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Episode 1313

Air Date: May 2, 1973
Previous Episode: 1312
Next Episode: 1314

Mister Rogers arrives with a slide cartridge and uses Picture Picture to share a few photos. Using the controls for Picture Picture, he makes the photos blurry and then clear. He then sings Look and Listen.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta Pussycat is upset after yesterday's arguement with Lady Elaine Fairchilde. Handyman Negri encourages Henrietta by telling her about his conversation with Lady Elaine in which she said she sometimes wishes she could be more like Henrietta. Emphasizing how both Lady Elaine and Henrietta are special in their own unique ways.

At the castle, King Friday would like Handyman Negri to add rockers to his throne. As she assists Handyman Negri, Henrietta Pussycat agrees that the rockers do not work well and that the throne was clearly not made to be a rocking chair. In her own words, Henrietta explains to King Friday that he cannot "make a rocking throne out of a throne that was not meant to rock."

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how children can do anything despite what may be considered a boy activity or a girl activity. Further discussing the importance of listening, Mister Rogers sings What Can You Hear.

At Francois Clemmons studio, Mister Rogers listens as Mary Lou Williams and Milton Suggs teach Mr. Clemmons to scat.


In her excitement to help Handyman Negri at the castle, Henrietta makes a quick exit from her doorway. Fred Rogers clearly pulls the puppet through the tree's opening too quickly as Henrietta's head hits the tree with a loud thud. Joe Negri laughs and carries on with the scene.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Mary Lou Williams
  • Milton Suggs




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Francois Clemmons, Joe Negri
With Mary Lou Williams, Milton Suggs
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.

Supplementary funds for this series have been provided by the U.S. Office of Education

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