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Episode 1137

Air Date: February 23, 1971
Previous Episode: 1136
Next Episode: 1138

Mister Rogers arrives with a jar full of various paper clips and shows how each one is different before he sings Everybody's Fancy. After doing some stretching exercises, Mister Rogers pretends that there are people doing gymnastics for King Friday XIII.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, several gymnasts are practicing in the castle gymnasium while King Friday and Lady Aberlin watch. Lady Aberlin wants to learn how to do a cartwheel and receives instruction from the gymnasts' teacher. As King Friday and Lady Aberlin continue watching the gymnasts' impressive display of talents, water begins to leak into the gymnasium.

Outside in the castle garden, Handyman Negri and Donkey Hodie are working on the new waterfall and a pipe has become clogged causing the brief overflow into the gymnasium.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers is visited by Betty Aberlin who shares a collection of collages made by some young friends at her theater. Together they make a collage of their own.


Mister Rogers mentions that he washed his socks and that his sneakers feel stiff after spilling water on them the previous day.

King Friday indicates that the royal gymnasium is located directly beneath the castle garden.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Anne Monahan
  • Darnell Scott
  • Dick Pribis
  • Gail Santillo
  • Jim Bilec
  • Donna Demarino
  • Lowell Meek
  • Mary Fedorka




Episode Credits

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

Created and Written by Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Sam Silberman
Music Director: John Costa
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Joe Negri
Gymnasts: Jim Bilec, Donna Demarino, Mary Fedorka, Lowell Meek, Anne Monahan, Dick Pribis, Gail Santillo, Darnell Scott

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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