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Episode 1020

Air Date: March 7, 1969
Previous Episode: 1019
Next Episode: 1021

Mister Rogers arrives with several types of shovels. In the front yard, he describes how each kind of shovel might be used. With the smallest of the shovels, he adds fertilizer to one of his plants as he sings You've Got To Do It.

Coach Saunders stops by and exercises with Mister Rogers and learns of the new neighbors in Make-Believe.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Nurse Miller is providing drinks as the digging continues -- cups of pretend water with a bit of salt. X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat accept "drinks" from Nurse Miller as she sings I'm Taking Care of You. Henrietta shows the duckbill curtains she has been working on for the new Platypus home.

At the digging site, everyone has been working hard and is resting when Nurse Miller arrives with drinks. Dr. Bill mentions that the digging should be finished on Monday. Nurse Miller goes with Handyman Negri to the castle where they plan to have popsicles.

Back at the house, Handyman Negri stops by with a chocolate popsicle for Mister Rogers who demonstrates how he sometimes makes his own popsicles. Concluding for the day, Mister Rogers sings I'm Taking Care of You.


This episode features a rare appearance by Handyman Negri in the "real" Neighborhood.

Although several "neighbors" appear in this episode, none are listed in the credits.

Appearing In This Episode




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
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Psychological Consultants: Margaret McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Art Director: Bill Law
Lighting Director: Art Siegel
Production Assistant: David Newell
Assistant Producer: Hedda Sharapan
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Executive Producer: Paul K. Taff
Neighbors: W.P. Barker (uncredited), Maxine Miller (uncredited), Joe Negri (uncredited), Willie Saunders (uncredited)

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

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