Thoughts 1486–1490

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In the week of programs about “Play,” Mister Rogers plays with wooden blocks and a toy tractor. He and other musicians try out different instruments throughout the week, and Mister Rogers even walks on stilts. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII decides to forbid the neighbors from playing after Bob Dog is injured retrieving a ball.

The neighbors all rebel in their own ways. King Friday does not give in until he realizes that music, particularly his fanfare, is not possible without play.



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Fred Rogers

Thoughts 1486–1490

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