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Episode 1133

Episode 1133
Topic N/A
Air Date Februry 17, 1971
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Children Can;
Troll Talk;
It's You I Like;
Tomorrow
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a stick from a root beer popsicle he has just finished as well as a box full of art projects made from popsicle sticks. After thinking about children creating art with popsicle sticks, Mister Rogers takes out the dough he made last week and molds it as he sings Children Can. Bob Trow stops by and joins Mister Rogers by making Daniel Striped Tiger's clock out of clay and popsicle sticks.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Trolley delivers three popsicle sticks to Robert Troll and Daniel Striped Tiger which they pretend are drum sticks before using with a handkerchief to make a doll. Lady Elaine Fairchilde arrives and immediately starts poking Daniel and Robert Troll with a stick -- pretending to be a doctor. After Robert Troll and Daniel explain that doctors use tools to help and do not just go around poking children, Lady Elaine gives Robert Troll a pretend check-up.

Back at the house, explains that sticks do not move themselves -- they require people to move them. Using a television set that Bob Trow has made from clay and sticks, they watch a short animated film about popsicle sticks. After the film, Mister Rogers talks about different ways of talking and Bob Trow (in Robert Troll's voice) sings Troll Talk.

Mister Rogers concludes for the day by singing It's You I Like.


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Notes

  • Before leaving, Bob Trow rolls the clay into a ball, tosses it to Mister Rogers, and delivers a subtle pun: "I have to go now, friend Fred. But I want you to know, it's been a ball."
  • The film of children making art out of popsicle sticks is seen again later in Episode 1201.

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
Neighbor: Bob Trow
Film: Diana Dean
Animation: Jack Guest

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 | Bob Trow | Robert Troll | Daniel Striped Tiger | Lady Elaine Fairchilde

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