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Episode 1104

Air Date: March 26, 1970
Previous Episode: 1103
Next Episode: 1105

Mister Rogers walks with a cane as he enters and explains that he recently injured his ankle. He describes the purpose of a cane before showing a bandage wrapped around his ankle and demonstrating how to walk with a cane.

Picture Picture greets Mister Rogers and shows a variety of ways to write his name. Mr. McFeely stops by with a film showing the bandage being applied to Mister Rogers' ankle. After watching the film and talking about going to the doctor, Mister Rogers sings Please Don't Think It's Funny.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mime Walker is at the castle with King Friday wondering if the Platypus egg has hatched. Meanwhile, at the Platypus mound, Mrs. Saunders sings a portion of Tree Tree Tree for Elsie Jean. Mrs. Saunders departs and Mime Walker arrives at the mound just in time to learn that the egg has hatched! Eager to share the news, Mime Walker tells Daniel Striped Tiger that a baby girl platypus has been born. Daniel offers to spread the news around the Neighborhood as Mime Walker goes to Someplace Else to celebrate with Donkey Hodie.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how living creatures start out small and then grow.


Elsie Jean Platypus is not seen on camera in this episode but her voice is heard off camera.

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Episode Credits

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

Producer-Writer: Fred Rogers
Associate Producer-Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: W.P. Barker (uncredited), David Newell (uncredited), Carol Saunders, Jewel Walker
Film: Diana Dean, 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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