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Episode 1166

Air Date: April 5, 1971
Previous Episode: 1165
Next Episode: 1167

Mister Rogers arrives with a bag of groceries which he takes to the kitchen. After shelling a peanut, he asks Picture Picture to share a film about the growing and gathering of peanuts. He then sings I'm Interested in Things as he puts away the groceries.

At Bob Trow's workshop, Mister Rogers sees a full-size cardboard cut-out of himself. Mr. Trow has also created cut-outs of Betty Aberlin, Audrey Roth, Mr. McFeely, Chef Brockett, Joe Negri, and Reardon. When they place a false mustache on the cut-out of Reardon, Mr. Trow suggests that he looks like an organ grinder.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Reardon is dressed as an organ grinder and is carrying a live monkey named Elizabeth. The false mustache he is wearing makes it difficult for those in Make-Believe to recognize him. After visiting with Daniel Striped Tiger and Miss Paulificate, Reardon releases Elizabeth to the factory while he talks with X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat and plays with Ino A. Horse.

Back at the workshop, Mr. Trow has created a small cut-out of Ino A. Horse and shows a cut-out of himself dressed as a monkey.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers makes peanut butter using butter and fresh peanuts.


The labels on all of the grocery items show that they are "Neighborhood" brand foods.

While all of the groceries are carefully rebranded, a few close-ups show that the twist ties used are likely labed with the Glad brand logo.

The cut-out of Mister Rogers was made using an outline that Bob Trow made of him in Episode 1158.

Daniel Striped Tiger give a welcome sign to Reardon and the monkey promptly takes a bite from it.

A copy of the Mister Rogers Songbook can be seen at Mister Rogers' house near the Trolley track in this episode.

I'm a Chef plays in the background as Bob Trow shows the cut-out of Chef Brockett. Looking at a picture of a monkey, I'm the Monkey's Uncle (from the Uncle of the Monkey opera) plays. While Mister Rogers and Bob Trow pretend that the cut-outs are watching a football game, the Tame Tiger March plays. As Mister Rogers makes peanut butter, You've Got To Do It plays.

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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: John Reardon, Audrey Roth, 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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