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Episode 1457

Air Date: February 17, 1976
Previous Episode: 1456
Next Episode: 1458

Mister Rogers is taking things to his garage including a large carrying case used to store the Neighborhood of Make-Believe modles. As he is putting the models in the case, he notices that the base of the tree model has been slightly damaged. Luckily Betty Aberlin is in the garage doing some painting and is able to help repair the tree.

Once the model is fixed, Betty Aberlin remembers a time when she stopped by to invite Mister Rogers to a variety show. Together they find a tape in Mister Rogers' collection and watch the recording of that visit.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the crystal ball is missing and Handyman Negri is trying to find it. At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine and Handyman Negri sings A Handy Lady and a Handy Man before she reveals that she has painted half of the crystal ball red. Painting the other half blue, Lady Elaine hopes to eliminate the blue and red handkerchiefs used to make the crystal ball work. Lady Aberlin arrives and is distraught to find that the painted crystal ball no longer works as it emits a message that says "Take Off the Paint." Unfortunately, Lady Elaine's paint remover does not work when they try to remove the paint.

Back at the house, watches an animated film about a moving ball. Afterwards, he briefly explains how an animated film is made and also shows the inside of Picture Picture.


The film clip watched by Mister Rogers and Betty Aberlin comes from Episode 1013.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Joe Negri, David Newell
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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© 1976 Family Communications, Inc.

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