Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 10 Episode 10

Superheroes (3)

Aired Unknown Feb 06, 1980 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers dons his scientist's coat in continuing his interest of dinosaurs. He shows a model of a brontosaurus, which means "thunder lizard." He brings a bag of green clay to the kitchen. Using the clay, he makes a model brontosaurus and then a model of The Incredible Hulk. Rogers says television shows and movies are just pretend, just like a dream.
In the NOM, Handyman Negri is making a wall to protect Prince Tuesday from dinosaurs. "You should have seen the one in my dream," Tuesday says. He also tells Handyman Negri of Lady Elaine's insistence her boomerang-toomerang-soomerang is better than Tuesday's super funnel. Daniel tells Lady Aberlin of the dinosaur hovering around the Museum-Go-Round. Lady Elaine instructs the dinosaur (really Purple Panda) not to say anything. Then she addresses Lady Aberlin, who is startled to see the dinosaur with the crown emerge from behind the Museum. Handyman Negri is just as amazed. But Lady Elaine is not disturbed. She apparently uses her boomerang-toomerang-soomerang to make the dinosaur disappear.
Back at the television house, Rogers is preparing to visit the studios of The Incredible Hulk. After dialing the wrong number, he calls Mrs. McFeely. She tells him Mr. McFeely is on his way to the studio, so Rogers goes there too. The guard at the North Gate tells Rogers and McFeely where to find the set of The Incredible Hulk. They walk to Stage 4, where Bill Bixby is waiting inside. Bixby explains that filming the show involves large props as well as large equipment. He also says Lou Ferrigno plays The Incredible Hulk (film insert). Bixby recalls his childhood pretend, advising not to take chances with one's pretend. When Bixby was angry, he didn't change, but he understands it's all right to let the anger out, as long as we don't hurt ourselves or others.
Dissolve and Lou Ferrigno is on the set, manipulating the model biplane. After filming the scene, Ferrigno, in his Hulk costume, talks to Rogers and Bixby about the shoot. McFeely says he will make a movie of Ferrigno getting made up to resemble The Incredible Hulk.
Back at the television house, Rogers displays illustrations of Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Amazing Spider-Man. Rogers changes into his regular shoes and jacket early to show viewers the model neighborhood used at the beginning and end of the program, as well as when he visits a place.
Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, What Do You Do With The Mad That You Feel?, It's You I Like, Good Feeling.