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Episode 1027

Air Date: March 18, 1969
Previous Episode: 1026
Next Episode: 1028

Mister Rogers arrives with a xylophone and rather than changing into his sweater, he sits at the instrument and demonstrates how it is played. Before singing What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel, he mentions that the xylophone is a good instrument to play when you are angry.

Viewers are invited along to visit Mr. Jean Wilmouth -- a percussionist who demonstrates various instruments in his home studio. Mr. Wilmouth plays different styles of music to express the many feelings a person might feel.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel Striped Tiger is teaching the magic kite to play the xylophone when Lady Aberlin arrives at the clock. She plays a sad tune on the xylophone to express her sadness as she misses King Friday and Queen Sara who are still away on their honeymoon. The magic kite delivers some good news however: "They will come back Friday."

Meanwhile, Robert Troll is also sad about the King and Queen being away. He does not immediately believe the news shared by Lady Aberlin but receives confirmation of their pending return from Edgar Cooke. Queen Sara has sent a make-believe-gram to inform Robert Troll that she will be back soon.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about different ways to express your feelings as you play.


As Mister Rogers leaves to visit Mr. Wilmouth, Let's Be Together Today and Won't You Be My Neighbor play in the background.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Jean Wilmouth




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: Betty Aberlin, Bob Trow, Jean Wilmouth
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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