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Episode 1405

Air Date: March 7, 1975
Previous Episode: 1404
Next Episode: 1406

Mister Rogers finger paints on a piece of dark shelf paper and shares an animation about animals playing hide and seek. The phone rings but by the time Mister Rogers has washed the paint from his fingers, the caller has hung up.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Francois Clemmons and Lady Aberlin step away from the castle garden to tell everyone of the royal family's return from Westwood. King Friday and Queen Sara are surprised to find no one waiting to welcome them home. Upset that they have missed the royal family's return, Lady Aberlin hurries back to the castle where she, Mr. Clemmons, and Daniel Striped Tiger welcome them home. Mr. Clemmons sings We Welcome You Today and Lady Aberlin kisses her royal relatives and friends.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about different ways, besides kissing, to show people you've missed them.

At the Audrey Cleans Everything office, John Fahey and Linda Berkley are heading out for a job and Audrey shows Mister Rogers an antique sand toy. In the kitchen, they look at a modern version of a similar toy.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers concludes for the day with some exercise when Marilyn Barnett stops by.


Before welcoming the royal family back with a kiss, Lady Aberlin recites a short poem: "When you miss somebody you can kiss somebody as soon as he/she comes back."

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Linda Berkley, Francois Clemmons, John V. Fahey, Adair Roth, Audrey Roth, Barbara Russell, Bob Trow
With Marilyn Barnett
"Hide and Seek" film by Nancy Gold and Sandy Ostertag
"Sand Gears" courtesy of Plastic Toy and Novelty Corportation (Brooklyn, New York)
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa
Bass: Ronald Fudoli
Percussion: Robert Rawsthorne
Written by Fred Rogers
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Film Producer: Laura Perkins
Associate Producers: David Newell, Nan Wheelock
Assistant Producer and Associate Director: Azriel Gamliel
Assistant to the Director: Terry Marie Baskot
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David M. Smith
Propmaster: Janus Purins
Assistant Propmaster: Norene Confeld
Lighting Director: Gregory King
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, David Anthony, Jack Arthurs
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Dick LaSota

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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