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Episode 1112

Air Date: April 7, 1970
Previous Episode: 1111
Next Episode: 1113

Mister Rogers arrives with two hourglasses -- one which he uses to show how long it takes for a minute to pass. In the kitchen, he cuts open the seashell paperweights he and Bob Trow made the previous day.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta Pussycat and X the Owl go to the Platypus mound in hopes of playing with the new baby platypus. Unfortunately, they find that Ana Platypus is far too small to play in the ways that they have planned. Dr. Bill explains to them that Ana will grow over time and will eventually be able to play with them.

Meanwhile, Mr. Anybody wants to play and finds no one home at the tree. As he talks about how he likes to take on a variety of roles, he sings Who Shall I Be Today. When X and Henrietta return home, they are excited to have someone to play with. Mr. Anybody joins them in playing dress-up and in a conversation about growing.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shares a film about children playing in the sand.


Ornithorynchus Anatinus plays in the background as X and Henrietta travel to the Platypus mound.

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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: W.P. Barker, Don Francks
Film: Virginia Bartlett, P.J. O'Connell

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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