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Episode 1080

Episode 1080
Topic N/A
Air Date February 20, 1970
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Today is a Special Day;
Il y Avait Une Fois;
Waiting;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a small yield sign and uses blocks as cars to explain the meaning of "yield." He talks about triangles and uses his fingers to form a triangle and then a "V." After singing Today is a Special Day, Mister Rogers askes Picture Picture to share a film about triangles.

Moving on to the kitchen, Mister Rogers puts together a small toy sailboat while he floats in the sink. He sings Il y Avait Une Fois as he thinks about a place in Paris where children sail their toy boats.

Betty Aberlin stops by to deliver a model of the Eiffel Tower made by Bob Trow.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Grandpere and Henrietta Pussycat express their concern for the King and Queen who have not yet returned from their trip to Westwood with Handyman Negri. After asking Grandpere's machine about their whereabouts, Lady Aberlin is instructed to play her triangle thirteen times. After doing so, King Friday, Queen Sara, and Handyman Negri return to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Lady Aberlin visits her Uncle Friday at the castle where she is invited inside the the S Room where King Friday will share a secret.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Waiting and talks about how waiting can be difficult. He concludes by writing the letter "V" on a piece of paper and thinking of words that start with "V."


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Notes

  • The place in Paris that Mister Rogers thinks about is part of the Tuileries Garden.
  • Since Mister Rogers calls her by her first time when she delivers the model, this episode marks the first time there is a clear distinction between "Betty Aberlin" in the real neighborhood and "Lady Aberlin" in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
  • Although Betty Aberlin delivers the Eiffel Tower model to Mister Rogers -- seemingly for the first time -- it can be seen on the shelf in the kitchen on the previous episode, Episode 1079.
  • As Mister Rogers and Betty Aberlin take a seat at the kitchen table, a boom microphone is visible above their heads.


Episode Credits

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

Producer-Writer: Fred Rogers
Associate Producer-Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Joe Negri
Film courtesty of Pan American Airways
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
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski
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 | Betty Aberlin | Lady Aberlin | Henrietta Pussycat | Grandpere | Handyman Negri | King Friday XIII

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