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Monday, March 4, 2013

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Episode 1030

Original Air Date: March 21, 1969

  

Mister Rogers arrives with a full-length mirror which he uses to look at his reflection. With a play clock, he explains that images are reversed when seen in a mirror. Before singing You're Growing, Mister Rogers suggests that looking in a mirror is a way to help understand your feelings.

Picture Picture shows a welcome message and also how the word "welcome" would look in a mirror. Mentioning the pending return of King Friday and Queen Sara to Make-Believe, Mister Rogers sings We Welcome You Today.

Handyman Negri stops by and gives Mister Rogers a small welcome sign similar to the ones he will be hanging up in Make-Believe.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll and Daniel Striped Tiger are anxiously awaiting the return of King Friday and Sara Saturday. When Robert Troll sees Lady Aberlin in her Queen Sara costume, he is disappointed to find that it is not really the Queen.

The royal couple returns from their honeymoon and sees Joey Hollingsworth and Lady Aberlin in their King Friday and Queen Sara costumes. King Friday assumes he is looking into a mirror at grown versions of himself and Queen Sara. When the masks are removed, everyone celebrates the King and Queen's return to Make-Believe -- everyone except Robert Troll who is hesitant to believe that Queen Sara has actually returned until she "talks troll" to him.

Joey Hollingsworth performs a final dance with Lady Aberlin before he leaves on another selling tour representing Corny and his Rockit factory. Honoring the King and Queen, everyone sings We Welcome You Today.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers waves to viewers in his mirror and talks about his reflection. He reminds viewers that there is only one person in the world just like them. Suggesting that the same is true for all living things, he concludes by singing Tree Tree Tree.

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