After changing into his sneakers, Mister Rogers goes outside to visit with Bob Trow who has brought over his dog and her puppies. Mr. Trow shares pictures of his sons and loans Mister Rogers a film about the various families in the neighborhood. Among other people, the film includes footage of Johnny Costa, Betty Aberlin, Joe Negri, Don Brockett, and Chuck Aber -- all with their own families. Just for fun, Mister Rogers replays the film at a much faster speed before he sings Please Don't Think It's Funny.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Bob Dog meets Cousin Mary Owl and learns of her plans for a cousins reunion. Saddened by the fact that he has no cousins, Bob Dog walks to the Platypus mound where he takes a nap. While he sleeps, Dr. Bill and Ana Platypus talk about the recent adoption of Carrie Dell. Bob Dog wakes up and shares his disappointment with Dr. Bill and Ana and is delighted when Ana offers to "adopt" him as her cousin.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about his own adopted sister before singing more of Please Don't Think It's Funny. Wrapping up for the day, Mister Rogers reads Exactly As I Am, a book delivered by Mr. McFeely.
With Fred Rogers
Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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