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Episode 1332

Air Date: February 26, 1974
Previous Episode: 1331
Next Episode: 1333

Mister Rogers says that on the way in, he crossed paths with a man who makes things out of balloons who asked him for directions to the McFeelys' house. Inside, Mister Rogers takes out two balloons of his own and compares them in size and shape. He then shares a film about how balloons are made.

It is night time near the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and Oliver Circus Clown is looking for Purple Panda. He asks Trolley to find Purple Panda and tell him that his friend is on his way. Meanwhile, in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Purple Panda has been up all night himself in hopes of finding his circus friends and is excited when Trolley passes through with one of Oliver's balloons. When morning comes, Oliver finds the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and Purple Panda.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the feelings that come with missing someone.

At the McFeelys', Mister Rogers joins Mrs. McFeely on the porch as Mr. Kamin shows how he makes balloon sculptures.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers concludes by singing You Are Special.


Mr. Kamin took a wrong turn after getting directions from Mister Rogers. According to Mrs. McFeely, he "took a left down at Negri's instead of a right."

Appearing In This Episode


  • Sam Kamin




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Scott Bill Burns, Samuel P. Kamin, Betsy Nadas, David Nohling
"How Balloons Are Made" film by Steve Fairchild in cooperation with Oak Rubber Company
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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

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