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Episode 1283

Air Date: March 21, 1973
Previous Episode: 1282
Next Episode: 1284

Mister Rogers arrives with two small carpenter's horses. He explains how they are used before looking at the differences between the similar pieces. Taking out two rag dolls, he uses the carpenter's horses as pretend horses for the dolls to ride.

Mr. McFeely stops by with a board from the lumber yard which Mister Rogers uses with the carpenter's horses to make a table. Using just one of the horses with the board, he creates a seesaw for the rag dolls. Mister Rogers is invited to Mr. McFeely's home where Mrs. McFeely is caring for a horse while its owner is away.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers comments on the height of horse and measures various items using a yard stick.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is playing hide-and-seek with Purple Panda. King Friday XIII is startled when he sees Purple Panda but quickly finds that he is a friendly visitor. Lady Aberlin arrives at the castle with a horse costume which she and Handyman Negri wear as they challenge Purple Panda to a race. At the finish line -- the Museum-Go-Round -- Paul and Pauline Purple appear and demonstrate their Purple way of traveling. To travel the Purple way, one must simply think about where they want to be in order to arrive.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the many things people can do by thinking. He concludes by singing Children Can.


As Mister Rogers plays with the rag dolls on the carpenter's horses, he sings a few lines of the hobbyhorse song from Episode 0084.

The horse at the McFeelys' house is named Bramble.

Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri also wear the horse costume in Episode 1160 and Episode 1260.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Betsy Nadas, Joe Negri, David Newell, Dave Nohling
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa

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, 1973 Family Communications, Inc.

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