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Episode 1357

Air Date: April 2, 1974
Previous Episode: 1356
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The McFeelys are taking care of an owl for some friends so Mister Rogers has stopped at the library for a record of owl sounds. He arrives with the record and listens to several of the owl sounds on the recording. At the McFeelys' house, Mister Rogers learns about the young bird before watching a film about different kinds of owls.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers reads a story -- The Owl and the Pussycat.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta Pussycat and X the Owl are playing a game when Paul and Pauline Purple arrive looking for Purple Panda. Wearing new red sashes, they share that they are allowed to be different even though they look alike. Dissappearing for just a second, Paul and Pauline return having talked with Purple Panda who would like to stay with the circus.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how people can share the same name but still be very different people. He concludes by singing You Are You.


The owl being cared for by the McFeelys is named Samantha.

The Owl Correspondence School song plays in the background as the episode transitions to the McFeelys' house.

The Owl and the Pussycat is a story/poem written by Edward Lear in 1871.

Purple Panda is with the circus -- more specifically, according to X the Owl, the Zookeeni Brothers Circus.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Betsy Nadas, David Newell
"Owls" film by Roy Wilcox
Bird Sounds courtesy of Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and Houghton-Mifflin Company
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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