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Episode 1234

Air Date: April 13, 1972
Previous Episode: 1233
Next Episode: 1235

Mister Rogers arrives with a collection of sea shells which he takes to the sand table in the back yard. Looking at the differences between them, he talks about the beach and thinks of walking in the sand.

Francois Clemmons stops by meet with the Browns about renting out a room in their theater for his music studio. Bob and Judy Brown welcome Francois to their theater. Mister Rogers is introduced to one of the Browns' marionettes -- a clown named Gus -- before Francois Clemmons sings It's Such a Good Feeling.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henreitta Pussycat and Francois Clemmons grow concerned that X the Owl may be taking his appreciation of Benjamin Franklin too far when X refuses to respond when addressed by anything other than "Benjamin Franklin."

Meanwhile, at the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine Fairchilde has reached Jupiter and sends back an image of sea shells that she has seen. She also informs X that no one on Jupiter has heard of Benjamin Franklin; however, she has told them all about X and everyone else in Make-Believe. Driving home the point that X himself is important -- whether or not he is dress up like Benjamin Franklin -- Francois Clemmons and Henrietta Pussycat sing It's You I Like.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how each person is special before Mrs. McFeely stops by with a sea shell of her own.


Making arrangements to use a portion of the Browns' theater for his music studio, Francois Clemmons mentions that he will be staying in New York as "most of his work is there." He will travel back to the Neighborhood occasionally to give voice lessons.

Lady Elaine Fairchilde plays a prominent role in this episode's Make-Believe segment; however, she does not appear on camera. Only her voice is heard as she communicates from Jupiter through the squawk box.

David Newell is listed as a "Neighbor" in this episode's credits, but he does not appear on camera.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Francois Clemmons, Betsy Nadas, Joe Negri, David Newell, Audrey Roth and The Bob Brown Marionette Co.
Film: Christopher Chapman
Music Director: John Costa
Directed by Bob Walsh

Produced by Family Communications, Inc. in association with WQED, Pittsburgh
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© 1972 Family Communications, Inc.

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