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Episode 1399

Air Date: February 27, 1975
Previous Episode: 1398
Next Episode: 1400

Mister Rogers arrives with a chromaharp (autoharp) and shows how it is played as he sings Old MacDonald. He shows a picture of a standing harp in a book.

At Brockett's Bakery, Mister Rogers compares the size of his chromaharp with a large harp in the bakery's soda shop. Chef Brockett arrives with Edward Druzinsky who plays the harp.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers finds a note from the Gordons who had stopped by to see him and gone to his home to look for him. Calling his wife, he asks her to send the Gordons back to the television house.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri and Daniel Striped Tiger are trying out various musical instruments as they wait for the Platypus family to return from Westwood. When they return to Make-Believe, Dr. Bill explains that the blocks recently delivered to the mound are building blocks for Ana to play with.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers is visited by the Gordon family. Dr. Gordon uses his medical instruments to take Mister Rogers' blood pressure before Rita Moreno Gordon sings It's You I Like.


According to Chef Brockett, Edward Druzinsky was the first harpist with the Chicago Symphony.

Welcoming the Platypus family home, Daniel, Handyman Negri, and Miss Paulificate sing them a song. The song consists of the line "We're glad you're home" repeated to the tune of I'm Proud of You.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Edward Druzinsky
  • Fernanda Gordon
  • Dr. Leonard Gordon
  • Rita Moreno Gordon




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: William Barker, Don Brockett, Jose Cisneros, Edward Druzinsky, Fernanda Gordon, Dr. Leonard Gordon, Rita Moreno Gordon, Joe Negri, Audrey Roth
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

Supplementary funds for this series have been provided by the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, U.S. Office of Education

© 1975, Family Communications, Inc.

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