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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Episode 1071

Episode 1071
Topic N/A
Air Date February 9, 1970
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Everything Has Its Place;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a paper bag full of groceries and shares a film which shows him shopping at the store. In the kitchen, he takes out the groceries and cut-outs of a square, a circle, and a triangle which he places in various areas of the room. Mister Rogers then takes smaller shapes and uses them to label the grocery items based on where they belong in the kitchen. With all of the groceries put away, he sings Everything Has Its Place.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is at the factory where he and Corney are preparing the last of the 111 rockits to be delivered to Lady Elaine Fairchilde for her new pie restaurant. Outside the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine reveals that her restaurant will be located inside the rocket. This causes some confusion when Dr. Bill Platypus plans to use the rocket for a trip to Someplace Else before he is persuaded by Lady Elaine to walk instead.

Back at the house, Joe Negri stops by with his guitar and plays some music he might perform at a "swinging place" such as a pie restaurant in a rocket. As he plays, Mister Rogers encourages viewers to dance before Picture Picture shares an animated "dancing kind of movie."

Returning to the kitchen, Mister Rogers cuts two pieces of bread with a round cookie cutter and uses the pieces to make a pretend banana pie. Before he leaves, he tells viewers that a doctor friend of his suggests that the best place to watch television is from far away.


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Notes

  • Each of the grocery items purchased by Mister Rogers has the brand name "Neighborhood" (Neighborhood eggs, Neighborhood chunky style peanut butter, etc.). His groceries include eggs, chunky style peanut butter, strawberry preserves, milk, granulated sugar, bread, and a cookie cutter.
  • Lady Elaine invites Handyman Negri inside the rocket for his choice of pie. She mentions some of the options offered by her pie restaurant: egg pie, banana pie, peanut butter and jelly pie, milk pie, and sugar pie.

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: W.P. Barker, Joe Negri
Film: George Boyle, Diana Dean
Animation: Diana Dean, Jack Guest
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 | Handyman Negri | Cornflake S. Pecially | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Dr. Bill Platypus | Joe Negri

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