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“No play allowed” rule

This week Mister Rogers discusses the importance of play in a child’s life. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Bob Dog helps X the Owl get a ball that is stuck in the tree, and he falls off the ladder and is hurt. Dr. Bill takes a scared Bob Dog to the hospital for an X- ray. When King Friday hears about the accident, he bans all play forevermore in the Neighborhood. Mister Rogers plays with a wooden wheeled toy and shows a video of how it is made.

Episode 1486   |   1981
Episode 1486: “No play allowed” rule
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