August 19, 1979 12:00 am
On the eve of Mister Rogers' new era, Rogers is one of a handful of panelists who discuss easing the fear children have about starting school.
August 20, 1979 12:00 am
Mister Rogers takes his television neighbors to a kindergarten classroom at the local school. Prior to beginning Make-Believe, he disguises the Neighborhood Trolley as a school bus with a cardboard cover. The Trolley enters the Neighborhood of Make-Believe with a convincing school bus disguise, arousing everyone's attention. It gets to the point where King Friday XIII decrees that a school shall be built in the neighborhood within three days. After scouting four locations, Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri decide that the school should be built at Someplace Else. Harriet Elizabeth Cow has agreed to be the teacher for Ana Platypus, Daniel Striped Tiger, and Prince Tuesday.
August 21, 1979 12:00 am
Lady Elaine Fairchilde attempts to get the children of Make-Believe ready for school. Mister Rogers visits the neighborhood school again, this time learning from the first-grade teacher.
August 22, 1979 12:00 am
Mister Rogers gets a beginner's drum lesson at Negri's Music Shop. He also discovers Mr. McFeely is learning to type, prompting an unusual quartet version of "Everybody's Fancy." In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel Striped Tiger tells Lady Aberlin his fears about starting school.
August 23, 1979 12:00 am
Rogers goes to Negri's Music Shop to have some pictures taken of him behind seaside-postcard illustrations of a pirate, a parrot, and a tiger. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe is about to see the school at Someplace Else open.
August 24, 1979 12:00 am
The new school at Someplace Else opens, with an inviting atmosphere for Ana, Prince, and Daniel. To finish his school lecture, Mister Rogers rides on a school bus.
February 3, 1980 12:00 am
This panel program, recorded before a live audience previews the upcoming week of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood devoted to children's fears and beliefs. Includes footage of Rogers' talk with Bill Bixby about The Incredible Hulk.
February 4, 1980 12:00 am
In his first visit to Robert Trow's workshop since 1975, Rogers finds Trow making wooden blocks. He asks Rogers to use something "super" to use in his invention. Before leaving, Rogers watches Mr. McFeely's video clip of a dinosaur paintings. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe is full of scary talk. Prince Tuesday has been having bad dreams about a dinosaur wearing a crown. He tries to counter with a "super funnel."
February 5, 1980 12:00 am
Rogers brings model dinosaurs and takes viewers to a dinosaur hall at a natural history museum. Between these ventures, a dinosaur with a crown appears in the Neighborhood of Make-Believeâ€“really a skeptical Purple Panda in costume. This is all part of Lady Elaine's ploy to scare the neighbors.
February 6, 1980 12:00 am
Rogers visits Universal Studios to see Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno during a shoot of The Incredible Hulk. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe residents are still in awe of a dionsaur (who is really Purple Panda in disguise).
February 7, 1980 12:00 am
Rogers returns to the film studios to speak with Lou Ferrigno and Bill Bixby. Mr. McFeely shows his video of how Ferrigno in make-up to look like The Incredible Hulk. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone discusses the dinosaur (Purple Panda in costume). Lady Aberlin wishes to prove that the dinosaur is not real.
February 8, 1980 12:00 am
Rogers remembers the day he operated a backhoe and a high-lift. At his bakery, Chef Brockett reveals how he makes tapioca pudding. Everyone in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe now hatches a plan to reveal that Purple Panda is the one playing to be a dinosaur.
May 19, 1980 12:00 am
Guest Jay O'Callahan tells a story about a king trapped in an enormous soap bubble. When King Friday XIII asks for a bubble that lasts, no one can help, until Reardon calls.
May 20, 1980 12:00 am
Rogers finds a bubble-making machine and a knitting machine at Bob Trow's workshop. Later on, Mr. McFeely shows a video of how people make sweaters in a factory. In between, Reardon visits the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Lady Aberlin decides she will be a sweater-maker for the upcoming opera.
May 21, 1980 12:00 am
Rogers sees Chef Brockett's treats made from bananas. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the schoolchildren provide ideas for the upcoming opera.
May 22, 1980 12:00 am
Mister Rogers visits a weather station and helps launch a weather balloon. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is named to play the Wind in the upcoming Bubbleland Opera.
May 23, 1980 12:00 am
The opera Windstorm in Bubbleland takes up the entire program. In it, a news team promises ""There's never any trouble here in Bubbleland."" What they don't know is that a windstorm is approaching. It's the by-product of a chemical company's aerosol spray. While all the residents are worried about their bubbles, Hildegarde Hummingbird strives to protect the people from the giant wind.