Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 6 Episode 1

Show 1261

Aired Unknown Feb 19, 1973 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers puts on a Santa Claus costume. The costume is too big, so he gives it to Chef Brockett. Chef Brockett puts on the suit and surprises Betty Aberlin and François Clemmons. They discuss how they used to be afraid of Santa Claus when they were younger. In the NOM, Lady Aberlin spreads the word that Santa Claus is coming to the NOM. Daniel is afraid of Santa Claus because he's certain that Santa has seen him be bad. Santa Claus arrives and tells Daniel that good people aren't always good, they just try to be. Daniel asks Santa if he can see everyone all the time. Santa explains that he can't. Corney notices that Santa looks and sounds like Chef Brockett. Rogers explains that Santa Claus can look like anyone and that anyone can look like Santa Claus. He talks about pretending and adds that not everyone knows about Santa Claus. Elsie Neal shows Rogers how to make a beard out of paper. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Sometimes People Are Good, Pretending, Good Feeling.