|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers arrives with a wooden board and some rope. After using the rope as a jump rope, he takes the supplies to the back yard where he hammers nails into the board. As he wraps the rope and some string around the nails to make an artistic design, he sings I Like To Take My Time.
Visiting Francois Clemmons' studio, Mister Rogers removes his shoes and socks as he joins Mr. Clemmons and his young friends in pretending to fly like birds. As they pretend, Johnny Costa plays the piano. Mister Rogers visits with the children as they enjoy a snack. Joe Negri stops by to see how Mr. Clemmons is doing without one of his pianos which is being repaired.
Returning to the house, Mister Rogers takes out an old king puppet and shows how a hand makes a puppet move. In light of the bare feet at Mr. Clemmons' studio and the use of his hand to operate the puppet, Mister Rogers decides to make-believe about bare hands.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday makes a new rule that there are to be no bare hands in the land -- all hands must be covered with mittens. Handyman Negri is sent to spread the word throughout the Neighborhood. While most assume King Friday must have a good reason for the rule, Lady Elaine Fairchilde refuses to comply. When a hand-freezing breeze blows through Make-Believe, she realizes the reason for King Friday's rule.
Back at house, Mister Rogers adds another string to his art design and talks about how some rules are important because they help us to be safe and warm.
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