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Episode 1122

Episode 1122
Topic N/A
Air Date April 21, 1970
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Days of the Week;
I'm Glad I'm the Way I Am;
The Clown in Me;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers talks with viewers about their morning routines before sharing the calendar he brought with him. Aftering singing Days of the Week, he mentions that Prince Tuesday is one week old today.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Nurse Miller and Handyman Negri are decorating the castle in celebration of Prince Tuesday's one-week birthday. After Handyman Negri borrows extra decorations from Lady Elaine Fairchilde, everyone gathers at the castle.

King Friday XIII announces that according to his royal family's ancient customs, one week following the birth of a prince, his father is to give away wonderful gifts (after giving himself the universe, of course). After he gives away several gifts including trees, rainbows, and sunshine, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is unhappy with her gift of the equator and takes away the party decorations. Nurse Miller is joined by Reardon in singing I'm Glad I'm the Way I Am.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers takes out a globe which he uses to describe the equator. After talking about recieving gifts graciously, he concludes by singing The Clown in Me.


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Notes

  • The gifts given away by King Friday include the following:
    • Henrietta Pussycat - The sunshine
    • Dr. Bill and Elsie Jean Platypus - Australia and Tasmania
    • Daniel Striped Tiger - The rainbow
    • Handyman Negri - All tools in the world
    • X the Owl - All the trees in the world
    • Lady Elaine Fairchilde - The equator
    • Nurse Miller - A duet sung with Reardon
  • This story line in Make-Believe is somewhat similar to the one found on the LP, King Friday XIII Celebrates.
  • This is the first public appearance of Prince Tuesday.

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, Maxine Miller, Joe Negri, John Reardon

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 | Nurse Miller | Handyman Negri | X the Owl | Henrietta Pussycat | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Daniel Striped Tiger | Elsie Jean Platypus | Ana Platypus | Dr. Bill Platypus | King Friday XIII | Reardon | Queen Sara Saturday | Prince Tuesday

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