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Episode 1057

Air Date: April 29, 1969
Previous Episode: 1056
Next Episode: 1058

Mister Rogers arrives with two signs -- one that reads "Ladies" and another that reads "Men." He also has several pictures of people from throughout the Neighborhood which he separates by gender before singing I Like You As You Are. Picture Picture shows a film of male and female animals -- deer, lions, and sheep.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta Pussycat has a new dress and X the Owl does not understand why it is so special. He is more interested in Benjamin Franklin and science experiments. Lady Aberlin helps him to realize that different people like different things before she offers Henrietta a mirror to look at herself in her new dress. Lady Aberlin emphasizes that her favorite part is the pussycat inside the dress.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine Fairchilde teaches Lady Aberlin the cheer she learned at the scout jamboree. Handyman Negri arrives with a table which will be used for the surprise he and Lady Elaine are planning. After showing the difference between one of Corney's rockits and a rocket that flies in the air, Lady Elaine and Handyman Negri reveal that they will be making a rocket. Dr. Bill agrees to be the rocket's first pilot and to fly it to Someplace Else. Unfortunately, the rocket falls apart before it takes off. Corney recognizes that a better launching pad is needed and offers to launch the rocket from the factory tomorrow.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how boys and girls sometimes like to do things and play with toys that are typically associated with the opposite gender. He concludes by singing Everybody's Fancy.


The pictures used near the beginning of the episode include Lady Aberlin, Handyman Negri, King Friday XIII, Queen Sara Saturday, X the Owl, and Henrietta Pussycat.

Before Henrietta Pussycat looks in the mirror, X goes back inside the tree. On a close-up shot of Henrietta just before she looks in the mirror, X's wing can be seen clearly through his open door.


I'm a Man Who Manufactures plays briefly as Handyman Negri shows the difference between a rockit and a rocket.

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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
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, W.P. Barker, Joe Negri
Film: Diana Dean, George Boyle, New York Zoological Society
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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