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Episode 1048

Air Date: April 16, 1969
Previous Episode: 1047
Next Episode: 1049

Mister Rogers arrives with construction paper which takes to the kitchen. Using the paper and a hole punch, he plans to make a book of some pictures he has received from viewers. As he punches holes in the paper, Mister Rogers sings You Are Special.

When it comes time to put the book together, he realizes that he has left the paper fasteners at the store. Just as Mister Rogers is about to go back to the store, Officer Clemmons arrives at the house with the paper fasteners and mentions that Friday will be Chef Brockett's birthday. Officer Clemmons sings Today is a Special Day -- the song he will sing for Chef Brockett.

With the paper fasteners, Mister Rogers returns to the kitchen and is able to put the book together.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde has removed the number 5 from the Museum-Go-Round and given it to Grandpere. Officer Clemmons explains her actions by singing Sometimes People Are Good. In place of the number 5, Lady Elaine has placed the numbers 1-10 on each pillar of the Museum-Go-Round.

At the castle, King Friday realizes that Lady Elaine has more numbers than he does and he orders that all house numbers are to be removed. Lady Elaine refuses to take down her numbers: "When you want to be number one all the time, you've got a second thought coming." Queen Sara assures King Friday that she likes the castle with any number on it as long as they are together.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers has used more construction paper to make a cook book for Chef Brockett.


Mister Rogers counts 15 "verys" in Today is a Special Day.

As Lady Aberlin walks past the factory, I'm a Man Who Manufactures plays in the background. A Fine Feathered Friend plays as she passes the tree.

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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, Francois Clemmons
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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