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Episode 1207

Air Date: March 7, 1972
Previous Episode: 1206
Next Episode: 1208

Mister Rogers arrives with a crystal radio kit which he takes to the kitchen where he assembles the radio. As he works, he mentions that one of his songs -- You've Got To Do It -- might be played on a Neighborhood radio station. Running into some problems with the radio, Mister Rogers calls Joe Negri for help. Although Mr. Negri is unable to help, he suggests Mister Rogers call Mr. McFeely who may be more familiar with crystal radios.

At the McFeely house, Mr. McFeely has his own crystal radio set up already and shows Mister Rogers how it works. After just a few moments, Mr. McFeely is able to get Mister Rogers' radio working properly. While the McFeelys and Mister Rogers listen to You've Got To Do It on the radio, they watch an animated film that Mr. McFeely thought would go nicely with the song. Mister Rogers is invited to stay for some milk and cookies as he talks with the McFeelys about how there was no television when they were young.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers sings Many Ways to Say I Love You.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is preparing to put together King Friday's television kit. He follows the instructions precisely but still had difficulty getting the television to turn on. When Corney suggests that they plug the set into an electrical outlet, the television works properly and Handyman Negri is congratulated by King Friday for a job well done.


Let's Be Together Today plays in the background as the episode transitions to the McFeely house and You've Got To Do It plays as it goes back to Mister Rogers' house. As Corney looks at the television set in Make-Believe, I'm a Man Who Manufactures plays in the background.

The radio announcer introduces Mister Rogers' song: "And now let's listen to some music. We have a favorite song of children of all ages from a fine gentleman in the Neighborhood -- Mister Rogers -- singing You've Got To Do It."

The animated film is also shown in Episode 1217 and Episode 1242.

Shortly after Mr. McFeely takes down the antenna from his porch post, one of the small evergreen trees at the base of the porch topples over.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betsy Nadas, Joe Negri, David Newell
"You've Got To Do It" animation by Andrew N. Wyeth
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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