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Episode 1058

Air Date: April 30, 1969
Previous Episode: 1057
Next Episode: 1059

Mister Rogers spends some time talking about things you can do with your hands before he sits at the couch and talks about learning to read. After singing You Are Special, he shares a book called Looking For Letters which he reads while an animated film of the book's illustrations is shown.

When the book is finished, Mr. McFeely stops by to take it to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Mister Rogers asks about the puzzle he never had the chance to finish and Mr. McFeely tells him that an order for it has been placed.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri tells King Friday XIII about the rocket he and Lady Elaine Fairchilde brought back from the scout jamboree. King Friday refuses to allow any rocket launch without his involvement. The King declares that the rocket is to go straight up in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and then straight down in Someplace Else -- nowhere else. He also requires that a picture of himself be carried by the rocket's pilot.

At the factory, Mr. McFeely delivers the book to Corney who recognizes that they will need a "Y" for the rocket launch. With the "Y" and the picture of King Friday in hand, Dr. Bill blasts off in the rocket only to land on the Neighborhood castle. Clearly irritated, King Friday calls for a meeting where more rocket rules will be established.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the importance of rules before he plays a game with a pretend ball. He concludes by talking about real rockets and how the people that launch them must follow very specific rules to keep the people inside safe.


Looking For Letters was also featured in Episode 0010, Episode 1023, Episode 1174, and Episode 1217.

When Mister Rogers asks about the puzzle he never got to finish, he is referring to events that took place in Episode 1056.

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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: W.P. Barker, Joe Negri, David Newell
Film: Tom Minchin, Ted Minchin
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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