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Episode 1485

Topic: Competition
Air Date: June 5, 1981
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Mister Rogers arrives with a flashlight and changes into a protective jacket instead of his regular sweater. He explains that he will use the flashlight and a spray bottle to try and make a rainbow. Unfortunately, Mister Rogers is disappointed when his attempt fails.

Calling Mr. McFeely for assistance, Mister Rogers is further disappointed when he cannont come over right away. To deal with his frustrations, Mister Rogers sings What Do You Do and angrily draws a rainbow on a large pad of paper.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Draw the Neighborhood Contest is coming to and end as Lady Elaine is very confident her drawing on a boomerang will be chosen as the winner. Based on King Friday's previous hints, Lady Elaine believes that the surprise prize will be "all the gold in the world."

Meanwhile, Neighbor Aber has a special attachment for the plane car that is supposed to make it rain in the Neighborhood.

The final entries for the contest are delivered and Ana Platypus is announced as the winner. King Friday announces that the prize is a rainbow but Neighbor Aber's rain attachment did not work. Since anything is possibly in Make-Believe, however, Mr. Aber pretends a rainbow and the prize appears.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shows a film about how gold is processed before Mr. McFeely and "Guard Aber" stop by with some samples of real gold. After looking at the gold, Mr. McFeely uses a projector and a prism he has brought with him to make a rainbow for Mister Rogers.


This episode is included on the DVD Kindness Collection.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Charles Altman, Carole Muller, Joe Negri, David Newell, Bob Trow
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Associate Producer: Cathy Cohen
Music Director: John Costa
Producation Manager: Sam Newbury
Art Director: Jack Guest
Properties: Bonnie M. Vaky
Technical Supervisor: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Mark Adelsheim
Production Coordinator: John Cosgrove
Assistant Director: Wayne Morris
Technical Director: Ron Vangura
Lighting Director: Frank Warninski
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Jack Arthurs, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Studio Audio: Dick LaSota
Videotape: Bob Millslagle, Don McCall
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Production Crew: Doug Coates, Kate Kearney, Jimmy Seech
Location Production: Dusty Powers, Rebo Associates
Carpenters: Rich Karapandi, Patsy Gianella
Scenic Artists: Kathy Clark, Jan Pascale
Assistant Producers: Patty Lynch, Nancy Mosser
Production Assistant: Lenny Meledandri
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Produced and Directed by Hugh Martin
Post Production: TPC Communciations, Inc.
Videotape Editor: David Belko
Audio Mixer: Bill Forsythe
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D.

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1981 Family Communications, Inc.

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