Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 18 Episode 13

Kindness and Unkindness (3)

Aired Unknown May 04, 1988 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers brings a jump rope, best used outside. As promised, Marilyn Barnett visits with three students – Kiyonna, Eve, and Rashidi (only the last is a boy). Kiyonna demonstrates that, at the beginning, one practices jumping over a rope on the ground. All three kis show off their rope-jumping skills, individually and together. Kiyonna takes part in jumping two ropes (she had taught Barnett how to turn the two ropes). At the end, Barnett conducts two small exercises for the legs, one for the hips, and one for the arms. She and the kids go off to do bird-watching. Inside, Rogers shows a pair of binoculars. He then looks through a book of birds, finding pages for the cardinal, the blue jay, and the house wren. He notes the scientific name for the house wren: Troglodytes aedon. When he looks at the index, he finds the pages that show owls. In the NOM, Prince Tuesday and Lady Aberlin believe he should stay in his regular school. When King Friday arrives, they try to explain their true feelings. Tuesday doesn't have to be exactly like his father, but King Friday is adamant. So is Tuesday. He and Lady Aberlin go to the School at Someplace Else. Just as they leave, Cousin Mary begins X the Owl's OCS lesson. They find binoculars. With them, X is supposed to look for as many people as possible doing as many things as possible. Cousin Mary reads the privacy policy, saying that X must ask to watch a person. X asks Lady Aberlin to watch her jumping rope. She jumps a pretend rope, although she likes it both ways. Then X watches Lady Aberlin thinking. She realizes she must see more about Sir Thomas T. Tune. Cousin Mary has heard of Sir Thomas, and he is wonderful. He just looks lofty. X invites Lady Aberlin to look through his OCS binoculars. She watches X and Cousin Mary dance. Back at the television house, Mr. McFeely arrives with a kitten. He had discovered it at Rogers' front porch. Rogers notices the kitten's collar has a telephone number (with the fictitious exchange 143). Mr. McFeely calls the number, talks with Mrs. Debbie Noce, and says he will deliver the kitten (named Shirley) to her. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, You've Got To Do It, All Correspondence Schools (to the tune of Owl Correspondence School, of course), I'm Taking Care Of You, Good Feeling.