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The series of “Thoughts for the Week” offers us insight into Fred Rogers’ goals with each week of programs he produced. During this week, Mister Rogers talks about moving quickly versus moving slowly. He points out that people with the same name are still different people. Later in the week, he talks about the voting process and how elections are about winning and losing. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the neighbors learn that Planet Purple, a planet where everyone is the same, has now changed its rules.

Citizens are allowed to be different and express their individuality. Lady Elaine Fairchilde, the discoverer of Planet Purple, is excited to hear about her friends. She wants to have an election in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to change its name, but a survey concludes that the neighbors do not want to change.

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