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Episode 1093

Air Date: March 11, 1970
Previous Episode: 1092
Next Episode: 1094

Mister Rogers arrives with a punching bag and a cassette recorder and shares that he is feeling frustrated today. He goes on to mention that he accidentally erased all of the recordings he made the previous day and used the punching bag to vent his frustrations.

After singing What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel, Mister Rogers returns to the kitchen where he re-records the instrument sounds. He also plays voice recordings of several characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is frustrated with her knitting project and is offered some mediocre advice from King Friday: "If at first you don't succeed, stay as sweet as you are." Increasingly frustrated as she moves throughout the Neighborhood, Lady Aberlin finds herself at the clock where Daniel Striped Tiger suggest that she punch a bag of rags. As Lady Aberlin is starting to feel better, X the Owl arrives and compliments her on her knitting which X is able to wear as a vest. Lady Aberlin continues releasing her remaining frustrations by dancing throughout the Neighborhood.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers has been joined by Ed Kosewicz -- a sculptor who demonstrates how anger can be expressed through shaping clay.


Ed Kosewicz passed away in 1999. CLICK HERE to read an article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette paying tribute to Mr. Kosewicz following his death.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Ed Kosewicz




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: Betty Aberlin, Ed Kosewicz
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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