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Episode 1017

Air Date: March 4, 1969
Previous Episode: 1016
Next Episode: 1018

Mister Rogers arrives with several packages of seeds which he takes to the kitchen. Showing that the various seeds look different, Mister Rogers talks about how they will grow into different plants and then sings Everybody's Fancy.

Miss Emilie stops by with a poem about growing written by a young friend. After sharing the poem, Miss Emilie encourages viewers to write poetry of their own and shares a verse of her own.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is dressed as "Mary Mary quite contrary" and is pretending to water the flowers around the Neighborhood. She and X the Owl play a game where Lady Aberlin guesses who he is pretending to be (Benjamin Franklin).

Henrietta Pussycat shares the exciting news that the Dr. Bill and his wife will be moving to the Neighborhood today. Joining Robert Troll near the Frogg pond, everyone awaits the arrival of their new neighbors.

As Dr. Bill and Mrs. Platypus arrive, they are introduced by Robert Troll before explaining that they would like to find a hole in the ground to live in. X invites the Dr. and Mrs. Platypus to stay with him until they can dig their hole.

Robert Troll joins Lady Aberlin as they continue "watering" the flowers.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shows that plants do not just grow above the ground but they have roots as well.


Elsie Jean Platypus is addressed only as "Mrs. Platypus."

As the Platypus family is welcomed to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the boom microphone drops into the broadcast.

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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
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, W.P. Barker, Emilie Jacobson, 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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