Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 29 Episode 12

When Things Get Broken (2)

Aired Unknown Aug 24, 1999 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers shows drawings youngsters had made suggesting what the Royal "HulaMouse" in the NOM might look like. He goes to the couch to read When the TV Broke (a book he had brought to the television house the day before). After the reading, Joyce Broadus calls to invite Rogers to the library, which he does. At the library, Broadus recommends a book, finds in on the computer database, and goes to the shelves. They find the book: I Heard a Little Baa. Along the way, Rogers and Broadus find selected library programs for children. Back at the television house, Rogers takes a few things of his craft box to represent NOM landmarks (the Eiffel Tower is forgotten yet again, as it always seems to be post-82). In the NOM, Miss Paulifficate gives King Friday a reminder of her tap-dancing ways with a clicker. But the clicker reminds King Friday to keep up the search for the Royal HulaMouse. He implores Miss Paulifficate to call everyone in the world in search of him. At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine introduces Chuck Aber to the HulaMouse. He carries a hula hoop and speaks Spanish 90% of the time. HulaMouse and Lady Elaine have been conjuring a surprise at the Museum, a surprise involving round things. Chuck Aber leads HulaMouse to the Castle. Unfortunately, King Friday isn't there. He is flying around the world in the Purple Jet in a futile search for HulaMouse. Back at the television house, Rogers reads I Heard a Little Baa. Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, The HulaMouse (to the tune of I'm Proud Of You), Good Feeling.