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Episode 1046

Air Date: April 14, 1969
Previous Episode: 1045
Next Episode: 1047

It's raining in the Neighborhood and Mister Rogers arrives wearing a rain coat. He shows how his umbrella works before sharing a film about people using umbrellas.

Mr. McFeely stops by with a package. He is having trouble delivering the package since the rain has smeared the address. Using what can be read of the address, Mister Rogers helps Mr. McFeely figure out that that package is for Chef Brockett.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is bored but is quickly told by Lady Aberlin that a call was received from the president of Finland via the international telecan. The call announced a visit from singer Barbara Koski who promptly arrives. After presenting King Friday with some jewels and Queen Sara with an umbrella, Ms. Koski sings while Handyman Negri plays guitar. King Friday offers his thanks by sharing a film about places he has visited in Finland.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers waters a plant before Mr. McFeely returns with a fortune cookie from the package he delivered to Chef Brockett. His fortune reads: "Gentle ways are best."


"It's a rainy day in this neighborhood" sung as Mister Rogers enters the house.

The painting seen on Picture Picture before the film is called "The Umbrellas" by Renoir.

As Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely go to the kitchen, the shadow of the boom microphone can be seen following them.

The address on the package reveals that Chef Brockett lives at 5600 Darlington Road.

Mister Rogers opens an umbrella indoors, depsite the fact that he mentions in Episode 1445 that this is not a good idea.

During the film about rain, Johnny Costa's instrumental Debbie plays in the background. This song can be found on the album Classic Costa.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Barbara Koski




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, Barbara Koski, Joe Negri, David Newell
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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