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Episode 1146

Air Date: March 8, 1971
Previous Episode: 1145
Next Episode: 1147

Mister Rogers arrives with four light sockets of various sizes mounted on a board. In the kitchen, he uses different kinds of light bulbs to fit into each socket. After Picture Picture shares a film about how people make light bulbs, Mister Rogers opens the traffic light to replace a burned out bulb and thinks about children playing a stop and go game.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Officer Clemmons is guarding the castle while King Friday takes a nap. When Lady Elaine Fairchilde refuses to be quiet, King Friday is disturbed. Since he was ready to wake up from his nap anyway, he invites Officer Clemmons inside to see Prince Tuesday.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine encourages others to be noisy as she plays a bird-watching record at a noisy and fast pace. After Officer Clemmons sings a bird-watching song, Lady Elaine asks for quiet so they they might watch for birds.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings a few lines from Sometimes People Are Good before he is visited by Josh and Walter -- two boys who enjoy bird watching. The boys share drawings of birds they have seen before Mister Rogers asks for their help in identifying pictures of birds.


The bird-watching record played by Lady Elaine Fairchilde is Peterson's Field Guide to Bird Songs. According to Amazon, "A Field Guide to Bird Songs is the best-selling collection of bird songs ever recorded."

Officer Clemmons' song about birdwatching is sung to the tune of Mozart's "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja" -- a song about a birdwatcher which Reardon sang in his first appearance on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Josh Van Buskirk
  • Walter Schrading




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: Francois Clemmons, Walter Schrading, Mary Sweenie, Josh Van Buskirk
Roger Tory Peterson's Field Guide to Bird Songs by permission of the publishers, Houghton Mifflin Company and Laboratory of Orinthology Cornell University
Bird Photography by Robert Klopman, John Lane, Harold Mayfield, O.S. Pettingill, Charles Platt Jr., Chandler Robbins, Sally Spofford, W.R. Spofford, James Tate

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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