Mr. Rogers: It's a good feeling to know that whatever we wear, we're still ourselves inside. Nobody could ever change who you are by dressing you up in something. You'll always be you.
Mr. Rogers: (after trying on the raccoon mask) Do you like to get dressed up and pretend that you're something different? I do.
BBC policy holds that if someone appears on one of their TV productions and doesn't speak, he or she will not be credited. The very opposite applies on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
This recollection of the raccoon dance edited out the original beginning. In all previous airings, it had begun with the raccoons waving at a television set playing the song, "Tomorrow, Tomorrow," the way Mister Rogers' Neighborhood used to end.