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Monday, April 30, 2012

Episode 1015 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 28, 1969

  
With the royal wedding about to take place, Mister Rogers arrives with figures of King Friday and Sara Saturday for the top of the wedding cake. He sings I'm Going to Marry Mom before Miss Emilie stops by dressed beautifully for the big day. She takes a moment to share a poem about the royal couple before departing for the wedding.

As she is leaving, Chef Brockett arrives and with the wedding cake which "took 81 hours" to make. After placing the figures of the King and his bride on the cake, Chef Brockett leaves for the castle while Mister Rogers takes a pretend bath and puts on his pretend purple gloves.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Edgar Cooke is helping King Friday put the final touches on his hair. Lady Aberlin arrives with the Queen's new crown. She is surprised to learn that King Friday wants the wedding to be held in the castle garden when the plans have already been made to have it in the W room.

With only 4 1/2 minutes to move the festivities, Lady Aberlin and Edgar Cooke scurry off to make the necessary changes and are promptly joined by Chef Brockett. X the Owl gathers the others who all come to the garden for the wedding. Mr. Anybody, set to serve as the official for the service, is having trouble locating the castle until Lady Aberlin finds him and shows him the way.

Finally, the ceremony is underway with the crowning of the new queen and then the wedding begins. Miss Emilie reads the royal poem before King Friday and Queen Sara take center stage.

Following the ceremony, everyone adjourns to the C room to enjoy Chef Brockett's cake.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers reflects on the fun that was had at the wedding and suggests that after the excitement of a wedding, people often like to have some peace at quiet. He concludes by singing Peace and Quiet.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1015 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Audio Greeting Card [2011]

A trip to CVS today for a few random items turned up another Mister Rogers greeting card. Actually, this is one that I had seen before but never wanted to drop six bucks on it. In the time since, I've joined the modern world by upgrading my phone for the first time in almost six years, and I was able to "borrow" images of this card from the store for use on the site.

 
I'm sure you're all familiar with the audio cards that are out there -- the ones that people like to stand and open each and every one of in the card aisle at the store so you can get songs like Born to Be Wild stuck in your head. Well this is one of those cards. On the front, a person has the choice of four different audio clips to help reinforce the birthday greeting.

1. "You're just the way you're supposed to be. You're growing just right."

2. "In some way, just by being a human being, each one of us is very very fancy."

3. "You're unique. You're the only person who is you. There has never been another person exacly like you and there never ever will be again."

4. "I hope wherever you are, or wherever you're going, you will have a very special day."

Stop by the Neighborhood Archive page showing this card if you've like to take a listen to these audio samples.

Episode 1014 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 27, 1969

  
Mister Rogers arrives with a book of music detailing Brahms' second symphony. After showing the pages of notes, Mister Rogers goes to the porch where he plays a record of the symphony and builds with blocks borrowed from Mr. McFeely. Back inside, Picture Picture shows a film about people building a house.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri and Lady Elaine Fairchilde are prepared to give their much-anticipated wedding gifts to the royal couple. Awaiting their arrival, King Friday and Sara Saturday share a moment together expressing their love for one another.

Handyman Negri and Lady Elaine arrive at the castle and begin following their gift-giving formula created by Lady Elaine. Handyman Negri begins by playing Brahms' symphony on his guitar before Lady Elaine uses her boomerang and her complicated formula to change the old castle into a new larger one. King Friday is very impressed with the gift and offers his heartfelt appreciation to Lady Elaine before retiring to the C Room to celebrate.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how building takes materials, tools, and effort as he returns to the porch and sings You've Got To Do It. Mr. McFeely stops by with a wheelbarrow which he uses to pick up his blocks.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1014 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Topps American Heritage Card [2009]

In 2002, Fred Rogers was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his years of service and dedication to children's education. A few years later, in 2009, Topps produced a set of cards honoring recipients of this award. Card #24 was Fred Rogers.

 
For a few additional details on this card and others, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Also, if you've like to see Fred Rogers being presented with the Medal of Freedom, a video is available for viewing on PBS.org.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Amazing eBay Sale

Was anyone else watching this auction on eBay this past week?


Someone was selling the original artwork from the planning stages of the 1974 Festival of Many Things activity book. Free shipping with an opening bid of $0.99.

Cool. This would be a great piece of Mister Rogers history to own.

With a few hours left, the bid was up to $76 which took me out of the running. But it was the amount of the winning bid that blew me away.


If your eyes can't quite adjust to the small print there, let me assure you, you're reading it correctly.


I love this for one main reason. The next time my wife gives me a hard time about buying something I don't need, I'm going to show her this. Advantage, me.

If the winning bidder happens to be reading this, get in touch with me sometime. I'd love to know more about the person who dropped that kind of cash on this item (plus, I'd love some close up shots of this stuff).

Podcast #10 - I'm Proud of You


You've seen him recently on Mister Rogers & Me and if you've not read his book...you absolutely need to. I'm thrilled to share this newest podcast featuring a conversation with Tim Madigan -- author of I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers.


Here are a few links that may come in handy before and/or while you listen:
As always, you can click on the image above to download this podcast episode through iTunes or you can listen to it here in your web browser.


Thanks again, Tim...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Episode 1013 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 26, 1969

  
Upon his arrival, Mister Rogers mentions that he is suffering from a mild cold. Taking two tissues from his pocket, he sings One and One Are Two before Lady Aberlin stops by with an invitiation to a variety show. The variety show -- appropriately being held in the castle's V Room -- is in honor of King Friday and Sara Saturday.

Outside his house, Mister Rogers finds Honey the chimpanzee who has been momentarily lost by Mr. Bill Becze, his keeper from the Westwood Children's Zoo. Mr. Becze is relieved to find Honey safe with Mister Rogers as they are due for their performance at the castle's variety show.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde continues working on her surprise wedding gift for the royal couple while everyone else comes to the castle wearing purple gloves. Henrietta Pussycat is experiencing a bit of stage fright as King Friday and Sara Saturday arrive to the V Room.

The variety show begins with a piano performance by "court musician" Johnny Costa followed by a vocal piece sung by Officer Clemmons and a dazzling twirling routine from Lynda Martha. Unfortunately, Mr. Becze has to cancel Honey the Chimp's performance due to Honey having a cold. A nervous Henrietta Pussycat shares a message for the royal couple prepared by the "people from the other side of the Trolley tracks." The variety show concludes with the "Purple Glove Ballet" peformed by dancers from another land followed by Robert Troll singing Troll Talk.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings a bit of Troll Talk as he recounts the variety show performances.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1013 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Episode 1012 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 25, 1969

  
With the carpenter's rule from the previous day in hand, Mister Rogers minds young viewers to be careful not to pinch their fingers in the ruler's hinges. Mister Rogers opens the briefcase he brought with him to show a collection of mittens and gloves he has borrowed from others. Before trying them on, however, he feels the need to wash his hands.

In the bathroom, Mister Rogers runs a sink full of water and thoroughly washes his hands. As he watches the water drain from the sink, Mister Rogers reminds viewers that only water and bubbles, not people, can go down the drain as he sings You Can Never Go Down the Drain.

Returning to the collection of gloves, Mister Rogers shows the various styles and describes what each pair might be used for. Officer Clemmons stops by to pick up the pair of purple gloves he has loaned to Mister Rogers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri and Lady Elaine Fairchilde are measuring various parts of the castle in preparation for a wedding gift for King Friday and Sara Saturday.

Officer Clemmons arrives and is informed by King Friday that the police department will be responsible for delivering invitations to the wedding: "Notify everyone in the world that everyone is invited to the wedding of King Friday XIII and Queen Sara Friday Saturday." King Friday declares two rules for coming to the wedding -- everyone must take a bath and everyone must wear a pair of purple gloves.

At the tree, Henrietta Pussycat has heard King Friday's rules and offers to make purple gloves for X the Owl. Meanwhile, Grandpere sings J'aime prendre un bain as he learns of the wedding requirements from Officer Clemmons.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings the English translation of J'aime prendre un bain before Officer Clemmons returns. Mister Rogers shares that he will wear make-believe purple gloves for the make-believe wedding.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1012 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Episode 1011 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 24, 1969

  
Mister Rogers arrives with a carpenter's measuring rule which he unfolds to show that it expands to 72 inches -- exactly his height. After talking about growing, Mister Rogers sings I Like You As You Are as he folds the measuring rule into various shapes. He also shares a short animated film showing a measuring rule taking on different forms.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the castle is filling quickly with wedding presents. As each new present is delivered, it is measured by Robert Troll and then passed along to Lady Aberlin to put inside the castle. After they read an extensive list of the presents which have been received already, Mr. McFeely arrives with more. With nowhere to store these presents, Robert Troll shapes his carpenter's rule into the form of a house where the excess gifts might be kept.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers continues singing I Like You As You Are before Mr. McFeely stops on his way to the Neighorhood of Make-Believe with more presents for King Friday and Sara Saturday.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1011 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Episode 1010 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 21, 1969

  
Mister Rogers arrives with a large calendar and talks about how he used to save old calendars when he was a boy. He would cut out his favorite numbers -- often the number of his age at that particular time. Mister Rogers explains how to read a calendar before he sings Days of the Week. Before singing Sometimes People Are Good, he also mentions that he once tore off a calendar page before the month had ended.

Picture Picture shares a short animated film about its favorite numbers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is having a fashion show in the castle's F Room to show potential garments to be worn in the royal wedding. The fashion show gets underway with Daniel Stone, Wayne Cook, Bob Swan, and Tony Lawrence wearing a different types of tuxedos and Mimi Kirby, Florence Lacey, Dana Moller, and Barbara Smith modeling bridesmaids' dresses.

Mr. McFeely arrives with a rush order for Lady Elaine Fairchilde containing a package of red polka dots. Taking him to the castle garden, Mr. McFeely is instructed by Lady Elaine to have the model of the last bride's dress put the polka dots on her wedding gown.

Meanwhile, the male models continue showing various suits to be worn by the Neighborhood gentlemen greeting visitors from other lands. The female models begin to display the bride's dresses only to catch everyone by surprise when the last model enters covered in polka dots. Sara Saturday agrees to wear the polka dot dress to her first visit to the Museum-Go-Round. Then she will remove the polka dots when she wears the same dress in the wedding. Lady Elaine is quite pleased and everyone retires to the R Room for refreshments.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by with some fabric samples for Mister Rogers.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1010 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Episode 1009 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 20, 1969

  
Mister Rogers arrives with a collection of different cameras which he demonstrates for viewers. As he waits for an instant photograph to develop, Mister Rogers sings Everybody's Fancy.

Chef Brockett has made king and queen cookies and is making the rounds throughout the Neighborhood sharing his treats.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, reporters from the Neighborhood News, Marie Torre and Vic Miles, are interviewing King Friday and Sara Saturday about the history of their relationship.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Robert Troll is helping Lady Elaine as she continues painting the museum's columns. Ms. Torre talks to them about Sara Saturday before she is invited to paint a museum column herself.

Meanwhile, at the tree, Chef Brockett is sharing his cookies with X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat. They speculate about what Sara Saturday will be called once she and King Friday are married. At the suggestion of Robert Troll, Sara decides on "Queen Sara Friday Saturday" -- or "Queen Sara" for short. Everyone retires to the T Room for tea and cookies.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers has set up a screen and after showing a movie camera, uses a projector to share a film about children pretending to be kings and queens.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1009 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Episode 1008 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 19, 1969

  
Mister Rogers opens his visit from the front porch where he is in the process of painting an outdoor chair. Finishing the chair, he heads inside where Picture Pictures shares a film about how paint is made.

Miss Emilie stops by on her way to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe where she has been called by King Friday to announce that he will be making an announcement.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is decorating the castle in preparation for the special announcement. Setting out to invite everyone to the castle, Lady Aberlin visits Grandpere who is has been taking a bath. He sings J'aime prendre un bain and teaches it to Lady Aberlin.

Meanwhile, Handyman Negri and Daniel Striped Tiger speculate about the subject of King Friday's announcement -- both assuming it has to do with Sara Saturday. Moving on to the tree, Handyman Negri helps X the Owl add pieces of wood to his door to create the shape of an X. They also place "open" and "closed" signs on each side of the door.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Aberlin finds that Lady Elalne Fairchilde has used different colors to paint the columns of the museum. Lady Elaine invites Lady Aberlin to paint one of the columns pink.

Everyone gathers at the castle where Miss Emilie announces that King Friday will be making an announcement. With everyone paying close attention, King Friday and Sara Saturday announce that they will marry. After much excitement, everyone goes inside the castle to celebrate.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Today is a Special Day.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1008 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Episode 1007 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 18, 1969

  
Mister Rogers arrives with a can of yellow paint. After putting on a pair of bib overalls, he sings Let's Be Together Today as he goes to the porch to paint the swing. Mister Rogers works quietly, speaking very little as he paints.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the castle is temporarily closed as King Friday is having some "serious meetings" inside. Meanwhile, Handyman Negri assists Corny in rearranging the display windows at the factory. Learning of the meetings taking place at the castle, Corny assumes that they have to do with the King and "his sweetheart" and suggests that there might be a wedding sometime soon.

Handyman Negri's curiosity gets the best of him and he calls Miss Paulificate to ask about the meetings at the castle. She offers the same advice as Corny: wait and see.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Handyman Negri admires the new bell which has been installed outside. Lady Elaine Fairchilde asks for his help in labeling a display of colorful shapes. She, too, feels that King Friday and Sara Saturday will soon be married.

Handyman Negri is called to the castle by King Friday who commends him on his service to the kingdom. King Friday declares that the castle will be open tomorrow and that an important announcement will be made.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers puts the finishing touches on his porch swing before he sings I Like To Be Told.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1007 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Neighborhood Archive on Facebook!

Okay, Facebook, you win.

Considering the huge number of people who use Facebook, I starting thinking more about making the Neighborhood Archive's presence known among the social media masses. In short...I caved.

So here you have it, Facebook users. The Neighborhood Archive Facebook page is up and running. Click the image below and "Like" it once you're there.

What I'll do with the Facebook page will be much like what I've done with Twitter -- just short posts as new updates are made to the Archive sites. It's an easy and convenient way for me to keep folks informed and to reach a new audience with the Neighborhood Archive.

If you're concerned about privacy, please know that when you "Like" the Neighborhood Archive page, this does not give me (or anyone else) access to the content of your Facebook page. It will simply show posts that I make on the NA page on your news feed.

So "Like" it, folks. And share with your friends. The Neighborhood Archive has hit Facebook!

Episode 1006 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 17, 1969

  
Mister Rogers reviews the colorful shapes on his sculpture from the previous week before adding a yellow triangle. Using a few of the shapes, he make a pretend house and then an airplane. Taking his creativity to the kitchen, Mister Rogers pretends that an empty paper towel roll and toilet paper roll are horns that he can play.

Frank Ostrowski, a member of the Neighborhood Symphony, stops by asking for directions to the castle where he is to play the trumpet for King Friday. With a few moments to spare, Mr. Ostrowski practices a trumpet voluntary and describes the various parts of his instrument.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is practicing the triangle to play along with the trumpeters who will be performing inside the castle. The music is to welcome Sara Saturday who is to arrive today.

Lady Aberlin visits the tree where she demonstrates the triangle for X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat. They each take a turn playing the triangle before Robert Troll passes by with news that Sara will be arriving soon.
Escorted by Officer Clemmons, Sara Saturday arrives from Westwood and is welcomed in song by everyone singing We Welcome You Today. King Friday invites everyone to the W Room where the welcome continues.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shares a record of the Trumpet Voluntary in D Major.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1006 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

You're Growing Chart & Purple Panda

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that yesterday's mail brought me a brand new You're Growing chart -- originally made in 1974. Still sealed in its original shrink wrap, there were several more of these available from the eBay seller from whom I purchased this. I'm not sure any of them are still listed, but if you're interested in one of these for yourself, you might take a look.

Complete with full sheets of the original stickers, this chart is in tip-top shape. While I already had the You're Growing chart listed on the Neighborhood Archive site, the images to go along with the listing were pretty meager. So while the description has not changed, feel free to visit the Neighborhood Archive page for this item to see several updated (and much clearer) images.

Also, I'd be remiss if I did not mention that much like the copy of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Children, Television, and Fred Rogers that I mentioned a few days ago, the You're Growing chart was acquired thanks to the same generous donation from a Neighborhood Archive reader.

Speaking of donations, whether you're a regular reader of this site or not, I'd encourage you to contribute in any way you can -- and I don't necessarily mean in a financial sense. While I certainly won't turn down financial donations which are used entirely towards the improvement of the Neighborhood Archive, I'm just as interested in any memorabilia that you have that you'd be willing to share. Scan an article, take a picture of a toy or a shirt, share a story -- I hope you'll always feel free to contribute to this site!

Last but not least, as I was just about to finish this post, Eric sent me a link to this video. Poor Mr. McFeely.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Episode 0027 [1968]

These early episodes have already started to serve the exact purpose I had hoped they would in that we're gaining a clearer picture of the origins of many familiar Neighborhood characters. Much like myself, I would guess that a majority of you reading likely were not introduced to the Neighborhood until the mid- or late-1970's -- maybe even later. By that point, the show had been on for about a decade -- many of the characters established in the first few years of broadcast. Once the early "outdated" episodes began to be pulled from broadcast rotations, the backstories of the Neighborhood were lost.

So one by one we go -- sifting through each of these individual episodes. It may seem like a long and tedious process and it is. But it's fun. It's fun to learn that Donkey Hodie originally wanted to live behind the castle but moved to Someplace Else as a result of King Friday's ego. It's fun to watch the characters develop much like fans of other movies and television series enjoy watching the evolution of their favorite characters.

While there will be more coming at some point in the future, this is it for the 1968 episodes that I have on hand; however, in the days to come, I'll be moving on to the first 20 episodes from 1969, the first five of which have already been covered. You'll see more of the Neighborhood origins -- Sara Saturday's arrival in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the royal wedding, the births of Prince Tuesday and Ana Platypus. To round things out I'll share the last of the operas yet to be covered as well. Still quite a bit to do with what I have on hand, but for now, here is the last of the black-and-whites...

Original Air Date: March 26, 1968

  
Mister Rogers arrives with a doll bed which he puts together on the floor as he sings I'd Like To Be Like Mom and Dad. After he is finished, Mister Rogers adds a small mattress and blanket before he puts a sleeping baby doll to bed. Picture Picture shows a film of a "fast bed maker" and then plays the film in reverse.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is trying to take Edgar Cooke's special soft pillow when Nurse Miller arrives to settle the situation. She explains that there are some things that people should not be expected to share and Lady Elaine leaves in frustration. Even though he is not at fault, Edgar Cooke feels badly about the conflict and is comforted by Nurse Miller who sings Please Don't Think It's Funny.

Moving on to the clock, Nurse Miller finds that Daniel Striped Tiger has grown a new stripe. Daniel continues singing Please Don't Think It's Funny before he and Nurse Miller decide that Lady Elaine Fairchilde needs something soft and special to call her own.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers continues singing when Mr. McFeely arrives with a teddy bear he has found. Mister Rogers quickly recognizes the lost bear as belonging to his young friend, Becky. Mr. McFeely speeds off to return the special toy to Becky before Mister Rogers takes the sleeping baby doll to the kitchen for a bath.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 0027 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Behind the Scenes

This week, thanks to a generous contribution from a Neighborhood Archive reader, I was able to pick up a copy of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Children, Television, and Fred Rogers. I'll save a full review of the book for later after I've had the chance to read it, but with an initial glance, there are a few pictures inside that intrigued me very much and I thought I'd share them today.

The first is an overhead shot of the studio all set for the filming of a Neighborhood visit. Most interesting here is definitely the model Neighborhood seen from above.

The other picture that really caught my attention was a shot of Fred Rogers playing the part of Lady Elaine Fairchilde. Take a look in the bottom right corner of the picture and you'll see the monitor showing the viewer's perspective of this scene being filmed.

While there are many other great photos in this book, I'll save some of those for later when I've read the book. Very much looking forward to digging in to this one!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Episode 0026 [1968]

Original Air Date: March 25, 1968

  
Mister Rogers arrives with a baby doll which he has borrowed from a young friend. Using a handkerchief, he diapers the doll and talks about the excitement created by having a baby in the house. Mister Rogers then sings When a Baby Comes.

Mr. Swenson stops by with his five-month-old son, Eric. Mister Rogers watches as Mr. Swenson demonstrates how Eric has grown. They talk about teething and playing before the Swensons depart.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Tadpole Frogg is exercising at the fountain in an effort to grow faster. Nurse Miller arrives and measures him to find that he has grown 1/8 inch before she sings You're Growing.

Moving on to the tree, Nurse Miller shares a cranberry with X the Owl where X continues singing You're Growing. He gives Nurse Miller a walnut to deliver to Mister Rogers by way of the Trolley.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers receives the walnut and decides to save it for dinnertime. Picture Picture shares a film about a 14-month-old child -- Jamie Rogers when he was younger. Jamie Rogers himself stops by the house and sings Tomorrow with Mister Rogers as they conclude for the day.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 0026 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Episode 0025 [1968]

Original Air Date: March 22, 1968

  
Mister Rogers arrives with a small houseplant which he takes to the kitchen and transplants into a larger pot. As he repots the plant, Mister Rogers talks about people moving and explains that sometimes there can be uneasy feelings that come about with moving to a new place. As he continues working, he sings Please Don't Think It's Funny.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Woody Straub is at the castle showing King Friday some pieces of antique furniture. Mr. Straub fixes a broken chair and talks about his hobby working with old furniture.

Meanwhile, X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat join Lady Aberlin on a visit to deliver housewarming gifts to Donkey Hodie who has found his new home in Someplace Else. Upon their arrival, Mr. McFeely has just finished putting the final touches on Donkey Hodie's windmill. He graciously accepts the gifts from his Neighborhood friends including a rocking chair from Corny, a portrait of King Friday, and a song sung by X and Lady Aberlin.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings the same song as he cleans up the kitchen.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 0025 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.