Master key

Mister Rogers shows a child’s bench and piano and talks about the importance of both persistence and play in learning. He makes a model of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe out of empty containers. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin and X the Owl prove that the key is the master Make-Believe key by opening doors with it. Ana Platypus is crying because Prince Tuesday received the same kind of bicycle that she wants. Dr. Bill Platypus tries to explain to her that the family cannot afford the bicycle and that he and her mother do love her. Lady Aberlin takes Ana to the Museum-Go-Round where H.J. Elephant gives them a note from Lady Elaine Fairchilde saying that they should wait to go into the museum until her return from Southwood. They while away the time by dancing. Mister Rogers takes the toy piano back to Joe Negri’s music shop where Joe shows him some toy musical instruments: maracas, xylophone, bird call, squeeze toy, and bulb or auto horn. Then Bobby Rawsthorne shows him some percussion instruments that look like toys: guiro, shaker, train whistles, siren whistle, duck call, canary whistle, and stump-fiddle. Mister Rogers plays his own standard-sized piano and talks about the benefits of play.