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Episode 1204

Air Date: March 2, 1972
Previous Episode: 1203
Next Episode: 1205

Mister Rogers arrives with an empty milk carton which he takes to the kitchen and uses to make a paddle wheel boat propelled by a rubber band. As he works, he sings It's You I Like. In the back yard, Mister Rogers has a small pool of water where he shows how the paddle boat works.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Corney is staining a new chair and Robert Troll offers to help. With the job complete, Corney suggests that Robert Troll should dispose of the excess stain in the creek next to the factory. Slightly hesitant, Robert Troll does as he is instructed and quickly realizes that he has polluted the water.

At the castle, King Friday and Queen Sara are enjoying the waterfall when the polluted water begins to pour through. Donkey Hodie and Robert Troll are sent to find the source of the dirty water which they discover outside the factory. Explaining the situation to King Friday, Corney is instructed not to make any more Rockits until he finds a clean way to do so.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers uses some of the water from the pool to water his plants. As he does so, he talks about how it feels to be scolded for doing something wrong. He concludes by singing Sometimes People Are Good.


As Mister Rogers mentions Corney, and several times during Make-Believe, I'm a Man Who Manufactures plays in the background.

As the dirty water begins to flow from the castle waterfall, King Friday notices its foul smell: "I seem to smell something. Has Prince Tuesday done poo poo in his diaper?"

In Episode 1218, King Friday refers to the pollution of the creek when Lady Aberlin mentions that Corney is making tables and chairs: "Without polluting the stream, I trust."

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbor: Bob Trow
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

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