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Episode 1117

Air Date: April 14, 1970
Previous Episode: 1116
Next Episode: 1118

Mister Rogers finds a note from the Neighborhood librarian on his door as he arrives, which informs him that Mr. McFeely will be delivering a book he ordered. While he waits, Mister Rogers spends some time building with blocks and watching an animated film showing a carpenter's rule changing shapes.

Mr. McFeely stops by with the book Mister Rogers requested from the library -- Children and Their Mothers. Mister Rogers shares various pictures from the book showing the relationship between mother and child.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is anxiously awaiting the birth of the royal baby. Vic Miles and Marie Torre are at the castle to cover the event for the Neighborhood News. King Friday paces in the castle garden as he tries to contain his excitement. Called back inside by Dr. Bill, King Friday soon returns with news that the baby has been born. Since the day of the week is Tuesday, the newborn prince will be called Tuesday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about babies and sings When a Baby Comes To Your House. He concludes for the day by quietly enjoying a snack in the kitchen.


The note from the Neighborhood librarian is signed with the initials R.W.

The animated carpenter's rule film is also shown in Episode 1011.

Children and Their Mothers is a book by H. Reich and is available for purchase on

Marie Torre and Vic Miles were both television personalities from KDKA in Pittsburgh.

Lady Elaine Fairchilde and X the Owl are not seen on camera in this episode but their voices are heard on a recording made by the Neighborhood News reporters.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Marie Torre
  • Vic Miles




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: Betty Aberlin, W.P. Barker (uncredited), Vic Miles, Joe Negri, David Newell, Marie Torre

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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