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Episode 0023

Air Date: March 20, 1968
Previous Episode: 0022
Next Episode: 0024
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Mister Rogers arrives with a thin case full of various kinds of eye glasses. After trying on several pairs of glasses, he talks about how he wanted to wear glasses when he was a child even though he did not need them. He then sings I Like You As You Are before watching a short film about how eye glasses are made.

Mr. McFeely stops by with a delivery for Henrietta Pussycat which Mister Rogers gladly delivers by way of the Neighborhood Trolley.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Nurse Miller opens the package to find a pair of blue eye glasses for Henrietta Pussycat. With her new glasses on, Henrietta passes her eye exam with flying colors before X the Owl expresses his desire for glasses of his own. Nurse Miller convinces X otherwise by singing Everybody's Fancy.

Moving on to the factory, Nurse Miller delivers a prescription to Corney who asks to schedule an eye examination.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers takes out a whale hand puppet named Whaley and places several pair of eye glasses on it. After convincing Whaley that he does not need glasses, Mister Rogers sings What Would You Like To Do Today.

The day concludes with a visit from Scott, a young friend with a pet raccoon named Willie.


After Nurse Miller hands over the prescription bottle to Corney, he holds it as they continue talking. At one point, the bottle accidentally drops from his hands to the ground and has to be retrieved by Nurse Miller.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Scott and Willie




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Maxine Miller, David Newell
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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