Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 28 Episode 11

Little and Big (1)

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Aired Unknown Aug 24, 1998 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers brings a battery-powered toy piano, which he can play, and a yo-yo, which he has never been able to do well. He tells his shortcoming to Marilyn Barnett, who conducts arm exercises. They wave their arms in circles, both little and big. Barnett says she will bring along a yo-yo expert later. In the kitchen, Rigers sets up the usual NOM models (the Eiffel Tower is not even seen on the shelves). In the NOM, Chuck Aber receives a yo-yo, which he doesn't know how to work. Prince Tuesday, however, is a natural yo-yo expert. He and Chuck Aber decide to show that talent to the neighbors. King Friday XIII sings the kingly words to Row, Row, Row Your Boat before he and Mayor Maggie hold a meeting. At the Clock, Daniel sees Prince Tuesday's brilliant yo-yo work and does a disappearing "trick" of his own. King Friday XIII commands to see Prince Tuesday's yo-yo expertise, but the King can't work it. Friday can't understand this, and as a result, he outlaws yo-yos in the NOM. Back at the television house, Mr. McFeely has a videotape on how people make wooden yo-yos. He instructs Rogers to read an explanatory paper while watching the tape and then open a little bag. Inside the bag is a wooden yo-yo (Rogers can't work that one either). Barnett returns with her friend Evan, who shows a few yo-yo tricks. He gives a pointer to Barnett on how to release a yo-yo. Rogers says that, little or big, everybody's talent is important. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Propel, Propel, Propel Your Craft, Good Feeling.
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