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Episode 1176

Air Date: April 19, 1971
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Mister Rogers arrives with some paper and a special pen which he takes to the kitchen and uses to demonstrate calligraphy. He shares a film about a time he attended a calligraphy class. After the film, Mister Rogers talks about how everyone's handwriting is different and sings Everybody's Fancy. He then makes a frame out of paper and uses it to frame the Eiffel Tower model, leading into a time of Make-Believe.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely delivers a message to Grandpere. The message is from Grandpere's granddaughter, Collette, and informs him that she is coming for a visit. Henrietta sees a picture of Collette and is intimidated by her beauty.

At the tree, X and Lady Aberlin are surprised when Henrietta answers the door wearing fancy clothes and speaking in French. Seeing the picture herself, Lady Aberlin realizes why Henrietta is acting differently.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings It's You I Like before Betty Aberlin stops by and shows her own style of fancy writing.


This week's Neighborhood of Make-Believe story is used as the basis for two children's books: Henrietta Meets Someone New and Wishes Don't Make Things Come True.

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Episode Credits

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

Created by Fred Rogers
Produced and directed by Sam Silberman
Music Director: John Costa
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, W.P. Barker, David Newell

Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears-Roebuck Foundtation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1971 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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