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Episode 1459

Air Date: February 19, 1976
Previous Episode: 1458
Next Episode: 1460

Mister Rogers arrives with a plastic pail which he takes to the garage. On the way, he picks up a bottle of glue from the kitchen and fills the pail with sand from the backyard sand table. In the garage, he spreads the glue on a large piece of construction paper and sprinkles it with sand. Chef Brockett calls to let Mister Rogers know he will be coming over to bring back the film of Mari Gardner from the previous day. While he waits, Mister Rogers makes another piece of artwork with glue and glitter.

Chef Brockett stops by, and after reviewing the film of Ms. Gardner, he and Mister Rogers watch a film of an earlier Neighborhood visit. In the clip, Chef Brockett comes to Mister Rogers' house with a cake that looks like a piano.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Princess Margaret H. Witch arrives to help remove the paint from the crystal ball. Using a paste made of water and flour, as well as red and blue paper, Princess Margaret is able to restore the crystal ball. Once the crystal ball working properly, eveyrone is able to see into the future once again -- this time seeing Tadpole Frog.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers concludes by singing Tomorrow before closing with his usual songs.


The video clip viewed by Chef Brockett comes from Episode 1062.

Apparently Mister Rogers left his sand bucket on the back side of the garage. As he leaves the garage to go back towards the house, he has a green bucket under his arm. As he appears from behind the garage, the bucket is gone.

After watching the video with Chef Brockett, Mister Rogers makes mention that starting the following week, all of the earlier episodes will be seen. This is in line with the fact that after this week's episodes, no new episodes were produced for three years while earlier episodes were re-broadcast.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Margaret Hamilton




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Frank Gardner, Mari Gardner, Margaret Hamilton, Joe Negri
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and 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 Public Television Stations, Ford Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Sears-Roebuck Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson

1976 Family Communications, Inc.

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