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Episode 0067

Episode 0067
Topic N/A
Air Date May 21, 1968
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
I Like You as You Are;
Today is a Special Day;
Down and Up;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a yo-yo and spends some time talking about things that go up and down. Mentioning that it can be difficult to make a yo-yo work properly, Mister Rogers sings I Like You as You Are. Moving to the floor, he demonstrates a toy hydraulic lift that raises cars for repair. Picture Picture shares a film about a real hydraulic lift.

The Trolley arrives and is decorated in celebration of the new factory's dedication. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday compliments Handyman Negri on the new factory and asks that he check the elevators inside to be sure they are working properly.

At the factory, Handyman Negri is making a final inspection when Lady Elaine Fairchilde tells him that King Friday is afraid of elevators. She mentions that she is planning to play a trick on the King when he is giving his speech at the dedication. Lady Aberlin arrives at the factory and sings Today is a Special Day with Corney.

The dedication of the factory begins with a speech from King Friday who is startled when he is turned upside down just a few words into his comments. Initially, he thinks that something has gone wrong with the elevator but quickly finds that he has been the victim of one of Lady Elaine's boomerang tricks. Turned right-side-up, King Friday finishes his dedication of the factory and everyone sings Down and Up.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Down and Up as he pretends that he is on an elevator. He talks about being upside-down or dizzy and how it can be disorienting. He compares it to a baby learning to walk and then sings I Like You as You Are.


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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Joe Negri
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
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


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | King Friday XIII | Handyman Negri | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Cornflake S. Pecially | Lady Aberlin

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