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Episode 0011

Air Date: March 4, 1968
Previous Episode: 0010
Next Episode: 0012
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Mister Rogers arrives with a can of dry oatmeal and asks Picture Picture to show a film about how oatmeal is made. Taking the oatmeal to the kitchen, Mister Rogers cooks it on the stove as he sings You're Growing.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mime Walker is at the castle performing for King Friday. He moves on to the oak tree where X the Owl has agreed to teach Henrietta Pussycat about bird watching. At Henrietta's request, Mime Walker pretends to be a cat. When X asks him to be a bird, Mime Walker is somewhat confused and has to be taught about gold finches. After a quick bird lesson, Mime Walker is able to mime the actions of a small bird.

When it comes time for X to meet Lady Elaine for some bird watching, Henrietta expresses her envy and is invited along.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings a bit of the children's song Little Bird Little Bird before his young friend Jamie stops by with some play clay. Together they take the clay to the kitchen where they mold it into a baseball diamond before wrapping up by singing Tomorrow.


As Mister Rogers enters with the can of oatmeal, he unsuccessfully tries to balance it on his head as he removes his coat.

The audio during the early moments of this episode contain a noticeable reverb effect.

Mister Rogers invites his friend Jamie over via a note delivered by Trolley. Although it is not mentioned in the episode, Jamie is the real-life son of Mister Rogers.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Jamie Rogers




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Jewel Walker, Jamie Rogers
Film courtesy of the Quaker Oats Co.
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
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

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