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Episode 1002

Air Date: February 11, 1969
Previous Episode: 1001
Next Episode: 1003

Mister Rogers arrives with a red square and a few pieces of wood -- the square is attached to the sculpture delivered by Mr. McFeely near the end of the previous day's visit. Using the pieces of wood, Mister Rogers nails them together to make a square before he sings You've Got To Do It. Comparing the square to a window, he spends a moment talking about different kinds of houses and asks Picture Picture to share images of various homes.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Tadpole Frogg is sad because he and his family will be moving to Westwood. Lady Aberlin stops by and talks with Tad about the children's zoo where Dr. Frogg will be working. She helps him to feel better about his family's move by pretending that they are visiting each other after the move and sings You're Growing.

Leaving the Frogg pond, Lady Aberlin discovers the newly-updated telecan and request a meeting with King Friday. At the castle, King Friday instructs Mrs. Frogg to make sure all loose ends in the Neighborhood are tied before her family moves. Lady Aberlin arrives and is instructed to help find a new curator for the museum. Handyman Negri passes by with the King's going away present for the Froggs -- a royal portrait.

Back at the house, plays hide-and-seek with viewers before Handyman Negri stops by with the King's portrait. He and Mister Rogers use the wooden square from earlier as a frame for the picture.


In this early episode, Joe Negri appears in the real Neighborhood in character as Handyman Negri.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in association with Small World Enterprises, Inc. for N.E.T.

Created and Produced by Fred Rogers
Directed by David Fu-Ying Chen
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Joe Negri
Executive Producer: Paul K. Taff

Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations.

© 1969 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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