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Episode 1253

Air Date: May 10, 1972
Previous Episode: 1252
Next Episode: 1254

Mister Rogers recalls the art work made by Ezra Keats using oil paints and water as he arrives with some paint of his own. In the kitchen, he uses a dropper to apply paint to a folded paper towel and rice paper which creates colorful designs when unfolded.

Mr. McFeely stops by and tells Mister Rogers that Mrs. McFeely will be stopping by and he'll certainly know when she does.

At Betty's Little Theater, Susan Linn is making up a story with Audrey Duck and Catalion. Mister Rogers suggests a story where Audrey Duck has made a mistake. Susan Linn runs with the idea as the story involves a picture of Catalion which was painted over by Audrey Duck.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Sometimes People Are Good before he is visited by Mrs. McFeely who arrives on a motorcycle. When Mister Rogers suggests that "it's strange to see a lady like [Mrs. McFeely] with a motorcycle, she responds that "women can do just about anything that they want to."


The artwork created by Ezra Jack Keats referred to by Mister Rogers was from Episode 1251.

There is no Neighborhood of Make-Believe segment in this episode.

Appearing In This Episode





Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Susan Linn, Betsy Nadas, David Newell
Motorcycle Courtesy of Civic Center Sports, Inc.
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

1972 Family Communications, Inc.

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