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Episode 1062

Air Date: May 6, 1969
Previous Episode: 1061
Next Episode: 1063

Mister Rogers arrives with the toy car from the previous day. Since one of the wheels was broken, he replaces all four with a more sturdy variety. After Mister Rogers shows the inside of his piano, he shares a film about people making pianos.

Chef Brockett stops by with a piano cake he has made for Van Cliburn at King Friday's request.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Van Cliburn plays a game of hide-and-seek with X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat before moving on to the factory. Taking a special liking to Corney's piano rockit, Mr. Cliburn does not hesitate to buy it at a cost of four. Corney sings I'm a Man Who Manufactures before Chef Brockett requests Mr. Cliburn's presence at the castle.

At the castle, Mr. Cliburn is presented with the piano cake after he, King Friday, and Queen Sara remember a "former musical occasion" from one of Mr. Cliburn's previous visits to the Neighborhood.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how company may come to visit but they eventually go away and he compares such visits to hide-and-seek. After playing hide-and-seek with viewers, Mister Rogers is visited again by Chef Brockett who brings a piece of the piano cake to share.


When Mr. Cliburn rings the bell outside Henrietta Pussycat's door, no bell is heard.

The "former musical occasion" remembered by King Friday and Queen Sara is from a previous visit to the Neighborhood by Mr. Cliburn originally seen in Episode 0111 (in black and white).

A black and white version of the film about pianos is seen in Episode 0111.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Van Cliburn




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, Van Cliburn
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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