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Episode 1189

Air Date: May 6, 1971
Previous Episode: 1188
Next Episode: 1190

Mister Rogers arrives with ingredients to make homemade ice cream. After describing how ice cream is made, he calls Chef Brockett for a recipe. Chef Brocket suggest bringing the supplies to the bakery.

At Brockett's Bakery, Mister Rogers and Chef Brockett mix the ingredients according to the recipe and begin the process of making the ice cream.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Ana Platypus is sucking on her hand and Handyman Negri, X the Owl and Daniel Striped Tiger cannot understand why. After speculation that Ana is lonely or frustrated, Dr. Bill and Elsie Jean explain that babies sometimes suck on their hands for pleasure.

Back at the bakery, the ice cream is ready and Chef Brockett prepares an ice cream cone for Mister Rogers.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers shares a film about how ice cream is made in a factory and sings It's Such a Good Feeling. Concluding for the day, he explains that Ana Platypus does not have hands like people -- he feet are webbed.


The ingredients used for the ice cream are the usual "Neighborhood" brand products.

As Mister Rogers arrives at the bakery, he is carrying the ice cream maker and the bag of ingredients. A woman leaving the bakery sees this and holds the door open for him. Mister Rogers makes a point to explain that it is good manners to hold the door for others -- especially when they have their hands full.

Ornithorhynchus Anatinus plays in the background as the episode transitions to Make-Believe.

As X arrives at the Platypus mound, he is singing: " It's a beautiful day at the platypus mound..."

As Mister Rogers and Chef Brockett are removing the ice cream from the maker, a child in a red shirt can be seen peeking underneath the doors to the kitchen. The camera slowly zooms in to remove the child from the shot.

This child can be seen a moment later in the front of the bakery as Mister Rogers is leaving.

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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, Don Brockett, Joe Negri, Gladys Schenk

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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