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Episode 1138

Air Date: February 24, 1971
Previous Episode: 1137
Next Episode: 1139

Mister Rogers arrives with a photograph of lions which he shares before taking viewers to the porch where he has two lion cubs on loan from the Neighborhood Zoo. The cubs explore the porch area before Mr. McFeely arrives to take them back to the zoo.

After retrieving a book from inside, Mister Rogers shows a picture of a girl wishing she was an angry lion and sings Wishes Don't Make Things Come True.

Back for a visit in the Neighborhood, Francois Clemmons stops by and sings a new opera song he has learned.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is putting the final touches on the royal waterfall. Officer Clemmons arrives at the castle where he is to serve as the waterfall singer. Communicating by walkie-talkie, Handyman Negri asks Donkey Hodie to start the windmill at Someplace Else which makes the waterfall work. Officer Clemmons sings as the water begins to flow.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers uses a dip tube to clean the aquarium. He concludes by singing I'm Proud of You.


The lion cubs are named Romeo and Juliet.

The book with the picture of a girl wishing she was an angry lion is the 1970 Mister Rogers' Songbook.

King Friday uses the "walking talking" to thank Donkey Hodie for his assistance.

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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: Francois Clemmons, Joe Negri, David Newell (uncredited)
Lion Photography: Emmy Haas

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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