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Episode 1344

Air Date: March 14, 1974
Previous Episode: 1343
Next Episode: 1345

Mister Rogers arrives with a print of "Sunday Afternoon on the Ile de la Grande Jatte" -- a painting by Georges Seurat. Looking at the print, he explains that Seurat is known for using pointillism -- the use of small dots to create a larger image. In the kitchen, Mister Rogers makes his own painting using general pointillism techniques.

At Brockett's Bakery, Chef Brockett makes a fruit salad before showing Mister Rogers the gift he has for the McFeelys' anniversary -- a mother cat and her kitten.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Corney and Mr. McFeely are at the factory talking about tomorrow's unveiling of the King Monday IX statue. As Corney leaves for the castle's U Room (for unveiling), Mr. McFeely moves on to the tree where Henrietta Pussycat has made a needlepoint name plate for the statue. Meanwhile, inside the castle, Elsie Neal is hard at work putting the final touches on the statue.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about Roman numerals and sings Look and Listen.


In conversation with Corney, Mr. McFeely's details of King Friday's heritage do not match some previous accounts. Mr. McFeely suggests that before King Friday XIII, there was King Thursday XII (which is accurate according to the 1954 book Our Small World which suggests King Charming Thursday is Friday's father), King Wednesday XI (presumably Friday's grandfather), King Tuesday X (presumably Friday's great-grandfather), and King Monday IX (by continued logic, Friday's great-great grandfather). According to this episode's storyline, Monday is Friday's great-great-great-great grandfather.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Don Brockett, Jose Cisneros, Elsie Neal, David Newell, Adair Roth
"Sunday Afternoon on the Ile de la Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat courtesy of The Art Institute (Chicago, IL)
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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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