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Episode 1132

Episode 1132
Topic N/A
Air Date Februry 16, 1971
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
I'm Taking Care of You;
Tomorrow
Guests Howard Mermelstein M.D.

Mister Rogers arrives with strips of paper which he takes to the kitchen to prepare for a paper mache project. When Mr. McFeely stops by with a bowl of paste which he and Mister Rogers use with the paper to make a small finger puppet.

With the permission of Mrs. Sweenie, Mister Rogers takes a bus to the office of Dr. Mermelstein where he observes Meghan Sweenie's check-up. Dr. Mermelstein explains each procedure as he finds Meghan in good health.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is upset by Prince Tuesday's frequent crying and uses her boomerang to make a pill that she claims will make him stop. King Friday, although bothered by the crying, is concerned with the safety of the pill. After checking the pill, Dr. Mermelstein says he cannot recommend the pill and mentions that pills do not always cure everything. The doctor is taken inside to give Prince Tuesday a check-up and Dr. Bill feels inspired to become a pediatrician in addition to his duties as an animal doctor.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings I'm Taking Care of You before he cleans up the kitchen.


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Notes

  • Transitioning to Dr. Mermelstein's office, Let's Be Together Today plays in the background as a film shows Mister Rogers traveling by bus. Look and Listen plays as he crosses the street. The film continues following the doctor's visit as Mister Rogers and the Sweenie's board separate buses. During this portion of the film, It's Such a Good Feeling plays in the background.
  • Young Meghan Sweenie is having fun off-set when it is time to leave the doctor's office and has to be subtly encouraged to "leave" with everyone else through the office door.
  • As his sister is being checked by the doctor, Christopher is caught on film doing something that kids are known to do.

 


Episode Credits

Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in association with Small World Enterpriese, Inc. for N.E.T.

Created and Written by Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Sam Silberman
Music Director: John Costa
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, W.P. Barker, David Newell (uncredited), Howard Mermelstein M.D., Mary Sweenie, Christopher Sweenie, Meghan Sweenie
Film: Diana Dean, Norris Brock

Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1970 National Educational Television and Radio Center


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Mr. McFeely | Mary Sweenie | Meghan Sweenie | Christopher Sweenie | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Dr. Bill Platypus | King Friday XIII | Lady Aberlin

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