Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 29 Episode 11

When Things Get Broken (1)

Aired Unknown Aug 23, 1999 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers enters with a box with a computer mouse in it. He takes it to the computer room, located just past the bathroom. In this room for the only time ever, Rogers hooks up the mouse and uses it to explore Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Online. He peruses through the activities at the online television house and the online NOM. Rogers enters "the real kitchen" to set up the usual NOM models. "I remember Bob Trow helping us to make these models," he says. In the NOM, Queen Sara asks Trolley and the viewers to look for the "Royal Mouse." King Friday XIII tells Mayor Maggie to search as well. Mayor Maggie thinks Henrietta can look for it. Henrietta suggests the Royal Mouse is tiny. Chuck Aber gives clickers to Mayor Maggie, who continues her search for the mouse in Westwood. If either finds the Royal Mouse, one will click to inform the other. Lady Elaine Fairchilde tells Chuck Aber she has the HulaMouse in the R room of the Museum-Go-Round, planning a surprise. When Chuck Aber and Mayor Maggie report the news at the Castle, King Friday XIII is not totally pleased. He does get a kick out of the clickers, though. Back at the television house, Rogers returns to the computer to see if the online NOM has a turning Museum-Go-Round. It doesn't (reminiscent of the real Museum-Go-Round pre-71). Mr. McFeely brings a videotape of a woman fixing a computer mouse. Rogers invites McFeely to the computer room. After admiring his seed picture, McFeely tries out MRN Online. He then surprises Rogers with a Funny Fast Film (the only one seen post-75). To prove its ancientness, we hear the original Costa-arranged music accompany an under-cranked Mr. McFeely mowing the lawn. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, You Are Pretty ("gray" substitutes for "black"), You Are Special, Speedy Delivery To You (second version), Good Feeling.