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Episode 0052

Air Date: April 30, 1968
Previous Episode: 0051
Next Episode: 0053
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Mister Rogers arrives with a puzzle of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and one of the Three Bears. After putting together the Make-Believe puzzle, he sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel as he puts the pieces back in the Three Bears puzzle.

Mister Rogers visits Katie Lewin who is putting together a very complicated puzzle of an Italian mosaic table top. Ms. Lewin shares several of her other puzzles and describes who puzzles are made.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri and Daniel Striped Tiger talk about the Three Bears and decide to put on a Neighborhood play of the story. Daniel will play the part of Baby Bear and Handyman Negri will be Papa Bear; however, X the Owl agrees to be in the play only if he can be Benjamin Franklin. After X and Handyman Negri sing A Fine Feathered Friend, it is decided that the play will be called Benjamin Franklin and the Three Bears.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers looks at a book about Benjamin Franklin but cannot find anything in it about the Three Bears. Picture Picture is kind enough to share a few pictures of Benjamin Franklin.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Katie Lewin




Episode Credits

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