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Episode 1011

Air Date: February 24, 1969
Previous Episode: 1010
Next Episode: 1012

Mister Rogers arrives with a carpenter's measuring rule which he unfolds to show that it expands to 72 inches -- exactly his height. After talking about growing, Mister Rogers sings I Like You As You Are as he folds the measuring rule into various shapes. He also shares a short animated film showing a measuring rule taking on different forms.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the castle is filling quickly with wedding presents. As each new present is delivered, it is measured by Robert Troll and then passed along to Lady Aberlin to put inside the castle. After they read an extensive list of the presents which have been received already, Mr. McFeely arrives with more. With nowhere to store these presents, Robert Troll shapes his carpenter's rule into the form of a house where the excess gifts might be kept.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers continues singing I Like You As You Are before Mr. McFeely stops on his way to the Neighorhood of Make-Believe with more presents for King Friday and Sara Saturday.


In grand total, King Friday and Sara Saturday have received 412 big presents and 619 little ones.

The carpenter's rule and the animated film are also seen in Episode 1044.

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Episode Credits

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

Music Director: Johnny Costa
Created and Produced by Fred Rogers
Directed by David Fu-Ying Chen
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Bob Trow
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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