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Episode 0070

Episode 0070
Topic N/A
Air Date May 24, 1968
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Sometimes People Are Good;
To Go To Someplace Else;
Once Upon Each Lovely Day;
Tomorrow
Guests Jan Zandhuis

Mister Rogers has come from Mr. Zandhuis' glass shop. He arrives with a case containing some glass artwork including an owl, a penguin, and a swan. Mister Rogers explains that these may look like toys but that such decorations are just for looking.

After Mister Rogers sings Sometimes People Are Good, Mr. Zandhuis stops by and demonstrates the glass blowing process by creating another swan.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta Pussycat provides Handyman Negri with directions to Someplace Place by singing To Go To Someplace Else. Everyone plans to grant Donkey Hodie's wish by taking turns visiting Someplace Else to provide him with some company. King Friday is not convinced to go until it is suggested that he give a speech and travel in the royal carrying chair.

At Someplace Else, Donkey Hodie is anxiously looking out his window frame when his visitors begin to arrive. Following King Friday's speech, everyone plays a simple game they call "Go In and Out the Window" as they enjoy each other's company.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about being wishes and how you have to make them come true -- they do not just happen. In the kitchen, Mr. Zandhuis has returned to pick up his equipment and left a swan on the table. Mister Rogers concludes by singing Once Upon Each Lovely Day.


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Notes

  • King Friday's speech: "If it were not for me, you would not have seen a king this day. I am making this day special for all of you. End of speech."
  • As everyone gathers at Someplace Else, the boom microphone is visible for a few seconds at the top of the screen.


Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Joe Negri, Jan Zandhuis
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Psychological Consultants: Margaret McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Lighting Director: Richard Weiss
Assistant Producer: Diana Dean
Technical Supervisor: Jerry Jones
Video: Ken Anderson
Videotape Editor: Tom Knight
Production Assistant: David Newell
Art Director: Joan Thomas
Set Decorator: Bill Law
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 | Handyman Negri | Henrietta Pussycat | X the Owl | Lady Aberlin | King Friday XIII | Donkey Hodie

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