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Episode 1297

Air Date: April 10, 1973
Previous Episode: 1296
Next Episode: 1298

Mister Rogers arrives with a traveling tooth brush which he shows as he mentions that he has an appointment with his dentist today. After sharing a picture book about dentistry equipment, he sings I Like To Be Told.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII anxiously awaits the arrival of Reardon and Lady Elaine Fairchilde prepares everyone to sing We Welcome You Today. She also plans to give him a gift when he arrives -- a "great big toothbrush." Reardon agrees to provide singing lessons to Yoshi Ito under the condition that she give him flying lessons. King Friday accepts these conditions as long as Reardon makes up a new opera while he is visiting Make-Believe.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers goes to his appointment with his dentist -- Dr. Watson. He invites viewers to watch as he has his teeth cleans and invites Dr. Watson to talk about proper dental care for children.

Appearing In This Episode


  • William P. Watson DDS




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Yoshi Ito, William P. Watson DDS
with John Reardon
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

1973, 1974 Family Communications, Inc.

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