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Episode 1025

Air Date: March 14, 1969
Previous Episode: 1024
Next Episode: 1026

Mister Rogers arrives with a globe which is not quite finished. Taking the globe to the kitchen, he uses paste to attach a few pieces of the map as he describes the shape of a sphere. As he peels an orange, he compares the shape of the two objects. Mister Rogers sings Parents Were Little Once Too as he mentions that knives are not to be played with.

Mr. McFeely stops by to ask for directions to Esther Island where he is to deliver a basket of fruit. Mister Rogers explains that he must take a kayak in order to get there and lends a life-jacket to Mr. McFeely. Mister Rogers imagines how Mr. McFeely might make his delivery in a kayak.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl has just finished eating an orange when Henrietta Pussycat shares her sadness as she misses King Friday and Queen Saturday. Joey Hollingsworth sets her mind at ease when he mentions that he saw the royal couple in Okinawa and they will be returning to the Neighborhood next Friday.

Moving on to the Museum-Go-Round, Mr. Hollingsworth delivers the world to Lady Elaine Fairchilde in the form of a globe. In return, Lady Elaine gives him a pair of orange and black pom-poms. Before visiting the factory, Mr. Hollingsworth dances with the pom-poms as Lady Elaine sings the Days of the Week. At the factory, Mr. Hollingsworth informs Corney that a major order of rockits needs to be filled before the King and Queen return.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings the Days of the Week before Mr. McFeely stops by to return the life-jacket.


X the Owl mentions that he also misses King Friday and Queen Sara. I casually sings a few lines to the tune of Sometimes People Are Good: "It's funny but it's true. I miss the King and Queen and you do, too."

Esther Island can be found off the western tip of Nantucket -- an area Fred Rogers was known to visit.

The Esther Island video is seen again on Episode 1420.

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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: Joey Hollingsworth, David Newell
Film: Diana Dean, George Boyle
Psychological Consultants: Margaret McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Art Director: Bill Law
Lighting Director: Art Siegel
Production Assistant: David Newell
Assistant Producer: Hedda Sharapan
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
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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