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Episode 1123

Air Date: April 22, 1970
Previous Episode: 1122
Next Episode: 1124

Mister Rogers arrives with a film projector which he takes to the kitchen where another machine is set up. After explaining how Picture Picture works, Mister Rogers uses images shown on the screen as he sings One and One are Two.

Dr. Omar Khayyam Moore arrives and explains how a controlled-reader projector and a "talking typewriter" can be used to help children learn. Mister Rogers explains that the machines -- including the Trolley -- cannot do anything without people.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Reardon is at the Museum-Go-Round where he and Lady Elaine Fairchilde are using a machine that shows funny fast films. Lady Elaine also has a machine -- a phonograph -- that plays a recording of Reardon singing. After Reardon sings I Need You, he is called to the castle where King Friday requests that he prepare an opera for Friday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers pretends that wooden blocks are Lady Elaine's funny fast film machine as he watches the fast film again. He concludes by explaining that operas are stories told by singing the words. As he changes his shoes, he sings a few lines from I Need You.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Omar Khayyam Moore, PhD




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
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Omar Khayyam Moore PhD, John Reardon
Film Producer: Diana Dean

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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