Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 21 Episode 9

Growing (4)

Aired Unknown Feb 28, 1991 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers finds his bean plant has grown since the day he planted it. "And it happened when we weren't even looking." He pulls out of a bag plastic models of a carrot, a cabbage, corn, and beans. As he had done with the NOM models the day before, Rogers takes the plastic vegetables away, one at a time, and has viewers try to find what he removed. A phone call reminds Rogers of his appointment for a haircut. At the barbershop (the model pan stops at Negri's Music Shop), both Rogers and barber Nick Failla show that haircuts are not as scary as some might think. They talk of how a customer can help the barber. Just as he is finished with Rogers, Failla has another customer, Bob Trow. In the NOM, all those who had seen the Big Thing roll in the day before, has fallen asleep. Robert Troll stops by, sees the Big Thing, and talks friendly to it. When the Big Thing eerily requests a blanket (with a reverberating tone), Robert Troll borrows one from Daniel. Robert Troll thinks the Big Thing is ready to grow, and it does. The shoot awakens everyone at the Castle. Everyone is surprised, both at the Big Thing's shoot and that Robert Troll can understand the Big Thing. Purple Panda disappears for something that will help the Big Thing grow. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, You Are Special, I Like To Be Told, Good Feeling.