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Episode 0036

Air Date: April 8, 1968
Previous Episode: 0035
Next Episode: 0037
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Mister Rogers arrives with a children's rocking chair he has borrowed and he compares it to a stationary rocker already inside his house. As he sits in the stationary rocker, he talks about when a new baby comes into a household and sings When a Baby Comes To Your House.

Taking a walk "down the street and around the corner," Mister Rogers visits Mr. Dennis who demonstrated chair caning. Returning to his house, Mister Rogers talks about the meaning of horizontal and vertical.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel recounts to Lady Aberlin the discovery of the "red monster." He takes out the red light which everyone believed to be a monster and Lady Aberlin commends Daniel for his bravery.

Meanwhile, at the factory, Corney is showing various rockers to Digger Digorum as he sings I'm a Man Who Manufactures. Digger is called to Alaska where she will explore some tunnels. As she leaves, Corney gives her a rocking chair and Lady Aberlin gives her a blanket in recognition of her service in the Neighborhood. King Friday, recognizes Digger for her service by placing a citation on her lapel.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers returns to the stationary rocker where he continues singing When a Baby Comes To Your House.


In this episode, Lady Aberlin and Daniel Striped Tiger share the first of many "ugga-muggas." As she greets Daniel, Lady Aberlin rubs her nose on his and says "Ugga mugga mugga mugga." Daniel asks what that means and she replies, "Oh, I just made it up." According to Daniel, when tigers rub their noses together, they call it "snoot to snoot."

As Digger Diggorum talks on the telecan, a hand is seen in the background placing a Rockit on the wall.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Mr. Dennis




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Anna Haworth
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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