Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 10 Episode 3

Starting School (2)

Aired Unknown Aug 21, 1979 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers has come from the grocery store, where he bought two oranges and two bananas. He thinks back to the time he had asked children and grown-ups alike what they remember most about their first day of school. The piece ends with a boy reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. McFeely enters with a surprise box under one arm and a pair of walkie-talkies in the other. He and Rogers test the walkie-talkies. In the process, McFeely says he is contemplating purchasing them to aid in his delivery service.
In the NOM, Mr. McFeely, surprise box and all, delivers learning cards with letters and numbers to Daniel. Over at the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine is trying to prepare Prince Tuesday for school by insisting, "You have to know everything." At Someplace Else, Mr. McFeely delivers parts of a swing set to Harriet and Handyman Negri, who is constructing the school. Handyman Negri walkie-talkies to Lady Aberlin at the Castle, where Lady Aberlin is still scaring Prince Tuesday about school.
Rogers returns to the elementary school to visit a first-grade school room. Mr. Early shows him the organized atmosphere of the first grade and tells Rogers that the average human head has 113,000 hairs. Rogers then teaches Mr. Early something about musical accompaniment. This earns Rogers an apple from the teacher.
Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, One And One Are Two, Good Feeling.