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Episode 0085

Air Date: June 14, 1968
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Mister Rogers arrives with a kitten named Henry which he is watching for Mr. McFeely. On the floor, Henry plays for a moment before Mister Rogers gives him some milk. While the kitten enjoys the milk, Mister Rogers uses a small movie camera to record a film of Henry. Picture Picture shares a film about wild animals in the jungle. After the film, Mister Rogers talks about how wild animals sometimes bite and sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel.

Taking Henry outside to the porch swing, Mister Rogers is greeted by Miss Emilie who stops by to share a poem about kitties.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Vija Vetra dresses as various cats and performs inside the castle for King Friday.

Back at the house, Miss Emilie proudly shows pictures of her granddaughters who she is on her way to visit. Going back inside, Mister Rogers talks about new babies and sings When a Baby Comes to Your House. He concludes by playing with Henry and encouraging viewers to pretend to be various animals.


Miss Emilie's granddaughters are named Miriam and Naomi.

As Mister Rogers encourages viewers to pretend to be an elephant, We Are Elephants plays in the background.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Vija Vetra




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Emile Jacobson, Vija Vetra
Film: Arthur C. Twomey Ph.D.
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Psychological Consultants: Margaret McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Lighting Director: Richard Weiss
Assistant Producer: Diana Dean
Technical Supervisor: Jerry Jones
Video: Ken Anderson
Videotape Editor: Tom Knight
Production Assistant: David Newell
Art Director: Joan Thomas
Set Decorator: Bill Law
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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