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Episode 0074

Air Date: May 30, 1968
Previous Episode: 0073
Next Episode: 0075
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Mister Rogers arrives with a basket of laundry to be washed and ironed. In the kitchen, he prepares by setting up an ironing board, hanging a clothes line, and running a sink full of water. As he washes his laundry in the sink and hangs it on the line to dry, Mister Rogers talks about learning to do things for yourself. As he begins his ironing, he sings Parents Were Little Once Too.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Major Smith recognizes King Friday with a citation from the Committee for World Clean-Up for his clean-up efforts.

In the castle's D Room, Vija Vetra performs a dance representing various household chores. Miss Vetra is presented with an appreciative citation from King Friday for her marvelous performance.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers is finishing his laundry when Mr. McFeely stops by with an orange to share. Together they sit in the kitchen and enjoy a snack before Mr. McFeely hurries off to help his wife clean their house.


Major Smith recognizes King Friday for his clean-up efforts. As seen in this episode's credits, the part of Major Smith is played by James C. Smith Jr. who was the Public Relations Director for the Citizens Committee to Keep New York City Clean.

Appearing In This Episode


  • James C. Smith, Jr.
  • Vija Vetra




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: David Newell, Vija Vetra
Citizen's Committee To Keep New York City Clean Inc., James C. Smith Jr. - Public Relations Director
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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