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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Episode 0018 [1968]

Original Air Date: March 13, 1968


Mister Rogers arrives with a clarinet and talks about his childhood music lessons. He recalls that he did not practice enough and regularly did not live up to the expectations of his instructor. Mister Rogers plays a few notes before using the bell of the clarinet as a pretend telescope.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, clarinetist Louis Paul is inside the castle performing for King Friday. Mr. Paul plays Row Row Row Your Boat as King Friday sings along with his kingly lyrics -- Propel Propel Propel Your Craft. After talking about the importance of practice, they go to the T Room for tea.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers sings You've Got To Learn Your Trade before taking out a pinwheel. As he demonstrates the pinwheel on the porch, Mrs. Russellite stops by on her way to visit Henrietta Pussycat. Mister Rogers gives her the pinwheel to take with her.

At the oak tree in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl is going birdwatching and will not be there when Mrs. Russellite arrives. He asks Henrietta Pussycat to recite a poem for her that he has just made up.

When Mrs. Russellite arrives at the tree, she shows the pinwheel to Henrietta before being introduced to Donkey Hodie. Henrietta shares X's poem with a gracious Mrs. Russellite. Donkey Hodie is intrigued by the pinwheel and mentions his desire to live in a windmill.

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Steven Simmons said...

The Mister Rogers scenes sounds like episode 1493 from Discipline.

TL said...

Good call, Steve. Very similar, indeed.