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Episode 1273

Air Date: March 7, 1973
Previous Episode: 1272
Next Episode: 1274

Mister Rogers arrives with a harmonica which he demonstrates before talking about the day he got married. Sharing several photographs from his wedding, Mister Rogers remembers this special day. He recalls being young and wanting to marry his mother and sings I Did Too.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Trolley delivers a harmonica to the castle where Queen Sara and Robert Troll both take their turn at playing a few notes as Prince Tuesday practices walking.

At the tree, Robert Troll plays the harmonica as X the Owl recites a poem about Malcolm Apricot Dinko. Moving on to the clock, Robert Troll is introduced to Malcolm by Daniel Stiped Tiger. Together, they all visit Donkey Hodie at Someplace Else where they find that the vegetables grow faster when Robert Troll plays the harmonica. Donkey Hodie reminds everyone that he is looking for a full-time helper on his farm.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits Negri's Music Shop where a harmonica band is performing. He returns to his house and concludes by talking a bit more about weddings and getting married as he sings a few lines from Many Ways to Say I Love You.


X the Owl's poem:

Malcolm Apricot Dinko is the name of Daniel's friend
We've never really seen him but I guess you could depend
On him if you needed him in a pinch sometime
Malcolm Apricot Dinko is an imaginary friend
If you'd ever like to meet him you just go around the bend
And Daniel will be glad to introduce you to his friend
The end

Mister Rogers mentions that Johnny Costa plays the piano for his plants to help them grow better.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Gerald Joseph Barry
  • John H. Allison Jr.
  • Robert Andrew Schmidt




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Debbie Neal, Joe Negri, Bob Trow
Harmonical Band: John H. Allison Jr., Gerald Joseph Barry, Robert Andrew Schmidt
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa

Produced by Family Communications, Inc. in association with WQED, Pittsburgh

The people who gave the money to make this television visit are the people of The Sears Roebuck Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1972, 1973 Family Communications, Inc.

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