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Episode 0082

Air Date: June 11, 1968
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Next Episode: 0083
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Mister Rogers arrives with a large wooden structure made by his friend Jim Wright. Standing it upright, Mister Rogers sings Let's Be Together as he tries to help viewers think of what the structure might be.

Mr. Wright stops by with some other materials which he attaches to the wooden structure to form a tent. He talks about camping with his family as he shows a variety of other camping supplies. Mr. Wright mentions that he is on his way to deliver some small tents to Lady Elaine Fairchilde.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. Wright delivers the tents to Lady Elaine as Lady Aberlin arrives at the castle. Lady Aberlin shares her concern about what King Friday will think of the campsite when he returns. Quickly making an excuse for the tents, Lady Elaine explains that the tents are for an upcoming opera.

At the tree, X the Owl has the Lady Elaine in-the-box which was delivered the previous day and gives it to Lady Aberlin. Lady Aberlin shares the news of the opera with X and Henrietta Pussycat before moving on to tell Daniel Striped Tiger as well. Everyone is surprised to hear about the opera since Reardon had not mentioned anything about it. Daniel and Lady Aberlin sing You're Growing.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers wonders if Lady Elaine has made up the idea about the opera. Sitting near the tent, Mister Rogers talks about making up an opera about camping as he sings I Like To Be Told.


Lady Elaine Fairchilde has replaced the Neighborhood Trolley sign with one that says "Camper's Special."

Appearing In This Episode


  • Jim Wright




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Hugh Wright
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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