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Episode 0105

Air Date: July 12, 1968
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Mister Rogers arrives with several percussion mallets and goes to the kitchen where he demonstrates a xylophone by playing the Alphabet Song. Johnny Costa stops by with an accordion and shows Mister Rogers how it is played. He and Mister Rogers play a few songs together with the accordion and xylophone.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is at the tree with X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat practicing their instruments for the concert. Mr. Anybody is an orchestra conductor and waltzes to the castle with Lady Aberlin.

Back with Mister Rogers, a call comes in from Lady Aberlin who invites him to the castle's O Room for the orchestra.

At the castle, "Maestro Anybody" is introduced and the surprise orchestra begins. The musicians perform Children's Marching Music, The Alphabet Song, and Row Row Row Your Boat. King Friday sings Propel Propel Propel Your Craft along with the orchestra.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Then Your Heart is Full of Love.


Johnny Costa is introduced as the "musical director at King Friday's castle."

As Mr. Anybody and Lady Aberlin dance, You Are Special plays in the background.

As the Trolley leaves Mister Rogers' house, its whistle is in the front. As it enters Make-Believe, the whistle is in the back.

The orchestra includes Mr. Anybody as the conductor, Henrietta Pussycat playing the finger cymbals, Daniel Striped Tiger the xylophone, Grandpere the castanets, X the Owl the wood blocks, and Lady Aberlin the slide whistle. Additionally, Johnny Costa plays the accordion and piano while three other musicians (identities undetermined) participate by playing the drums, the xylophone, and the upright bass.

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Johnny Costa, Don Francks
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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