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Episode 0123

Air Date: August 7, 1968
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Mister Rogers arrives with a collection of light bulbs and describes the various styles and sizes before singing Everybody's Fancy.

Scientist Alder stops by on his way to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe with some batteries. With him, he also has a few different flashlights and explains how they work. Opening up the flashlights, Scientist Alder shows the batteries that make them work.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl is anxiously awaiting his special gift from Mr. Hollingsworth when Scientist Alder arrives at the tree. After showing X the batteries that will go into his gift, Scientist Alder moves on to the factory where he gives the batteries to Mr. Hollingsworth.

Back at the tree, X receives his special gift from Mr. Hollingsworth -- a battery operated flashlight. X is excited to take the flashlight down into his tree to look at the roots. Henrietta also receives a gift -- a fancy Irish hat. Mr. Hollingsworth demonstrates an Irish dance for X and Henrietta.

At the castle, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is talking to Lady Aberlin about the gifts that Mr. Hollingsworth has been giving and suggests that she would like a fancy hat. Lady Aberlin explains that "most people like a lot of things but nobody gets everything." Mr. Hollingsworth arrives with a gift for Lady Elaine -- a miniature lighthouse that also works as a flashlight. Tying the lighthouse to her head with a ribbon, Lady Elaine now has a lighthouse, a flashlight, and a hat. Mr. Hollingsworth shares that he will perform a dance tomorrow as a gift to Lady Aberlin, King Friday and Sara Saturday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about lighthouses and shows a film about a real lighthouse. He concludes by touching on light bulb safety -- children are not to unscrew or play with light bulbs.


The lighthouses shown in the film can be found on the island of Nantucket. More information on these lighthouses can be found at

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bud Alder, Joey Hollingsworth
Film: Diana Dean, Tom Minchin, P.J. O'Connell
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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