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Episode 1319

Air Date: May 10, 1973
Previous Episode: 1318
Next Episode: 1320

Mister Rogers enters with a glass spider which had been left for him on the porch by Mr. Zandhuis. Mister Rogers mentons that some people are afraid of spiders. He explains the importance of play when it comes to the things you are thinking about and sings Please Don't Think It's Funny.

At Elsie Neal's craft shop, Mr. Zandhuis demonstrates glass blowing as he makes another glass spider. Meanwhile, Ms. Neal is making a web for the spiders.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers shares a film about a spider spinning a web.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta Pussycat is upset because her glass cat broke when the Neighborhood was mixed-up by Lady Elaine Fairchilde. Recognizing that most everyone is upset by the Neighborhood's new arrangement, King Friday issues a royal order for Make-Believe to be retured to normal. Using her boomerang, Lady Elaine quickly returns everything to its original location. While everyone seems to be relieved, King Friday understands that some may still be angry; therefore, he announces that tomorrow there will be a "festival of mad feelings."

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel. Elsie Neal stops by to show Mister Rogers her finished web.


Please Don't Think It's Funny plays as Mister Rogers goes to the craft shop.

Henrietta is especially upset about her broken cat as it was a birthday gift from X the Owl.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Jan Zandhuis




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, William P. Barker, Elsie Neal, Joe Negri, Audrey Roth, Jan Zandhuis
Spider Film by Roy Wilcox
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa
Creative Consultant: Guy Urban

Produced by Family Communications, Inc. in association with WQED, Pittsburgh

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