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Episode 1304

Air Date: April 19, 1973
Previous Episode: 1303
Next Episode: 1305

Mister Rogers arrives with a doctor's bag and shows some of the equipment found inside. He shows the medical instruments and demonstrates a few by playing doctor with a toy bear. Mister Rogers shares a film about a time he was recently given an injection by a doctor. After the film, he talks about some of the reasons a person might get an injection -- both to feel better and to stay well.

Mister Rogers visits Francois Clemmons' studio where a group of musician friends are rehearsing together. The group -- including Francois Clemmons, Johnny Costa, Bob Rawsthorne, Michael Taylor, and Joe Negri -- share their own interpretations of a few of Mister Rogers' "sometimes songs." Joe Negri shows his electric guitar and describes how it works.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is playing sad music on his guitar because Queen Sara is still feeling sick. He picks up the tempo when X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat join in to sing You Are Special. The up-beat music makes Handyman Negri feel happier and he gathers a group of Neighbors to play music for Queen Sara. As they practice, they look forward to playing for the Queen even more when Mr. McFeely delivers the good news that the Queen is starting to recover.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the importance of talking with others when you're feeling strong feelings.


The doctor who gives Mister Rogers an injection is referred to as Dr. Farney.

Francois Clemmons refers to the song Sometimes Isn't Always as "Sometimes I Don't Feel Like Combing My Hair."

Harriett Elizabeth Cow is relaxing with a visit to the Museum-Go-Round after a hard day of work the previous day.

The musicians assembled in Make-Believe include Handyman Negri on guitar, X the Owl on harmonica, Henrietta playing a bell, Lady Elaine Fairchilde with her accordion, and Harriett Elizabeth Cow on the drum.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Francois Clemmons, John Costa, Joe Negri, David Newell, Robert Rawsthorne, Michael Taylor, Bob Trow
Mister Rogers Gets an Injection film by George Boyle
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa

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