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Episode 1369

Air Date: April 18, 1974
Previous Episode: 1368
Next Episode: 1370

Mister Rogers arrives with a puzzle which he takes to the kitchen table to assemble. By putting the pieces together, a picture of Mr. McFeely is revealed just as Mr. McFeely arrives at the back door with a Speedy Delivery -- two sparkling diamonds.

At Bob Trow's Workshop, Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely meet George Kaplan, a jeweler who shows a variety of diamonds and how they are cut.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Reardon and Lady Aberlin are at the castle practicing for the upcoming opera and ask Corney to polish a rock to serve as a prop diamond.

At the tree, X the Owl gives Reardon and Lady Aberlin the pretend money he has printed for the opera. Mr. McFeely passes by and agrees to play himself in the opera.

Meanwhile, back at the castle, Yoshi Ito is hoping to participate in the opera as well. When King Friday catches a glimpse of the pretend money, he demands that his image be added to the bills. Only then does the King give his approval for Miss Ito and Miss Paulificate to be in the opera.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shows a film about things that sparkle in the winter time.


Leaving the house for Trow's Workshop, Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely pass Chef Brockett who is wearing a jersey a carrying a football helmet. Chef Brockett doesn't have time to stop and talk as he is "helping some friends with a football game."

While payments in the Neighborhood are typically issued in amount only with no currency specified, Corney charges Lady Aberlin one dollar for polishing the rock.

Appearing In This Episode


  • George Kaplan




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Yoshi Ito, George Kaplan, David Newell, John Reardon, Audrey Roth, Bob Trow
Film By: Joe Seamans
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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

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