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Episode 0030

Air Date: March 29, 1968
Previous Episode: 0029
Next Episode: 0031
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Mister Rogers arrives with a violin and a viola and describes their various parts. He attempts to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on both but the sound is off key as he has never practiced either instrument. Talking about the importance of practice and how a person does not always feel like practicing a skill, Mister Rogers sings Sometimes People Are Good.

Mr. Grebanier, a member of the string quartet that performed yesterday at the castle, stops by with his cello. He demonstrates his instrument by playing a piece of music by Bach.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine sings The Clown in Me and has turned the Neighborhood upside down with her eagle-winged boomerang. X the Owl is clearly unhappy about this arrangement and Lady Elaine returns everything to normal. After Lady Aberlin joins her in the song, Lady Elaine finds that King Friday thinks the upside-down Neighborhood is charming. Lady Elaine agrees to only turn things upside down when that is what people want.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers is laying upside down on the couch. He concludes for the day by singing Tree Tree Tree.


When Mister Rogers changes into his sweater, he accidentally puts it on upside down.

The magic words necessary to turn things upside down and then back to normal are "pretty please with pepper."

Appearing In This Episode


  • Michael Grebanier




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Michael Grebanier
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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