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Episode 1088

Air Date: March 4, 1970
Previous Episode: 1087
Next Episode: 1089

Mister Rogers' shoe lace breaks as he is putting on his sneakers. He shows, when that happens, how he makes use of the lace that is still in his shoe. Mister Rogers then takes out the underwater mask he brough with him and encourages viewers to pretend to be fish. Going to the fish tank, he shows a film about a scuba diver and ocean fish.

In the kitchen, Mister Rogers uses construction paper to quiety make two fish. Betty Aberlin stops by with a black angel fish for Mister Rogers' fish tank. Using a piece of black construction paper, Betty cuts out an angel fish like the one she brought with her.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is dressed in black pretending to be a fish. At the tree, X and Henrietta are somewhat afraid of the large "fish" before they realize it is really Lady Aberlin. Henrietta and Lady Aberlin then sing You Are Pretty. When X and Henrietta start asking questions about Queen Sara's baby, Lady Aberlin explains the basics of how a baby is born. At the castle, X and Henrietta have the opportunity to talk directly to Queen Sara to ask their questions about the baby.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers mentions to Betty Aberlin that something special is being planned for the Clemmons family before they leave the Neighborhood. Singing a short bit of You Are Pretty, Mister Rogers concludes for the day by reminding viewers that "talking about important things is one of the best ways to grow."


Although Lady Aberlin shares the basics on how a baby is born, she keeps it very basic.

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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
Neighbor: Betty Aberlin
Film: 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.

© 1970 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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