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Episode 1082

Air Date: February 24, 1970
Previous Episode: 1081
Next Episode: 1083

After following up on the previous day's promise to wear his blue sweater, Mister Rogers takes viewers outside to meet a horse named Bramble. He feeds Bramble carrots and oats and talks about the many parts of a the strong horse's face. Anderson Bray arrives to pick up the horse and Mister Rogers goes inside to the piano to play some "horse music."

After Mister Rogers sings Just For Once, Picture Picture shows a film about a mother horse and a baby horse.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri and Andrea Bray are with Randy Cole and his horse at the castle. King Friday asks several questions about whether babies can ride horses. He mentions that he does have a particular baby in mind but that baby is "not here yet." Mrs. Bray gives King Friday a toy horse for the baby he is thinking of.

At the clock, Daniel provides a carrot for the horse to eat. When King Friday arrives with the toy horse, he explains to Daniel that the toy is "just in case a baby should come to the castle some day."

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how some children may not like to ride horses. Using toy models, he plays with a horse family and a human family.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Anderson Bray
  • Andrea Bray
  • Randy Cole




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: Joe Negri
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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