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Episode 0066

Air Date: May 20, 1968
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Mister Rogers arrives with a bag of model antique cars which he plays with on the floor. One of the cars has people in it, which reminds Mister Rogers of the special clothing they might have worn in the open cars. Going to the closet, he takes out and tries on a duster, a cap, and a pair of goggles similar to what may have been worn in an antique car.

After Picture Picture shows a film about people driving real antique cars, Mister Rogers' special friend John stops by to play with the cars.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mime Walker is traveling through on a small battery-powered car. In his own special way, he explains to Daniel Striped Tiger how he purchased the car. He mentions that he is on his way to the factory where he hopes to get a softer seat for his car.

Corney is proud to show off his newly-built factory to Mime Walker. Corney suggests using some of his rocking chair wood for the seat, but it is still too hard. When Sara Saturday stops by to see the new factory, she suggests using a cushion to soften the car seat. Corney makes an inflatable cushion for Mime Walker which fits his car perfectly.

Back at the house, John tries on the goggles and cap. He sits with Mister Rogers in the rocking chair as Mister Rogers sings Please Don't Think It's Funny.


Mister Rogers special friend John is his real-life son, John Rogers.

As Corney tries to help Mime Walker with the seat on his car, I'm a Man Who Manufactures plays in the background.

Sara Saturday asks to see the wheel outside the new factory in motion. When Corney attempts to turn it on, it does not work properly -- likely not part of the script. Queen Sara suggests that "new things you do sometimes have trouble."

Mime Walker's car is a Marx-a-Kart -- a battery-operated car manufactured by Marx Toys (images below courtesy of eBay).


Appearing In This Episode


  • John Rogers




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: John Rogers, Jewel Walker
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
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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