Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 28 Episode 14

Little and Big (4)

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Aired Unknown Aug 27, 1998 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers enters with a Hoberman sphere, which can change its size when one pulls it. People differ from the Hoberman sphere in that they grow up slowly, and once grown up, they don't go back to being little. Rogers builds with Duplo blocks in the kitchen. Mr. McFeely shows a videotape of his visit to Chuck Hoberman, inventor of the Hoberman sphere and other things. Rogers assembles the usual NOM models in the kitchen, but before he begins, Mrs. McFeely stops by for the last time. She is looking for Mr. McFeely, for they are puppy- and dog-sitting that day. Mr. McFeely returns to collect the dogs. In the NOM, Chuck Aber constructs a landing place for Bob Dog should he and the helicopter come down. Handyman Negri returns from teaching guitar and learns the fiasco with Yo-Yo, Lady Elaine's helicopter. Lady Elaine Fairchilde radios that her helicopter responds only to guitar music. Negri plays slow descending notes, allowing Bob Dog to land. When Lady Elaine's helicopter touches down, Handyman Negri plays Good Feeling. Bob Dog expresses his relief by howling, "I'll say"—the last words Bob Dog will ever say in English. But Lady Aberlin must inform Lady Elaine that King Friday XIII had barred yo-yos days before. Ultimately, Lady Elaine admits she had taken off before reading the user's manual. Back at the television house, Rogers plays a recording of Yo-Yo Ma playing the cello. Rogers remembers his visit with Yo-Yo and son Nicholas (flashback from Show #1625). He envisions the teenage Nicholas playing You Are Special with Yo-Yo as well (not a flashback per se). Before leaving, Rogers says the only way to be truly happy is to find ways to help other people and then carry out those ways. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, You Are Special, Speedy Delivery To You (second version), d Feeling
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