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Episode 1163

Air Date: March 31, 1971
Previous Episode: 1162
Next Episode: 1164

There are new neighbors moving in next door and Mister Rogers has borrowed the sign that they plan to hang outside their door. After looking at the pictures on the sign, he shares that his new neighbors -- Mr. and Mrs. Brown -- are marionette makers.

Taking a spare wooden shingle outside, Mister Rogers explains that people once painted on shingles and used them as signs to tell others what when on inside a particular building. For example, a restaurant might have a sign showing a knife and fork. Back inside, Picture Picture shows images of creative signs hung outside of businesses.

Mister Rogers goes next door to return the sign where he finds Mr. Brown hanging the sign's frame outside the door. Together they hang the sign before going inside where a variety of puppets are on display. Mister Rogers is invited to try out a few of the marionettes on the Browns' studio stage including a horse puppet.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Bob Brown has been asked to make a sign for Dr. Bill's office showing that he is a children's doctor. When he takes Ino A. Horse to Daniel's clock, he finds that Daniel has a splinter in his paw. Mr. Brown escorts Daniel to the Platypus mound where they hope Dr. Bill can help remove the splinter. With his office space much too crowded, Dr. Bill decides to move his office to Grandpere's tower where there is plenty of room. Of course, Dr. Bill is able to help Daniel remove the splinter.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers uses a hammer and nails to hang a "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" sign made by Mr. Brown. Concluding for the day, he sings Children Can.


Taking the shingle to the porch, Mister Rogers accidentally drops it and says, "That's called a dropped shingle."

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Episode Credits

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

Created by Fred Rogers
Produced and directed by Sam Silberman
Music Director: John Costa
Neighbors: W.P. Barker (uncredited), Susan Bean (uncredited), Judy Brown, Bob Brown, Bob Payne (uncredited), Audrey Roth

Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1971 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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