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Episode 1298

Air Date: April 11, 1973
Previous Episode: 1297
Next Episode: 1299

Mister Rogers arrives with a book about animals which includes an image of each animal's teeth. He shares the book with viewers before watching a film about animals.

Francois Clemmons calls Mister Rogers to be sure everything is okay at his studio while he is away. Mister Rogers assures him that all is well before making his daily visit to check on the studio. While playing the electric piano, he hears the sound of a duck outside and finds Mr. McFeely with a collection of instruments which make animal sounds. Sitting on the floor of the studio, Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely try the various instruments which had been ordered by Mr. Clemmons.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin shares the news of a new opera with Harriett Elizabeth Cow who doubts there would be a way for her to be part of the production. Reardon arrives and tells Lady Aberlin and Harriett of Handyman Negri's suggestion that the opera to be set on a farm. Harriett and Lady Aberlin are offered the roles of the cows -- a mother and daughter -- and it is decided that Reardon will be a farmer. At the castle, King Friday XIII and Handyman Negri are intrigued when they learn these new details.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers concludes by singing Just For Once.


I Like To Take My Time plays as Mister Rogers walks to Francois Clemmons' studio.

Reardon excuses himself from the opera planning as he has a flying lesson with Yoshi Ito in "three and a half."

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Joe Negri, David Newell, Bob Trow
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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