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Episode 1286

Air Date: March 26, 1973
Previous Episode: 1285
Next Episode: 1287

Mister Rogers arrives with some straw, twigs, and bricks -- all props from the current marionette production at Brown's Marionette Theatre. After describing the story of The Three Little Pigs, he explains that the story is not real -- no one can blow a house down and real pigs don't build houses. Suggesting that what happens to people make good stories, Mister Rogers sings Everybody Has a History.

At the Brown's theatre, Mister Rogers sees the marionette puppets used in the performance and a demonstration of how the houses on the set are "blown down" by the wolf.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers stops for a moment to talk with Audrey Roth who is on her way to supervise a job for Audrey Cleans Everything. He show her a stick "marionette" from the Browns'.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Miss Paulificate is teaching Purple Panda to fetch a stick. King Friday XIII asks for Miss Paulificate's assistance in contacting an airplane company so he can purchase his own plane.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers uses a stick and paper to make a pretend airplane and blocks to build a hangar. He concludes by singing Pretending and watching an animation that features himself in an airplane.


Mister Rogers continues singing Everybody Has a History as he walks to the Brown's theatre.

Miss Paulificate address Purple Panda as "Pan."

The animation is also seen in Episode 1222.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Dave Nohling, Audrey Roth
The Bob Brown Marionette Company with Bob and Judy Brown, Bob Payne, Laura Bennett
Animation: Lynn Smith
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa

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

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