You Do With The Mad That You Feel?, Good Feeling.