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Episode 0089

Air Date: June 20, 1968
Previous Episode: 0088
Next Episode: 0090
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Mister Rogers arrives with a suitcase and shows the many things that he has inside -- items he takes with him when he travels. One of the items is a vest with images of various Neighborhood of Make-Believe characters stitched on the fabric.

Taking out some pieces of heavy cardboard, Mister Rogers sings about ways to say "it's raining" in various languages as he writes the words on the cardboard. Miss Emilie stops by with a poem about rain.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde and X the Owl are at the castle where there is one last tent to be taken down. Miss Emilie arrives in Make-Believe and is asked by a mischievous Lady Elaine to hang a sign on the outside of the castle that reads "Hobby Horse Rider."

Moving on to the tree, Miss Emilie shares her rain poem with X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat before everyone is called to the castle for the return of King Friday XIII. The King proudly presents his subjects with gifts including a bird on a stick for Lady Elaine Fairchilde. Surprised to receive such a gift, Lady Elaine subtly asks Miss Emilie to remove the "hobby horse" sign from the castle before the King notices. Everyone else retires to the castle's P Room to receive their presents.

Back at the house, repacks his suitcase as he talks about giving gifts to others.


A closer look at the characters stitched on Mister Rogers' vest.


Answering the "age old question" -- based on the clothes he takes from his suitcase -- Mister Rogers prefers boxers.

Trying to guess her gift from King Friday, Lady Elaine wonders if it will be a "switch to spank [her] when [she's] bad."

The bird on a stick given to Lady Elaine slightly resembles King Friday's royal pets -- Mimus Polyglottos and Troglodytes Aedon.

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Emilie Jacobson, Joe Negri
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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