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Episode 1065

Episode 1065
Topic N/A
Air Date May 9, 1969
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Children Can;
Tomorrow
Guests Vija Vetra

It's a hot day in the Neighborhood and Mister Rogers arrives with a plastic pool which he takes to the yard and fills with water. As the water runs and he prepares to soak his feet, Mister Rogers sings Children Can.

Officer Clemmons arrives and joins Mister Rogers in the cool water. Although Officer Clemmons visit is short, Mister Rogers suggests that even a short rest can feel good when needed. As he puts his boots back on, Officer Clemmons sings Children Can.

Picture Picture shares a film about bare feet.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII expresses to Lady Aberlin that he does not like the way that Robert Troll talks. Queen Sara explains that the best way to understand Robert Troll is to understand his feelings. When Robert Troll arrives at the castle, he is angry because he has lost his ball. By asking about Robert Troll's feelings, King Friday is able to understand why he is upset and offers to help find the lost ball.

In the castle's D Room, Vija Vetra performs an East Indian dance while barefoot. Using her hands and feet, she is able to tell a story with her performance. After Miss Vetra finishes her performance, Robert Troll is clearly happy as he has found his magic ball. The invisible ball is tossed around by everyone in the D Room.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers explains that it is possible to communicate by using your body.


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Notes

  • During his final appearance in the Neighborhood, on Episode 1663, Officer Clemmons soaks his feet with Mister Rogers.
  • As Mister Rogers uses his arm to pretend to be an elephant, We Are Elephants plays in the background.

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: Betty Aberlin, Francois Clemmons, Bob Trow, Vija Vetra (uncredited)
Film: Diana Dean, George Boyle
Psychological Consultants: Margaret McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Assistant Producer: Hedda Sharapan
Lighting Director: Art Siegel
Art Director: Wayne Gallagher
Production Assistant: David Newell
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, Dick Reschoff
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 | King Friday XIII | Lady Aberlin | Queen Sara Saturday | Robert Troll

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