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Episode 0080

Air Date: June 7, 1968
Previous Episode: 0079
Next Episode: 0081
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Mister Rogers arrives with a tool bucket and wearing a protective hard hat. Putting on a pair of boots, he talks about telephones and telephone line workers. He also shows a pair of special gloves and climbers used by line workers. Picture Picture shares a film about a real telephone line worker.

After the film, Mister Rogers sings Everybody's Fancy as he takes off the protective gear. Jerry Gleba -- a telephone installer -- stops by and shows the inside of a telephone. He talks about going to school to learn about telephone repair.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is dancing about. At the tree, X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat tell her that King Friday and Edgar Cooke have been invited to visit Sara Saturday, but the king is not sure if they will go. Chiming in as usual, Lady Elaine Fairchilde eagerly encourages Lady Aberlin to talk King Friday into going.

At the factory, Corney sings I'm a Man Who Manufactures as Lady Aberlin passes by on her way to the castle. He seems to understand King Friday a bit more than the others as he, too, is very busy.

At the castle, King Friday has decided against going to visit Sara Saturday so he can stay in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and tend to the castle. However, after a phone call to Sara Saturday, King Friday changes his mind when he realizes that he would much rather see her in person. It is decided that he and Edgar Cooke will pay her a visit over the weekend.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers wonders what Lady Elaine might be planning. He concludes by singing Peace and Quiet.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Jerry Gleba




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Jerry Gleba
Film: Diana Dean, George Boyle
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

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