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Episode 1367

Air Date: April 16, 1974
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Mister Rogers arrives with a washboard and explains how it can be used to wash clothes and also as a musical instrument. He compares the music made with a washboard to that from a piano.

At Negri's Music Shop, Mister Rogers watches as Don Riggs plays a washboard. Joe Negri joins in on the guitar and Mister Rogers plays along using the washboard he brought with him. When Mr. McFeely delivers a box of kazoos, all four men play together.

The washboard reminds Mr. McFeely of the old-fashioned washing machine at his house and he invites Mister Rogers along to see it. Mrs. McFeely shows a photograph of the apartment building where their son recently moved to.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl agrees to play the part of an apartment building owner in the new opera. Lady Elaine Fairchilde suggests that Reardon the opera be about laundry. Even though King Friday has declared that no full-time castle employees may participate in the opera, Lady Aberlin may do so as she is a "full-time niece." She is given the part of the rich woman, Miss Morgan.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shows how to make musical instruments from basic household items.


Don Riggs was a well-known Pittsburgh television icon. He appeared previously on Episode 1152Mr. Riggs passed away in February 2009.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Don Riggs




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Betsy Nadas, Joe Negri, David Newell, John Reardon, Don Riggs, Deborah Neal Stampo
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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

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