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Episode 0049

Air Date: April 25, 1968
Previous Episode: 0048
Next Episode: 0050
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Mister Rogers has just had a milkshake at the Neighborhood Drug Store and arrives with an extra set of drinking straws. In the kitchen, he runs the sink full of water and adds some dish soap. Using his straws, Mister Rogers blows bubbles into the water before he sings Let's Be Together Today.

Mrs. Rubin stops by with a collection of paintings made with straws. She and Mister Rogers put paint on paper and create their own artwork by blowing through a straw.

A note from Lady Aberlin is delivered by the Trolley inviting viewers to the D Room of the castle for a surprise.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is gathered inside the castle where Paul Draper performs a tap dance routine. After dancing, Mr. Draper is introduced to the guests and talks about the importance of practice and dedication in order to succeed. Mr. Draper shows different ways he dances to express his feelings.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Please Don't Think It's Funny as he enjoys a glass of milk and talks about feelings.


Paul Draper was an American tap dancer known for performing to classical music.

On his way out the door, Mister Rogers blows a kiss to viewers.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Paul Draper




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Paul Draper, Judy Rubin
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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