Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 10 Episode 11

Superheroes (4)

Aired Unknown Feb 07, 1980 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers enters with a toy backhoe and a box of pebbles. He works the backhoe to dump pebbles from the main pile to the box cover (now turned over). Before returning to the studios of The Incredible Hulk, Rogers explains that co-star Lou Ferrigno once had difficulty hearing, which affected his ability to talk clearly. Ferrigno saw a specialist to overcome his speech impediment. Rogers returns to the studio, inquires where Mr. McFeely is, and finds Ferrigno in a trailer outside Stage 3. Mr. McFeely is in the trailer making a movie of Ferrigno's applying make-up. Rogers asks Ferrigno what he does when he gets angry. Ferrigno says he goes into weight training to release energy from his body. He also says that, after an ear infection, he began reading lips, and that helps him to talk clearly. Rogers meets Bill Bixby again in Stage 4 to discuss children's concern for dinosaurs. Bixby says his son collects model dinosaurs. Mr. McFeely enters the stage to collect Rogers. At the television house, they watch McFeely's video of how Lou Ferrigno is made up to resemble The Incredible Hulk. The make-up session takes two hours, and Lou wears it during a twelve-hour shoot. After the screening, Mr. McFeely lets Rogers wear the false forehead and nose Ferrigno wears as The Incredible Hulk. In the NOM, the King seeks to restore order as Prince Tuesday, Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri discuss the dinosaur they had seen the day before. King Friday is ready to call his army, but Lady Aberlin wants to prove the dinosaur is someone in costume. Handyman Negri says that if anyone else spies the dinosaur, let him and Lady Aberlin know. King Friday sees the dinosaur by the Clock, scaring Daniel. The dinosaur disappears before Handyman Negri and Lady Aberlin reach the Clock. They find the dinosaur by the Tree. The dinosaur doesn't say anything. Lady Elaine apparently whisks it away with her boomerang-toomerang-soomerang. Lady Aberlin asks Lady Elaine, "Do you know who's under that costume?" No response. The King beckons Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri to the Castle for a report. Queen Sara tells all that she spoke to the dinosaur from her back balcony. She told the dinosaur that it scares people. The dinosaur got frightened and responded, "I don't like to scare people like this. It scares me to do it." Then the dinosaur disappeared much like the creatures from the Planet Purple. Back at the television house, Rogers says that, as a child, he had to keep trying to make certain toys work. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, You've Got To Do It, Good Feeling.
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