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Episode 1035

Air Date: March 28, 1969
Previous Episode: 1034
Next Episode: 1036

Mister Rogers arrives with a handful of balloons. After inflating a few he asks Picture Picture to share a film about a man making things out of balloons.

Outside on the porch, Mr. McFeely has delivered a helium tank which Mister Rogers uses to inflate a few more balloons. When Officer Clemmons stops by on his way to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mister Rogers asks him to take the helium balloons to Henrietta Pussycat. Before he leaves, Officer Clemmons sings I Like You As You Are with Mister Rogers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the carnival is underway as Robert Troll tries out Corney's "Rockit to the Moon" -- an attraction where he rocks in a chair as Corney lowers a pretend moon towards them. Meanwhile, Henrietta Pussycat sells her last balloon to Lady Aberlin just as Officer Clemmons arrives with the balloons from Mister Rogers.

After Lady Aberlin and Mime Walker perform their tight rope walk, Daniel Striped Tiger opens his wild animal exhibit. The "wild tiger" frightens Robert Troll until he realizes that it is just Daniel wearing a mask.

King Friday and Queen Sara arrive outside the castle led by Officer Clemmons. Henrietta is upset when some of her balloons float away and is comforted and taken home by Lady Aberlin and Officer Clemmons.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how fun things can sometimes make a person tired and suggests that when that happens, it is usually time to go home. He concludes for the week by singing I'm Taking Care of You.


Everything at the carnival -- admission, rides, balloons -- costs three claps each.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Mignon Parker
  • Wally Parker




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, Mignon Parker (uncredited), Wally Parker, Bob Trow, Jewel Walker
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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