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Episode 1149

Air Date: March 11, 1971
Previous Episode: 1148
Next Episode: 1150

Mister Rogers arrives with a reversible coat on loan from Chef Brockett. He shows how the coat can be worn two different ways and explains that the coat is too big because he and Chef Brockett are different sizes. After singing It's You I Like, Mister Rogers shows how the lining can be removed from his own raincoat.

At Chef Brockett's Bakery, Mister Rogers returns the coat after talking with Audrey Roth who is buying an upside-down cake. Chef Brockett explains how this kind of cake got its name and Mister Rogers buys a cake of his own. Back at his house, he puts his sweater on upside down.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is not happy with Chef Brockett's upside-down cake because it is only upside down when it is baking. He declares that everyone should spend the day saying the opposite of what they mean. In doing so, King Friday offends Queen Sara and Miss Paulificate before they realize he is speaking in opposites.

Back at the house, Betty Aberlin stops by with a Cinderella book with no words. As Mister Rogers looks at the pictures, Betty sings Cinderella as a Princess.


The upside-down cake purchased by Mister Rogers cost 59 cents.

As the episode transitions from the bakery to Mister Rogers' house, Won't You Be My Neighbor plays in the backgroung.

Mister Rogers mentions that the Cinderella book is "illustrated by Jack Guest." Mr. Guest was the longtime art director for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

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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, Don Brockett, Audrey Roth, Gladys Schenk (uncredited)

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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