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Episode 1018

Air Date: March 5, 1969
Previous Episode: 1017
Next Episode: 1019

Mister Rogers arrives with two boxes -- one empty and one full of buckeyes. While discussing the difference between empty and full, he shows how smooth a buckeye is after is is removed from its rough outer shell.

Moving to the kitchen, Mister Rogers fills an empty glass with water before sitting at the table and singing Just For Once. Mr. McFeely stops by on his way to the Neighbohrood of Make-Believe and Mister Rogers offers him a buckeye for each of his pockets.

In the Neighbohrood of Make-Believe, X the Owl has offered to let the Platypus family stay with him until they can dig a hole to live in. Officer Clemmons is helping move their belongings into the tree and is quickly running out of space. Nurse Miller arrives with Dr. Bill's medical supplies just in time to hear Officer Clemmons sing We Welcome You Today.

Taking the rest of the Platypus family's belongings to the pond where the Frogg family once lived, Officer Clemmons and Nurse Miller continue singing We Welcome You Today. Dr. Bill arrives at the pond where he discusses plans with Nurse Miller for a new "help station" in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings We Welcome You Today before emptying a full waste basket into an empty garbage can. Officer Clemmons stops by on his way from Make-Believe and enjoys some cake and milk with Mister Rogers. As he cleans up, Mister Rogers sings more of Just For Once.


Elsie Jean Platypus (still referred to at this point as Mrs. Platypus) tells Officer Clemmons that Dr. Bill received his bagpipes from his Great-Great-Grandfather, Alexander MacKenzie MacKay.

As Mister Rogers eats cake with Officer Clemmons, they have a (seemingly) candid and unstructured conversation as they relax and enjoy each other's company for several minutes.

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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
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: W.P. Barker, Francois Clemmons, Maxine Miller, David Newell (uncredited)
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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