|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers does not change into his sweater but instead keeps his jacket as he prepares to visit Negri's Music Shop to buy a television set of his own. First, he goes to the kitchen where he takes a small amount of money from his pocket. Looking at the differences between the various coins, he explains that more money would be needed to buy the television. After taking out his credit card, Mister Rogers goes on to talk about how buying items on credit is like "a promise to pay" for things.
At Negri's Music Shop, Mister Rogers finds a color set at a discounted price and pays with his credit card. Joe Negri will have the set packaged and delivered by Mr. McFeely.
Returning to his house, Mister Rogers changes into his sweater and sneakers and suggests that Joe Negri trusts that he will make the promised monthly payments on the television purchase.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is invited to the castle to watch King Friday's new television set. When Lady Aberlin turn on the television, she is reprimaded by the King as it was his intention to turn on the television himself. King Friday turns the set off and back on, ultimately turning past shows which appeal to his guests and in to a program of his liking. Several guests at the castle find the King's program dull and decide to leave. The King declares that all people of Make-Believe must come to the castle tomorrow to watch the show on his television.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about people who try to make you learn something you are not ready to learn. Mr. McFeely arrives to deliver Mister Rogers' new television. After explaining the concept of warranties, Mister Rogers tunes his television to a live feed of himself and shows how he still exists once the television is turned off.
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Appearing In This Episode
Mister Rogers | Joe Negri | King Friday XIII | Lady Aberlin | Dr. Bill Platypus | Henrietta Pussycat | X the Owl | Queen Sara Saturday | Prince Tuesday | Elsie Jean Platypus | Ana Platypus | Mr. McFeely
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