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Episode 1008

Air Date: February 19, 1969
Previous Episode: 1007
Next Episode: 1009

Mister Rogers opens his visit from the front porch where he is in the process of painting an outdoor chair. Finishing the chair, he heads inside where Picture Pictures shares a film about how paint is made.

Miss Emilie stops by on her way to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe where she has been called by King Friday to announce that he will be making an announcement.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is decorating the castle in preparation for the special announcement. Setting out to invite everyone to the castle, Lady Aberlin visits Grandpere who is has been taking a bath. He sings J'aime prendre un bain and teaches it to Lady Aberlin.

Meanwhile, Handyman Negri and Daniel Striped Tiger speculate about the subject of King Friday's announcement -- both assuming it has to do with Sara Saturday. Moving on to the tree, Handyman Negri helps X the Owl add pieces of wood to his door to create the shape of an X. They also place "open" and "closed" signs on each side of the door.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Aberlin finds that Lady Elalne Fairchilde has used different colors to paint the columns of the museum. Lady Elaine invites Lady Aberlin to paint one of the columns pink.

Everyone gathers at the castle where Miss Emilie announces that King Friday will be making an announcement. With everyone paying close attention, King Friday and Sara Saturday announce that they will marry. After much excitement, everyone goes inside the castle to celebrate.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Today is a Special Day.


X the Owl asks Handyman Negri for help creating the X on his door because he is "all wings today."

The paint used at the Museum-Go-Round was provided by "Neighborhood Paints."

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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: Betty Aberlin, Emilie Jacobson, Joe Negri
Film: Diana Dean, George Boyle
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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