Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 13 Episode 5

Friends (5)

Aired Unknown Nov 19, 1982 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers enters with a sack containing an empty oats canister, an empty cottage cheese tub and an empty paper milk carton. Children told Rogers the milk carton could be an apartment building for his sand table. He fills the carton with water before going to the sand table and assembling some of the items. Mr. McFeely sees Rogers add water to the cottage cheese tub as a pretend lake. McFeely says he could build a bridge with Popsicle sticks across two small milk cartons, and does. Rogers gives McFeely a broken umbrella to give to Bob Trow. Rogers had wanted McFeely to give a message to Trow, but McFeely has dashed off. A phone call to Trow prompts Rogers to go to the workshop. At Trow's workshop, Rogers sees Trow with a pulley system that opens his door. This is being demonstrated for a man who cannot leave his office during working hours. Trow shows a number of pulleys. Rogers says working the pulleys seem like magic. That leads Trow to do a cheap "magic trick" with an apple and an orange in a sack. "The orange," Trow says, pulling out the orange and replacing it, "turned into an apple." It's a "trick" Rogers' grandfather taught. Rogers demonstrates another of his grandfather's tricks, this one with his hand and a handkerchief. In the NOM, Corny and Chef Brockett discuss making a rocking chair order. Brockett wants a tiny rocking chair on he top of a planned anniversary cake. Corny demonstrates a model of his Rain-or-Shine Rocker, with a collapsible canopy for rainy days. At Lady Aberlin's request, Corny gives some oil to help open her umbrella. At the Clock, Daniel tells Lady Aberlin he wants to work on his walkie-talkie (really a string-cup telephone). The two go to an isolated area with a bridge. Daniel tells her how the string-cup telephone works and how to hold a conversation. The forecasted rain arrives. Lady Aberlin first uses her umbrella, but goes back to the bridge. She and Daniel stay under the bridge during the rain and share knock-knock jokes. Others in the NOM share their feelings on the rain. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Let's Be Together Today ("play" substituted for "stay"), Good Feeling.