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Episode 1437

Air Date: April 22, 1975
Previous Episode: 1436
Next Episode: 1438

Mister Rogers mentions that a magician will be coming to visit later. He shows a film of various forms that blend in with their backgrounds -- seeming to disappear. Taking out a songbook, Mister Rogers sings Wishes Don't Make Things Come True.

Mr. McFeely stops by with a magician's hat and cape. Putting them on, he covers a small foam rabbit with a scarf and removes it to reveal a larger rabbit.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl receives a letter telling him that Professor Scanlon from the Owl Correspondence School will be visiting on Friday.

Bob Dog comes by the tree where X and Henrietta have arranged a magic trick which will make Henrietta disappear. Bob Dog is quite disturbed by the trick until X explains to him that things do not disappear just because he sometimes cannot see them.

Lady Elaine Fairchilde arrives on her leaf mat and performs a trick of her own by temporarily turning the Neighborhood upside down.

Back at the house, Paul Gertner stops by and performs a few magic tricks for Mister Rogers.


The songbook Mister Rogers takes out is a copy of his own book -- Mister Rogers' Songbook.

Bob Dog comes to the tree wearing the "cape" he picked up at the recent Neighborhood flea market.

The animated film is also seen in Episode 1191 and Episode 1258.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Paul Gertner




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Paul Gertner, David Newell, Bob Trow
"Camouflage" animation by Lynn Smith
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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