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Episode 1262

Air Date: February 20, 1973
Previous Episode: 1261
Next Episode: 1263

Mister Rogers arrives with a microscope which he takes to the kitchen and uses to take a closer look at a few items -- a dandelion petal, a sample of pond water, and a small piece of soap.

Mr. McFeely stops by to return the Santa Claus outfit which Chef Brockett had borrowed. He clips a small piece of string from the package and looks at it under the microscope.

Mister Rogers visits the Neighborhood barbershop where he gets a haircut from Nick Failla. He saves a few hairs from the trim to look at under the microscope when he returns to the house.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is eager to cut everyone's hair -- especially Santa Claus' hair. After it is explained to her that she is not allowed to cut hair without permission, Santa shows her that she can make pretend hair from paper and cut all she wants. Lady Elaine shows her appreciation by making it snow for Santa.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers cuts paper with scissors and sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel.


After Mister Rogers changes his shoe as he opens the episode, he makes a curious comment which seems to suggest that a young viewer may have hurt herself as she immitated his shoe toss: "I heard of somebody who threw her shoe up in the air and it came down and hit her. Don't throw it too high. No, I don't want anybody to get hurt with rising and falling shoes."

I Like to Be Told plays in the background as Mr. Failla prepares Mister Rogers for his haircut.

As Mister Rogers arrives at the barbershop, Jack Guest -- longtime Neighborhood Art Director -- is just finishing his own haircut. Leaving the barbershop, Mister Rogers greets the next patron, "Lee."

Mister Rogers also receives a haircut from Mr. Failla in Episode 1634.

When Lady Elaine calls out to Mr. McFeely, a humorous exchange takes place:

Mr. McFeely: "Oh, Lady Elaine, you gave me a start!"
Lady Elaine: "Better than a finish!"

In the back corner of Mr. Failla's barbershop is a display for Ajax Unbreakable Pocket Combs.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Nick Failla, David Newell
Paramecia film by Oakley-Thorpe
Music Director: John Costa
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh

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

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© 1972 Family Communications, Inc.

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