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Toy Elephant

After fixing a gymnast stick toy, Mister Rogers visits a young gymnast who performs on the pommel horse, parallel bars, high bar, and does a floor exercise to music. He talks about practicing 4 or 5 hours a day, and how important it is to begin learning by first doing easier activities like somersaults. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday and Neighbor Aber are talking about Aber’s puppet, H.J. Elephant. The King tells Chuck that in the Museum-Go-Round is a toy elephant that turns somersaults. Mr. McFeely delivers a Lady Elaine ladder toy to the museum. He, Lady Elaine, and Neighbor. Aber enjoy playing with it. Neighbor. Aber asks Lady Elaine about the toy elephant and she tells him that no one, not even herself, is allowed to see the elephant since it was put in a locked room by the NPR (National Playthings Reserve). Mr. McFeely shows Mister Rogers some large letters of the alphabet (O, X, I, and H) which look the same upside down as they do right side up. Mister Rogers says it feels good when you are able to find people who like to play the kinds of things you like to play, and that playing together helps people become friends.

Episode 1566   |   1986
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