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Episode 1019

Air Date: March 6, 1969
Previous Episode: 1018
Next Episode: 1020

Mister Rogers arrives with a toy boat from the Neighborhood Store. After sharing a film of himself boating with his sons, Mister Rogers takes the toy boat outside where he floats it in a tub of water. As he moves the toy along in the water, he sings Sometimes People Are Good. After the song, another film shows children playing with toy boats.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Dr. Bill is at the castle protesting King Friday's declaration that all digging must be supervised by Digger Digorum. Anxious to start digging, Dr. Bill is frustrated as he waits from Digger Digorum to return from Australia.

Near the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine finds a loophole in King Friday's rule by using a steam shovel to do the digging (since she is technically not the one doing the digging). When Digger Digorum arrives, she checks the time on her sundial watch and informs everyone that work may begin tomorrow since they are "past the best digging time of the day." Dr. Bill agrees to wait until tomorrow after Digger Digorum offers him a crustacean snack.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers goes back outside where he talks about different times of day and explains how to read a sundial.


Although several "neighbors" appear in this episode, none are listed in the credits.

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
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Film: Diana Dean, Tom Minchin, P.J. O'connell
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin (uncredited), W.P. Barker (uncredited), Anna Hayworth (uncredited), Joe Negri (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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