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Episode 0128

Air Date: August 14, 1968
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Mister Rogers talks about tying shoes before he moves on to the topic of disappearance. Using a spoonful of sugar in a glass of water, he explains that even though the sugar cannot be seen, you know the sugar is still there because of the sweet taste. Similarly, when Mister Rogers hides behind a door, you can still hear his voice so you know he is still there.

After Mister Rogers sings Some Things I Don't Understand, Officer Clemmons stops by on his way to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe where he is to serve as a police escort for Sara Saturday.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Officer Clemmons does some voice exercises with X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat before talking with them about the pending departure of Sara Saturday. They are disappointed as they thought King Friday and Sara Saturday would get married and she would stay in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

When they arrive at the castle to provide an escort for Sara Saturday, Officer Clemmons and Handyman Negri ask why she is leaving. They are told by King Friday that her trip is a "private affair" but Sara Saturday assures them that she will return. Everyone agrees that regardless of the reason for the trip, the others in the Neighborhood should be told that Sara Saturday will be coming back. At the request of King Friday and Sara Saturday, Handyman Negri plays his guitar as Officer Clemmons sings I Like To Be Told.

Back at the house, talks about ways to deal with feelings that arise when people you care about go away.

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Francois Clemmons, 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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