Chef Brockett introduces Mister Rogers to two people who perform pantomime. The coach, Tim Scanlon, is deaf. Mister Rogers asks him to recite and mime a poem that most children would know. Mister Rogers wonders how his two new neighbors teach people pantomime, and they demonstrate by making an invisible banana split.
Scanlon then appeared in a few Neighborhood of Make-Believe segments as X the Owl’s teacher. Fred and Scanlon remained friends; Scanlon performed in a live stage show celebrating Fred in 1979—Fred’s 25th year in children’s television.
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