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Episode 1422

Air Date: April 1, 1975
Previous Episode: 1421
Next Episode: 1423

Mister Rogers arrives with a surf machine which produces the sound of an ocean. After demonstrating the machine, he watches a short film about the ocean. After the film, Mister Rogers takes out a bell and uses it and the machine to make sounds off camera. He asks viewers to decice which is making the noise.

Mister Rogers takes the surf machine to Francois Clemmons' studio where he shows it to Mr. Clemmons, Maggie Stewart, and Johnny Costa. Mister Rogers listens as Ms. Stewart sings What Can You Hear. As she sings, Mister Rogers cannot help but notice pieces from two beaver costumes sitting on top of the piano. Mr. Clemmons sings Love is People before Mister Rogers returns to his house.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Reardon and Lady Elaine are discussing plans for the upcoming opera when Francois Clemmons comes by waiting for the arrival of Mayor Maggie from Westwood. Lady Elaine asks Mr. Clemmons and Reardon to run the camera equipment while she interviews Mayor Maggie for MGR-TV. Mayor Maggie arrives with H.J. Elephant and is invited to be a part of the opera. Several roles are set: Mayor Maggie and Francois Clemmons will be beavers, Reardon a swan, H.J. an elephant, and Lady Elaine the "witch in charge of the whole thing." Lady Aberlin, however, prefers to just be herself -- someone named Betty.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by with a tape recording of various swan sounds as well as a mechanical wind-up bird in a cage.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Francois Clemmons, John Costa, John Reardon, Maggie Stewart, with David Newell
"Waves" film by David Troster, Christopher Chapman LTD
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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

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