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Episode 1070

Episode 1070
Topic N/A
Air Date February 6, 1970
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
I'm a Man Who Manufactures;
Sometimes Isn't Always;
You Are Special;
Tomorrow
Guests None

After feeding the fish, Mister Rogers sits at the kitchen table with some extra spoons he got from the ice cream shop. Based on the idea of a young friend, Mister Rogers uses a marker to make puppets out of the spoons including one that looks like Cornflake S. Pecially.

In the Neighorhood of Make-Believe, Corney is singing I'm a Man Who Manufactures as Lady Aberlin arrives at the factory. Having forgotten to comb her hair, Lady Aberlin has been turned away from the castle by King Friday. Together with Corney, she sings Sometimes Isn't Always before they come up with the idea to create a rocking chair that combs a person's hair when they sit in it.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits Bob Trow's workshop where Mr. Trow has just completed the model of Corney's factory.

Returning to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine comes to the factory to buy 111 hair chairs to put in her new pie restaurant.

Still at Mr. Trow's workshop, Mister Rogesr watches as Mr. Trow makes a small chair out of wooden spoons and a paper cup. He takes the model factory with him as he returns to his television house where he sits with the rest of the models and sings You Are Special. He concludes for the day by showing a film about children making mud pies.


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Notes

  • Mister Rogers makes a similar spoon puppet 25 years later in Episode 1689.
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor plays in the background as Mister Rogers goes to Bob Trow's workshop. I'm a Man Who Manufactures plays as Mr. Trow reveals the newest Neighborhood of Make-Believe model -- Corney's factory.

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
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bob Trow
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.

© 1970 National Educational Television and Radio Center


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Cornflake S. Pecially | Lady Aberlin | Bob Trow | Lady Elaine Fairchilde

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