In the beginning, Fred Rogers created Lady Elaine Fairchilde.
Lady Elaine is the unforgettable diamond amongst the lost and confused dwellers of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Though merely a hand-puppet, she commands. She is the true puppet-master. Even high and mighty King Friday finds it difficult to manage her. She spars with him whenever the opportunity comes. King Friday is supposed to be the Ruler; but he is no Ruler. He is a jealous, self-obsessed, melodramatic, power-monger, who never had an original thought in his life. King Friday's jealousy of Lady Elaine is strong, and rightfully so.
Lady Elaine is pure creativity: risk-taker, instigator, trouble-maker, beautiful, sensitive, rebellious. She mirrors so many things in humanity: real life. Lady Elaine is that bizarre, combination of love and hate found in all humans.