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Episode 1445

Air Date: May 2, 1975
Previous Episode: 1444
Next Episode: 1446

Because rain is expected in the Neighborhood, Mister Rogers arrives with an umbrella and shows how it is used. He shares a film about a man who repairs broken umbrellas.

Mr. McFeely delivers a bag of vegetables and a watermelon to Mister Rogers and invites him along to Brockett's Bakery where Chef Brockett is making fruit baskets from a watermelon.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde gives a weather forecast on MGR-TV and suggests that it will not rain. Mr. McFeely, however, arrives with a report that it is currently raining outside. As the sun comes out, a rainbow appears to the delight of King Friday. Prince Tuesday, thinking the rainbow is his own, is disappointed when it fades. Lady Elaine offers to show a film about rainbows to Prince Tuesday any time he wants to see one.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers explains that rainbows are for everyone to enjoy. He concludes by singing Some Things Belong To You and looking at the rainbow that appears in bubble solution.


During the film about umbrellas, Johnny Costa's instrumental Debbie plays in the background. This song can be found on the album Classic Costa.

Although he mentions that an umbrella should not be opened indoors, Mister Rogers does so himself in Episode 1046 and Episode 1648.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Don Brockett, Jose Cisneros, David Newell, Adair Roth
"Umbrellas" film by Steve Fairchild, Edited by Dusty Nelson
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa
Bass: Ronald Fudoli
Percussion: Robert Rawsthorne
Writers: Fred Rogers, Guy Urban
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 Public Television Stations, Ford Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Sears-Roebuck Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson

© 1975, Family Communications, Inc.

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