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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Episode 0115

Episode 0115
Topic N/A
Air Date July 26, 1968
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
To Go To Someplace Else;
You Are Special;
Then Your Heart is Full of Love;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a sand shovel and a sifter which he takes to the front porch where a sandbox is waiting. After making various shapes in the sand and using the sifter, Mister Rogers talks about wind and sand storms. Inside, he tries on a robe designed to protect a person's skin from blowing sand and pretends to ride a camel.

Lady Aberlin stops by to borrow some sand and tries on the keffiyeh (headdress) as she and Mister Rogers play in the sandbox. She explains that she needs some sand for Lady Elaine Fairchilde's sandbox.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely is at Someplace Else where Donkey Hodie is unhappy with the sand blowing on him from Lady Elaine's sandbox. When Mr. McFeely leaves to try and find a solution to the problem, Lady Aberlin arrives and sings You Are Special with Donkey Hodie. Lady Aberlin finds that Lady Elaine already has a full box of sand as she has used a fan to blow it in from the beach. Demonstrating her technique for Lady Aberlin, Lady Elaine is surprised to learn that she is causing a sandstorm in the Neighborhood. Mr. McFeely returns with some water which is used to wet the sand and prevent it from blowing.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers pours water in his sandbox and shows how that helps to mold the sand. Mr. McFeely stops by and agrees to pick up the sandbox over the coming weekend. Mister Rogers concludes by singing Then Your Heart is Full of Love.


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Notes

  • Leading into Make-Believe, Mister Rogers sings a slight variation of To Go To Someplace Else: "Please take us to Someplace Else."
  • At times, Donkey Hodie's singing voice sounds very similar to that of Lady Elaine Fairchilde.

Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, David Newell
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


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Lady Aberlin | Donkey Hodie | Mr. McFeely | Lady Elaine Fairchilde

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