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Episode 1094

Air Date: March 12, 1970
Previous Episode: 1093
Next Episode: 1095

Mister Rogers arrives with cut-outs of an upper case and lower case "B." After Mister Rogers talks about various words that start with B, Picture Picture shares a film about the letter B. Spreading a blanket on the floor, Mister Rogers takes a seat and sings You're Growing.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Coach Saunders is inside the castle with his boys as they demonstrate various exercises for Queen Sara and King Friday. Coach Saunders shows pieces of athletic equipment used in football and baseball. When King Friday orders one of each piece for the new baby, Queen Sara and Coach Saunders have to explain that the baby would not be able to participate in such sports until he is much older.

Handyman Negri arrives and informs King Friday that a castle window has been broken. When they discover that Lady Elaine Fairchilde has broken the window with her ball and bat, King Friday takes her bat away until she fixes the window.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shows different kinds of balls used in sports and talks about how each one is different. He concludes by singing You Are Special.


As Coach Saunders and his sons exercise, Troll Talk and Everybody's Fancy play in the background.

Coach Saunders' sons, Stephen and David, are 14 and 12 years old.

The broken window at the castle is not part of the building's structure but rather a random window in the castle garden. As Lady Elaine says: "I don't remember seeing a window here before. [King Friday is] such a make-believe king he'd just put windows anywhere."

The film about the letter B also appears in Episode 1116.

Appearing In This Episode


  • David Saunders
  • Stephen Saunders




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
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Joe Negri, David Saunders, Stephen Saunders, Willie Saunders
Film: Jack Guest, Jim Stark
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

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