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Episode 1394

Air Date: February 20, 1975
Previous Episode: 1393
Next Episode: 1395

Mister Rogers arrives with some inkblot cards which he takes to the kitchen. Showing several examples, he talks about what the images look like. Using some food coloring and a blank piece of paper, Mister Rogers demonstrates how the inkblot images are made. He points out a spot of ink on his shirt and talks about people sometimes get angry about spots that need cleaned.

At Audrey Cleans Everything, John is receiving a new cleaning assignment from Barbara when Mister Rogers arrives for help with the ink spot on his shirt. Audrey comes out to assist Mister Rogers but finds that she is low on spot remover. Luckily, Mr. McFeely arrives with a delivery of cleaning supplies and Audrey is able to remove the stain with ease.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely watch a "calm and restful" film about wind blowing through the trees.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Barbara B. Frisbee and Handyman Negri are polling everyone in the Neighborhood to see what they think the giant frisbee is for. Some have wild guesses while others are still concerned with the possibility of a giant coming. After Barbara nearly lets the truth slip, X the Owl is able to guess that the giant frisbee is not a frisbee at all -- it is to be used as a tap dancing stage. Once the dancing begins, everyone is able to put their fears of a giant to rest.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers uses his fingers to dance on a real frisbee.


John is given an A.C.E. assignment to be completed at "1409 Monterey" for "Joan Kimmel."

On the wall in the A.C.E. office hangs a map of the Neighborhood -- different from other overhead shots seen on the program.

As Barbara and Handyman Negri poll the Neighborhors, they receive quite a variety of guesses as to what the giant frisbee is for:

  • King Friday -- The frisbee will turn into an elephant
  • Queen Sara -- It may be the roof for a round building that will emerge from the ground
  • Corney - It is a big flying saucer
  • Lady Elaine - It is a frisbee for a giant
  • Daniel -- No guess. He will just wait to find out what it is for
  • Henrietta Pussycat -- It is a hat for a grownup

As several people tap dance on the "frisbee," the background music includes the instrumental of Just For Once. When Mr. McFeely joins the group, the music changes to the Speedy Delivery song.

When Miss Paulificate joins the dancing a few bars of Idaho Potato Bug from the Potato Bugs and Cows opera plays in the background.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, John V. Fahey, David Newell, Audrey Roth, Barbara Russell
"The Wind in the Woods" film by Jim Bones
Directed by Bill Moates
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, Johnson & Johnson, Public Television Stations, the Ford Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1975, Family Communications, Inc.

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