Scale models are cool.
If you don’t believe me, just look for sci-fi models on Pinterest and see how deep that rabbit hole goes. They’re cool. And that’s why Trolley was such a punk. On Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood there were two ways into the land of Make-Believe. He could break out the scale models from what looked like the coolest toy shelf in the world (when I was three) and we could all be magically transported there or we could all get on the stupid Trolley—who’s only real magic seemed to be speaking in bells. And 9 times out of 10 we had to ride the punk trolley—after suffering a few minutes of “conversation”—instead of see the cool toys. The biggest tease was when Trolley appeared in the kitchen. That’s where the models were! Punk ass Trolley.