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Episode 1343

Air Date: March 13, 1974
Previous Episode: 1342
Next Episode: 1344

Mister Rogers arrives with the top piece of a plastic bird bath which he adds to the pedestal already in his back yard. Filling the bath, he observes his own reflection in the water. He remembers when he was a boy looking at his reflection in the water while his grandfather was fishing.

After thinking about other things that reflect images, Mister Rogers is visited by Audrey Roth who has an old picture frame she would like to give to the McFeelys for their anniversary. Mister Rogers suggests putting a mirror in it instead of a picture. Together they visit Bob Trow's workshop where Mr. Trow agrees to fix the frame and a mirror.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Elsie Neal updates King Friday on her progress with the commissioned statue of King Monday IX. Meanwhile, Prince Tuesday and Lady Aberlin finish a tour of the Museum-Go-Round as Lady Elaine Fairchilde sings Museum Wares. Prince Tuesday is mesmerized by his own reflection in a mirror.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings You Are You before Mr. McFeely has some fun with him by placing a toy bird in the bird bath and using a bird call. Mr. McFeely takes a moment to look at his own reflection in the water.


As Lady Elaine sings Museum Wares, several slides are seen featuring Lady Elaine and a variety of the item in her museum.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Elsie Neal, David Newell, Adair Roth, Audrey Roth, Bob Trow
"Museum Wares" slides by Steve Fairchild
"Reflections" film by David Troster, Christopher Chapman LTD
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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

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