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« on: November 25, 2013, 09:40:08 AM »
I am kinda curious as to why Fred is dressed in Sunday best clothes just to visit a doctor's office?  Did people do that back in those days?  I don't know if it's because of his wealth or what I think that was a little over the top.

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 10:43:18 AM »
It looks to me like he's just wearing a jacket and tie like he did on every other episode.

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 07:17:56 PM »
This is something i wonder about alot of these earlier episodes. As i mentioned on several of my posts, he strangely didn't wear a sweater for certain occasions as he normally did in future episodes. Indeed in this episode he wears his suit to the doctor's office, but he wears a sweater when he does it again 14 (for another young patient's check-up), 19 (to the dentist), 25 (to get his injection) and 27 (to have his eyes checked) years later. He also strangely doesn't wear a sweater when he goes to visit percussionist Mr. Wycliff in 1027, waiting 'til it's time for Make-Believe to wear a sweater, yet he does the complete opposite 10 years later in the Superheores week when he's about to go to the studio.

It's funny how he treated the sweaters like occasional wear back then. You can tell it was obviously not his regular attire just yet. As a matter of fact, if you look at the screenshots of 1061-1065, look at how many times he wore a sweater then!

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 04:15:43 PM »
This is something i wonder about alot of these earlier episodes. As i mentioned on several of my posts, he strangely didn't wear a sweater for certain occasions as he normally did in future episodes. Indeed in this episode he wears his suit to the doctor's office, but he wears a sweater when he does it again 14 (for another young patient's check-up), 19 (to the dentist), 25 (to get his injection) and 27 (to have his eyes checked) years later. He also strangely doesn't wear a sweater when he goes to visit percussionist Mr. Wycliff in 1027, waiting 'til it's time for Make-Believe to wear a sweater, yet he does the complete opposite 10 years later in the Superheores week when he's about to go to the studio.

It's funny how he treated the sweaters like occasional wear back then. You can tell it was obviously not his regular attire just yet. As a matter of fact, if you look at the screenshots of 1061-1065, look at how many times he wore a sweater then!

To date, we know there has been exactly 23 episodes from the 1969 season where he doesn't wear a sweater and 14 from the 1970 season. Interestingly, the 1969 season has the most sweater-free episodes, but the 1970 season doesn't.

Since his mom didn't die until 1982, i wonder if she knitted any of those sweaters? I'm especially curious as to whether she knitted the Vandyke brown/banana yellow, midnight blue/bisque and green (buttons) ones, since Rogers doesn't usually where those colors often.

Another episode where he never puts on a sweater for no reason whatsoever is 1081. He goes to visit a construction site in that episode, but unlike 1027, he doesn't change into his sweater, not even for Make-Believe. Also, i don't think Tim has mentioned one way or the other, but it seems like until 1974 or 1975, Rogers never explains to his viewers why he doesn't put on a sweater in some episodes. The earliest episode i've seen where he doesn't put on a sweater but has an explaination was 1326, where he not only mentions he and Bob Trow have been doing some painting, but mentions why his outfit's called "coveralls." He also remembers to explain in 1410 and 1722 why he doesn't wear a sweater. On the other hand, i vaguley remember watching 1128 a long while back and he doesn't explain why he never puts on a sweater. Keep in mind that he was working with modeling dough, even dough that didn't stop him from wearing a sweater in 1408, 1451, 1644 and 1694.