Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 29 Episode 15

When Things Get Broken (5)

Aired Unknown Aug 27, 1999 on PBS

Episode Recap

Immediately the phone rings. It's Laurie Tarter, inviting Mister Rogers to the neighborhood dance studio. She is conducting a class in which her child students make shapes and act out a story. Rogers especially appreciates the kids' hopscotch dance and the accompanist's cunga drums and vibratones. All the kids stay for the grown-ups dance rehearsal. In the NOM, Prince Tuesday compliments HulaMouse for his hula-hoop lesson. King Friday XIII presents HulaMouse with a square hoop, which doesn't work as well as a round hoop. When Friday repeats his apology, HulaMouse says something in English: "Does that mean that I can go to the Round Party at the Museum?" King Friday will bring his crown (which he wears) to the Round Party. Mayor Maggie runs a hula hoop to the Museum. Lady Elaine, in a polka dot outfit, expresses her feelings with Friday. She is speechless with his apology. They all go to the R Room. At the last minute, Trolley shows Chuck Aber King Friday's square hoop, which can be twisted into a circle in a heartbeat. Back at the television house, Mr. McFeely shows a videotape on how people make marbles (it's exactly the same video Rogers had played in Show #1524). This show is dedicated to the Neighborhood's recently-fallen friend and colleague Bob Millslagle. (His last credit was in Show #1740). Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Speedy Delivery To You (second version), Good Feeling.