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Episode 1006

Air Date: February 17, 1969
Previous Episode: 1005
Next Episode: 1007

Mister Rogers reviews the colorful shapes on his sculpture from the previous week before adding a yellow triangle. Using a few of the shapes, he make a pretend house and then an airplane. Taking his creativity to the kitchen, Mister Rogers pretends that an empty paper towel roll and toilet paper roll are horns that he can play.

Frank Ostrowski, a member of the Neighborhood Symphony, stops by asking for directions to the castle where he is to play the trumpet for King Friday. With a few moments to spare, Mr. Ostrowski practices a trumpet voluntary and describes the various parts of his instrument.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is practicing the triangle to play along with the trumpeters who will be performing inside the castle. The music is to welcome Sara Saturday who is to arrive today.

Lady Aberlin visits the tree where she demonstrates the triangle for X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat. They each take a turn playing the triangle before Robert Troll passes by with news that Sara will be arriving soon.

Escorted by Officer Clemmons, Sara Saturday arrives from Westwood and is welcomed in song by everyone singing We Welcome You Today. King Friday invites everyone to the W Room where the welcome continues.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shares a record of the Trumpet Voluntary in D Major.


The tune Mister Rogers "plays" on his pretend horn is We Welcome You Today.

Out Mister Rogers front door he provides directions to King Friday's castle: "Right down the street to the second block and then to the right...after that you'll see Make-Believe."

Along with his record of the Trumpet Voluntary in D Major, Mister Rogers also has copies of his own Let's Be Together Today (Album) and Won't You Be My Neighbor (Album): "That's why people make records. So you can play things over and over again. That's why I made these. Yeah. Records of songs that we sing together."

Appearing In This Episode


  • Frank Ostrowski




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, Francois Clemmons, Frank Ostrowski, Bob Trow
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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