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Episode 1409

Air Date: March 13, 1975
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Next Episode: 1410

Mister Rogers arrives wearing sunglasses and talks about how it can be concerning to a child when an adult changes their appearance. It's You I Like plays as Mister Rogers thinks about young children at play.

Francois Clemmons invites Mister Rogers along to the Brown's Marionette Theatre where they are preparing for a performance of Little Red Riding Hood.

Returning to the house, after having seen a sleeping bag in the Brown's production, Mister Rogers briefly mentions that plastic bags are not something to play with.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin wants to pretend that she is Little Red Riding Hood and asks Queen Sara to be her mother. X the Owl is afraid of wolves and would prefer not to be a wolf in Lady Aberlin's pretending; however, he agrees after Lady Aberlin suggests that he could be called a pretend wolf. Lady Elaine, wearing sunglasses, provides Lady Aberlin with a red hood and is asked to take on the role of Red Riding Hood's grandmother. Walking through the Neighborhood singing Perfectly Beautiful Day, Francois Clemmons is invited to be the woodsman.

Lady Aberlin returns to castle for the story to begin. Playing their various roles, everyone performs a fun version of Little Red Riding Hood. When they're finished, everyone enjoys some sandwiches at the Museum-Go-Round.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how children are in control of how scary their play will be. Mr. McFeely stops by and delivers a collection of sunglasses for Mister Rogers to try on.


Twenty-one years later, in Episode 1698, Mister Rogers would enter wearing sunglasses and talking about a similar topic.

The film shared in this episode is also seen in Episode 1218, Episode 1239, Episode 1312, and Episode 1371.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Francois Clemmons, David Newell
and The Bob & Judy Puppet Theatre with Bob Brown, Judy Brown, Bob Payne, Gregory Smith
"It's You I Like" film by David Troster, Christopher Chapman
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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, Johnson & Johnson, Public Television Stations, the Ford Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1975, Family Communications, Inc.

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