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Episode 1003

Air Date: February 12, 1969
Previous Episode: 1002
Next Episode: 1004

Mister Rogers arrives with a large feather duster which he has borrowed from a nearby antique store. He shows how a feather duster is used before taking out his vacuum sweeper. Turning it on, he talks about how children are sometimes afraid of the loud noise made by a vacuum. Mister Rogers then sings Sometimes People Are Good.

Miss Emilie stops by with a poem about the museum in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and suggests that she would like to help find a new curator. She and Mister Rogers both express that they think it should be someone who is familiar with the Neighborhood.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mrs. Frogg is cleaning at the museum and Lady Elaine Fairchilde is eager to lend her assistance. Although Mrs. Frogg is somewhat hesitant to let her help, Lady Elaine proves to be quite good a caring for the museum -- even helping Handyman Negri with an item he cannot remember as he sings Museum Wares.

Handyman Negri is called to the castle where King Friday is talking with Miss Emilie about the need for a museum curator. He reiterates his command that a new curator be found before the Froggs will be allowed to move to Westwood.

Back at the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine continues to be a clear candidate for filling the curator position and offers to take on the responsibility. After putting Lady Elaine's knowledge of the museum to the test, Mrs. Frogg recommends her for the position. The news is shared with King Friday who grants permission for the Froggs to move.


Mrs. Frogg has over 167 items in the museum.

The words to the poem read by Miss Emile at Mister Rogers' house are the same as the words to the song Museum Wares.

The poem shared in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe by Miss Emilie is "Be the Best of Whatever You Are" by Douglas Malloch. It is also shared by Lady Aberlin in Episode 1259.

For King Friday, Miss Emilie's recites part of a poem called "Be the Best at Whatever You Are."

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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: Emilie Jacobson, 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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