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Episode 0013

Air Date: March 6, 1968
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Mister Rogers does not enter his house as usual but instead begins his visit on the porch where he is sitting in the swing listening to a symphony rehearsing nearby. After a few moments, he makes his usual enterance singing Won't You Be My Neighbor.

Inside, Mister Rogers puts on a long black cape -- also called a domino. On the floor, he sets up a long row of wooden dominoes and knocks them over.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Marion Petrov performs various "B dances" for King Friday in the castle's B Room. Ms. Petrov's dances involve her mimicking a baby, a basketball game, a bear, and a bluebird of paradise. King Friday invites Ms. Petrov to his painting room to view his Bluebird of Paradise painting.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers browses a dictionary for other things that start with the letter B. He mimics some of these B words himself before receiving a call from Miss Paulificate informing him that King Friday's painting is missing.

After talking with Cornflake S. Pecially, X the Owl, and Henrietta Pussycat about the missing artwork, Mr. Negri learns that Lady Elaine Fairchilde has taken the painting from the castle for her bird studies. Since the painting was in the castle's B Room, she felt it was okay to borrow it. Asking Mr. Negri to return the painting to the castle, Lady Elaine understands that she must ask for permission before borrowing things from others. Mr. Negri sings Sometimes People Are Good as he walks to the castle.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers puts his dominoes away as he sings Sometimes People Are Good.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Marion Petrov




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Joe Negri, Marion Petrov
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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