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Episode 1131

Air Date: February 15, 1971
Previous Episode: 1130
Next Episode: 1132

Mister Rogers arrives with several pieces of construction paper. Tearing an opening in one piece, he opens the flap to reveal the colors of other pieces underneath. Through an animated film, Mister Rogers pretends that that colored paper is moving and creating shapes by itself.

Mary Sweenie and her daughter Meghan stop by and invite Mister Rogers to come see them tomorrow. After they leave, Mister Rogers uses the music from the animated film to encourage viewers to make up a dance.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Cousin Mary Owl wants to meet King Friday XIII and X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat try to help find a reason to introduce them. Handyman Negri arrives at the tree looking for someone who can write fast and it just so happens that Cousin Mary knows shortwing (the owl version of shorthand, of course). With a "wing book" and a feather pen provided by X, Cousin Mary prepares to dictate a message from the King.

At the castle, King Friday declares that babies get too much attention and that the babies in Make-Believe shall receive only one hour of attention each day. It becomes clear that King Friday is feeling that Prince Tuesday requires a great amount of attention and when Cousin Mary offers to help with the Prince, King Friday reconsiders his decree.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers watches a film about how people make construction paper. He concludes by singing I'm Proud of You.


The title "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" does not appear anywhere in the opening sequence.

Mister Rogers mentions that "over the weekend, [he and some friends] came over [to the television house] and painted."

This was the final episode featuring the NET building in the Neighborhood model.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in association with Small World Enterpriese, Inc. for N.E.T.

Creator-Writer: Fred Rogers
Producer-Director: Sam Silberman
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Joe Negri, Mary Sweenie, Meghan Sweenie
Film: Diana Dean, George Boyle
Animation: Jack Guest

Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1970 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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