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Episode 1036

Air Date: March 31, 1969
Previous Episode: 1035
Next Episode: 1037

Mister Rogers arrives with a pair of baby shoes -- the pair he wore when he was a baby himself. Taking out other children's shoes, he compares their size to his current shoes. Before singing Everything Grows Together, he talks about how people grow.

Mr. McFeely stops by with a pair of sandals for Mister Rogers and stays long enough to share a magic trick. After tearing a piece of paper into small pieces, it appears that Mr. McFeely is able to magically put them back together.

Taking out the sandals, Mister Rogers puts them on in place of his sneakers. Inside the shoe box, Mister Rogers finds an explanation of the magic trick performed by Mr. McFeely.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the sandal-wearing Wizard of Lupovich stops at the tree on his way to visit Lady Elaine Fairchilde. In a game of "Owl, Pussycat, and Who Are You," the friendly wizard amazes X and Henrietta by showing his ability to disappear and reappear.

At the Museum-Go-Round, the Wizard of Lupovich is able to magically help Lady Aberlin sort some colored papers. Lady Aberlin gladly escorts the wizard to the castle where they meet Lady Elaine Fairchilde and King Friday. When the wizard stubs his toe on the trolley tracks, King Friday calls for Dr. Frogg but is promptly reminded that the Frogg family has moved to Westwood. Instead, King Friday is introduced to Dr. Bill Platypus who attends to the injured wizard.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers quietly enjoys a glass of milk as he sings I'm Taking Care of You.


When Mr. McFeely performs the magic trick for Mister Rogers, he uses some special magic words: "Abracadabra! Speedy delivery!"

The Wizard of Lupovich reveals that he is responsible for having taught Lady Elaine Fairchilde how to use her boomerang.

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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, W.P. Barker, Penn Lupovich (uncredited), 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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