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Episode 1098

Episode 1098
Topic N/A
Air Date March 18, 1970
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Everybody's Fancy;
A Handy Lady and a Handy Man;
Tomorrow
Guests Dr. Kenneth Parkes

Mister Rogers arrives with twelve eggs of various sizes. After explaining the meaning of the word "dozen," he takes the eggs to the kitchen where he starts to label them with the names of the animals they came from. Needing some assistance, Mister Rogers calls Dr. Parkes from the Neighborhood museum to come by and help label the eggs. While he waits for Dr. Parkes to arrive, Mister Rogers sings Everybody's Fancy and Mr. McFeely stops by to deliver a book.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday and Queen Sara inform Digger Digorum that they are expecting a baby -- the first baby in the land of Make-Believe.

Meanwhile, Handyman Negri visits the Museum-Go-Round where he sings A Handy Lady and a Handy Man with Lady Elaine Fairchilde before congratulating her on winning the fast-throw competition at the boomerang contest. Elsie Jean Platypus excitedly shares news that she has laid an egg which will hatch in ten days -- before the arrival of the royal baby!

Back at the hous, Mister Rogers shares the book delivered by Mr. McFeely -- a book about animals and their eggs.


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Notes

  • Queen Sara sublty refers to Digger Digorum as King Friday's teacher insinuating that they have known each other for quite some time.
  • Dr. Kenneth Parks was the Senior Curator of Birds at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute.

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: W.P. Barker, Anna Haworth, Joe Negri, David Newell, Dr. Kenneth Parkes
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 | Mr. McFeely | King Friday XIII | Handyman Negri | Digger Digorum | Queen Sara Saturday | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Elsie Jean Platypus | Dr. Bill Platypus (voice only)

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