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Episode 1356

Air Date: April 1, 1974
Previous Episode: 1355
Next Episode: 1357

Mister Rogers arrives with a small red box containing a collection of slides he shows using Picture Picture. The slides include images of random objects which Mister Rogers shows once and then again at a much faster pace. He talks about how some people like to do things quickly while others prefer moving more slowly.

Sitting on the sofa, Mister Rogers continues reading History of Planet Purple telling the story of the planet where everything was the same until the arrival of Lady Elaine Fairchilde. When Paul and Pauline Purple follow Lady Elaine back to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, they discover that people and things can be different from one another. They return to Planet Purple to tell the others and more variety starts to become evident.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll is teaches Queen Sara to sing Troll Talk. Paul and Pauline Purple return to Make-Believe to share some news with Purple Panda. Laws have changed on Planet Purple and Purple Panda is now allowed to return.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Everybody Has a History. He concludes by turning the water on and off in the kitchen and bathroom. He thinks about a young friend who manages to operate faucets despite being blind.


The changing laws on Planet Purple refer to Episode 1284 when Purple Panda was banished from his home planet for rocking in a chair.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbor: Bob Trow
Film by Christopher Chapman, Ken Post
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

1974, 1975 Family Communications

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