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Episode 1287

Air Date: March 27, 1973
Previous Episode: 1286
Next Episode: 1288

Mister Rogers arrives with a model airplane which he takes to the kitchen to assemble. He remembers a time when Don Williamson demonstrated a large remote-controlled model airplane.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl offers suggestions to Handyman Negri on what makes a good airplane. Ace Bogut, a representative for the International Airplane Machine Company (IAMCO Inc.), arrives at the castle in response to King Friday's inquiry about purchasing an airplane. After showing King Friday several airplanes, Mr. Bogut recommends the Royal Flyer. Hearing about the plane's special features, King Friday is eager to order the Royal Flyer and informs Handyman Negri that he and Edgar Cooke will be the plane's pilots.

Back at the house, Elsie Neal stops by and joins Mister Rogers is trying out the model plane. She reminds him of the Browns' marionette performance and Mister Rogers realizes he has forgetten to attend. Visiting with the Browns, he apologizes for missing the performance and is invited to tomorrow's show.


The film of Don Williamson and his remote-controlled plane was originally seen in Episode 1145.

Features of the Royal Flyer include dual rivets, mink seats, hot and cold water, 24-hour wind-it-yourself clock, pull-down bunks, power steering, power brakes, foot warmers, and hand gears.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Jack Bogut, Elsie Neal, Joe Negri
The Bob Brown Marionette Company with Bob and Judy Brown, Bob Payne, Laura Bennett, Michael Brown (uncredited)
Model Airplane Film by George Boyle, Diana Dean
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa

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

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