Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 20 Episode 13

Fathers & Music (3)

Aired Unknown Aug 01, 1990 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers immediately sweeps the living room and ensures one can never go up a sweeper. Then he plays an audio recording of live wolves singing. Rogers takes a phone call from Chuck Aber. He and a wolf expert will visit today. Aber introduces Rogers first to a wolf called Little Dancing Bear, then to Kent Weber. Weber has a Rocky Mountain timber wolf named Shaman. Wolves are shy creatures, Weber insists. Shaman and Little Dancing Bear have traveled with Weber to teach people the truth about wolves.
In the NOM, Prince Tuesday tells Lady Aberlin of his adventure with Tome the Rag Doll. Chuck Aber enters in wolf's costume. It's Wolf Week in Westwood, and he is looking for someone to wear a little wolf's costume. Tuesday refuses, fearing he might turn into a wolf by believing it too much. Lady Aberlin explains to Aber the adventure with Tome the Rag Doll. "It must have wanted to be alive," says Aber. They believe in Tome, and he comes to life. He dances with Aber. Still, Aber wants to find a little good wolf. He and Lady Aberlin tour the NOM for a candidate. They frighten Henrietta, who doesn't realize Aber is only dressed as a wolf. Ana turns down the opportunity to wear the wolf's costume, but she recommends Daniel could. Daniel says he had talked to Prince and Tome on the telecan, and as such, he puts on the wolf's costume. King Friday greets the three, inviting them to the W Room (the Wonderful Watermelon Room) in the Castle.
Back in the television house, Rogers talks of how he used a towel for play. Now he uses a towel to play peek-a-boo with his grandson Alexander. Alexander and his father Jim visit. Rogers plays the piano and shows Alexander the Trolley.
Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Good Feeling.