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Episode 1382

Air Date: May 7, 1974
Previous Episode: 1381
Next Episode: 1383

Mister Rogers arrives with a house blueprint and puts together a model house with a similar layout. Encouraging viewers to build their own houses out of blocks or other supplies, he sings Pretending.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is looking over a blueprint-style drawing of the castle as she makes final plans for tomorrow's wedding. She tries on her wedding dress and expresses little concern when Handyman Negri arrives with news that Corney appears to be leaving on a business trip. Talking with Corney himself, Lady Elaine is disappointed to learn that he never had any knowledge of their engagement or intent to marry her. Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri help Lady Elaine to work through her feelings after she realizes she only wanted the wedding -- not the actual partnership of a real marriage.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers goes to Negri's Music Shop where Professor Arne Larson demonstrates a variety of ancient musical instruments.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers talks about the importance of play and how things are different now than they were long ago.


Moving from the Museum-Go-Round to the factory, Lady Elaine suggests that she'll take her time getting there. A short bit of I Like To Take My Time plays in the background.

Lady Elaine looks at an overhead map of the castle showing its many rooms.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Arne B. Larson




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Arne B. Larson, Joe Negri, Deborah Neal Stampo
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, Inc.

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