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Episode 1042

Episode 1042
Topic N/A
Air Date April 8, 1969
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
You Are Special;
To Go To Someplace Else;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a guitar in a case which he is keeping for a friend while she moves. He talks about moving being a busy time and warms a can of soup to give to his friend, Mrs. Saunders. As the soup warms on the stove, Mister Rogers sings You Are Special.

Mrs. Saunders stops by to pick up her guitar and spends a few moments playing and singing with Mister Rogers. After singing a folk song and putting away her guitar, Mrs. Saunders sings Where is Thumkin.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII is unhappy about the noise made by Robert Troll as he plays. Elsie Jean Platypus asks Robert Troll to help her organize a few rug samples she is considering for some decorating work at the castle. Robert Troll is not interested in the rugs and is encouraged by Elsie Jean to make his own fun.

Setting off through the Neighborhood, Robert Troll stops at the factory where Corney catches his bothering the dials on the outside of the factory. Unhappy with the intrusion and concerned with general safety, Corney instructs Robert Troll to find some place else to play.

When he discovers that Henrietta Pussycat and X the Owl are unavailable to play, Robert Troll moves on to the Platypus mound where Dr. Bill invites him to come along on a trip to Someplace Else. After Dr. Bill sings To Go To Someplace Else, he and Robert Troll move along to Someplace Else where Donkey Hodie is feeling lonely. Dr. Bill plays his bagpipes while Robert Troll starts a game of "troll ball." Noisy or not, Donkey Hodie is happy to have some company.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers plays troll ball -- a game of catch using an imaginary ball. He concludes by singing You Are Special.


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Notes

  • As Mister Rogers warms the soup, We Welcome You Today plays quietly in the background.
  • Mrs. Saunders sings a variation of a classic folk song -- Fare Thee Well (Ten Thousand Miles).
  • Where is Thumbkin is sung by Mrs. Saunders at Mister Rogers' request. She also sang this song with Mister Rogers and a group of children on Episode 0004.
  • As she talks to Robert Troll, Elsie Jean Platypus drops the stack of rug samples she is holding. While Robert Troll demonstrates troll ball, Dr. Bill drops his bagpipes.

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: W.P. Barker, Carol Saunders, Bob Trow
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 | Mrs. Saunders | Elsie Jean Platypus | King Friday XIII | Robert Troll | Cornflake S. Pecially | Dr. Bill Platypus | Donkey Hodie

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