|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a box of rubbert bands which he takes to the kitchen where he shows how to wrap them into a ball. He sends the ball to Make-Believe where it has turned into a star upon the Trolley's arrival.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Queen Sara is searching for a star at the request of King Friday. She and Handyman Negri are delighted to discover the star on top of Trolley.
X the Owl shares with Handyman Negri that he in afraid to share his poetry at the caste for fear of being laughed at. Talking about his feelings helps X to feel better and gain the confidence to share his work.
At the castle, in front of a small audience of friends, X shares a poem about learning to fly. His second poem is written in a much more unconventional style and is mocked by Lady Elaine Fairchilde. Much to her surprise, Lady Elaine's attempt to immitate X's poem is met with appreciation by the others as they very much enjoy the style. Queen Sara shares a poem about queens and King Friday presents X with a star for his poetic contributions.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits Negri's Music Shop to find a book about using rubber bands to make musical instruments. While he is there, he meets Stuart Raynolds -- a juggler who has stopped by the shop to select some music for his performances. Mr. Raynolds demonstrates his juggling talents and talks about the importance of practice.
Returning to his house, Mister Rogers sings a juggling version of You've Got To Do It as he attempts to juggle the small rubber band balls he made earlier.
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