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Episode 1191

Air Date: May 10, 1971
Previous Episode: 1190
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Mister Rogers arrives with a chameleon and explains how it adapts to its surroundings. He goes on to sing It's You I Like after explaining that human beings have skin that does not change color. Using an animated film of animals against various backgrounds, Mister Rogers talks about camouflage.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, final preparations are being made for Lady Elaine Fairchilde's book show as Brenda Joyce goes to the castle in order to retrieve a book about reptiles from King Friday. Mr. McFeely delivers a live chameleon from the Westwood Zoo to the castle where King Friday invites everyone to come see it. Mrs. Joyce explains that Lady Elaine will be very upset if everyone comes to the castle instead of the book show.

Learning of King Friday's neighborhood-wide invitation to the castle, Lady Elaine becomes angry and turns the Neighborhood of Make-Believe upside down.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about disappointment and explains the difference between cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals. Mr. McFeely arrives to retrieve the chameleon and invites Mister Rogers outside to see a pair of guinea pigs on loan from Patti Daley who stops by to pick them up.


Mister Rogers does not wear a sweater in this episode and opts for more casual attire than viewers are used to. He explains that he is wearing a "day off shirt" with no tie.

Look and Listen plays in the background during the animated film.

Patti Daley is the wife of one-time Small World/FCI Executive Vice-President, Eliot Daley.

The animated film is also seen in Episode 1258 and Episode 1437.

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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, Brenda Joyce, David Newell, Patti Daley
Animation: Lynn Smith

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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