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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Episode 0035

Episode 0035
Topic N/A
Air Date April 5, 1968
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Upon his arrival, Mister Rogers takes out the four chairs from the kitchen and a blanket to build a tunnel in the front room. After crawling through the tunnel himself, Mister Rogers sends a toy truck through.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Digger Digorum searches for the red monster in the Trolley tunnel and quickly discovers that the "monster" is nothing more than a blinking red flashlight. King Friday is relieved to learn that the "monster" has been captured and there is nothing to fear in the Neighborhood.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers crawls through the tunnel once again before talking about how monsters are just something that people imagine. After Mister Rogers sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel, Chef Brockett stops by to make a tunnel sandwich. After enjoying his modified peanut butter and jelly sandwich with Mister Rogers, Chef Brockett leaves to go bowling with his chef friends.

Mister Rogers concludes for the week by cleaning up the kitchen.


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Notes

  • As he enters, Mister Rogers sings a slight variation on Won't You Be My Neighbor: "I have always wanted to have a neighbor, exactly like you."
  • Just before Make-Believe, Mister Rogers playfully places a small stool on his head like a hat. For the sake of his young viewers' safety, he quickly second-guesses this decision and takes it off: "I shouldn't do that. That might hurt a head."


Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Don Brockett, Anna Haworth
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Assistant Producer: Diana Dean
Production Assistant: David Newell
Art Director: Joan Thomas
Set Decorator: Bill Law
Lighting Director: Richard Weiss
Technical Supervisors: Ken Anderson, Steve Zorbas, Tom Knight
Executive Producer: Paul K. Taff

Production funds for this series were provided by a grant from The Sears-Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations.

© 1968 National Educational Television and Radio Center


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Digger Digorum | Daniel Striped Tiger | X the Owl | King Friday XIII | Chef Brockett

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