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Episode 1051

Air Date: April 21, 1969
Previous Episode: 1050
Next Episode: 1052

Mister Rogers arrives with two packages given to him by Chef Brockett. After he unties the rope around the packages, Mister Rogers opens them to find a puzzle and its pieces. Placing the pieces in the correct spots on the puzzle, he finds that it is a thank you greeting from Chef Brockett for the birthday cake and cookbook. Finished with the puzzle, Mister Rogers sings You've Got To Do It.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is practicing knot tying from the Scouting Manual. Lady Elaine Fairchilde stops by and informs Handyman Negri that she is going to the upcoming Scout Jamboree. When Lady Elaine is able to magically provide Handyman Negri with his scout uniform, he asks King Friday for permission to attend as well. After questioning Handyman Negri about his knot skills, King Friday gives his approval for him to attend the jamboree as long as someone is found to cover his handyman duties in his absence. This someone must have a last name with seven letters beginning with R and also be an opera singer with the Metropolitan Opera Company.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine helps Handyman Negri by giving him the seven letters in Reardon's name. Placing the puzzle of letters on the museum's columns, Lady Elaine gives it a spin which puts the letters in order and Handyman Negri realizes that Reardon perfectly fits King Friday's description. When Reardon arrives at the castle, he sings Children Can be he agrees to take over the castle handyman duties for a week.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers uses the rope from Chef Brockett's packages to practice tying some knots.


As Mister Rogers walks to the kitchen with the packages, Let's Be Together Today plays in the background.

The Neighborhood scout troop is known as Scouts XIII.

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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: Joe Negri, John Reardon
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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