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Episode 1059

Episode 1059
Topic N/A
Air Date May 1, 1969
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Sometimes People Are Good;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with two kitchen utensils -- a spoon beater and an egg beater. In the kitchen, he warms some water on the stove and uses the beaters to add some dishwashing liquid. Thinking about bubbles, Mister Rogers mixes the solution but makes a bit of a mess on the table and sings Sometimes People Are Good.

Officer Clemmons and his wife stop by on their way to a family reunion to visit with Mister Rogers. With the Neighborhood of Make-Believe in mind, Mrs. Clemmons, a poet, has written a poem about astronauts. Before leaving, Mrs. Clemmons offers Mister Rogers some help in cleaning up the bubbles in the kitchen.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Coach Saunders is exercising with King Friday at the castle. Coach Saunders shares photos of his family -- his wife, sons, and their dog.

Meanwhile, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is using an egg beater as an "air beater" in hopes of stirring the air enough to help the rocket launch properly. When the rocket does not fly to the correct location, Lady Elaine angrily hits the it with the egg beater. Handyman Negri encourages her to make better plans and to try again while Elsie Jean Platypus becomes concerned with the safety of her husband inside the rocket.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about being angry when things don't work out as you want them to.


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Notes

  • While Coach Saunders exercises at the castle, music plays in the background including You Are Special, You've Got to Do It, and Everybody's Fancy.
  • As he prepares to leave, Mister Rogers sings a variation of Sometimes People Are Good: "The very same people who are together today / I like you that is true / You're my friend and I'm your friend too"
  • After singing Tomorrow, Mister Rogers realizes he has forgotten the egg beater in the kitchen and goes to get it while the camera (somewhat awkwardly) stays on the closet door.


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: W.P. Barker, Carole Clemmons, Francois Clemmons, Joe Negri, Willie Saunders
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 | Officer Clemmons | Mrs. Clemmons | Coach Saunders | King Friday XIII | Queen Sara Saturday | Handyman Negri | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Elsie Jean Platypus | Dr. Bill Platypus

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