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Episode 1265

Air Date: February 23, 1973
Previous Episode: 1264
Next Episode: 1266

Mister Rogers arrives with a new song he has written called You Are You -- as special song for the opening of Chef Brockett's new soda fountain. Sitting at the piano, he shares a portion of the song before Francois Clemmons stops by and sings You Are You in its entirety.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is at the castle teaching You Are You to Eric Kloss. When King Friday XIII introduces them to Seagull, Mr. Kloss explains that he is blind and that people "see" in different ways. Handyman Negri and Mr. Kloss play a song for Gull while they see footage of real seagulls. Lady Aberlin arrives to return Gull to X the Owl. She asks Mr. Kloss to play some train sounds with his saxophone.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits Brockett's Bakery where a celebration is underway at the new soda fountain. A band of musicians gathers to entertain the patrons. As a special surprise for Chef Brockett, Francois Clemmons joins the band to perform You Are You.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers concludes with a quiet moment on the front porch.


For his first order at the new soda fountain, Mister Rogers' asks for a rootbeer soda -- rootbeer with ice cream.

Before Francois Clemmons joins them, the band at the soda fountain plays It's You I Like.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Eric Kloss




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Francois Clemmons, Betsy Nadas, Elsie Neal, David Newell, Gladys Schenk, Bob Trow
Musicians: John Costa, Eric Kloss, Joe Negri, Robert Rawsthorne, Michael Taylor
Music Director: John Costa
Produced and Directed By: Bob Walsh
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Associate Producers: Hedda Sharapan, David Newell
Assistant Producer: Betsy Nadas
Production Assistants: Laura Perkins, Susan Peters
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David Smith
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, Dave Anthony, Dick Lasota
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski

Produced by Family Communications in association with WQED, Pittsburgh

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© 1972 Family Communications, Inc.

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