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Episode 0077

Air Date: June 4, 1968
Previous Episode: 0076
Next Episode: 0078
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Mister Rogers arrives with an electric guitar amplifier which will be demonstrated by a teenage friend of his. As he plugs in the amplifier to prepare for his friend's arrival, Mister Rogers explains the meaning of "teenage."

Johnny Lively arrives with his guitar and plugs in to the amplifier as he describes the various parts of his guitar and the different sounds it can make. At Mister Rogers' request, Johnny plays some "teenage music."

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin has brought a group of teenagers to the castle to perform in hopes of cheering up King Friday. Bernie Jessol demonstrates his gymnastic talents on the parallel bars before Charlotte Yeh creates oxygen as part of a scientific experiment. After Johnny Lively arrives at the castle and plays his guitar, Lady Aberlin sings I'm Taking Care of You for King Friday. Finally, Akeba Blazia performs an African folk dance and is followed by Lynda Martha who shares a baton routine.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sits at the piano and talks about how it takes practice to be able to do things well. He concludes by singing You're Growing.


Johnny Lively mentions that he studies guitar with Mr. Negri.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Akeba Blazia
  • Bernard Jessol
  • Charlotte Yeh
  • Johnny Lively
  • Lynda Martha




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Akeba Blazia, Bernard Jessol, Johnny Lively, Lynda Martha, Charlotte Yeh
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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