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Episode 0031

Air Date: April 1, 1968
Previous Episode: 0030
Next Episode: 0032
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Having gone to the zoo over the weekend, Mister Rogers talks about wild animals as he shows models of each animal. He uses wooden blocks to build a fence around the model animals.

Mr. McFeely stops by with Pedro, a Mexican parakeet, which he takes to the kitchen. Mister Rogers feeds the bird some bread before taking him from his cage. After Pedro takes a nervous nip at Mister Rogers while sitting on his shoulder, Mister Rogers sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri helps Daniel scratch some new stripes as they talk about Handyman Negri's desire to perform for King Friday. Putting on his formal attire, Handyman Negri is properly dressed for a royal performance. Daniel helps calm Handyman Negri's nerves by reminding him to Be Brave Be Strong. X the Owl tells Handyman Negri that his formal wear makes him look like a puffin before listening to him practice the song he will play for the King. Henrietta Pussycat provides Handyman Negri with a flower for his pocket.

At the castle, Handyman Negri is preparing to perform for King Friday when Edgar Cooke interrupts with news that a lady in distress is behind the castle being followed by a red monster.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely returns to pick up Pedro before Mister Rogers sings a little more of What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel.


We Are Elephants plays in the background as Mister Rogers talks about elephants.

Pedro takes a nervous nip at Mister Rogers which is quickly dismissed: "Oh! He gave me a kiss!"

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Joe Negri, 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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