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Episode 1090

Air Date: March 6, 1970
Previous Episode: 1089
Next Episode: 1091

Mister Rogers arrives with a stone which he decorates with a "C" to give to Officer and Mrs. Clemmons to use as a paperweight. Having completed the song he wrote for them -- We're Thinking of You -- Mister Rogers sits at the piano where he sings the new song. Joe Negri and Mrs. Saunders arrive and join Mister Rogers in practicing the song.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Officer and Mrs. Clemmons are visiting with Lady Elaine Fairchilde who gives them a pretend raspberry delight. When X the Owl gives them an orange, Henrietta Pussycat is upset when she has no gift for Officer and Mrs. Clemmons. When Officer Clemmons suggests that she give each of them a kiss, Henrietta gladly provides them a loving farewell.

At the castle, King Friday and Queen Sara present Officer and Mrs. Clemmons with a royal portrait for their new home. Moving on to the clock, Daniel Striped Tiger gives Officer Clemmons and his wife a polished stone and a song -- We're Thinking of You. Officer Clemmons responds by singing the song back to Daniel.

Back at the house, Betty Aberlin arrives with various kinds of raspberry delight. When Officer Clemmons and Mrs. Clemmons arrive, they enjoy the dessert with their friends as they talk about their plans for their new home. Everyone sings Little Liza Jane before Mister Rogers presents the paperweight. With everyone gathered around the piano, they sing We're Thinking of You to Officer and Mrs. Clemmons.

Mister Rogers concludes by talking about how it can be hard when friends move away.


There are no "Neighbors" listed in this episode's credits which should include Betty Aberlin, Carole Clemmons, Francois Clemmons, Joe Negri, and Carol Saunders.

This episode is in the transitional period when Handyman Negri and Joe Negri were becoming two separate characters. When Mr. Negri arrives at the house, Mister Rogers refers to him as "Handyman Negri."

Although Chef Brockett made the various raspberry delights, he asked Betty Aberlin to deliver them because he was "just too busy to come himself."

As Mister Rogers gives the painted stone to Officer and Mrs. Clemmons, It's Such a Good Feeling plays in the background.

As Mister Rogers is saying goodbye to Officer Clemmons, the shadow of a studio microhone can be seen moving on the wall behind them.

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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
Music Director: Johnny Costa
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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