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Episode 0098

Air Date: July 3, 1968
Previous Episode: 0097
Next Episode: 0099
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Mister Rogers talks about the many kinds of trees that he saw as he was walking to the house. With him he has brought a collection of stones which he takes to a machine set up in the kitchen. All of these things have been borrowed from the Farnhams who work as lapidaries -- artists who work with stone. Looking at several kinds of stones, Mister Rogers sings You Are Special.

Mr. Frank Farnham and his daughter Cindy arrive to demonstrate the machine set up in the kitchen. As Mister Rogers watches, they show how stones are cut and polished.

Just as the Farnhams leave, Mr. Anybody returns after a long absence from the Neighborhood. He sings Who Shall I Be Today and decides that he will be a stone salesman. Leaving to see the Farnhams, Mr. Anybody hopes to get some stones to take to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is happy with the return of Mr. Anybody. Stopping first at the clock and the Museum-Go-Round, Mr. Anybody gives stones to Daniel Striped Tiger and Mrs. Frogg. After leaving some stones at the tree as a surprise for X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat, who are away on a picnic, Mr. Anybody moves on to the castle.

King Friday XIII gives Sara Saturday her choice of stones offered by Mr. Anybody. When King Friday selects a stone for himself, Mr. Anybody offers to make them into rings -- similarly mounted, as suggested by the King. The rings are given to King Friday and Sara Saturday as Mr. Anybody mentions that he is back in the Neighborhood for an extended stay.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about small things that are precious -- stones and babies -- and suggests that the smallest things are sometimes the best. Meanwhile, Mr. McFeely has been to the kitchen to pick up the Farnhams' machinery.


Mr. Anybody was a character often seen on the original version of Misterogers. This episode marks his first appearance on the better-known Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Although Mister Rogers mentions that Mr. McFeely has picked up the Farnham's machinery, he does not actually appear on this episode.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Cindy Farnham
  • Frank Farnham




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Cindy Farnham, Frank Farnham, Don Francks
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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