Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Different kinds of baskets
January 26, 2021 10:08 PM - Season 20, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Mister Rogers says that the basket he has brought in with him was made by a Native American of the Apache tribe. Mister Rogers shows other baskets of different sizes, shapes, and uses and talks about individual differences. He then goes to watch some children practicing for the Special Olympics. Mister Rogers talks about his not being chosen for basketball, but how good he felt when he was finally given a chance and made a basket.

Mister Rogers says that the basket he has brought in with him was made by a Native American of the Apache tribe. The owner keeps it by his front door for his friends to put their burdens in when they come to visit him. Mister Rogers shows other baskets of different sizes, shapes, and uses and talks about individual differences.

He then goes to watch some children practicing for the Special Olympics.

Mister Rogers talks about his not being chosen for basketball, but how good he felt when he was finally given a chance and made a basket. He encourages his television friends to make up stories about the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and to pick up after they play with things.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin, Bob Dog, Handyman Negri, and Miss Paulificate are singing and dancing together. King Friday thinks there must be more important things to do, but when asked to join them, he agrees. Queen Sara says how pleased she is to see the King so happy. Bob Dog and the king talk about their disappointment and sadness at never having been invited to be on a team. Randy Caribou invites them and Lady Aberlin to join the new, King-Woman-Dog-Boy-Girl-Reindeer-Tiger team.

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

Episode 1603 at The Neighborhood Archive
posted by kristi (3 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Special Olympics:

It was great fun seeing Mister Rogers try the balance beam. "It feels like you're going to fall! Oh, boy!"

I loved him asking the kids to show him how to do a balance beam routine.


Make Believe:

I love it when the puppets step away from their sets and join the humans - it was fun to see the the hand-off from Lady Aberlin, putting King Friday back in the castle after "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush."

I was bummed that poor King Friday didn't get to finish telling about not getting chosen for teams - but then Bob Dog came back to it and asked him to pick up where he left off. Excellent attentiveness on Bob Dog's part.

So we finally end up with the King-Woman-Dog-Boy-Girl-Reindeer-Tiger-Team. Goodness.



Favorite Quotes:

"I love seeing your face light up like that. When you love somebody, you love to see them having fun."
- Queen Sara to King Friday

Lady Aberlin: "You've never played Here We Round the Mulberry Bush before?"
King Friday: "I was never invited before."

"Kings are human too!"
- King Friday

"Wanna be on the team, fish?"
- Mister Rogers

"it's fun to think about that, isn't it? I mean when you're by yourself, you could be thinking about - What do you suppose is going on in the neighborhood of make believe? - and make up your own stories about that.

"It gives me a good feeling to be able to show you and talk with you about important things - and things that are fun. I like to think that you're making up your own kind of fun - the kind that doesn't hurt you or anybody else. Nothing's fun if it hurts anybody in any way. But what a good feeling it is when you're able to have fun with your friends."
- Mister Rogers



Music:

It was so great to hear "You Are Special." Also, the transition music coming back from the Special Olympics practice was "Everybody's Fancy" - I hadn't noticed Johnny Costa doing that before. I'm going to have to listen for more of that.


Routine:

I'm pretty sure Mister Rogers did not put any shoes on before leaving the house at the end of the show.
posted by kristi at 10:25 PM on January 26


I can't believe Mr. Rogers online doesn't have captions. Unless they are hiding
posted by Fukiyama at 12:28 PM on January 27


I really enjoy reading your summaries, kristi, they are as calming, interesting and heartfelt as Mr. Rogers himself.
posted by bleep at 5:21 PM on January 27 [3 favorites]


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