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Episode 0093

Episode 0093
Topic N/A
Air Date June 26, 1968
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Sometimes People Are Good;
Let's Be Together Today;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers has been thinking about hands and fingers since his visit to the marionette theater and has brought with him a collection of finger paining supplies. With newspaper spread on the kitchen table, Mister Rogers creates several designs with finger paint. As he washes up, he talks about how there are times for being messy and times for being clean before he sings Sometimes People Are Good.

When Chef Brockett stops by, he sits at the kitchen table where he finger paints a self-portrait. After washing his hands, Chef Brockett takes Mister Rogers to the front room where they make finger puppets from paper. Before he leaves, Chef Brockett tells Mister Rogers that a special guest is expected in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is dressed formally in preparation for the special guest's arrival. He and King Friday are the only people who know who the guest will be and King Friday assures Lady Aberlin that it will not be the "president of the moon." Lady Aberlin is instructed to keep Lady Elaine Fairchilde from upsetting anyone on this special day. As she goes to find Lady Elaine, Lady Aberlin sings a variation of Let's Be Together Today. After Lady Elaine is found at the Museum-Go-Round, she and Lady Aberline return to the castle to greet the guest.

At the castle, Lady Aberlin holds Lady Elaine's boomerang so it will not be used for mischief when the guest arrives. With everyone anxiously waiting to greet the special guest, King Friday announces that they will have to wait one more day to see who it is. Upset by the King's delay, Lady Aberlin (with the boomerang in hand) accidentally turns the Neighborhood upside down.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers cleans up the kitchen.


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Notes

  • As Chef Brockett enters the kitchen and again when he leaves, I'm a Chef plays in the background.
  • As Handyman Negri puts on his jacket and hat, he whistles Won't You Be My Neighbor.
  • Lady Aberlin sings a variation of Let's Be Together Today as she leaves the castle: "Let's go right away, go somewhere today, let's look for Lady Elaine today..."

Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, 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 | Chef Brockett | Handyman Negri | Lady Aberlin | King Friday XIII | X the Owl | Lady Elaine Fairchilde

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