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Episode 1040

Air Date: April 4, 1969
Previous Episode: 1039
Next Episode: 1041

Mister Rogers arrives with several pieces of plastic piping given to him by a plumber friend. Taking them to the kitchen, he spends some time putting the pieces together. As he works, he sings Everybody's Fancy.

With his flute and piccolo, Mr. Lee stops by asking for directions to the Neighborhood Symphony Hall. With a few minutes to spare, he is invited inside to show his instruments and to demonstrate how they are played.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is bothered by the sound of Dr. Bill Platypus playing the bagpipes and Handyman Negri is given an order to ask Dr. Bill to stop. When Handyman Negri arrives at the Platypus mound, Cornflake S. Pecially is already there explaining a problem to Dr. Bill -- apparently the factory cannot function properly when the bagpipes are being played. Considering that and the King's distaste for bagpipe sounds, Dr. Bill agrees to find a different place to play.

Donkey Hodie has something caught in his windpipe and receives medical assistance from Dr. Bill. To thank Dr. Bill, Donkey Hodie invites him to play his bagpipes at Someplace Else.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how children sometimes feel like they need a different place to play. As he cleans up the pipes in the kitchen, he concludes by singing I'm Taking Care of You.


As Make-Believe comes to a close, To Go To Someplace Else plays in the background.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Tom Lee




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, Tom Lee, Joe Negri
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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