MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD
A Hand-Clapping Game with Ella Jenkins
This Mister Rogers' Neighborhood episode
In This Clip:
Mister Rogers arrives with a music box with a dancer on the top. He shows how the figure dances as the music plays. Neighborhood friend, folksinger Ella Jenkins, visits and she demonstrates a variety of songs that include hand motions : One Potato Two Potato, Hambone, and Head and Shoulders. As Mister Rogers tries to learn the hand movements he helps children know it’s hard to learn new things.
In Make-Believe, the neighbors are each finding their own ways to be part of King Friday’s Bass Violin Festival. Dressed as a bass violin, Miss Paulificate plans to tap dance, and in Southwood the neighbors are planning a bass violin puppet show. Lady Aberlin plans to dance with an actual bass violin but she is worried about how her uncle, King Friday, will respond to these creative ideas. Daniel helps her know that telling the truth to the King will help her feel better. Together everyone sings Be Brave Be Strong.
Back at his house, Mister Rogers talks about being honest and sings The Truth Will Make Me Free.