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Episode 1069

Episode 1069
Topic N/A
Air Date February 5, 1970
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
Tomorrow
Guests James Hassett
Melvin Howard

Mister Rogers arrives with a new Neighborhood of Make-Believe model made by Bob Trow -- the Platypus Mound. He takes it to the kitchen where he sets up the rest of the models and talks about how he used to use his imagination to play with paper tubes.

Mister Rogers mentions that playing can make you "feel good to be alive" which leads to the other item he brought with him -- sheet music for a new song. He sings the song -- It's Such a Good Feeling -- before Officer Clemmons stops by and joins him.

Officer Clemmons invites Mister Rogers to visit the police station where they find two other officers -- Officer Hassett and Officer Howard -- performing their various police duties. The policemen demonstrate a call box and the process of dispatching officers as well as their method of organizing their responsibilities.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Dr. Bill Platypus is playing his bagpipes while Officer Clemmons sings. Meanwhile, Elsie Jean has discovered a magic recipe for making pies which inspires Lady Elaine Fairchilde to consider opening a pie restaurant.

Back at the house, Officer Clemmons talks about how his wife likes to bake real pies and concludes the day by singing It's Such a Good Feeling with Mister Rogers.


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Notes

  • Typically referred to as the Platypus Mound the model made by Bob Trow is labeled as "Platypus Holes."
  • This episode features the first performance of It's Such a Good Feeling.
  • Elsie Jean's magic pie recipe: Use 1 husband, 1 policeman, and 1 neighbor whose name begins with E. While the others sing the letters in the word "pie," the husband should say "My wife's good pie."
  • Although It's Such a Good Feeling is sung near the end of the episode, the visit still ends with Tomorrow.
  • The film segment of Officer Clemmons and Mister Rogers walking into the police station reveals that Officer Clemmons work at Police Station No. 4.

Episode Credits

Produced by WQED, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in association with Small World Enterprises, Inc. for N.E.T.

Creator and Producer: Fred Rogers
Associate Producer-Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: W.P. Barker, Francois Clemmons, James Hassett, Melvin Howard
Film: George Boyle, Diana Dean
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.

© 1970 National Educational Television and Radio Center


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Officer Clemmons | Dr. Bill Platypus | Elsie Jean Platypus | Lady Elaine Fairchilde

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