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Episode 1182

Air Date: April 27, 1971
Previous Episode: 1181
Next Episode: 1183

Mister Rogers arrives with a large feather he found on the way in. Taking out some ink and paper, he uses the feather as a writing instrument. After mentioning that there are many different kinds of birds, Mister Rogers sings You Are Special.

Mr. McFeely delivers two sets of baseball bats and balls -- one set that is heavy and hard and another that his light and soft. After describing their differences, Mister Rogers mentions that he was accidentally hit with a bat when he was a boy. He expresses the anger he felt towards his friend before singing I'm Angry.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Nurse Miller has delivered some bandages to Dr. Bill from Dr. Frogg in Westwood. As they talk, they hear X the Owl crying and Nurse Miller sets out to investigate. She finds that X has been hurt after an object hit his wing. After Dr. Bill and Nurse Miller tend to X's wing, Lady Elaine Fairchilde comes looking for her hard ball. She is upset to learn that it was her ball that injured X and promises to play more responsibly in the future. Nurse Miller sings Many Ways to Say I Love You.

Back at the house, Francois Clemmons returns with the traffic light which he borrowed the previous day. Mr. McFeely stops by to pick up the bats and balls he delivered earlier.


When Mr. McFeely makes his delivery, he has the hard bat tucked under his arm and drops accidentally drops it on the floor as he enters the house. Rather than refilming the scene, Mister Rogers uses this opportunity to draw attention to the fact that the bat is heavy and hard.

Having just helped to bandage X the Owl's wing, Nurse Miller sings Many Ways To Say I Love You and includes the line, "There's the bandage way to say I love you."

This episodea appears to be the debut of Lady Elaine Fairchilde's red sweater (verus her darker sweater used previously).

Since Francois Clemmons had borrowed the traffic light the previous day, this episode opens with a shot of a bare wall space where the light typically hangs.

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Episode Credits

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

Created by Fred Rogers
Produced and directed by Sam Silberman
Written by Eliot A. Daley, Fred Rogers
Music Director: John Costa
Neighbors: W.P. Barker, Francois Clemmons, Maxine Miller, David Newell

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

© 1971 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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