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Episode 0054

Air Date: May 2, 1968
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Mister Rogers arrives with a loaf of bread and mentions that Benjamin Franklin had very little money when he came to Philadelphia. Supposedly, Franklin used what little money he had to buy bread. Mister Rogers takes the bread to the kitchen where he slices it and makes toast. While he waits on the toaster, he sings You're Growing.

Scientist Alder stops by and explains how bread is changed by a toaster. Using a small burner, Scientist Alder also shows that metal is expanded by heat. He compares it to the way a balloon expands when inflated.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl is printing announcements for the upcoming play. Since Benjamin Franklin was a printer, X is thrilled to be doing this as well. When he runs out of printing paper, Lady Aberlin visits the Museum-Go-Round to pick up some more for him. X the Owl invites Lady Aberlin to play the part of Mama Bear.

At the castle, Lady Aberlin asks King Friday if the play can be held in the castle's Stage Room. King Friday agrees to host the play only if the name is changed to King Friday, Goldilocks, Benjamin Franklin, and the Three Bears.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers cleans up the kitchen and finds the balloon used by Scientist Alder.


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Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bud Alder
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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