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Episode 0090

Air Date: June 21, 1968
Previous Episode: 0089
Next Episode: 0091
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Several street signs are placed throughout the house as Mister Rogers arrives with a One Way sign in hand. Going from sign to sign, Mister Rogers explains what each one means before he gets to his traffic light and talks about what each light means.

Picture Picture shows the letters of the alphabet while Mister Rogers sings the Alphabet Song.

Lady Aberlin stops by wearing her new dress -- a present from King Friday -- and delivers a gift to Mister Rogers from the King. The gift is a polished agate -- a welcome addition to Mister Rogers' collection of stones. They talk about how King Friday usually gives people pictures of himself but this time he has given people things that they like. When Lady Aberlin is called to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe for an announcement, Mister Rogers takes the opportunity to thank King Friday for the gift (via the telecan).

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely delivers an "announcement" sign to King Friday just in time for the King's royal announcement. With Mr. McFeely and Lady Aberlin listening closely, King Friday announces that he will have a special surprise next week and instructs his niece to spread this announcement to the others in the Neighborhood.

Stopping first at the tree, X the Owl tells Lady Aberlin about the orange that King Friday gave to him and Henrietta Pussycat shows off her new feathered hat she received as a gift. Lady Aberlin fulfills her duty and shares the announcement throughout the Neighborhood. At the clock, Daniel sing I'm Taking Care of You as he shows Lady Aberlin the soft toy that King Friday gave him -- a toy that once belonged to Sara Saturday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how surprises can sometimes be scary if you are not expecting them. He concludes by singing I Like To Be Told.


When Mister Rogers shows a railroad crossing sign, the music heard in the background is very similar to what plays when the Trolley moves.

As Lady Aberlin dances away from the castle to share the announcement, I'd Like To Be Just Like Mom and Dad plays in the background.

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, David Newell
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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