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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Episode 1014

Episode 1014
Topic N/A
Air Date February 27, 1969
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
You've Got To Do It;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a book of music detailing Brahms' second symphony. After showing the pages of notes, Mister Rogers goes to the porch where he plays a record of the symphony and builds with blocks borrowed from Mr. McFeely. Back inside, Picture Picture shows a film about people building a house.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri and Lady Elaine Fairchilde are prepared to give their much-anticipated wedding gifts to the royal couple. Awaiting their arrival, King Friday and Sara Saturday share a moment together expressing their love for one another.

Handyman Negri and Lady Elaine arrive at the castle and begin following their gift-giving formula created by Lady Elaine. Handyman Negri begins by playing Brahms' symphony on his guitar before Lady Elaine uses her boomerang and her complicated formula to change the old castle into a new larger one. King Friday is very impressed with the gift and offers his heartfelt appreciation to Lady Elaine before retiring to the C Room to celebrate.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how building takes materials, tools, and effort as he returns to the porch and sings You've Got To Do It. Mr. McFeely stops by with a wheelbarrow which he uses to pick up his blocks.


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Notes

  • The film shared by Picture Picture briefly shows a man smoking a cigar as he works -- something that would surely be edited out of modern children's television.

  • Lady Elaine's forumla only works on the day before a wedding.
  • Lady Elaine makes a directional clarification as she specifies that North is to the left of the castle -- in the direction of Granpere's tower.

Episode Credits

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

Created and Produced by Fred Rogers
Directed by David Fu-Ying Chen
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Joe Negri, David Newell
Film: Diana Dean, George Boyle
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 | Handyman Negri | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | King Friday XIII | Sara Saturday | Mr. McFeely

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