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Episode 0027

Air Date: March 26, 1968
Previous Episode: 0026
Next Episode: 0028
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Mister Rogers arrives with a doll bed which he puts together on the floor as he sings I'd Like To Be Like Mom and Dad. After he is finished, Mister Rogers adds a small mattress and blanket before he puts a sleeping baby doll to bed. Picture Picture shows a film of a "fast bed maker" and then plays the film in reverse.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is trying to take Edgar Cooke's special soft pillow when Nurse Miller arrives to settle the situation. She explains that there are some things that people should not be expected to share and Lady Elaine leaves in frustration. Even though he is not at fault, Edgar Cooke feels badly about the conflict and is comforted by Nurse Miller who sings Please Don't Think It's Funny.

Moving on to the clock, Nurse Miller finds that Daniel Striped Tiger has grown a new stripe. Daniel continues singing Please Don't Think It's Funny before he and Nurse Miller decide that Lady Elaine Fairchilde needs something soft and special to call her own.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers continues singing when Mr. McFeely arrives with a teddy bear he has found. Mister Rogers quickly recognizes the lost bear as belonging to his young friend, Becky. Mr. McFeely speeds off to return the special toy to Becky before Mister Rogers takes the sleeping baby doll to the kitchen for a bath.


Daniel mentions that growing new stripes is a very itchy process.

After Mister Rogers washes the doll's face, For a Year and a Day plays in the background.

Becky and her family live at "Number 27" -- coincidentally the same number as this episode.

As Mister Rogers washes the doll's face, the traditional children's tune "This is the Way" (tune of "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush") plays in the background. One verse from this song includes the line "This is the way we wash our face."

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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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