Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 26 Episode 4

Mad Feelings (4)

Aired Unknown Oct 19, 1995 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers brings a board with pegs that he hammers (pounding board). He has been thinking of pounding by not hurting people or other things. In the kitchen, he has a recipe for "play clay." The recipe consists of two cups flour, one teaspoon oil, one cup salt, and one cup water. He flattens the clay. Mr. McFeely calls Rogers on the phone, explaining he has a delivery of, to use the politically correct phrase, a "steel pan." In the NOM, King Friday can't stand looking at the upside-down Eiffel Tower. Lady Aberlin asks that she take a pounding peg board to Lady Elaine. After the King and Lady Aberlin express their feelings, Lady Aberlin goes to the Clock to borrow the pounding board. Daniel Tiger whispers his fears to Lady Aberlin. He gives her the pounding board. Lady Aberlin tells Daniel that everybody gets angry at some times, but what is important is how people deal with their mad feelings. That, Lady Aberlin sings, is a sure sign of growing. At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Aberlin finds Betty Okonak Templeton. She has the ingredients for play clay for Lady Elaine. Lady Aberlin tells Templeton about the Eiffel Tower. Then she gives Lady Elaine the pounding board. Relieved, Lady Elaine goes with Templeton to mold play clay. Back at the television house, Mr. McFeely arrives with the "steel pan," which Phil Solomon made. Mr. McFeely plays a few notes of Speedy Delivery To You. Then Mr. McFeely shows the videotape of Solomon making a steel pan. At the conclusion of the video, Solomon and his daughters play steel pans together. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, I Think I'm Going To Like Today, You're Growing, Speedy Delivery To You (last line only), Tree, Tree, Tree (instrumental), Good Feeling.