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Episode 0123

Episode 0123
Topic N/A
Air Date August 7, 1968
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Everybody's Fancy;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a collection of light bulbs and describes the various styles and sizes before singing Everybody's Fancy.

Scientist Alder stops by on his way to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe with some batteries. With him, he also has a few different flashlights and explains how they work. Opening up the flashlights, Scientist Alder shows the batteries that make them work.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl is anxiously awaiting his special gift from Mr. Hollingsworth when Scientist Alder arrives at the tree. After showing X the batteries that will go into his gift, Scientist Alder moves on to the factory where he gives the batteries to Mr. Hollingsworth.

Back at the tree, X receives his special gift from Mr. Hollingsworth -- a battery operated flashlight. X is excited to take the flashlight down into his tree to look at the roots. Henrietta also receives a gift -- a fancy Irish hat. Mr. Hollingsworth demonstrates an Irish dance for X and Henrietta.

At the castle, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is talking to Lady Aberlin about the gifts that Mr. Hollingsworth has been giving and suggests that she would like a fancy hat. Lady Aberlin explains that "most people like a lot of things but nobody gets everything." Mr. Hollingsworth arrives with a gift for Lady Elaine -- a miniature lighthouse that also works as a flashlight. Tying the lighthouse to her head with a ribbon, Lady Elaine now has a lighthouse, a flashlight, and a hat. Mr. Hollingsworth shares that he will perform a dance tomorrow as a gift to Lady Aberlin, King Friday and Sara Saturday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about lighthouses and shows a film about a real lighthouse. He concludes by touching on light bulb safety -- children are not to unscrew or play with light bulbs.


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Notes

  • The lighthouses shown in the film can be found on the island of Nantucket. More information on these lighthouses can be found at www.islandofnantucket.info.

Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bud Alder, Joey Hollingsworth
Film: Diana Dean, 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 | Scientist Alder | Henrietta Pussycat | X the Owl | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Lady Aberlin

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