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Episode 1085

Air Date: February 27, 1970
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Next Episode: 1086

Mister Rogers takes a close look at the zipper on his sweater as he shows viewers how the teeth come together when zipped.

With him, he has a copy of an x-ray image of his chest which he shows by placing it in front of Picture Picture's blank screen. Mister Rogers explains what an x-ray is before he shares a film about a time he and Bob Trow had their x-rays taken. After the film, Mister Rogers sings I Like to Be Told as he talks about the importance of knowing about new experiences before they happen.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine thinks that the King's secret is a plan for a Neighborhood zoo and Bob Dog is frightened at the thought of wild animals being nearby. Although King Friday says that there will not be a zoo, Lady Elaine does not believe him and tries to read his mind. Lady Aberlin arrives and explains that, even with a magnifying glass, no one can see what other people are thinking. King Friday agrees to share his secret on Monday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers mentions that even x-rays are not able to see what other people are thinking. He talks about how people have different kinds of feelings before he sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel.

Bob Trow stops by with a model of Bob Dog, complete with the cage he wears when he is frightened. Mr. Trow barks and howls like Bob Dog.


Mister Rogers and Bob Trow have their x-rays taken by a service provided out of a van parked on the street called "Have a Free X-Ray."

When Bob Trow stops by at the end of the episode, he shares a card with the results of his x-ray: "Congratulations, your chest x-ray shows no sign of TB."

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Episode Credits

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

Producer-Writer: Fred Rogers
Associate Producer-Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Musical Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bob Trow
Film: George Boyle, Diana Dean
Psychological Consultants: Margaret McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Assistant Producer: Hedda Sharapan
Lighting Director: Art Siegal
Art Director: Jack Guest
Production Assistant: David Newell
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, Dick Reschoff
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski
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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