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Episode 1315

Air Date: May 4, 1973
Previous Episode: 1314
Next Episode: 1316

Joe Negri stops by just as Mister Rogers finishes changing into his sweater and sneakers. Mr. Negri informs Mister Rogers that the ukulele he brought to the music shop has sold and gives him his share of the profits.

In the kitchen, Mister Rogers uses pieces from a carrot and an onion to make food coloring prints on construction paper.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl is excited to deliver the rocking throne to King Friday as Corney adds the final touches to its upholstrey. When Corney decides to add decorative embroidery and Miss Paulificate offers her needlepoint talents, X grows impatient. Luckily, Miss Paulificate has two nearly-completed embroiderly on hand that perfectly fits the throne. X struggles to wait "less than an hour but more than a minute" while Miss Paulificate finishes her work. In the end, everyone is happy with the final product and proudly delivers the rocking throne to King Friday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits Negri's Music Shop where two Nigerian drummers are performing. They demonstrate various instruments and the ways they are able to communicate through their drumming.


Mister Rogers' ukulele sold at Negri's Music Shop was sold to a boy who bought it for his sister. Joe Negri keeps 15% of the profits for himself.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Femi Fasanya
  • Shoba Ayandele




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Debbie Neal, Joe Negri, Audrey Roth
and Shoba Ayandele, Femi Fasanya
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa
Writers: Fred Rogers, Betsy Nadas
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Associate Producers: Betsy Nadas, David Newell
Assistant Producer: Laura Perkins
Production Assistant: Azriel Gamliel
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David Smith
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, David Anthony, Dick LaSota
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski

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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