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Episode 0057

Air Date: May 7, 1968
Previous Episode: 0056
Next Episode: 0058
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Mister Rogers goes to the kitchen where he retrieves a carrot and a bowl of water which he takes to the front porch. On the porch he has a mother rabbit and two baby rabbits -- none of which seem interested in the carrot. Mr. McFeely stops by to pick up the rabbits and return them to the pet store.

After sweeping off his porch, Mister Rogers sings Let's Be Together before he is visited by Mr. Edmonds from the vagabond marionette theater. With him, Mr. Edmonds brings Rosie -- a rabbit marionette. He explains how marionettes are made and how they are operated.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl is trying to help Henrietta cure her boredom when a man claiming to be Mr. MacGregor (from the story of Peter Rabbit) stops by the tree. When the man speaks, X and Henrietta realize that he sounds like Joey Hollingsworth. They are thrilled to find that Mr. MacGregor really is their old friend. Mr. Hollingsworth has returned from his world travels representing Corney's Rockit factory and demonstrates some of the dances he performed while he was away.

Stopping at the factory, Mr. Hollingsworth surprises Corney who is eager to hear about the Rockits that he sold around the world.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers is excited to have Joey Hollingsworth return to the Neighborhood. In the kitchen, he peels a carrot for himself and takes the snack with him as he leaves.


Mr. McFeely mentions that the baby rabbits are named Hedda and Jerry (Gerald). Hedda is clearly in reference to Hedda Sharapan.

When it is mentioned that "Jerry" is short for "Gerald", Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely briefly talk about nicknames. Mr. McFeely comments that "sometimes they call me Alex. That's my middle name -- Alex."

Appearing In This Episode


  • Mitchell Edmonds




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Mitchell Edmonds, Joey Hollingsworth, 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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