|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers is preparing for the costume party by putting on an airplane pilot's uniform. He talks about how he used to pretend to be a pilot when he was young and then really learned to fly planes as he got older. Mister Rogers shares a photo of his teacher and the plane they used. He continues by singing Pretending.
Betty Aberlin and Joe Negri arrive with their two-person horse costume and Mister Rogers takes a "horseback" ride outside his house. Francois Clemmons approaches with someone in a giraffe costume leaving the others to guess who is inside. After discovering that it is Chef Brockett inside the giraffe costume, the Neighbors enjoy a snack and try to guess what costumes will be worn in Make-Believe.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is dressed in their special costumes -- everyone except Ino A. Horse who prefers not to wear a costume. When a hot air balloon lands, everyone thinks that it is Lady Elaine Fairchilde and Corney dressed in costume as the Platypus family. Elsie Jean is clearly upset when she thinks they have been forgotten. Realizing it really is Dr. Bill and Elsie Jean, everyone is delighted by their return and retires to the castle's C Room for "costumes and celebration causes."
Back at the house, Mister Rogers reflects on the week and sings I'm Proud of You.
Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in association with Small World Enterprises Inc. for N.E.T.
Created and written by Fred Rogers
Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
© 1970 National Educational Television and Radio Center
Appearing In This Episode
Mister Rogers | Betty Aberlin | Joe Negri | Francois Clemmons | Chef Brockett | Handyman Negri | Ino A. Horse | King Friday XIII | Lady Aberlin | Daniel Striped Tiger | Henrietta Pussycat | X the Owl | Dr. Bill Platypus | Elsie Jean Platypus | Ana Platypus
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