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Episode 1164

Air Date: April 1, 1971
Previous Episode: 1163
Next Episode: 1165

Mister Rogers arrives with a collection of books written by Ezra Jack Keats. Moving to the couch, he shares the book Hi, Cat! with viewers.

Mr. Keats himself stops by with a press sheet of one of his books. He explains to Mister Rogers the process that a book goes through when it is published as they view a film showing books being printed.Mr. Keats also shares two paintings -- one of his parents and another of the rooftop of the building where he lived as a boy.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Miss Paulificate is cleaning at the Eiffel Tower as she talks to Grandpere about her interest in the French language. Moving on to the Museum-Go-Round, Miss Paulificate chats with Lady Elaine Fairchilde who declares that cleaning is not a proper job of a woman. According to Lady Elaine, Miss Paulificate should be "a president, or a doctor, or a king, or a vice president." Miss Paulificate expresses her enjoyment of her work and the pride she takes in her talents.

Miss Paulificate departs just as Brenda Joyce, a book editor, arrives looking for Grandpere who is writing a book about French-friend potatoes. Mr. McFeely accompanies her to the Eiffel Tower where she shows Grandpere a draft of his book -- Pommes Frites. Lady Elaine says she would like to write a book about all of the things girls can do. Ms. Joyce sings It's You I Like.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about creating stories before singing It's You I Like.


Included in the collection of books by Mr. Keats are the following titles:

W.P. Barker is credited in this episode; however, none of the usual characters he voices appear. This credit may be in error.

Grandpere's book -- Pommes Frites -- features his own image on the cover. According to the book's cover, Grandpere's full name is Henri Frederique de Tigre.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Ezra Jack Keats




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, Brenda Joyce, Ezra Jack Keats, David Newell, Audrey Roth
Film: The Latent Image

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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