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Episode 1026

Air Date: March 17, 1969
Previous Episode: 1025
Next Episode: 1027

Mister Rogers arrives with a wooden horse which he puts together for Chef Brockett's nephew. After using a screwdriver to assemble the horse, Mister Rogers sings Everything Grows Together.

Mr. McFeely stops by with a small horse named Lightning. Mounting the horse, Mister Rogers takes a short ride outside his house before feeding Lightning a carrot.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, news has spread that Donkey Hodie has broken his arm. Dr. Bill confused as the only donkeys he has ever treated do not have arms -- only legs. Mr. McFeely arrives at the Platypus mound where he leaves Lightning with Elsie Jean while he joins Dr. Bill and Mr. Hollingsworth on their trip to Someplace Else.

At Someplace Else, it is discovered that the broken arm is actually on the windmill -- damage sustained during a recent storm. With a splint, a clamp, and a small amount of glue, Mr. McFeely is able to repair the windmill. When Mr. McFeely returns to the Platypus mound to pick up Lightning, Elsie Jean mentions that she would like to see a penguin sometime.

Back at the house, Chef Brockett stops by with a box of cupcakes decorated with numbers for the Neighborhood Arithmetic Club. In the kitchen, Mister Rogers uses cake frosting to decorate a cupcake with a 3 and a 6. Allowed to choose a cupcake for himself, Mister Rogers takes the number 2 -- a reminder of he and Chef Brockett together. As the day concludes, Chef Brockett thanks Mister Rogers for assembling the wooden horse.


Mister Rogers' first attempt to decorate a cupcake is unsuccessful as he accidentally squeezes out far too much icing.

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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
Neighbors: Don Brockett, Joey Hollingsworth, David Newell
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

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