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Episode 1107

Episode 1107
Topic N/A
Air Date March 31, 1970
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
Ornithorhynchus Anatinus;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with two pieces of cardboard which he puts together to make a pretend suitcase. As he works, he sings It's Such a Good Feeling. When the suitcase is complete, Mister Rogers watches a film about how people make real suitcases.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. Anybody arrives at the clock with an empty suitcase for King Friday's suitcase play. Daniel tells him about Ana, the new baby platypus. Approaching the Platypus mound, Mr. Anybody is joined by Dr. Bill Platypus in singing Ornithorhynchus Anatinus.

When Lady Elaine Fairchilde shows up at the mound, she encourages Mr. Anybody to pick up his empty suitcase. Doing so, he finds that it is suddenly very heavy and opens it to find a large rock inside. The rock is marked with the letters LEF -- clearly the mischievous work of Lady Elaine herself.

At the castle, Mr. Anybody discusses early plans for the suitcase play with King Friday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers adds water to an empty glass to show that filling something up often makes it heavier.


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Notes

  • Mr. Anybody arrives in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe as himself, not in a different role as usual. His explanation is that King Friday asked for Mr. Anybody, not for someone else.
  • A different film about how people make suitcases is seen in Episode 1600.

Episode Credits

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

Producer-Writer: Fred Rogers
Associate Producer-Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: W.P. Barker, Don Francks
Film: Diana Dean, George Boyle
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. Anybody | Daniel Striped Tiger | Dr. Bill Platypus | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | King Friday XIII

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