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Episode 1202

Air Date: February 29, 1972
Previous Episode: 1201
Next Episode: 1203

Mister Rogers arrives with a toy which he rolls across the floor and watches as it comes back to him. Opening the toy, he shows how rubber bands make the toy work. Taking the toy outside, Mister Rogers continues playing before his son Jamie stops by with his friend Alan. The boys have yo-yos and demonstrate how they are used. Back inside, he explains that people do not need rubber bands or strings for them to come back when they go away.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll gathers some friends to play ball but does not have a ball with him. At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine Fairchilde makes a ball from old rags but when it comes to Robert Troll, he does not want to let go for fear that it will not be thrown back to him. After some convincing, Robert Troll trusts his neighbors and shares the ball.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how it can be hard to let go of some things and then sings Please Don't Think It's Funny. After sharing a film of computerized shapes, Mister Rogers goes outside where Mr. and Mrs. McFeely have brought over two small goats named Cindy and Mindy.


Opening the episode, Mister Rogers snags his sweater with the zipper.

Troll Talk plays in the background as Robert Troll walks throughout the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Lady Aberlin asks Corney if his finger is still hurt referring to the events of Episode 1183.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Alan Wilkins
  • Jamie Rogers




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Betsy Nadas, Joe Negri, David Newell, Bob Trow
and Jamie Rogers, Alan Wilkins
Computer animation courtesy of Artificial Intelligence Laboratory - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Music Director: John Costa
Directed by Bob Walsh

Produced by Family Communications, Inc. in association with WQED, Pittsburgh

The people who gave the money to make this television visit are the people of The Sears Roebuck Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1971 Family Communications, Inc.

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