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Episode 1180

Air Date: April 23, 1971
Previous Episode: 1179
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Mister Rogers arrives with a newspaper which he has been reading. After talking about how the newspaper often some very difficult topics, he sings Some Things I Don't Understand.

Mr. McFeely stops by with his pet turtle, Sam, which Mister Rogers takes out and shows to viewers. While Mr. McFeely continues with his deliveries, Mister Rogers agrees to watch Sam. Speeding off in a hurry as usual, Mr. McFeely leaves his hat behind.

In the kitchen, Mister Rogers looks at the turtle in a little more details before trying to make a hat out of newspaper.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Grandpere is planning a party for Collette and and asks Lady Abelin to distribute party hats among the others in the Neighborhood. Still feeling jealous of Collette, Henrietta refuses to go. Realizing that Grandpere has a special job for her, however, she changes her mind. Fulfilling her duty, Henrietta happily agrees to introduce Collette to everyone else in the Neighborhood.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings I Like to Take My Time before Mr. McFeely returns for his turtle and his hat. Mister Rogers' son Jamie stops by on his way home from school and demonstrates how to make a hat out of newspaper.


Jamie stops by his father's television house to join him on his way home: "Dad, I was a little late coming home from school and I was wondering if I could walk home with you."

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.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Jamie Rogers




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, David Newell, Jamie Rogers (uncredited)
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Associate Producer: Diana Dean
Art Director: Jack Guest
Lighting Director: Al Brennecke
Production Assistant: David Newell
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, Dick Reschoff
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski, Dick LaSota
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar

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

© 1971 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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