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Episode 0025

Air Date: March 22, 1968
Previous Episode: 0024
Next Episode: 0026
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Mister Rogers arrives with a small houseplant which he takes to the kitchen and transplants into a larger pot. As he repots the plant, he talks about people moving and explains that sometimes there can be uneasy feelings that come with moving to a new place. As he continues working, Mister Rogers sings Please Don't Think It's Funny.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Woody Straub is at the castle showing King Friday some pieces of antique furniture. Mr. Straub fixes a broken chair and talks about his hobby working with old furniture.

Meanwhile, X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat join Lady Aberlin on a visit to deliver housewarming gifts to Donkey Hodie who has found his new home in Someplace Else. Upon their arrival, Mr. McFeely has just finished putting the final touches on Donkey Hodie's windmill. He graciously accepts the gifts from his Neighborhood friends including a rocking chair from Corney, a portrait of King Friday, and a song sung by X and Lady Aberlin.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings the same song as he cleans up the kitchen.


Donkey Hodie explains that he found Someplace Else as he was walking around following the King's orders to look for someplace else to build the windmill.

As Mr. McFeely helps install the windmill blades, it sounds as though Donkey Hodie refers to him as "Mr. McCurdy." Mr. McCurdy was the original name of Mr. McFeely's character.

Henrietta Pussycat provides directions from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to Someplace Else:

"Meow meow turn meow. Meow meow turn another meow. Meow meow around the meow. Meow big sign says 'Someplace Else.'"

X the Owl decides that he would like to offer Donkey Hodie a "house cooling" gift instead of a house warming gift. Part of this gift includes a short song he sings with Lady Aberlin:

We warm the house
We cool the house
We sit in the house
We sleep in the house
The house is someplace else

After a visit to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, viewers get a close look at one of the Neighborhood pictures hung in Mister Rogers' kitchen.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Woody Straub




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Woody Straub
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Assistant Producer: Diana Dean
Production Assistant: David Newell
Art Director: Joan Thomas
Set Decorator: Bill Law
Lighting Director: Richard Weiss
Technical Supervisors: Ken Anderson, Steve Zorbas, Tom Knight
Executive Producer: Paul K. Taff

Production funds for this series were provided by a grant from The Sears-Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations.

© 1968 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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