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Episode 1039

Air Date: April 3, 1969
Previous Episode: 1038
Next Episode: 1040

Mister Rogers arrives with a can of Neighborhood Cat Food. Opening the can, he sits on the floor as he feeds his cat, Pink Paws. Enjoying time with his pet, Mister Rogers sings Just For Once before sharing a film about a time when he and his son Jamie took Pink Paws to the veterinarian.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri visits Corney, X the Owl, and Henrietta Pussycat to let them try out the special "hop cap" received by King Friday. Everyone agrees that hopping is fun for a minute, but they prefer the why they are without the cap. X, Henrietta, and Handyman Negri sing I'm Glad I'm the Way I Am.

At the Platypus mound, Elsie Jean is cleaning her bagpipes as Dr. Bill shares that he has been very busy lately. Taking a moment for himself, Dr. Bill plays the bagpipes before four patients arrive for an appointment.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how he enjoys playing the piano when he is not busy. Officer Clemmons stops by and sings I'm Glad I'm the Way I Am.


As Handyman Negri leaves the factory, I'm a Man Who Manufactures plays in the background.

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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: W.P. Barker, Francois Clemmons, Joe Negri
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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