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Episode 1083

Air Date: February 25, 1970
Previous Episode: 1082
Next Episode: 1084

Mister Rogers arrives with a card showing the word "typewriter" on one side and a picture of a typewriter on the other. In the kitchen, he has a real typewriter set up which he demonstrates for viewers. Mister Rogers talks about mothers and fathers who use typewriters before he sings I'd like to Be Just Like Mom and Dad. As he sings, a short film is shown about mothers and fathers.

Mister Rogers shows a funny fast film on Picture Picture of Betty Aberlin making a bed before Betty herself stops by. As a surprise for Betty, the funny fast film is shown again.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday and Queen Sara are in the M Room of the castle where they are able to view an artist, Peggy Lipschutz, and a group of musicians. The musicians play a musical version of Today is a Special Day while Ms. Lipschutz is creating a picture of the royal couple. Next, the song Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord is played as she creates a picture of Noah and his ark. Lastly, the song Turn Turn Turn is played as she sketches a picture of a baby. This makes King Friday question if Ms. Lipschutz may know his secret.

Back at the house, Betty Aberlin has drawn a picture that says "Goodbye, Misterogers." After she leaves, Mister Rogers talks about different ways to write and say goodbye.


Today is a Special Day can be heard on the Around the Children's Corner LP in the form of a poem read by X the Owl.

Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord is a gospel song written by Robert Schmertz and performed by a wide variety of musicians.

Turn Turn Turn is a song based on a biblical passage from Ecclesiastes and made popular by Pete Seeger as well as the Byrds.

The Noah's Ark picture created by Peggy Lipschutz can be seen hanging on the wall above Don Brockett's piano in the 1988 film Don Brockett's Pittsburgh.


Learn more about Peggy Lipschutz by visiting her website, Never Turning Back.

The Funny Fast Film of Betty Aberlin making a bed also appears on Episode 1219 and Episode 1439.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Charles Cubelic
  • Jo Davidson
  • Peggy Lipschutz
  • Vivien Richmond




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: Betty Aberlin
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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