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Episode 1331

Air Date: February 25, 1974
Previous Episode: 1330
Next Episode: 1332

Mister Rogers arrives with a battery-operated circus toy which he has borrowed from Elsie Neal. He demonstrates the toy in the kitchen and explains how it works. Before returning the toy, he sings Everything Grows Together.

At Elsie Neal's Craft Show, Ms. Neal shows Mister Rogers a collection of circus miniatures and a film made with similiar miniatures. After the film, she uses a paper plate to make clown face.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is growing frustrated as Purple Panda tries to teach her how to balance a ball on her nose. Talking about the circus, Purple Panda shares that he misses the circus and his friends he met there. When King Friday XIII suggests that he would like the circus to visit the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, he is surprised to learn that they have already gone to another neighborhood.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how it is important to tell people when you want something -- otherwise, they will not know. The day concludes when Mr. McFeely stops by with a film about a circus school.


To think about the fact that the circus is not available to visit Make-Believe, King Friday says he will be going to the castle's C Room to "concentrate on circuses coming."

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Elsie Neal, David Newell, David Nohling
"Miniature Circus" film by Steve Fairchild in cooperation with The Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, IL)
"Circus School" film by John Staub, Rita Andrisevic in cooperation with Florida State University
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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

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