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Episode 1424

Air Date: April 3, 1975
Previous Episode: 1423
Next Episode: 1425

Mister Rogers arrives with four locks -- two with keys and two with combinations. In the kitchen, he shows how the locks work before returning one of them to Betty's Little Theater.

At the theater, Betty Aberlin is hosting a game show where contestants win chances to unlock doors with prizes behind them.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Reardon anxiously awaits the delivery of Lady Elaine Fairchilde's costume while Lady Aberlin decides that she'd like to have a dream about a magic door in the opera. Reardon offers Mr. Allmine the part of Lady Aberlin's brother who has been abducted by a witch. When her costume arrives, Lady Elaine tries on the witch's hat and the group rehearses parts of the opera.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers takes out his keys and shows which ones open various locks.


The combination of one lock is 36-14-32. The combination of the other -- the one belonging to Betty Aberlin -- is 0-30-8.

The contestants on the game show include Basil Cox, Joan Campbell, Bert Lloyd, Maggie Stewart, and Mister Rogers. Basil Cox was the Executive Producer of several Neighborhood specials.

Janus Purins -- Propmaster for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- provides the services of stage manager for the game show.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Joan Campbell
  • Basil Cox
  • Janus Purins




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Johnny Costa (uncredited), Bert A. Lloyd, David Newell, John Reardon, Maggie Stewart
With Joan Campbell, Basil Cox, Janus Purins
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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