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Episode 1010

Air Date: February 21, 1969
Previous Episode: 1009
Next Episode: 1011

Mister Rogers arrives with a large calendar and talks about how he used to save old calendars when he was a boy. He would cut out his favorite numbers -- often the number of his age at that particular time. Mister Rogers explains how to read a calendar before he sings Days of the Week. Before singing Sometimes People Are Good, he also mentions that he once tore off a calendar page before the month had ended.

Picture Picture shares a short animated film about its favorite numbers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is having a fashion show in the castle's F Room to show potential garments to be worn in the royal wedding. The fashion show gets underway with Daniel Stone, Wayne Cook, Bob Swan, and Tony Lawrence wearing a different types of tuxedos and Mimi Kirby, Florence Lacey, Dana Moller, and Barbara Smith modeling bridesmaids' dresses.

Mr. McFeely arrives with a rush order for Lady Elaine Fairchilde containing a package of red polka dots. Taking him to the castle garden, Mr. McFeely is instructed by Lady Elaine to have the model of the last bride's dress put the polka dots on her wedding gown.

Meanwhile, the male models continue showing various suits to be worn by the Neighborhood gentlemen greeting visitors from other lands. The female models begin to display the bride's dresses only to catch everyone by surprise when the last model enters covered in polka dots. Sara Saturday agrees to wear the polka dot dress to her first visit to the Museum-Go-Round. Then she will remove the polka dots when she wears the same dress in the wedding. Lady Elaine is quite pleased and everyone retires to the R Room for refreshments.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by with some fabric samples for Mister Rogers.


Lady Elaine is quite pleased with Sara Saturday's decision to wear the polka dot dress:

"You're a good sport, Saturday. I like you, yessir! We're not gonna have a stuffy queen around here. She's really swingin'. Hurrah for Queeny Saturday! You're welcome at my place any day. Toot toot!"

A clip from this episode featuring Barbara Smith modeling a wedding dress is later shown in Episode 1703.

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, David Newell, Bob Trow, Wayne Cook, Mimi Kirby, Florence Lacey, Tony Lawrence, Dana Moller, Barbara Smith, Dan Stone, Bob Swan
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Psychological Consultants: Margaret McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Production Assistant: David Newell
Art Director: Joan Thomas
Assistant Art Director: Bill Law
Assistant Producer: Hedda Sharapan
Lighting Director: Art Siegel
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
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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