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Episode 0020

Air Date: March 15, 1968
Previous Episode: 0019
Next Episode: 0021
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Mister Rogers arrives with a model windmill given to him by a young friend who is having trouble getting it to work properly. Adding new batteries to the toy, Mister Rogers is able to repair the windmill before taking viewers on a pretend trip to a real windmill in the Neighborhood.

Judy Rubin stops by with a collection of windmills made by some Neighborhood children. She and Mister Rogers work together with a variety of craft materials to make windmills of their own.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel Striped Tiger and Handyman Negri talk about Donkey Hodie's old habit of biting people. They wonder if King Friday's refusal to allow Donkey Hodie to build a windmill behind the castle is a result of his fear of being bitten. Handyman Negri sings Be Brave, Be Strong as he heads to the castle to talk with the King.

Upon arriving at the castle, Handyman Negri finds King Friday walking Mimus Polyglottos in the garden. When Donkey Hodie arrives, King Friday is clearly cautious of the Neighborhood's newest resident. Donkey Hodie explains that he no longer bites people and King Friday agrees to let him build his windmill behind the castle.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about growing before he sings Then Your Heart is Full of Love.


Upon his arrival, Mister Rogers' bow tie is crooked. He makes mention of this and has some fun as he fixes it.


Walking to the map in the kitchen in order to point out where the Neighborhood windmill is located, Mister Rogers hums the tune to Everybody's Fancy.

After the arrival of Mrs. Rubin, Mister Rogers is not careful about setting his model windmill aside as it promptly crashes to the floor.

This episode marks the first reference to Mr. Negri as "Handyman" Negri.

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Joe Negri, Judy Rubin
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Assistant Producer: Diana Dean
Production Assistant: David Newell
Art Director: Joan Thomas
Set Decorator: Bill Law
Lighting Director: Richard Weiss
Technical Supervisors: Ken Anderson, Steve Zorbas, Tom Knight
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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