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Episode 0079

Air Date: June 6, 1968
Previous Episode: 0078
Next Episode: 0080
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Mister Rogers arrives with a small empty box. Cutting some paper in the shape of a receiver, he uses the box and some yarn to make a pretend telephone. Making a "call" to viewers, Mister Rogers sings I Like You As You Are.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Miss Nebraska -- a communication arranger -- is at the castle talking with Edgar Cooke about all of the ways that King Friday might make contact with Sara Saturday. Deciding that a phone call is best, Miss Nebraska attempts to use her bubble number finder to find Sara Saturday's number. Unfortunately, she is out of bubble finder liquid so Edgar Cooke goes inside to find some. Inside the castle, he finds King Friday exercising with Coach Saunders.

Back outside in the castle garden, Miss Nebraska and Edgar use the bubble number finder to determine Sara Saturday's phone number. The number is returned to them by way of a magical balloon. As Edgar and Coach Saunders retrieve a telephone, Miss Nebraska introduces herself to King Friday. Once the phone is in hand, a call is made to Sara Saturday who invites King Friday and Edgar Cooke to visit her house. King Friday hesitates as he is very busy and does not like change -- he would prefer Sara Saturday visit his kingdom. The others do their best to convince him otherwise.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers blows some bubbles as he sings One and One Are Two.


King Friday and Coach Saunders exercise to various songs including The Clown in Me, What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel, I Hope It Will Rain, and Everybody's Fancy.

Sara Saturday's phone number is 311-555-4321. According to Wikipedia, "in former times, 311 was sometimes used as a fictitious area code." This number is also referenced in Episode 0129, Episode 1013, and Episode 1158.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Margie King, Willie Saunders
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

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