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Episode 0029

Air Date: March 28, 1968
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Mister Rogers arrives with a small loom which he has borrowed to demonstrate for viewers. He talks about weaving and further demonstrates the practice by weaving his fingers together and then weaving together strips of paper. As he does so, he sings I Like You As You Are.

Walking to a nearby shop, Mister Rogers visits with Jack -- a young man who is learning to operate larger looms. Mrs. Mauldin shares some of her recent work on a loom including a "dog track" pattern. She describes the various parts of the loom and explains how it works. Having just finished his first scarf, Jack gives the finished product to Mister Rogers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, a string quartet is at the castle performing for King Friday. At the request of the King, they play a piece by Haydn. The quartet is invited to the T Room for tea.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the importance of practicing in order to improve a particular skill. He talks about learning to play the piano and sings Goodnight God as he concludes for the day.


The segment at the weaver's shop is a previously recorded film. As Mister Rogers leaves his house, the film begins showing him walking down a street giving the impression of an actual neighborhood. He warns viewers as he leaves his house: "There's a good deal of traffic downtown, so stay close."

Appearing In This Episode


  • Godfrey Layefsky
  • Jack McCall
  • Mary Mauldin
  • Michael Grebanier
  • Murray Feldman
  • Samuel Elkind




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Mary Mauldin, Jack McCall
Members of the String Quartet: Murray Feldman, Samuel Elkind, Godfrey Layefsky, Michael Grebanier
Film: P.J. O'Connell, Virginia K. Bartlett
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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