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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Episode 1383

Episode 1383
Topic N/A
Air Date May 8, 1974

On the way in, Mister Rogers has stopped at Negri's Music Shop to see Professor Larson again and arrives to the house with a photo of Professor Larson holding an instrument he made himself. Using this photo and the image on Picture Picture as examples, he explains that what is in a picture cannot be touched. The same holds true for images that are shows in television. Making it clear that he cannot see viewers, Mister Rogers sings You Are Special as he emphasizes that he still thinks about children as he makes his television program.

Returning to Negri's Music Shop, Mister Rogers watches as Professor Larson demonstrates a collection of instruments he has made himself. Francois Clemmons has just purchased a zither and Debbie Neal shows Mister Rogers a wind-up ball that plays music.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is dressed in their finest clothes for the party being held in place of the wedding. Handyman Negri, Queen Sara Saturday, and Francois Clemmons visit the Museum-Go-Round where they convince a disappointed Lady Elaine Fairchilde to come to the party. Francois Clemmons sings It's You I Like.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about feelings of disappointment when you don't get what you want. He talks about images on television that may seem scary and shows cartoon images of a monster characters. He is clear that these images are just pictures and are not real. Concluding for the day, Mister Rogers sings It's You I Like.


Notes

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor? plays in the background as the episode transitions from the music shop back to the house.
  • The camera angle stays distant as Mister Rogers shows the monster images -- likely to prevent children from seeing them in too much detail.

Appearing In This Episode


Guests

  • Arne B. Larson

Songs


Screenshots

   

Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Francois Clemmons, Arne B. Larson, Joe Negri, Deborah Neal Stampo
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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 The Sears Roebuck Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1974, 1975 Family Communications, Inc.

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