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Episode 1092

Air Date: March 10, 1970
Previous Episode: 1091
Next Episode: 1093

Mister Rogers arrives with a cassette recorder and shows how sound can be recorded to the tape through a microphone. In the kitchen, he has a collection of musical instruments -- a xylophone, a drum, and a slide whistle -- which he plays as he records their sounds on the cassette.

Mister Rogers visits Joe Negri's Music Shop where Mr. Negri shows him around the shop and demonstrates several instruments. Mister Rogers uses the cassette recorder to record Mr. Negri playing an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is playing the guitar for King Friday XIII who is given a small guitar for the new baby to play. When King Friday tries the small guitar, Handyman Negri is amazed to learn that he is a natural guitar player. As it turns out, Lady Elaine Fairchilde has tricked everyone by playing a recording of a guitar as the King tried to play. Although he is upset, King Friday asks that Handyman Negri teach the baby to play the guitar.

Back at the Music Shop, Mr. Negri shares some sketched ideas for the cover of Mister Rogers new record album. Returning to his house, Mister Rogers concludes by playing the instruments he had previously recorded.


Demonstrating the instruments in the kitchen, Mister Rogers uses each one to play a portion of Everybody's Fancy. Transitioning to Negri's Music Shop, Let's Be Together Today plays in the background.

This episode marks the first visit to Negri's Music Shop.

As Mr. Negri is organizing his shop before Mister Rogers enters, a copy of a Mister Rogers LP can be seen on the bottom of a stack of records.

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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
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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