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Episode 1109

Air Date: April 2, 1970
Previous Episode: 1108
Next Episode: 1110

Mister Rogers arrives with two gerbils in a cage which he takes to the kitchen where he gives them a water bottle. After talking about how living things grown, he sings You're Growing.

Mister Rogers visits the McFeely house to pick up some gerbil food and finds Mr. McFeely looking after a St. Bernard named Baron. Mr. McFeely leaves for an important delivery after Mister Rogers offers to stay with Baron.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Bob Dog is at the tree where Lady Elaine Fairchilde and X the Owl are helping him practice for his role as the pet in the upcoming play. Mr. Anybody arrives dressed for his role as the vet. They decide the title of the play will be "Let the Vet Get the Pet."

At the castle, King Friday XIII and Henrietta Pussycat are discussing the play when Mr. Anybody arrives to announce the play's title. Bob Dog excitedly climbes the side of the castle which angers King Friday. Mr. Anybody uses his stethoscope to check King Friday's heart and finds that it is strong. King Friday decides that the play will be presented by the Suitcase Players in the castle's S Room (for stethoscope, strong, and suitcase).

Back at the McFeely's house, Mr. McFeely returns with Baron's owner, Mrs. Simmons. With her, she has a puppy -- Baron's son, Amos.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers feeds the gerbils and spends some time talking about words that rhyme and looking at different kinds of squash.


Amos returns to Mister Rogers' house as a full grown dog in Episode 1154.

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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: Don Francks, David Newell, Lois Simmons, Bob Trow (uncredited)

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

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