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Episode 1054

Air Date: April 24, 1969
Previous Episode: 1053
Next Episode: 1055

Mister Rogers arrives with a small toy boat made out of wood. After pretending that the ship is sailing on the ocean's waves, he shares a film about a boat coming in to port.

Moving on to the kitchen, Mister Rogers talks about different places where water is found as floates the toy boat in a sink full of water. Back in the front room, he uses a shiny cookie sheet and wooden blocks to build a port as he sings Just for Once.

Leading in to Make-Believe, Mister Rogers learns that the Neighborhood Trolley will play the part of the waves in the upcoming opera.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin fits the Trolley with its costume before she talks with Corney, who is interested in being in the opera as well. At the Eiffel Tower, Grandpere provides Reardon with a boat for the opera and receives a song in return. As opera plans continue, everyone realizes that the production will be quite large so they decide to use the entire Neighborhood as their stage.

Sailing the new boat over to the clock, Lady Aberlin and Reardon find Daniel Striped Tiger trying on his teddy bear costume. Robert Troll stops by with the flippers he will wear as part of his whale costume.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers writes the word "ocean" on a card and places it in front of his pretend port before he concludes by talking about the upcoming opera.


Mister Rogers feeds the fish and mentions that it would not be a good idea to put the wooden boat in the aquarium: "Something in the paint might hurt the fish."

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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, John Reardon, Bob Trow
Film: Diana Dean, George Boyle
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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