|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers mentions that he just saw Mrs. McFeely pushing a bicycle to the bike shop where she will have the chain repaired. Using his fingers to explain how the bicycle chain rotates on spokes, he goes on to talk about how babies like to look at their hands and how it is healthy to look at and be comfortable with oneself.
At the bicycle shop, Mister Rogers finds that Bob Trow is filling in at the shop for Don Davidson who is on vacation. Mrs. McFeely is there with Mr. McFeely's bicycle hoping to have it repaired. As Mr. Trow works, Mrs. McFeely talks about how she and Mr. McFeely enjoy riding bicycles together. Bob Trow asks permission to try out the bike once it is fixed and explains that he does not know how to ride a bicycle. Mister Rogers offers to help his friend learn.
Returning to his house, Mister Rogers explains the basics of riding a bike as he guides Mr. Trow along the sidewalk on the bicycle.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll is learning to ride Mr. McFeely's bicycle and Corney is confused as to why a grown-up does not know how to do so already. He assumes that everyone learns how to ride a bike when they are children and shares his concern for Robert Troll with Queen Sara. The Queen explains that Robert Troll cannot do everything well just because he is big. Corney shares that he does not know how to swim and Robert Troll offers to help him learn.
Back at the house, Bob Trow and Mister Rogers return the repaired bicycle to McFeely's house where Mrs. McFeely is planting seeds in eggshells. Inside, she shares a film about people on bicycles. When he returns to his own house, Mister Rogers reviews the events of the day as he wraps up for the week.
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