Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 11 Episode 5

Divorce (4)

Aired Unknown Feb 19, 1981 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers enters with a stringed instrument called the lire. One of the strings is missing. That doesn't stop him from playing a couple of simple melodies, including Chopsticks. He calls Negri's Music Shop, but before he walks off, Mr. McFeely enters. He gives Rogers a Speedy Delivery T-shirt. Rogers removes his sweater and puts the T-shirt on over his regular shirt. Both of them go to Negri's Music Shop. Mr. McFeely gives Joe Negri a Speedy Delivery T-shirt. Rogers tells Negri his lire needs a string and some tuning. Negri shows some of the instruments that have either been repaired or are in need of repair. Just as Rogers is about to leave, Earl Grollman brings Negri a book on divorce, intended for Negri's cousin. Grollman counsels children who think their feelings are their own. He also tells Negri that divorces are the change in marriages that cannot be repaired.
In the NOM, King Friday and Queen Sara are relieved that Prince Tuesday has been found. Handyman Negri turns his attention to the Air & Land saleslady. Her company also sells electric cars and T-shirts, of which Queen Sara is interested. Lady Elaine barges into school telling Prince Tuesday that, if a divorce is in the works, he can live with her. The entire goes to the Castle to get the truth from King Friday and Queen Sara. Lady Elaine tries to pose her offer to the King before the arrives. Tuesday tells his feelings to King Friday. The Air & Land saleslady appears briefly and quickly rushes to inform Queen Sara that Tuesday is back at the Castle. Prince Tuesday tells Queen Sara he thinks the fighting was his fault, but the Queen has a new proposal: have Air & Land make an electric plane-car. The saleslady gives them all Electric Plane-Car T-shirts. She also says their clown deliveryman will send the electric plane-car tomorrow.
Back at the television house, Mr. McFeely delivers the repaired lire to Rogers. He adds the T-shirt fits Rogers to a T.
Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Ana, Prince And Daniel, I Like To Be Told, Good Feeling.