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Episode 1292

Air Date: April 3, 1973
Previous Episode: 1291
Next Episode: 1293

Mister Rogers arrives with two cans of powdered paints which he takes to the kitchen to mix with water. After showing several paintings of houses on Picture Picture, he goes to an easel in the front room where paints his own picture. Mister Rogers suggests that art could be a way of expressing anger and sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel. He then shares a film about a man making a large mural painting.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Purple Panda is sad because he does not have a birthday. Elsie Jean Platypus is painting a picture for Daniel Striped Tiger's upcoming birthday and Purple Panda explains that on Planet Purple the only color is purple. Elsie Jean offers to paint a picture for Purple Panda's birthday but learns that he does not have one.

At Daniel's clock, Francois Clemmons and Daniel are talking about birthdays as they sing Today is a Special Day. Daniel decides that he'd like to give his birthday to Purple Panda which greatly excites his purple friend.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how everyone in the real world has a birthday and sings Everybody Has a History.

Marilyn Barnett stops by to share some stretching exercises with Mister Rogers during some time she has free from teaching. Mr. McFeely delivers a sound effects record and Mister Rogers teaches him a few of the exercises. Moving inside, Mr. McFeely reminds Mister Rogers of some "sitting still exercises" that help him relax.


The only credits shown at the end of this episode are the "The people who gave the money..." screen and the final screen showing the copyright year. The credits compiled below are based on those appearing in the episode and the structure of the previous episode's credits.

Francois Clemmons mentions that his birthday is April 23rd and Mister Rogers says his is March 20th -- both their actual birthdays in real life.

Mr. McFeely reminds Mister Rogers of some "sitting still exercises" which he also mentioned in Episode 1248.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

[Abbreviated credits where shown with this episode. See the details above in the Notes.]

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: W.P. Barker, Marilyn Barnett, Francois Clemmons, 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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