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Episode 1124

Air Date: April 23, 1970
Previous Episode: 1123
Next Episode: 1125

Mister Rogers arrives with an operator's telephone headset and goes to the kitchen where he uses a wire coat hanger and masking tape to make his own pretend headset. He shows pictures of various types of telephones and explains how to call the operator. Picture Picture shares a film about a telephone operator and how phone calls are connected.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Reardon is talking with King Friday on the telecan when he has the idea to make the Pineapple Can Telephone Company the focus of his opera. At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine Fairchilde has several fresh tomatoes and suggests that the opera be about the Tomato Can Telephone Company instead. Moving on to the castle, Reardon and Lady Aberlin announce to King Friday that the opera will be about pineapples and tomatoes. Before leaving, Reardon sings It's Such a Good Feeling for the king.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by with a pineapple and a tomato. After comparing the two, Mister Rogers cuts into each one to show the many ways they are different. He concludes by singing It's Such a Good Feeling.


When Mister Rogers goes to hang his jacket in the closet, the jacket and hanger fall to the floor. As he continues to sing, the jacket is picked up and hung in its proper place.

The film ends with a boy wishing his grandmother a happy birthday over the phone. As the episode transitions back to Mister Rogers from the film, Today is a Special Day plays subtly in the background.

X the Owl mentions that the telecan is owned by the PCTC -- The Pineapple Can Telephone Company.

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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: Betty Aberlin, David Newell, John Reardon
Film: Diana Dean, Norris Brock, Scott Larson

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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