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Episode 1043

Air Date: April 9, 1969
Previous Episode: 1042
Next Episode: 1044

Mister Rogers arrives wearing a pair of overalls and carrying a bucket which he fills with water. Planning to use the water to mix some cement, he asks Picture Picture to share a film about a cement truck.

Outside on the porch, Mister Rogers mixes some cement in a large tub as he sings You've Got To Do It. With the cement properly prepared, it is used to complete a step up to the front porch of the house.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Dr. Marchl has a rubber ball belonging to Robert Troll which X the Owl initially thinks is an orange. Queen Sara has asked Dr. Marchl to talk with Robert Troll about his feelings. Henrietta tells Dr. Marchl where he can find Robert Troll by singing To Go To Someplace Else.

At Someplace Else, Robert Troll shares with Dr. Marchl and Donkey Hodie that he would like to live at Lady Elaine Fairchilde's campsite but is nervous about asking. With the encouragement and support of Dr. Marchl and Donkey Hodie, Robert Troll approaches Lady Elaine at the Museum-Go-Round. Clearly overwhelmed and busy, Lady Elaine is glad to let Robert Troll stay at the campsite. In return, Robert Troll offers to help Lady Elaine at the Museum-Go-Round as well as at the campsite.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the importance of sharing feelings and asking questions before he checks on the front step.


As Mister Rogers goes to the porch, You Have To Learn Your Trade can be heard playing in the background.

The concrete truck featured in the film was from the 43rd Street Concrete Company in Pittsburgh.

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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: William Marchl, Bob Trow
Films: Diana Dean, George Boyle, Tom Minchin, P.J. O'Connell
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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