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Episode 1269

Air Date: March 1, 1973
Previous Episode: 1268
Next Episode: 1270

Mister Rogers arrives with a small drum and uses various surfaces around him -- his shoes, the floor, his hands -- to tap different rhythms. He uses the drum to tap out the beat to Everybody's Fancy before singing the song itself.

Visiting Negri's Music Shop in hopes of seeing other percussion instruments, Mister Rogers finds Bob Trow minding the store while Mr. Negri is away. Mr. Trow invites Mister Rogers to the rehearsal room where his son's acapella group is practicing. They sing a medley of Mister Rogers' songs including It's Such a Good Feeling, Sometimes People Are Good, and You Can Never Go Down the Drain. Before leaving the shop, Mister Rogers purchases a wood block.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely delivers a box of chains to the factory as Corney is having a sale on swings. After trying out one of the swings, Mr. McFeely shares the news of the sale throughout the Neighborhood. X the Owl is worried that Corney is still angry with him for knocking over his boxes the previous day. Robert Troll and Corney go to the tree where they help X understand that he is a good person despite his occasional mistakes.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Good People Sometimes Do Bad Things.


Mister Rogers purchases a wood block at Negri's Music Shop. With Mr. Negri out of the shop at the time and Mr. Trow minding the store, Mister Rogers is allowed to take the block on credit with the understanding that Mr. Negri will charge him two dollars at a later time.

At the time of this episodes taping, Rob Trow is sixteen years old.

On display in Negri's Music Shop is a copy of In My Own Quiet Way -- an LP by Johnny Costa and His Orchestra.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Candy Munson
  • Diane Cukas
  • Malcolm Palmore
  • Marta Johansen
  • Rob Trow




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: David Newell, Bob Trow
and Diane Cukas, Marta Johansen, Candy Munson, Mal Palmore, Rob Trow
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa

Produced by Family Communications in association with WQED, Pittsburgh

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© 1972 Family Communications, Inc.

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