Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 11 Episode 3

Divorce (2)

Aired Unknown Feb 17, 1981 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers brings a small bag with pretzels: the "number 8," the stick, and the circle varieties. He likes pretzels, so when he visits the pretzel bakery, he will look and listen carefully. One of the bakers, Clyde, explains that pretzels are not fattening. He lets Rogers make pretzels from scratch, making the dough first. Another baker, Mike, shows Rogers how dough was kneaded in the decades gone by. Mike has Rogers cut a handful of pretzel dough and shape it into a number 8 pretzel. This pretzel is shaped to represent prayers and the Trinity. Mike shows Rogers how pretzels are made by machines. They give Rogers a canister of pretzels, along with his baker's hat.
In the NOM, Lady Aberlin is called out of the Castle in the midst of trying to help the King and Queen of a spat to take a canister from the Trolley. The canister is intended for Corny, but it never gets to the factory. As soon as she puts it down, the canister flies off. Corny is about to offer something his machine has made. Lady Elaine pops up to say she has kept the canister. Corny won't need the canister for a few days. A representative from Air and Land Vehicles stops by the Castle to present King Friday with their latest model jet: the XIII Special. It has thirteen fuel tanks – enough to impress King Friday. Queen Sara interrupts the presentation to say they were against the plane because it will consume too much gas. Both the King and Queen are adamant on their positions. Prince Tuesday emerges in tears. Lady Elaine thinks that a divorce may be in the offing. She invites the saleslady to see her Museum-Go-Round. Lady Aberlin goes inside the Castle to try to comfort Prince Tuesday, but before she can get to his room, and when nobody is looking, Prince Tuesday runs away from the Castle. He decides to live at Daniel's Clock. Lady Aberlin frantically searches for him.
Back at the television house, Chef Brockett drops by with his veggie-treats. This one combines vegetables and pretzels to resemble a rustic country road.
Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Look And Listen, I Like To Take My Time, Good Feeling.