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Episode 1345

Air Date: March 15, 1974
Previous Episode: 1344
Next Episode: 1346

Mister Rogers arrives with a gift for the McFeelys' anniversary -- a wooden carving of a bird as well as a a block of wood and a set of carving knives to create their own sculpture. Of course, he explains that knives are very sharp and should only be handled by grown-ups.

After talking about how he used to build with blocks when he was a child, Mister Rogers shares a film about children playing with blocks which includes a segment showing adults building a real house.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone has gathered in the castle's U Room for the unveling of the King Monday statue. King Friday allows Prince Tuesday to pull the cord which removes the curtain around the statue.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers joins several others at the McFeelys' house where they surprise the McFeelys with a special anniversary song. Mr. and Mrs. McFeely surprise one another with the portraits they've had prepared by Elsie Neal.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers is visited by Francois Clemmons who stops by with a Funny Fast Film of the McFeelys building a snowman.


The film of the McFeelys building a snowman is also seen in Episode 1243.

Friends of the McFeelys surprised them with the following anniversary song:

Mr. McFeely and Mrs. McFeely we think you're the best in the world
All of your neighbors, yes, all of your neighbors, we wish you the best in the world
Happy Anniversary

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Francois Clemmons, Betsy Nadas, Elsie Neal, Joe Negri, David Newell, Adair Roth, Audrey Roth
Building with Blocks film by Joe Seamans
"Making a Snowman" film by Joe Seamans
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa
Bass: Michael Taylor
Percussion: Robert Rawsthorne
Writers: Fred Rogers, Guy Urban
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland PhD, Albert V. Corrado MD
Film Producer: Laura Perkins
Associate Producers: David Newell, Nan Wheelock
Assistant Producer and Associate Director: Azriel Gamliel
Assistant to the Director: Norma Franklin
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David M. Smith
Propmaster: Roy Backes
Lighting Director: Gregory King
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, David Anthony, Don McCall
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Dick La Sota

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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