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Episode 1024

Air Date: March 13, 1969
Previous Episode: 1023
Next Episode: 1025

Mister Rogers arrives with his kite which has been repaired by Mr. McFeely. He has also brought with him the supplies needed to repair Officer Clemmons' broken chair. Using glue and a rubber mallet, Mister Rogers quickly puts the chair leg back in place.

After his work is finished, Mister Rogers sings You've Got To Do It and watches a film about people who make chairs.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl is dressed as Benjamin Franklin and is playing with the magic kite when Lady Aberlin arrives at the tree. X and Lady Aberlin sing One and One Are Two as X shows that he has taught the magic kite to add. Henrietta Pussycat also shows that she has taught the kite to dance.

It is Corney's turn with the kite and Lady Aberlin takes it to the factory. Unfortunately, he is much too busy to play. Joey Hollingsworth returns from a business trip having sold many rockits all around the world. The magic kite dances with Mr. Hollingsworth before relaxing in Corney's new kite rockit.

Back at the house, Officer Clemmons passes by and is delighted to find that Mister Rogers has repaired his chair. Thankful for Mister Rogers' handiwork, Officer Clemmons sings You've Got To Do It. Back inside, Mister Rogers continues singing as he talks about the importance of practicing in order to become good at certain skills.


With the Vietnam War well underway at this time, Lady Aberlin makes a subtle but important clarification when she arrives at the factory:

Corney: It seems everybody wants rockits.
Lady Aberlin: Not the kind you bomb with.
Corney: Oh, no. The kind I make.

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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: Betty Aberlin, Francois Clemmons, Joey Hollingsworth
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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