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Episode 1120

Air Date: April 17, 1970
Previous Episode: 1119
Next Episode: 1121

Mister Rogers arrives with a mask and after putting it on for a brief second, he talks about how children sometimes have mixed feelings about seeing others in masks.

Mr. McFeely stops by a raccoon in a cage which he shows to Mister Rogers on the front porch. They feed crackers to the raccoon which was borrowed from the Neighborhood zoo. Mr. McFeely also delivers an invitation for Mister Rogers to attend a dance rehearsal at Betty's Aberlin's theater.

At Betty's Little Theater, Jewel Walker is rehearsing a performance with three friends. Their performance is about a family of raccoons preparing for bedtime. After rehearsing, they all put on their costumes and perform again.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about bedtime before singing Please Don't Think It's Funny.


Segments of this episode's theater performance appear in Episode 1271 and Episode 1636.

This episode does not include a Neighborhood of Make-Believe segment.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Allan Moticska
  • Gretchen Krich
  • Jane Hillyer




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: Betty Aberlin, Jane Hillyer, Gretchen Krich, Allan Moticska, David Newell, Jewel Walker
Psychological Consultants: Margaret McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Assistant Producer: Hedda Sharapan
Lighting Director: Art Siegal
Art Director: Jack Guest
Production Assistant: David Newell
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, Dick Reschoff
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski

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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