The making of a TV show

A brand-new season of the hit PBS KIDS show, Donkey Hodie, premieres this August 14. To celebrate, we have curated a special batch of episodes that feature the characters on the show who originally appeared in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Watch Grampy Hodie, Bob Dog, and more!


Mister Rogers arrives with a large suitcase filled with the puppets, including Donkey Hodie. In a rare look behind-the-scenes, Mister Rogers shows a film of how he and his friends Bob Trow and Bill Barker use the puppets to play pretend, as well as how the potato washer-dryer-sorter-dumper works. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, while Francois Clemmons is taking photographs, Lady Elaine announces the start of her own TV studio, MGR -TV. Her first program showcases a delightful dance by Bob Dog and a lovely duet by Francois and soprano Yoshi Ito.