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Mister Rogers (Character)
from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" (1968)

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"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1384 (#7.59)" (1974)
Mister Rogers: Take a close look at King Friday XIII, and pretend that you have a puppet on your hand. And just have your puppet say something to the king. Have your puppet tell him something?
King Friday XIII: Yes? Oh, I see. Lovely.
Mister Rogers: Was it a scary thing that your puppet told the king? Or a happy thing? Or a sad thing? See, puppets can talk about anything.

Mister Rogers: [after he and Bob demonstrate the washer-dryer-sorter-dumper with a potato] We shouldn't play with food like that, but there's your potato.

Mister Rogers: [as Bob is repairing a washer-dryer] When I was little, I thought that washing machines and drying machines were a kind of magic.
Bob Trow: No magic about it. Just a machine.

Mister Rogers: You remember yesterday we were talking about things on television that were just pretend? Well, I was talking with a young friend of mine who said, "you know something that I think is pretend? The Neighborhood of Make Believe." And of course, my young friend was right. Many of the characters in the Neighborhood of Make Believe are puppets that *I* make talk.

Mister Rogers: You know, some of those scary cartoons and things, they're just made out of pictures and stuff.

Mister Rogers: Which puppets do you think would like to make up a television show of their own?
Edgar Cooke: [singing] I'm not so sure I'd be able to.
Mister Rogers: Well, Edgar, you can always try if you're interested.

Daniel Striped Tiger: Maybe I could talk about clocks, and loving, and things like that.
Mister Rogers: Sure, Daniel. Whatever you'd like to do to make up a television program.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 4 (#1.4)" (1968)
Mr. Rogers: It's something that plugs in. You like things that plug in? So do I.

Mr. Rogers: Why don't we thank King Friday for the punch clock. Come on over. We'll give him a call.
[picks up telecan]
Mr. Rogers: I would like to speak to King Friday XIII.
[deep piano chords represent the king's responses]
Mr. Rogers: King Friday, I want to thank you for that punch clock. Not a gift? Well, what is it? It's an order. Why is it an order, King Friday? Oh. Everybody who comes in or out of here must punch in every single time. Am I the only one who has one? Everyone has one. Well, thanks anyway, King Friday, and good day to you... brave and strong day to you, he says.

Mr. Rogers: Next time I'll have something for you to eat. But my refrigerator is bare today. The electricity went off and you know what happens when that happens.

Mr. Rogers: [Mr. McFeely, always in a hurry, rushes off] You can't stay, I guess.

Mr. Rogers: Some people are having a good time with the king's serious business.

Mr. Rogers: You could make up rhymes about anything. You could make up a rhyme about... the boy on the chair by the chair by the table. Or the gir...
[doorbell rings]
Mr. Rogers: Or the bell in the kitchen by the door by the bell.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1179 (#4.49)" (1971)
Mr. Rogers: That's one of Picture Picture's fancy pictures.

Mr. Rogers: That's a birthday cake, isn't it? It says "Happy Birthday" on it.

Mr. Rogers: [looking at a cake decorated for Halloween] What about that one? That's the time when you get all dressed up in false faces.

Mr. Rogers: [looking at a wedding cake] My goodness, how long has this taken to decorate? A couple hours?
Mr. Smith: Easy there. It depends if you get interrupted too much.

Mr. Rogers: You always make it a special day for me. Cakes or no cakes. I like you just the way you are. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Sure, I'll like you just the way you are tomorrow. See you then. Bye.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1528: Work (#14.8)" (1984)
Mr. Rogers: You know we've been pretending that there's going to be a swimming pool in the Neighborhood of Make Believe, and something very important I want to mention to you before we have our make believe: water and pools are NOT for children to play in by themselves. When you're near a swimming pool, you must NOT go in without a grown-up around. That's very important to remember. Okay, let's get the trolley.

Bob Trow: I'm just fixing this old shovel handle here.
Mr. Rogers: What happened?
Bob Trow: It broke.

Bob Trow: That Phillips screwdriver there ought to do the trick.
Mr. Rogers: Why is that called a Phillips screwdriver?
Bob Trow: I understand that a man by the name of Phelps invented it. And over the years it just became Phillips.

Mr. Rogers: This is a bucket. Did you know that? It looks like a bucket, doesn't it?


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1 (#1.1)" (1968)
[first lines]
Mr. Rogers: Hi, glad to see you today. I shall button my buttons on my sweater, and change my shoes, and get ready to have some time with you in this very special studio of ours.

Mr. Rogers: [as Mr. McFeely rushes off] You're sure you can't st... he's gone.

Mr. Rogers: [on the telecan with Edgar Cooke] Tell me about the neighborhood. How have you been doing? Not so good? Well, I'm sorry. What's going on?
[to us]
Mr. Rogers: You might know it. Lady Elaine Fairchilde has been making a few changes magically.
[Edgar tells him more]
Mr. Rogers: WHAT? You mean the Eiffel Tower on the OTHER side of the castle? Well what's King Friday think about that? I guess he does... I guess he doesn't like that. What about the trolley? Has it changed at all? Not very much. Well, we'd better come in and check, Edgar. Thanks for telling me the news.

Mr. Rogers: [looking through his telescope at the Neighborhood of Make Believe] There's Daniel's clock, and the fountain, and the Museum Go Round. They all look fine. But there's the tree! And Henrietta's house. Well, that's close to the factory, why she did make a lot of changes. Hi, Trolley! We're waiting for you. Oh, there's the Eiffel Tower on the other side of the castle.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1210 (#5.15)" (1972)
Mister Rogers: [enters the television house, as usual. But instead of his usual cheery attitude, he seems solemn and upset by something. As he sings "Won't You Be My Neighbor", he doesn't change into a sweater or change his shoes, just remains in his suit, holding what looks like a ticket in his hand] I don't feel like singing "a beautiful day in this neighborhood." Oh, it's beautiful enough outside alright, but I don't feel beautiful. I'd like to take this ticket and rip it up. This is a parking ticket. Yeah, I parked my car in one of those places that has a meter. You ever seen a parking meter? You have to put nickels and dimes in and then you turn the thing and this
[demonstrates with his hand]
Mister Rogers: Goes up like that? Pay for parking. Well, I drove downtown, and all I had was a dollar bill in my pocket. I didn't have change to put in there. Well, I went into the drug store to get some change and when I came out again, there was this lady writing out this ticket. And I had the change right there and I said, "look, I just went in there to get the change. Don't give me a ticket." And she said, "here's your ticket. Tell your story to the judge."

Mister Rogers: [about his parking ticket] Wouldn't do any good to tear this up. No, there's a copy of it in that meter maid's book. Well, I guess maybe what I should do is take it to the judge. What can I do when I'm angry? I can tell somebody about it. Sure.

Judge: You didn't put any money in the parking meter, Mr. Rogers. And why shouldn't you be fined?
Mister Rogers: Well, I got to the parking place and realized I didn't have any change. I had only a dollar bill. And there was a drug store very close to the place where I was parked, and I ran in there to get some change. And there was a long line of people, and I just couldn't push my way through to get the change, and so when I came back out, there was this ticket- I mean, this woman was writing out the ticket and she just wouldn't stop.
Judge: How long were you in the drug store?
Mister Rogers: Oh, three or four minutes. But I just didn't think it was fair, you know, I had the change in my hand when I came out, and, well, she said go tell the judge.
Judge: As long as you were trying to put money in the parking meter, I don't see how we can fine you, Mr. Rogers. But next time you plan on being downtown, try to have change for the parking meter.
Mister Rogers: I will, sir.

Mister Rogers: Well, now you've seen and heard what it's like at a traffic court.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1389 (#7.64)" (1974)
Mr. Rogers: Do you ever wish you were like somebody else? Bigger or stronger or able to do things you can't do yet? Does it sometimes make you feel mad when you can't do what other people can do? Well, that is hard, and I know it. But I know something else too, and that is there is only one person like you in all the world, and I like you just the way you are.

Mr. Rogers: Chrissie, I have something I'd like to tell you. I was just thinking, grown up people like to help children. That's one thing grown ups enjoy about children. But I'm sure there are times when I bet you just wish you didn't have those crutches and braces. Is that right?
Chrissie Thompson: Yeah.
Mr. Rogers: Well, I know that that's a hard thing, and I'm proud of you, and I've certainly learned a lot by knowing you. I learned a lot of things I never thought of before.

Mr. Rogers: When you play that you're a scary thing, then the scary thing doesn't come at you and surprise you, because you're it. You can make it happen just the way you want it to in your play.

Mr. Rogers: You know, I've told you this often, but I think it's very important. Play is one of the most important things a growing person can do. And nobody plays for you. You do your own playing. Play doesn't just happen itself.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1067 (#3.2)" (1970)
Mr. Rogers: [watching slides of trees] There, that's a pear tree. Pears grow on that kind of tree.

Mr. Rogers: [watching slides of trees] That's an oak tree. I like oak trees. See the apples in that picture? That's an apple tree. Apples grow on trees.

Mr. Rogers: Mr. McFeely, before I open it, I'd like to ask you a question.
Mr. McFeely: Yes?
Mr. Rogers: Do you like to eat anything from a tree?
Mr. McFeely: A tree? Well let me see, I don't eat bark, and I don't eat leaves and I don't eat pine needles...

Mr. Rogers: You don't eat bark.
Mr. McFeely: Nope, don't eat bark.
Mr. Rogers: You don't eat pine needles.
Mr. McFeely: Don't eat pine needles. No, siree.
Mr. Rogers: What about...
[Presents an apple]
Mr. McFeely: Apples! Why, yes, I eat apples, Mr. Rogers. Red apples, I like those.
Mr. Rogers: They grow on trees, you know.
Mr. McFeely: They grow on trees, you're right.
Mr. Rogers: What about...
Mr. McFeely: Yellow bananas. They also grow on trees.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1479: Divorce (#11.4)" (1981)
[With a lyre in hand, Mr. Rogers is about to leave his television house and go to Negri's Music Shop. Suddenly, there's a knock at his front door. Mr. Rogers looks out his window]
Mr. Rogers: Oh, that's Mr. McFeely at the door.
[Mr. Rogers opens the door and Mr. McFeely walks in carrying a bag over his shoulder]
Mr. McFeely: Oh, Speedy delivery!
Mr. Rogers: [through laughter] Mr. McFeely, I was just about to go to the music shop.
Mr. McFeely: Well, I have a delivery for you.
Mr. Rogers: I don't think I ordered anything.
Mr. McFeely: Well, it's a gift.
Mr. Rogers: A gift? For me?
Mr. McFeely: For you. It's a surprise gift, I should say. It's right in this bag and I'll bring it out.
[Mr. McFeely reaches into his bag and takes out what looks like a rolled-up piece of light blue fabric. At the same time, Mr. Rogers puts his lyre on his bench]
Mr. McFeely: Now, it's something you can wear...
Mr. Rogers: Yes...
Mr. McFeely: Now, let me see. Now, you see?
Mr. Rogers: Yes...
Mr. McFeely: Something you can wear. Now, watch this.
[Mr. McFeely lifts some of his fingers away from the fabric, allowing it to unroll in his hands. There's a portrait of Mr. McFeely in the middle of the now unrolled fabric with the words 'Speedy Delivery' printed in an arc above his head]
Mr. McFeely: You see?
Mr. Rogers: Oh, it's has your picture on it!
Mr. McFeely: [unfolding the fabric the rest of the way] It's a Speedy Delivery T-shirt.
Mr. Rogers: Oh, I like that, Mr. McFeely. You mean, it's for me?
Mr. McFeely: It's for you. You can, uh... you can have it.
Mr. Rogers: Could I try it on?
Mr. McFeely: Try it on.
Mr. Rogers: All right.
[Mr. Rogers takes off his green cardigan sweater and places it on his bench. Mr. McFeely hands the light blue T-shirt to Mr. Rogers]
Mr. Rogers: Gee, I like that. Really looks like you, that picture.
Mr. Rogers: [facing us] The next time you hear from me, I'll be wearing Mr. McFeely's T-shirt.
[Mr. Rogers puts his T-shirt on over his light blue button shirt and dark neck tie, and smiles proudly]
Mr. McFeely: Oh, it looks very good. 'Speedy Delivery' it says.
Mr. Rogers: I'll say. I think I'll just keep it on.
Mr. McFeely: Oh, fine. It'll be good for our business.

[Mr. Rogers has just put on a light blue T-shirt that was delivered to him by Mr. McFeely. The T-shirt has a portrait of Mr. McFeely on the front with the words 'Speedy Delivery' printed in an arc above his head. Mr. Rogers has his light blue button shirt and dark neck tie on underneath]
Mr. McFeely: Oh, it looks very good. 'Speedy Delivery' it says.
Mr. Rogers: I'll say. I think I'll just keep it on.
Mr. McFeely: Oh, fine. It'll be good for our business. Oh, I have some, uh... other ones here. I have the same thing in...
[Mr. McFeely takes a second T-shirt out of his bag and unfolds it. It has the same portrait of Mr. McFeely and 'Speedy Delivery' arc]
Mr. Rogers: [whispering] I like those colors, too.
Mr. McFeely: There, you see? That's beige...
Mr. Rogers: That's beautiful!
Mr. McFeely: [placing the beige T-shirt on Mr. Rogers' bench] ... and I also have it in... now, see if you can guess what color this is.
[Mr. McFeely takes a third T-shirt out of his bag]
Mr. McFeely: I'll open it...
[Mr. McFeely unfolds the third T-shirt. It also has the same portrait of Mr. McFeely and 'Speedy Delivery' arc]
Mr. Rogers: I don't see colors very well.
Mr. McFeely: Well, that's... sort of a yellow.
Mr. Rogers: I like those, Mr. McFeely.
Mr. McFeely: [while refolding the dark yellow T-shirt and putting it back in his bag] Well, I'm giving them out to our good customers today. As a matter of fact I have one, uh...
Mr. Rogers: Would you like to go to Negri's Music Shop?
Mr. McFeely: [while picking up the beige T-shirt] Yes. Okay, this is for him.
Mr. Rogers: Oh, it is?
Mr. McFeely: Now, we'll, uh...
[Mr. McFeely hands Mr. Rogers his green cardigan sweater from the bench]
Mr. McFeely: ... there's your... there's your sweater...
Mr. Rogers: I'll hang that up...
Mr. McFeely: Okay, and I'll get these all set... to go.
[as Mr. McFeely refolds the beige T-shirt and puts it back in his bag, Mr. Rogers opens the door to his closet]
Mr. Rogers: [while putting his sweater on a coat hanger] See that musical instrument of mine there?
Mr. McFeely: Yup. What is that called?
Mr. Rogers: [while hanging up his sweater and shutting his closet door] It's called a lyre, and it has a missing string. So that's why I wanted to take it over.
[Mr. Rogers picks up his lyre from his bench]
Mr. Rogers: He'll be able to fix it for me, I'm sure.
Mr. McFeely: Well, we'll make a Speedy Delivery.
Mr. Rogers: Good. Let's go together.
Mr. McFeely: All righty.
Mr. Rogers: [facing us] Come to Negri's Music Shop.
[Mr. McFeely walks out the front door and Mr. Rogers follows him with his lyre in hand]

[as Joe steps behind the front counter at his music shop, Mr. Rogers and Mr. McFeely arrive. Mr. Rogers brings a lyre with him, while Mr. McFeely carries a bag over his shoulder]
Mr. Rogers: Hi, Joe.
Joe Negri: Fred! How are you?
Mr. Rogers: Fine, thank you.
Joe Negri: Mr. McFeely!
Mr. McFeely: [while reaching out his hand to Joe] Speedy Delivery, Joe.
Joe Negri: [while shaking Mr. McFeely's hand] Yeah, Speedy Delivery to you.
Mr. Rogers: [while striking a super heroic pose] Hey, Joe...
[Joe notices the light blue T-shirt that Mr. Rogers is wearing over his light blue button shirt and dark neck tie. The T-shirt has a portrait of Mr. McFeely on the front with the words 'Speedy Delivery' printed in an arc above Mr. McFeely's head]
Joe Negri: [happily] Well! Isn't that nice! I love it! It's really nice. What are you doing? You doing work for Mr., uh... McFeely?
Mr. Rogers: [as Mr. McFeely pulls out a second T-shirt from his bag] It happens to be a present.
[Joe chuckles as he notices Mr. McFeely unfolding the second T-shirt]
Mr. McFeely: We're giving these out to all our, uh... good customers at the Speedy Delivery service. There's your T-shirt, Joe.
[Mr. McFeely hands Joe the second T-shirt. It looks just like Mr. Rogers' T-shirt, only beige]
Joe Negri: [in awe] Boy.
Mr. Rogers: Won't you look good in that?
Joe Negri: I really... thank you so much!
Mr. McFeely: You're quite welcome.
Joe Negri: I'll just...
Mr. Rogers: Isn't that a good picture of him?
Joe Negri: That's a very nice picture.
Mr. McFeely: I'm passing them out to all my good customers. I have one to give Chef Brockett, so I'll see you all later. All righty?
Joe Negri: Okay.
Mr. Rogers: Good-bye, Mr. McFeely.
Mr. McFeely: [leaving] Bye-bye.
Joe Negri: Bye, Mr. McFeely. Oh, that's really nice of him. I'll be sure to wear that.
Mr. Rogers: He's a special person.

Mr. Rogers: The next time you hear from me, I will be wearing Mr. McFeely's t-shirt.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1483: Competition (#11.8)" (1981)
Chef Brockett: I really wanted to win.
Mr. Rogers: Of course you did. How long were you there?
Chef Brockett: Oh, all day. From early in the morning until til late in the afternoon.
Mr. Rogers: Well, aside from not winning the prize, did you have a good time?
Chef Brockett: Oh, I always do. I got to see a lot of people, and I made some new friends, and I even learned some things. I learned a new way to make flowers out of icing on top of a gumdrop so you can put them in the refrigerator until they get hard, and then you can just put them on the cake whenever you're ready to decorate. I learned that.
Mr. Rogers: You might not have if you hadn't gone.

Chef Brockett: I guess I... I wanted to win the prize so much... so I could feel like I was best at something.
Mr. Rogers: Of course. Everybody wants to be first at something. How about your bakery here in the neighborhood?
Chef Brockett: Oh, my bakery is first in this neighborhood. That's right. It is the best bakery in town. I better get back to Brockett's Bakery and keep it the best.

Mr. Rogers: [trying on a giraffe costume] When you see big, make believe characters in parades, in plays or on television, you can know that the people inside are just pretending to be something else. Sometimes of course there are machines inside of them too that help make them move. But they're just pretend.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1530: Work (#14.10)" (1984)
Mr. Rogers: You see, my job is making television programs for families like yours. So when I come to work, I think of things that might be interesting or helpful in children's lives, and I write them down, and then we make television programs about that.

Mr. Rogers: This television house of mine here is part of a very big studio. A great big room that's called a television studio. And the people I work with in this studio are people who know how to make cameras work, and make lights work, and people who know how to play music. There's Mr. Costa and his band.
[Johnny plays a portion of the theme song]
Mr. Rogers: Please won't you be my neighbor. Bobby. Carl. And there are other people in this building here who know how to make other parts of the television program, and it takes a lot of people to make television programs. A lot of people. And all those people care about you. They want to make the best kind of programs they can for families like yours.

Mr. Rogers: This is the day that the new pipes get put in the Neighborhood of Make Believe. So lets just pretend that the work is going very well. All part of my work, and I hope part of your play.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1180 (#4.50)" (1971)
Mister Rogers: I've been reading the newspaper, so I just brought it with me. Do you know why it's called a newspaper? Because it's made out of paper and it tells the news.

Mister Rogers: Sam, I'm going to show you a turtle... A turtle. A trolley! Trolley sounds like turtle, doesn't it? Trolley, turtle, trolley, turtle, trolley, turtle.

Mister Rogers: Does your newspaper have the funnies? Do you ever see a newspaper? Well, some day you'll be able to read one. Sure, you'll be able to read all the words in it, just like your mom and dad do.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 3 (#1.3)" (1968)
Mr. Rogers: Picture Picture on the wall, would you kindly show us all what Chef Brockett's gonna fill that box up with?

Mr. Rogers: [Brockett is carrying an umbrella] Is it raining outside?
Chef Brockett: No, but I carry my umbrella, 'cause you never know when it might.

Mr. Rogers: How about singing your song?
Chef Brockett: Oh, I'm sorry, I don't have time to sing my song. I came here to make a surprise for the king.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1066 (#3.1)" (1970)
Mr. Rogers: [Trow is working on a model of the castle] That looks like a hard one to do.
Bob Trow: Well you know King Friday and how particular he is. I knew I had to make this about as perfect as I could get it.

Mr. Rogers: Mr. Trow is a real friend of mine, and he's got a workshop, it's not far from here, where he makes these beautiful things. Sometimes I pretend, though, that he's in the Neighborhood of Make Believe. You know Robert Troll?
[Speaks troll talk]
Mr. Rogers: You know, he talks like that. Well, I just wondered if you'd like to meet the real Mr. Trow. Yeah, he is a real man. And he talks just the way you and I do. His other talks is pretend. Why don't you and I go to visit him today? Alright?

Mr. Rogers: And the clock says it's about time for me to go. Sometimes clocks can make you angry when they seem to go so fast and the time just goes tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock and it's time to go. It seems that happens when you're having a good time. But you and I will have another good time...
[singing]
Mr. Rogers: Tomorrow. Tomorrow / We'll start the day tomorrow with a song or two / One, two / Tomorrow. Tomorrow / We'll start the day tomorrow with a smile for you / Till then I hope you're feeling happy / Till then I hope your day is / Snappy / Tomorrow. Tomorrow / It soon will be tomorrow and will be our day / We will say, a very happy tomorrow to you.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1101: Death of a Goldfish (#3.36)" (1970)
Mr. Rogers: Let's pretend that the trolley is taking us to the Neighborhood... of... Make... Be... Lieve.

Mr. Rogers: [a fish in his tank had died, so he buried it in the yard] When I was very young, I had a dog that I loved very much. Her name was Mitzi. And she got to be old, and she died. I was very sad when she died, because she and I were good pals. And when she died, I cried. My grandmother heard me crying, I remember, and she came and just put her arms around me, because she knew I was sad. She knew how much I loved that dog. My dad said that we had to bury Mitzi, and I didn't want to. I didn't want to bury her because I wanted to pretend that she was still alive. But my dad said that her body was dead and we'd have to bury her. So we did.
[Goes back into the house]
Mr. Rogers: I remember after my dog Mitzi died, my aunt and uncle gave me a toy dog, like this, that I used to play with. I used to make it go like this, then make it pop up again like that. Pretending. Even now I can still remember Mitzi's prickly fur and her curly tail. She had a tail that went around like that.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1498: Pets (#12.8)" (1982)
Mr. Rogers: I never saw a parrot eat a grape.

Mr. Rogers: Well, I expected a dog and I got a parrot. Oh, and here's the dog.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1535: A Grandad for Daniel Opera (#14.15)" (1984)
Mr. Rogers: Did you ever wait for something to happen and then the time really came for it to happen? Like a birthday or a visit from some special people? Well it's very exciting when the time finally comes for something you've waited for. So, now's the time for the Neighborhood opera called, "A Grandad for Daniel".

Mr. Rogers: [singing] It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood/A beautiful day for an opera/Would you like one?/I know I'd like one.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1084 (#3.19)" (1970)
Mr. Rogers: [assembling a model railroad] This is the flat car. I guess it's called that because it's flat.

Mr. Rogers: [walks by Picture Picture, with the word "train" on it] What was that?
[walks back]
Mr. Rogers: Picture Picture, wouldn't you know it? "Train". That's right.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1461: Mr. Rogers Goes to School (#10.1)" (1979)
King Friday XIII: [Pacing back and forth in the castle garden] Oh, where are those workers? The king needs a report.
[Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri arrive at the castle where they curtsy and bow to King Friday respectively]
King Friday XIII: Oh, so there you are.
Lady Aberlin: [excitedly] Yes, Uncle Friday. We have some very good news for you.
King Friday XIII: [flattered] Oh, you've decided to build the school right here at the castle.
Handyman Negri: No, Sire. As a matter of fact, I think you're going to be in for quite a surprise, King Friday.
King Friday XIII: Uh, will it be at the factory, or the museum, or the clock, or the tree?
Lady Aberlin: None of those, Uncle Friday.
King Friday XIII: [under his breath] None?
Lady Aberlin: We've decided to build the school at Someplace Else.
King Friday XIII: Someplace Else?
Handyman Negri: Yes, Sire.
King Friday XIII: You mean my son will have to go Someplace Else to school?
Handyman Negri: Well, you said we can build it anyplace, King Friday.
Lady Aberlin: And Someplace Else seemed like the very best place. In fact, Harriet Elizabeth Cow is a real teacher.
King Friday XIII: Oh.
Lady Aberlin: And she was going to build a school there anyway. And now we can just all do it together.
King Friday XIII: Well, this will have to take some getting used to. Uh... all this because Trolley got dressed up as a school bus.
[Trolley School Bus passes by the castle and Handyman Negri waves to it]
Lady Aberlin: Yes. Let's get to work!
Handyman Negri: I'll say.
King Friday XIII: Someplace Else. Well... well... well.
[Trolley School Bus goes through the tunnel on the left side of the castle and comes out in Mr. Rogers' television house. It stops momentarily, and Mr. Rogers talks to us]
Mr. Rogers: I think we'll just leave this school bus cover on this week. Yeah. I like there to be a school bus in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. It'd be fun to have a school, too.
[Trolley School Bus rolls past Mr. Rogers and out of sight]

Mr. Rogers: If there's a school bus in the Neighborhood of Make Believe, what do you think the people there will want to build?


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1475: Windstorm in Bubbleland Opera (#10.15)" (1980)
Mr. Rogers: When a bubble's gone, you don't see it anymore with your eyes. And when an opera is over, you don't hear it anymore with your ears. But you can remember it. You can remember what bubbles look like and what operas sound like and what friends feel like. And you'll always have them with you in your memory.

Mr. Rogers: [singing] It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood / A beautiful day for an opera.could we make one? / Sure, we'll make one.


"MisteRogers" (1961)
Mr. Rogers: I was a bachelor for, oh about a year and a half. That doesn't mean I got married when I was a year and a half old but I mean, you know, when I was living alone in New York for about a year and a half.

Mr. Rogers: [some children count to 13] And he's about to come.
[as King Friday]
Mr. Rogers: Do they know how to greet me?
[as Mr. Rogers]
Mr. Rogers: Yes, King Friday, just turn around and you'll see.
King Friday XIII: It is with great pleasure that I see you ladies and gentlemen this morning. Do you have anything to tell me? What is it, my dear?
Little Girl: We're going to move to a new house today.
King Friday XIII: A new house? How wonderful. Are you going to take your toys with you?
Little Girl: Yes.
King Friday XIII: And your bed?
Little Girl: Yes.
King Friday XIII: You're going to take all of your things and put them in a new house? Are you going to take your mommy and daddy and brother and sister?
Little Girl: Yes.
King Friday XIII: Wonderful. Lovely idea!


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1633: Growing (#21.8)" (1991)
Mr. Rogers: You may have some pictures of yourself as a baby, or as a young person. You save those pictures, because there will be a day when you get grown up and you'll want to look back and see how much you've grown. Outside... and inside.

Mr. Rogers: And to think everybody was a baby once. All human beings start out being babies. I wonder if you every think about the things that you can do now that you couldn't do when you were a little baby. Can you feed yourself now? Can you go to the potty by yourself? Can you say some special words? Can you wait for a while for something you want a lot? Those are all things that babies can't do. Those things show how much you're growing.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1515: Games (#13.10)" (1983)
Mr. Rogers: Well, make believe people can stop snow like that, but that's not the way snow stops in the real world, is it? I hope you'll make up your own pretend about what the Make Believe Olympic Games are like. You might even want to ask the grown ups who love you what they think Olympic games would be like in a make believe land. You remember the racing towels? Well, that was make believe, wasn't it?

Mr. Rogers: [after playing the Neighborhood of Make Believe board game] Well, that's how that game is played. 'Think that's kinda fun. We thought that up ourselves. It's for friends to play. You're my friend.
[sings "You Are Special"]


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1466: Superheroes (#10.6)" (1980)
Mr. Rogers: We don't waste food or orange juice in this place. No sir.

Bob Trow: [Bob shows Mr. Rogers some wooden blocks set up like dominoes] Do you have a super-something to push these down with? You can't do this the way you did those. You need a super-something to push the first one down. There are some super-things right there. Make your choice.
Mr. Rogers: Well... 'Guess I better not use the paint.
[Picks up a funnel]
Mr. Rogers: How about a super-funnel?
Bob Trow: Good. "Fun with a funnel", we'll call it.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1468: Superheroes (#10.8)" (1980)
[Mr. Rogers is getting ready to leave.]
Mr. Rogers: [while hanging up his sweater] There's something that I want to show you outside. Wait 'til I get my jacket on and I'll show it to you.
[Mr. Rogers get his jacket out of the closet and puts it on.]
Mr. Rogers: I like to be truthful with you. Mm-hmm.
[With his feet out of sight, Mr. Rogers takes off his sneakers and puts on his dress shoes, then he picks up a small bag and a clay dinosaur that he made, then he walks up to the front door.]
Mr. Rogers: Come with me.
[He walks out the front door and on to the porch.]
Mr. Rogers: Right around here.
[He walks down the sidewalk.]
Mr. Rogers: I just want to show you how we make part of OUR television program.
[He walks up to the toy neighborhood used on the show.]
Mr. Rogers: You know the houses and the streets and the cars that you see at the beginning of our program? Well...
[He moves his clay dinosaur along the toy neighborhood.]
Mr. Rogers: ...that's what THIS model is. You see, I could take my brontosaurus... and move it right along these streets. And it would look VERY, very big... in with these houses. Mm-hmm. It could go right along that street there...
[He points to one of the houses with the dinosaur's tail.]
Mr. Rogers: ...and that's... my pretend house right there -- my television house. It's such a good feeling to be truthful with people.
[He sings "It's Such a Good Feeling.]

Mr. Rogers: What do you do when you get angry you don't turn over cars or jump out of windows do you?
Lou Ferrigno: No thank God.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1462: Mr. Rogers Goes to School (#10.2)" (1979)
Mr. Rogers: Lady Elaine seems to think that everything about school should be hard and very boring. Well, that's just not the way it is.

Mr. Rogers: [both are on walkie talkies] Roger.
Mr. McFeely: McFeely.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1527: Work (#14.7)" (1984)
Mr. Rogers: Well, there may be a way to get the pool after all. If people can do some of the work themselves, then they don't have to pay someone else to do it.

Mr. Rogers: Sometimes when you go to a store, you see a toy or something that you would really like to have, but you just might not be able to have it. You see, many things children want cost more money than their moms and dads can spend. When that happens to you, maybe you can find things like empty milk cartons and then think of ways to make things from them. It can give you a very good feeling to be able to think up your own toys. Your very own toys.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1564: Celebrations (#16.14)" (1986)
Mr. Rogers: And when it comes time to light the candles, if you have candles on a cake, it's important for an adult to do that. In fact, matches and fire are things that nobody should ever be allowed to play with. The reason why grownups do their best to keep children away from fire is that they love them. And they don't want them to get hurt. Even when you're blowing out the candles on a cake, it's important to keep far enough away from the burning candles so that they won't burn you.

Mr. Rogers: If it's your birthday, happy birthday to you. If it isn't, happy unbirthday to you.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1529: Work (#14.9)" (1984)
Mr. Rogers: As I was walking down the sidewalk to come to visit you here, I saw Betty Aberlin and look what she gave me. You know what this is, don't you? An apple. A beautiful apple. It looks so nice and feels nice.
[sniffs]
Mr. Rogers: And smells so good, and I know it's going to taste good. But I won't eat it right away.

Mr. Rogers: So not even kings can have everything they want. Nobody can. I learned that a long time ago.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1481: Competition (#11.6)" (1981)
Mr. Rogers: Lady Elaine has just heard about the contest, and all she's thinking about is winning. Not doing, but winning. It should be the fun of doing it that's important.

Mr. Rogers: You're the only person exactly like you. So in a way, you've already won in this world. Because you are the only one who can be you. The things you do are always a little bit different than anybody else. And that's the way it's supposed to be.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1511: Games (#13.6)" (1983)
Mr. Rogers: That's called a dish towel. Do you know why it might be called a dish towel? Because sometimes people use it to dry dishes.

Mr. Rogers: Why do you think Lady Elaine has to know she's going to win before she ever starts something? Maybe she's afraid people won't love her if she's a loser. I wonder if she's ever thought about the people who are the best losers in a game. Being the best loser takes talent just as being the best winner does. It's true. Sometimes people like the one who's last. You ever notice a little toddler coming behind bigger children, and the bigger children are running along like this and then the little toddler comes up kinda slowly, but still behind them, and the people are just clapping and clapping for the little toddler at the end of the line. Whether you're first or middle or last, what's important is that you're YOU, and people can like you just the way you are.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1577: Making Mistakes (#17.12)" (1987)
Mr. Rogers: [singing] Freddy, Freddy/ I think it's nice to be a Freddy/Sometimes/I think it's nice to be myself.

Mr. Rogers: [after meeting a duck named Quinten; singing] Quinten, Quentin / He likes to be a Quentin / Sometimes / He likes to be himself...
[Speaking]
Mr. Rogers: That wasn't the way it was. What was that song like?
[singing]
Mr. Rogers: Quentin, Quentin / He thinks he likes to be a Quentin / Sometimes / He thinks he likes to be himself...
[Speaking]
Mr. Rogers: Or something like that but you can make up your own songs. Sure. With your own name in it.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1463: Mr. Rogers Goes to School (#10.3)" (1979)
Mr. Rogers: Well, Lady Elaine was scaring everybody about school. Do you know anybody who does that? Sometimes older children will tell young children all kinds of scary things about school. Well that's just not fair, is it?

Mr. Rogers: You have so many people who care about you. We want you to like school, because there is so much you can learn that can be so helpful to you for a long, long time.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1361 (#7.36)" (1974)
Mrs. Betsy McFeely: It's a pleasure to have you singing in my kitchen today.
Chef Brockett: Thank you.
Mrs. Betsy McFeely: And making waffles.
Chef Brockett: Do you ever turn up the radio in your kitchen and sing along?
Mrs. Betsy McFeely: Sometimes I turn up the radio. Sometimes I turn up me. I love to sing and sing.
Mr. Rogers: How does it sound, Mrs. McFeely?
Mrs. Betsy McFeely: Sounds very good. To me.
Mr. Rogers: Sounds good to me. I'd like to hear you sing.
Mrs. Betsy McFeely: Mmm... Some other day.

Chef Brockett: I like to cook things. You know why?
Mr. Rogers: Why?
Chef Brockett: [singing] 'Cause I'm a chef/I suggest/ That you all be very quiet/ While I cook, you may look/ But you must be very quiet/ If you don't, then I'll "Shh" and I'll "Shhhhhh"/ For it's silence that I ask for my in kitchen/ I'm a chef/ I suggest/ That you do the way I do/ 'Cause it's best, if you rest/ When you're stirring up a stew/ And if you don't, then I'll "Shh" and I'll "Shhhhh"/For it's silence that I ask for in my kitchen/ I like quiet things/ Like lockets/ Quiet pockets/ Sockets/ I like quiet high... Sky rockets/Quiet folks/ Like Brocketts/ I'm a chef/ I suggest/ That you show me what you want/ For you can
[Makes stirring motion with hands]
Chef Brockett: You can...
[Makes another stirring motion]
Chef Brockett: You can...
[Another stirring motion]
Chef Brockett: And if you don't/ Then I'll "Shh" and I'll "Shhhh"/ For it's silence that I ask for/ Yes it's silence that I ask for/ Silence, Silence, Silence in my kitchen/ Shhhhhhhhhh.
[Speaking]
Chef Brockett: But this isn't my kitchen.
Mrs. Betsy McFeely: And you don't have to be quiet in here.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1574: Dance (#17.9)" (1987)
Arthur Mitchell: [Talking about little kids] I wanna take you downstairs and show you my little ones.
Mr. Rogers: Oh good.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1534: Grandparents (#14.14)" (1984)
Mr. Rogers: [At an aquarium] Goodbye, Severum. Goodbye, Festivum. It's fun to know the names of things, isn't it?


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1589: Nighttime (#18.9)" (1988)
Mr. Rogers: And this is a message which tells us that she will arrive today. "Dear Fred, I will arrive today". And it's signed Tatiana.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1271 (#6.11)" (1973)
Mister Rogers: Malcolm Apricot Dinko. Do you say 'ah-pricot' or do you say 'ay-pricot'? Some people like to say 'ah-pricot', and some people like to say 'ay-pricot.' Malcolm is a *real* man's name though, you know. Sure. Daniel must have really liked that name to have given it to his imaginary friend. He must really like the name Malcolm. And he must like apricots too. He must like to eat them. And I guess he must like the sound of 'dinko'.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1492: Discipline (#12.2)" (1982)
Mr. Rogers: Handyman Negri really gave up, didn't he? Corny didn't tell him how he wanted things done or what things he should do first. Sometimes when people ask us to do something and they don't tell you how you should do it, you often just don't want to try, do you?


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1490: Play (#11.15)" (1981)
Mr. Rogers: I remember when I was a boy and there were times when a lot of people would be laughing and playing very loudly, I'd often want to call out, "Stop it. It's too loud!" But I was afraid to do that then. I can do it now though. I guess that's one thing about growing up: you can know when you've had enough of something and you can do something about it. And when you say stop to one thing, you can start doing something else.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1485: Competition (#11.10)" (1981)
Mr. Rogers: [after unsuccessfully making a rainbow] Well, Mr. McFeely knows a lot of things about stuff like that, I'm gonna call him.
[Picks up the phone and dials]
Mr. Rogers: Mr. McFeely? Oh, am I glad you're there. I've been trying to make a rainbow. I thought I could do it with a flashlight and some spray. Yeah, just water spray. Didn't work. Projector? Yes, I have a projector. Yeah, and some white paper too. Oh, could you come over with that now? Oh, I see. What about the gold? Mr. Aber is not there yet? Okay, nothing seems to be working out right today. All right, well, I'll see you a little later then. Thanks, anyway.
[Hangs up the phone; Singing]
Mr. Rogers: What do you do with the mad that you feel when you feel so mad you could bite? / When the whole wide world seems oh so wrong / And nothing you do seems very right / What do you do? / Do you punch a bag?/ Do you pound some clay or some dough? / Do you round up friends for a game of tag and see how fast you go? / It's great to be able to stop / When you've planned a thing that's wrong / And be able to do something else instead/ And think, this song / I can stop when I want to / Can stop when I wish / Can stop, stop, stop anytime / And what a good feeling to feel like this/ And know that the feeling is really mine / Know that there's something deep inside/ That helps us become what we can / For a girl can be someday a woman / And a boy can be someday a man.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1088 (#3.23)" (1970)
Betty Aberlin: [they are making paper fish] How did you put the eye on?
Mr. Rogers: I put a little spit on it.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1518: Day Care and Night Care (#13.13)" (1983)
Mr. Rogers: Maybe Lady Elaine was trying to be helpful, but she surely scared Prince Tuesday. Children need to be able to believe their parents, and Prince Tuesday needed to know that his mother and his dad really did mean what they said about coming home.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1716: Be Yourself: That's the Best (#27.6)" (1997)
Mr. Rogers: You and I have been invited to visit the Flying Karamazov Brothers. I don't think they fly, but they make a lot of other things fly.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1642: Art (#22.2)" (1991)
Mister Rogers: I need to feed the fish right away. I have some friends who get very concerned when I forget to feed the fish during our visits. Well I just wanted you to know that even if I forget to feed them when we're together, I come back later and feed them so they're always taken care of.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1476: Divorce (#11.1)" (1981)
Mr. McFeely: [remembering his wedding] We've been married 45 years.
Mr. Rogers: Have you always been happy?
Mr. McFeely: Well nobody's happy all the time. But Betsy and I have had a big share of happiness.
Mr. Rogers: Some people get married and after a while they get so unhappy with each other that they don't want to be married anymore.
Mr. McFeely: [talking quickly] I know and sometimes they get divorced and that's all very sad, well I've got to be going now, but thank you for playing the music for me. I appreciate it.
Mr. Rogers: Well I'm glad you stopped by, Mr. McFeely. Thank you for telling us about your wedding.
[McFeely exits]
Mr. Rogers: Well, Mr. McFeely left so fast. As soon as we started talking about divorce. I guess that's something he doesn't like to talk about.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1516: Day Care and Night Care (#13.11)" (1983)
Mr. Rogers: So King Friday and Queen Sara are going to go away for a few days. And they're going to get a night and day care giver to stay with Prince Tuesday. Did you ever have a babysitter or a night and day care giver? Did you like that person? You know, mothers and dads want to be sure that the person that comes to take care of you when they're out is someone who takes GOOD care. That is very important to moms and dads. In fact that's something you can talk to your mom and dad about: what babysitters and caregivers you really like and why. That's important talk. Because everyone has feelings about that.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1550: Music (#15.15)" (1985)
Mr. Rogers: [from the "Music and Feelings" video] Old Goat's poem was fun, wasn't it? Can you talk like Old Goat? Maaaa! Maaa! Can you do that?
[sits down at the piano]
Mr. Rogers: I'll play some music while you talk like Old Goat.
[plays a tune on the piano long enough for the viewers to talk like Old Goat]
Mr. Rogers: Maaa! Maa!


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1578: Making Mistakes (#17.13)" (1987)
Mr. Rogers: Daniel was wondering if he was a mistake because he didn't look or sound like any other tiger that he knew. Well, all tigers are different just like all people are different. And there is no person in this whole world who is a mistake. No matter how different a person may seem. Each person is fine.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1632: Growing (#21.7)" (1991)
Mr. Rogers: We dig out the potting soil, and now I'm all set. The pot and the seed, and I'm all set to do some potting. That sounds a little like "potty" doesn't it? Well, this is a little pot and I put some earth in it to plant this seed.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1477: Divorce (#11.2)" (1981)
Mr. Rogers: Prince Tuesday is afraid that his mom and dad's fighting is all his fault. That's probably why he wants to go stay with Daniel. But it's not his fault, is it? A lot of Prince Tuesday's worries are on the inside. Do you suppose his mom and dad know he's worried? They might not know if he doesn't tell them.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1679: Going Away and Coming Back (#24.9)" (1994)
Mr. McFeely: Do you have time to watch a surprise videotape?
Mr. Rogers: Of course. What's it about?
Mr. McFeely: Well it's about something I did in a car.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1739: Noisy and Quiet (#29.4)" (1999)
Mr. Rogers: Alright, see you in a minute.
[Hangs up the phone]
Mr. Rogers: That was Sylvia Earle herself. She'll be over in a little while.
[There is a knock at the door]
Mr. Rogers: She must walk very fast.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1510: Friends (#13.5)" (1982)
Mr. Rogers: Now I just make a fist and cover my fist with this.
[Covers his fist with hankerchief]
Mr. Rogers: Now watch what happens.
Bob Trow: Any magic words?
Mr. Rogers: You can say any one you want.
Bob Trow: Boomerang Toomerang!


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1153 (#4.23)" (1971)
Mister Rogers: [has ordered nursery rhyme posters that don't include the respective characters on them. He reads the enclosed letter] "Dear Nursery Rhyme Fan, here are the nursery rhyme posters you ordered. If you would like to get the characters to paste on the scenery, simply send $1.00 more to the following address."
[sets down paper and looks disappointed]
Mister Rogers: One dollar more nothing. Why I expected there to be a Jack and a Jill on here! Isn't that disappointing? Did you ever send for anything that came and then you were disappointed about it when it came? One dollar more. Not about to send one dollar more. I have other things to do with my dollars.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1751: Curiosity (#30.1)" (2000)
Mr. Rogers: Did you ever grow anything in a vegetable garden? Or a flower garden? Do you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind? Sure. You can grow ideas in your mind. You can think about things and make believe things, and that's like growing something of your own. You have wonderful ideas. All you have to do is think about them and they'll grow.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1765: Celebrates the Arts (#31.5)" (2001)
Mr. Rogers: [the last lines of the last episode] I like being your television neighbor.
[singing]
Mr. Rogers: It's such a good feeling / To know you're alive / It's such a happy feeling / You're growing inside / And when you wake up / ready to say / I think I'll make a snappy new day / It's such a good feeling / A very good feeling / The feeling you know that I'll be back / When the week is new / And I'll have more ideas for you / And you'll have things you'll want to talk about. I... will... too.
[Speaking]
Mr. Rogers: Be back next time. Bye-bye.
[Exits]


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1509: Friends (#13.4)" (1982)
Mr. Rogers: I have a different kind of an instrument for blowing in the kitchen.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1262 (#6.2)" (1973)
Mister Rogers: I heard of somebody who threw her shoe up in the air and it came down and hit her. Don't throw it too high. No, I don't want anybody to get hurt with rising and falling shoes.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1551: Families (#16.1)" (1985)
Mr. McFeely: Oranges grow on trees.
Mr. Rogers: I was just telling my friends about that.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1474: Mr. Rogers Makes an Opera (#10.14)" (1980)
Mr. Rogers: You may want your whole family to be with you as we have the opera tomorrow. Windstorm in Bubbleland. It will be for everybody. Especially for YOU.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1554: Families (#16.4)" (1985)
Mr. Rogers: Do you know anybody who is adopted? My sister was adopted. I remember the day she came to our house. She was just a little baby. And when my mom and dad adopted her, she became my sister forever. If I hadn't had her for a sister, I would never have been a brother. She's the one who made me a brother. And I like being a brother. My sister didn't look exactly like me and she didn't look exactly like our mother or dad, but you don't have to be exactly like somebody to be able to love them. In fact, nobody is exactly like anybody else, whether they're adopted or not.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1469: Superheroes (#10.9)" (1980)
Mr. Rogers: What I'm interested in is... now, when you get angry - you, Lou Ferrigno get angry - what, uh, what do you like to do? What do you do when you get angry? You don't - you don't turn cars over and jump out windows, or things like that?
Lou Ferrigno: No, thank God.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1286 (#6.26)" (1973)
Mr. Rogers: I have friends who say to me, "oh, gosh, I like that trolley. What's the exact size?"
[picks it up]
Mr. Rogers: Well you can tell the size of the trolley. It's about... as long as the end of my finger over to my elbow.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1651: Learning (#22.11)" (1992)
Mr. Rogers: Did you ever know anybody who could whistle with just his or her mouth?
[tries to whistle]
Mr. Rogers: That's something I've tried and tried to do, but I just never learned very well. But that's alright. There are other things I CAN do. No one person can do everything.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1555: Families (#16.5)" (1985)
Mr. Rogers: When I meet a child, I usually wait until that child offers to kiss me, or hug me, and that way, I know who it is who likes to kiss or hug.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1548: Music (#15.13)" (1985)
Mr. Rogers: Would you like to come inside?
Ella Jenkins: No, why don't we stay outside. These rhythms work much better out this way. And it's such a beautiful day too.
Mr. Rogers: It is. It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood.


"The Simpsons: Worst Episode Ever (#12.11)" (2001)
Mr. Rogers: What do you mean I can't take off my sweater? I'M HOT!


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1764: Celebrates the Arts (#31.4)" (2001)
Mr. Rogers: You've had so many wonderful musicians here in your shop.
Joe Negri: That's for sure. You know, when I'm working around here, I often think about all the people who have come through the doors.
Mr. Rogers: Thanks for sharing them with me, Joe.
Joe Negri: My pleasure.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1546: Music (#15.11)" (1985)
Mr. Rogers: What do you think King Friday will say about Lady Elaine's instrument? She just put a make believe bass violin in front of her accordion, didn't she? That was fooling, wasn't it?


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1497: Pets (#12.7)" (1982)
Mr. Rogers: It's a responsibility to take care of somebody's pet like that. Do you know what responsibility means? It's a big word. But the first part of it, response, is like "answer". You know, when someone says hello to you, you answer that person and you say hello back to them. But when you're taking care of a dog, you need to answer, or respond when the dog is hungry and needs to go pee-pee or poo-poo. It's your responsibility to answer to the dog's needs. I like Barney, but before I said I'd take care of him, I had to think about the responsibility. And I wanna ask Mrs. Rogers if she thinks it's all right, too.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1591: Kindness and Unkindness (#18.11)" (1988)
Mr. McFeely: [Mr. McFeely had accidentally mixed up his deliveries] They told me that I didn't do my job well and it was my first delivery for them, and I wanted to do a good delivery.
Mr. Rogers: Well, you've certainly made a lot of deliveries for me.
Mr. McFeely: They haven't been so bad, have they?
Mr. Rogers: Bad? Why, you're so special to me I don't know what I'd do without you and your delivery service.
Mr. McFeely: Well, I've made some mistakes for you, too.
Mr. Rogers: Well, who hasn't made mistakes in his work?
Mr. McFeely: I guess we all make mistakes sometimes, but those people made me feel so bad, they made me feel so small. Not worth anything.
Mr. Rogers: Maybe they were having a hard day too, Mr. McFeely.
Mr. McFeely: I guess so. Well, I'd better get the tape back there. They said that if I didn't get it back to them in 10 minutes, they weren't going to pay me. I just feel so terrible about this mistake.
Mr. Rogers: Mr. McFeely.
Mr. McFeely: Yes, Mr. Rogers?
Mr. Rogers: One thing before you go, I'd like you to know how grateful I am for you.
[singing]
Mr. Rogers: There's only one in this wonderful world / You are special.
Mr. McFeely: Thank you for that. Especially today.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1478: Divorce (#11.3)" (1981)
Mr. Rogers: [admiring Jeff's electric wheelchair] It's a very fancy machine.
Jeff Erlanger: Thanks.
Mr. Rogers: But you're the one that makes it go.
Jeff Erlanger: Right.
Mr. Rogers: Did it take a long time to learn how?
Jeff Erlanger: No, not really. I had the wheelchair, and that only took... My first electric wheelchair only took me about a day to learn how to use it.
Mr. Rogers: Gee, that's wonderful. Jeff, your mom and dad must be really proud of you.
Jeff Erlanger: I'm sure they are.
Mr. Rogers: Yeah. Well, I know I am. Now, uh... can you tell my friends what it is that made you need this wheelchair?
Jeff Erlanger: Sure. Well, when I was about seven months old, I had, um... I had a... tumor. And it broke the nerves to tell my hands and legs what to do.
Mr. Rogers: I see.
Jeff Erlanger: And... they... tried to... cut the tumor, but they... didn't... couldn't get it, and... I... became handicapped. And... I got a wheelchair when I was four years old.
Mr. Rogers: That was your first one.
Jeff Erlanger: Mm-hmm.
Mr. Rogers: When you were four.
Jeff Erlanger: Uh-huh.
Mr. Rogers: Do you remember that?
Jeff Erlanger: Yeah, sort of.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1176 (#4.46)" (1971)
Mr. Rogers: Sometimes if you're just learning something, and it's fun for you and it's new, and then somebody comes around and does it so much better, that can take a little of the fun out of it, can't it?


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1614: When Parents Go to Work (#20.4)" (1989)
Mr. Rogers: [reading from a book] "Another thing children learn as they grow is how to urinate and make bowel movements, B. M.'s, in the toilet instead of their diapers. Urine and B. M.'s come out of our bodies. They're things our bodies don't need."


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1539: Food (#15.4)" (1984)
Mr. Rogers: [At a vegetable soup factory] Look at the peas coming along here. Oh, that looks like a waterfall. It's a peafall. Look, it's a peafall instead of a waterfall.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1517: Day Care and Night Care (#13.12)" (1983)
Mr. Rogers: Do you know what zippers were called when they were first invented? Clasp-lockers. They were called that for about 30 years before people started calling them zippers.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1654: Learning (#22.14)" (1992)
Mr. Rogers: You know me. I'm interested in all sorts of things. And I spend a lot of time trying to learn about things. I'm curious, and I wonder about all sorts of things, like, uh, I wonder who made this. And I wonder... what this could be if it wasn't a window. And I wonder how long it took for somebody to write this book.
[looks at traffic light]
Mr. Rogers: And I wonder how many stop-and-go lights there are in the world. And I wonder if fish laugh or cry.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1645: Art (#22.5)" (1991)
Mister Rogers: It's a blue tree, and it was painted by a friend of mine. I really like it. I especially like the story that goes with it: when my friend was a little boy, he liked to draw and paint a lot. One time he drew a tree and colored it blue, and some big person said to him, "why did you color a tree blue?" My friend didn't draw a tree again for years. Not until one of his very special teachers told him that in art, the artist can make things any shape and any color they want. Well then he started drawing and painting again, and now he makes trees in all colors. But this blue tree of his is my favorite.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1177 (#4.47)" (1971)
Susan Linn: I'm glad you were here.
Mister Rogers: I'm here alot, whenever you want to talk about important things like that.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1197 (#5.2)" (1972)
Mr. Rogers: I'll-bile bobbee bobback.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1671: Things to Wear (#24.1)" (1994)
Mr. Rogers: [riding on a bus] There's the children's museum.
Mr. McFeely: It looks like it's wearing a hat.
Mr. Rogers: Yes it does.
Mr. McFeely: There's a statue of Bach.
Mr. Rogers: He doesn't have a hat.
Mr. McFeely: But he does have alot of hair.


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1178 (#4.48)" (1971)
Mister Rogers: Have you ever felt bad when somebody got into something of yours? I mean, if you have a drawer, wouldn't you hate it if someone got into your own drawer without asking? Or go through the pockets of your pants without asking?