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Episode 0121

Episode 0121
Topic N/A
Air Date August 5, 1968
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
I'd Like to Be Like Mom & Dad;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers has come from Chef Brockett's and arrives with the supplies needed to decorate some donuts for his chef friend. After he shows the cutter used to make the donut shapes, he talks about cooking at home. Mister Rogers sings I'd Like To Be Like Mom and Dad before he watches a film about a time he visited the Jethro Coffin House with his son John.

During the film, Mr. McFeely has arrived with the donuts from Brockett's. Together they use the supplies brought by Mister Rogers to decorate chocolate, powdered sugar, and regular sugar donuts. As they work, they remain quiet to respect the kitchen rules of Chef Brockett. When they are finished, Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely enjoy a donut with a glass of milk.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Joey Hollingsworth dances his way back into the Neighborhood with a long list of Rockit orders for Corney. Chef Brockett welcomes him back with the box of donuts decorated by Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely. Mr. Hollingsworth gives Chef Brockett a magic recipe from Shangri-La for peanut butter cookies -- Chef Brockett's favorite. Dancing his way to the factory, Mr. Hollingsworth delivers the new orders to Corney.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers cleans up the kitchen and talks about how magic recipes are not real. He tries the magic recipe for peanut butter cookies but nothing happens. This kind of magic only works in Make-Believe.


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Notes

  • The magic recipe for peanut butter cookies is simple: 2 blows, 3 claps, 4 blinks, and 8 toe taps.
  • The Jethro Coffin House, also known as the Oldest House, is located in Nantucket, Massachusetts. It was built in 1686. For more information, visit the Nantucket Historical Association website.
  • While Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely are decorating the donuts, the shadow of the boom microphone can be clearly seen above their heads.
  • As the donuts are being decorated, I'm a Chef plays in the background.
  • Mr. McFeely explains that his father was a deliveryman and Chef Brockett's father was a chef. When Mr. McFeely was little, he would visit the bakery of Chef Brockett's father.
  • As Mr. Hollingsworth dances to the factory, I'm a Man Who Manufactures plays in the background.
  • The top of the donut box is labeled specifically for Joey Hollingsworth: "Dancing Salesman Donuts."


Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Don Brockett, Joey Hollingsworth, David Newell
Film: Tom Minchin, P.J. O'Connell
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 | Mr. McFeely | Joey Hollingsworth | Daniel Striped Tiger | Mrs. Frogg | X the Owl | Henrietta Pussycat | Chef Brockett | Cornflake S. Pecially

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