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Episode 1280

Air Date: March 16, 1973
Previous Episode: 1279
Next Episode: 1281

Mister Rogers arrives with a collapsable felt board which he takes to the kitchen table where he uses pieces of of felt to make colorful designs. He thinks about the shapes moving on their own and arranging themselves to look like objects such as a house and a boat.

At Negri's Music Shop, Mister Rogers tries out a new accordian. Joe Negri joins him on guitar as they play a wonderful instrumental of Everybody's Fancy. Mister Rogers thinks he may practice the accordian for the upcoming variety show.

Mr. McFeely stops by the shop to practice a tap dance routine he is planning for the variety show. He and Mr. Negri go into the back room while Mister Rogers watches the music shop.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde has ordered an accordian and Handyman Negri helps Mr. McFeely by delivering it to the Museum-Go-Round. Thrilled to start playing her new accordian, Lady Elaine surprises Handyman Negri with her musicial talent.

At Someplace Else, Mr. McFeely is making a delivery as Lady Elaine arrives to show off her talent and is introduced to Harriett Elizabeth Cow. Ms. Cow compliments Lady Elaine on her accordian playing and expresses her interest in seeing the Museum-Go-Round. Much to Lady Elaine's surprise, she and Harriett Elizabeth Cow have many common interests.

Back at the music shop, Mr. McFeely continues practice his tap dance routine as Mister Rogers and Mr. Negri play Everybody's Fancy. With the variety show in mind, Mister Rogers decides to purchase the accordian.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers is visited by Mrs. McFeely who asks him to play Everybody's Fancy on his new accordian so she can prepare for her part of the McFeelys' tap dance routine.


When she stops by Mister Rogers' house, Mrs. McFeely does not actually practice her tap dance routine. Instead, she just wants to get the "tune [of Everybody's Fancy] in mind" so she can rehearse on her own.

Lady Elaine Fairchilde mentions that took accordian lessons when she was young. Her teacher was "Frances Pebiola in Latrobe."

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betsy Nadas, Joe Negri, David Newell
Film Animation by Jack Guest
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Associate Producers: Betsy Nadas, David Newell
Assistand Producer: Laura Perkins
Production Assistant: Azriel Gamliel
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David Smith
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, David Anthony, Dick LaSota
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski

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

The people who gave the money to make this television visit are the people of The Sears Roebuck Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1972, 1973 Family Communications, Inc.

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