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Episode 0041

Air Date: April 15, 1968
Previous Episode: 0040
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Mister Rogers demonstrates how the lining of a raincoat can be removed. With him, Mister Rogers has brought a small quilt made by a friend from scraps of fabric. He pretends to thread a needle and add to the quilt. Talking about how activiities like sewing can be a way to express feelings, Mister Rogers sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel.

Looking at a different type of sewing, Mister Rogers is demonstrating the craft of needlepoint just as Mr. McFeely delivers a completed needlepoint tapestry. The framed work shows an image of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

It's raining in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and Lady Aberlin is at the tower talking with Grandpere. Together they sing I Hope It Will Rain. Passing by the factory, Lady Aberlin finds that Corney is gone for the day searching for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

The rain has made Henrietta Pussycat very uncomfortable as she is fearful of the thunder and lightning. X the Owl, on the other hand, loves the rain and takes out a large cardboard rainbow which he made in Sunday School. X and Lady Aberlin sing the Creation Duet which calms Henrietta.

When X leaves to "do some Ben Franklin experiments," Lady Aberlin explains to Henrietta that "lightning was one of the first things to help people to light up dark places." Playfully pretending to be thunder helps Henreitta to feel better about the rain.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about scary feelings. He turns the lights off and on to show that things do not change in the dark. He concludes for the day by singing You're Growing.

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, David Newell
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
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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