Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 19 Episode 12

Josephine the Short-Neck Giraffe (2)

Aired Unknown May 02, 1989 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers takes the last picture on his roll—it's of the Trolley. He rewinds the roll and takes it to the film-processing outlet. Larry Pollick tells Rogers to keep the black film-roll canister for knickknacks. He gives the film to Ron into the darkroom, but Rogers can see through a peephole what Ron is doing. Rogers sees the negatives. He and Pollick watch as Bill puts a sleeve on the negative. Mike prints the negatives into pictures. Karen dries the pictures and cuts them. Back at the television house, Rogers looks at the pictures he had taken at the Wild Animal Park and in the neighborhood. The pictures he had to take late yesterday were, in order, Bob Trow, betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Maggie Stewart, Chuck Aber, Audrey Roth, and Joe Negri. In the NOM, Princess Zelda has a J.R. Giraffe costume for Chuck Aber. He arrives, claiming to remember Princess Zelda (though they have never met in a previous episode). Aber tries on the costume, accepting the role of a shy giraffe. He says he will ask Mayor Maggie if she will perform in the play. Queen Sara tells Bob Dog he will make a fine tree. Miss Paulifficate wears an elephant's head to show the retinue. Princess Zelda says Daniel Tiger will play a flower. She adds that the school is learning a song for the play. Harriet Elizabeth Cow tells the class that some flowers close their petals at night. Daniel and Ana pretend to be "sleeping flowers" (Prince Tuesday prefers to stay awake). Both Daniel and Ana have to learn flowers wake up slowly. They sing the Perfect Day song. Back in the television house, Rogers changes his shoes and returns to his jacket just as Mr. McFeely arrives. He gives Rogers back the negatives from the film-processing plant. In turn, Rogers gives McFeely the first picture from the roll: the one Rogers took of McFeely at the Wild Animal Park. Both of them sing Good Feeling. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, I'm A Giraffe, I Am A Tree, Perfect Day, Good Feeling.