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Episode 1393

Air Date: February 19, 1975
Previous Episode: 1392
Next Episode: 1394

Mister Rogers arrives having driven his antique car. Taking viewers outside, he shows them the seatbelts before lending the car to Mr. McFeely to make deliveries.

At Negri's Music Shop, Mister Rogers meets musician Hector Olivera who is playing the organ.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII gives a photograph of himself to the Platypus family to take on their trip so they can remember "what they are missing while they are away." He asks Handyman Negri to measure the giant Frisbee brought to Make-Believe by Barbara B. Frisbee. Meanwhile, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is warning the Neighborhood about a giant who is coming to throw the Frisbee and is offering seatbelts as protection. Barbara B. Frisbee suggests that everyone will learn the purpose of the giant Frisbee tomorrow.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how things often seem very big to children. In the kitchen, he uses various cut-outs to talk about "big and small."


According to Handyman Negri's measurements, the giant Frisbee is approximately six feet wide.

The map used by the the Platypus family was part of the collection shared with the Neighborhood Archive by former Assistant Art Director David Smith.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Hector Olivera




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: William P. Barker, Joe Negri, David Newell, Hector Olivera, Barbara Russell, Deborah Neal Stampo
The Rodgers Organ courtesy of The Music Center, The Joseph Horne Co.
"Frisbee" is a registered trademark of Wham-O Manufacturing Co. for flying saucers used in sports games
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, Johnson & Johnson, Public Television Stations, the Ford Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1975, Family Communications, Inc.

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