Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Fun & Games: Playing soccer together
January 22, 2021 3:18 PM - Season 20, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Mister Rogers goes to see some children practice soccer and scrimmage together. He talks about practice and team sports. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, when Daniel Tiger and Randy express their sadness about not being on a soccer team, Ana suggests a boy-girl-reindeer-tiger team.

Mister Rogers plays with the Neighborhood of Make-Believe model and talks about who lives there as he places the miniature characters on or near their homes. He goes to see some children practice soccer and scrimmage together. Mister Rogers talks about practice and team sports. Mister Rogers talks about including everyone on the special team and how he likes to be together with his television friends. He sings “It’s You I Like.”

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Randy S. Caribou plays hide-and-seek with Trolley and expresses his wish for a soccer ball to play with. Chef Brockett has two cakes in the shape of soccer balls that he is to bring to Queen Sara for a soccer party she is planning. Randy impetuously squashes one of the cakes with his hoof, then runs away. At the castle Edgar Cooke repairs the cake.

At the school the children and Miss Cow recite “Pease Porridge Hot” and then talk about soccer. Randy asks to hide in the school and they say that he may. When Chef Brockett comes to the school and explains that that cake has been fixed, Randy comes out of hiding. When Daniel Tiger and Randy express their sadness about not being on a soccer team, Ana suggests a boy-girl-reindeer-tiger team.


Watch online at Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (available January 18-31 or so)

Episode 1602 at The Neighborhood Archive
posted by kristi (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Soccer:

Having heard lots of stories about horrible coaches, it was nice to see the coaches praising the kids so freely: "Nice kick!" (I mean, I wouldn't expect horrible coaches on Mister Rogers, but it's just nice to have positive feedback normalized.)

Edgar Cooke:

I was completely surprised by the existence of Edgar Cooke; I don't think I'd ever seen him before. (Although it HAS been many many years since I last watched Mister Rogers regularly.)

He's apparently in lots of episodes. The Neighborhood Archive says, "Every word that Edgar speaks is sung in an operatic tone because he was hired by King Friday XIII to be a singing cook."

Favorite Quotes:

"Remember Chef Brockett - this is the neighborhood of Make Believe."

"Are you playing Hide and Seek?"
"No ma'am, I'm just playing Hide."

"And so it goes, class. You never know what to expect in this life, so it's better to allow your imagination to lead you in the pathways of science, art, music, mathematics and other forms of learning."

Music:

I think this is the first time since I started rewatching recently that I've heard "It's You I Like," which surprises me because I think it's the song I most associate with Mister Rogers. It was nice to hear it.
posted by kristi at 3:25 PM on January 22


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