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Episode 1143

Air Date: March 3, 1971
Previous Episode: 1142
Next Episode: 1144

Mister Rogers arrives with a collection of drawings made by Bob Trow featuring several characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. As he shows the picture of Bob Dog, Mister Rogers accidentally rips the paper. Worried about telling his friend of the accident, he sings A Lonely Kind of Thing.

Mr. Trow is at his workshop working on other drawings when Mister Rogers arrives with the torn picture of Bob Dog. Mr. Trow is clearly disappointed, but suggests fixing the picture with tape.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the second pediatrics lesson arrives for Dr. Bill Platypus but is accidentally torn by Bob Dog. When he is found hiding at the castle, Lady Elaine Fairchilde fixes the torn lesson with her boomerang magic. The lesson suggests patting a baby gently on the back and, as they practice on a baby doll, Lady Elaine does so with far too much force. She is reminded a person must be very gentle with babies.

Returning to Mr. Trow's workshop, tape is applied to the back of the torn picture.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings It's Such a Good Feeling before Mr. McFeely stops by with a baby elephant on loan from the Neighborhood zoo. Inside, Mister Rogers uses his arm to pretend that he is an elephant.


As Mister Rogers looks at the drawings, You Are Pretty plays in the background when he shows Henrietta Pussycat. I'm a Man Who Manufactures plays when she shows Cornflake S. Pecially.

Mister Rogers goes back through the drawings as he sings It's Such a Good Feeling. As he shows King Friday's picture, he sings the line "I think I'll grow twleve inches today" in the voice of the Make-Believe king.

As Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely feed the baby elephant, We Are Elephants plays in the background.

The drawings shared in this episode are clear evidence of Bob Trow's artistic talent.


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Episode Credits

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

Created and Written by Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Sam Silberman
Music Director: John Costa
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, W.P. Barker, David Newell (uncredited), Bob Trow

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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