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Episode 1373

Air Date: April 24, 1974
Previous Episode: 1372
Next Episode: 1374

Mister Rogers arrives with a lightship basket filled with supplies needed to dye eggs. Taking it to the kitchen, he demonstrates how color the eggs using oil-based dye. Having uniquely colored three of the eggs and leaving three uncolored, Mister Rogers sings Everybody's Fancy. With him, he also has a egg dyed with beautiful color and detail as well as a film about how this artistic egg was created.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Neighborhood is decorated with printed signs that X the Owl has created during his current Owl Correspondence School lessons. Lady Aberlin is very happy with her new "printed dress" decorated with colorful letters and goes to the castle to show it to Queen Sara Saturday. King Friday XIII is curious about the new OCS teacher but still claims to be too busy to meet Professor Scanlon.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers invites Marilyn Barnett to visit for some outdoor exercise.


Referring to the times he tosses his shoe in the air as he changes into his sneakers, Mister Rogers mentions that a young friends recently said to him: "You're the man who throws that shoe, aren't you?" In typical Mister Rogers fashion, he puts the child's mind at ease: "Yes, but I never get hurt because I don't throw it very far."

With the tree in Make-Believe randomly covered in printed letters, the letters "X" and "HP are strategically placed outside X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat's doors.

Excited about his printing lessons, X the Owl recites a poem about his skills to Bob Dog:

We've printed letters and lists
Twelve alphabets and boxes and labels and signs
A number of books
A few for cooks
And cartons and letters and rhymes

Everything anyone wants we print
We're master and student
We print and we're prudent
We're X and Tim Scanlon are we
My OCS teacher is he

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Marilyn Barnett, Tim Scanlon, Bob Trow
"Egg Painting" film by Dusty Nelson
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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

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