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Episode 0059

Air Date: May 9, 1968
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Mister Rogers arrives with some tools which he demonstrates as he talks about why people use tools. He explains that some people know how to use tools very well before he sings You Have To Learn Your Trade.

With a leaky kitchen faucet, Mister Rogers has called Handyman Negri for help. When he arrives, Handyman Negri demonstrates a few tools before he repairs the faucet.

Moving on to the bathroom, Handyman Negri takes a look inside Mister Rogers' toilet which lost its water. He quickly determines that this repair requires a new part which he needs to order.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Tadpole Frogg has broken the fountain at the Frogg pond. After a bit of troubleshooting, Handyman Negri is able to fix the issue and water begins to flow once again.

At the tree, X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat talk to Handyman Negri about how they used to be afraid they would go down the drain when a toilet was flushed. Moving on to the castle, Handyman Negri talks with Edgar Cooke who says that King Friday has requested that his shower head be adjusted to spray blue water instead of purple water.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers returns to the bathroom where he shows the drains in the toilet, the sink, and the bathtub and explains that no person can go down those drains.


When he enters with a hammer in his hand, Mister Rogers lightly taps the post inside his front door -- a surprising action as it might have encouraged young viewers to use a hammer on parts of their own homes.

In the bathroom, the shower curtain is not opened suggesting that there is not actually a bathtub present.

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Episode Credits

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