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Episode 1072

Air Date: February 10, 1970
Previous Episode: 1071
Next Episode: 1073

Mister Rogers arrives with four coins -- a penny, a nickel, a dime, and a quarter. He talks about the physical differences between the coins before explaining that coins can be used to buy things in machines. With the help of Picture Picture, Mister Rogers remembers the last time he purchased something from a vending machine (a popsicle) and shows how vending machines are stocked and how they operate.

After Mister Rogers sings You're Growing, Mr. McFeely stops by with a puppy he found. Mister Rogers agrees to keep the puppy while Mr. McFeely seeks out the help of Officer Clemmons.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is eager to make lots of money from her new pie restaurant. When King Friday arrives for a pie, he feels that a nickel is too much to pay but pays a "big nickel" for the big pie. While Officer Clemmons sings a special song for King Friday, he is turned upside by Lady Elaine which prompts everyone to set some rules for the pie restaurant.

As the Trolley leaves the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, it stops briefly in front of Bob Dog who is outside the castle.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the importance of sharing your feelings before he sings It's Good To Talk. He also talks about how people typically go to work in order to make money. Officer Clemmons stops by to pick up the puppy whose home he has found.


This episode features the first appearance of Bob Dog.

A clip from this episode featuring Mister Rogers and the lost puppy is used in Episode 1151 when Mr. McFeely stops by with the same dog and shows that he is no longer a puppy.

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in association with Small World Enterprises, Inc. for N.E.T.

Creator and Producer: Fred Rogers
Associate Producer-Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: W.P. Barker, Francois Clemmons, David Newell, Bob Trow
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.

© 1970 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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