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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Episode 1012

Episode 1012
Topic N/A
Air Date February 25, 1969
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
You Can Never Go Down the Drain;
J'aime prendre un bain;
Tomorrow
Guests None

With the carpenter's rule from the previous day in hand, Mister Rogers minds young viewers to be careful not to pinch their fingers in the ruler's hinges. Mister Rogers opens the briefcase he brought with him to show a collection of mittens and gloves he has borrowed from others. Before trying them on, however, he feels the need to wash his hands.

In the bathroom, Mister Rogers runs a sink full of water and thoroughly washes his hands. As he watches the water drain from the sink, Mister Rogers reminds viewers that only water and bubbles, not people, can go down the drain as he sings You Can Never Go Down the Drain.

Returning to the collection of gloves, Mister Rogers shows the various styles and describes what each pair might be used for. Officer Clemmons stops by to pick up the pair of purple gloves he has loaned to Mister Rogers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri and Lady Elaine Fairchilde are measuring various parts of the castle in preparation for a wedding gift for King Friday and Sara Saturday.

Officer Clemmons arrives and is informed by King Friday that the police department will be responsible for delivering invitations to the wedding: "Notify everyone in the world that everyone is invited to the wedding of King Friday XIII and Queen Sara Friday Saturday." King Friday declares two rules for coming to the wedding -- everyone must take a bath and everyone must wear a pair of purple gloves.

At the tree, Henrietta Pussycat has heard King Friday's rules and offers to make purple gloves for X the Owl. Meanwhile, Grandpere sings J'aime prendre un bain as he learns of the wedding requirements from Officer Clemmons.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings the English translation of J'aime prendre un bain before Officer Clemmons returns. Mister Rogers shares that he will wear make-believe purple gloves for the make-believe wedding.


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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in association with Small World Enterprises, Inc. for N.E.T.

Music Director: Johnny Costa
Created and Produced by Fred Rogers
Directed by David Fu-Ying Chen
Neighbors: Francois Clemmons, Joe Negri
Executive Producer: Paul K. Taff

Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations.

© 1969 National Educational Television and Radio Center


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Officer Clemmons | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Handyman Negri | King Friday XIII | Henrietta Pussycat | X the Owl | Grandpere

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