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Episode 1056

Air Date: April 28, 1969
Previous Episode: 1055
Next Episode: 1057

Mister Rogers arrives with a puzzle which he has borrowed from Mr. McFeely's "lending puzzle service." Taking the puzzle to the kitchen, he shows that the puzzle features trees in each of the four seasons.

As Mister Rogers is nearly finished with the puzzle, Mr. McFeely arrives to pick it up for another delivery. Mister Rogers is frustrated when he is rushed along by Mr. McFeely and not allowed time to finish the puzzle before it is taken away. Mister Rogers expresses his anger by pounding some clay and singing What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Finnish singer Barbara Koski is at the castle performing for King Friday and Queen Sara. They talk about babysitting and Queen Sara sings a lullaby she sometimes sings to children she is caring for -- Tree Tree Tree. Ms. Koski then sings Tree Tree Tree in her own language before Chef Brockett arrives at the castle with an "F cake" which he has baked for her, since she is Finnish.

Meanwhile, Lady Elaine Fairchilde and Handyman Negri have returned from the scout jamboree with a surprise. Carrying a heavy load, Handyman Negri becomes frustrated when he is rushed along by Lady Elaine and drops many of the pieces. They will reveal the surprise tomorrow.

Back at the house, Chef Brockett knocks urgently at the front door and shares his anxiety with Mister Rogers after having been rushed through the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. He and Mister Rogers go to the kitchen where they have a "slow party" by sharing a pretend snack.


Instead of counting to 13 to get to the castle, Mister Rogers takes his time by writing each number on a piece of paper.

Chef Brockett starts singing Tomorrow as Mister Rogers changes back into his jacket. Once he is changed, Mister Rogers joins in.

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
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Don Brockett, 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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