February 15, 1971 12:00 am
King Friday XIII feels that babies get too much attention and tries to limit such attention to one hour a day.
February 16, 1971 12:00 am
Meghan Sweenie has her routine check-up. Dr. Mermelstein tells Rogers the basics of this physical. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday's crying prompts some neighbors to take action.
February 17, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers and Bob Trow make popsicle-stick crafts.
February 18, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers discusses the string quartet and hears each instrument at Negri's Music Shop. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely delivers a bass fiddle to King Friday XIII.
February 19, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers demonstrates how music is written as well as performed. Those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe try to play the bass fiddle, then offer their opinions on The Machine That Plays The Bass.
February 22, 1971 12:00 am
When King Friday wants a waterfall for his Castle garden, Donkey Hodie suggests that they install new plumbing.
February 23, 1971 12:00 am
While gymnasts perform in the Castle gymnasium, water begins to leak in. It seems one of the pipes for the Castle garden waterfall is clogged.
February 24, 1971 12:00 am
Handyman Negri and Donkey Hodie are finishing the Castle garden waterfall. FranÃ§ois Clemmons visits as waterfall singer.
February 25, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers needs a washer for a fountain he wants to assemble. Instead of taking one from Bob Trow's workshop, he merely leaves Trow a note. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Castle fountain works only to a small extent. Lady Elaine has taken the windmill at Someplace Else apart for some reason.
February 26, 1971 12:00 am
Lady Elaine wants her Museum-Go-Round to turn, so she harnesses X to the Museum. He doesn't want to spend all hours turning the Museum, but he does get things moving in another way.
March 1, 1971 12:00 am
Miss Paulifficate bumps into Daniel's toy tiger, but she glues it back together. They give a letter to Dr. Bill Platypus.
March 2, 1971 12:00 am
Mrs. Lawver, a doll collector, presents to a visiting Rogers her collection of antique dolls. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Dr. Bill Platypus receives his lesson toward a pediatrician's license. He is to borrow a doll for the practice.
March 3, 1971 12:00 am
Bob Dog accidentally rips Dr. Bill's second pediatrician lesson and hides. Lady Elaine magically reverses the damage. She also gets a lesson on child care from Dr. Bill.
March 4, 1971 12:00 am
After showing some children's drawings, Rogers visits Mrs. Saunders school, talks with the children and watches them play. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely delivers a package from the pediatrician school to Dr. Bill. The letter says he will continue his training in Australia. Thus the Platypus family will be leaving tomorrow.
March 5, 1971 12:00 am
Don Williamson visits the television house to demonstrate his radio-controlled model airplane. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday still doesn't want the Platypus family to visit Australia. But then he is given the right to start their flying machine.
March 8, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers talks of light bulbs and replaces one of the bulbs on his traffic signal. Later in the program, two boys discuss bird-watching with Rogers.
March 9, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers shows a hidden object in a drawing of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. That neighborhood discovers an old toy that Corny used to manufacture: a toy horse in the Chatty-Cathy mold.
March 10, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers sacrifices NOM for a visit to Betty's Little Theater. When the planned guests aren't able to appear, Betty Aberlin improvises a play with Bob Trow, Joe Negri and Audrey Roth.
March 11, 1971 12:00 am
When the name ""upside-down cake"" offends King Friday, he affronts everyone with a short-lived rule: everyone should say what he doesn't mean.
March 12, 1971 12:00 am
Queen Sara asks Bob Dog to send a note asking if Henrietta Pussycat can babysit for Prince Tuesday. Bob Dog is distracted with a new rocking chair, but he finds a way to help the Royal Family.
March 15, 1971 12:00 am
Bob Dog wants to wear shoes so Queen Sara will like him as much as she likes Prince Tuesday.
March 16, 1971 12:00 am
Joe Negri displays musical instruments made out of junk. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine borrows Corny's hammer without asking first.
March 17, 1971 12:00 am
Children act out nursery rhymes at Betty's Little Theater. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe acts out Old King Cole.
March 18, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers draws a song, using paint brushes to visualize the Japanese records he plays. Later Mr. McFeely brings a big St. Bernard dog. In between, Yoshi Ito enters the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
March 19, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers builds a go-cart with spare parts. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Grand-pÃ¨re begins to make pommes frites (French-fried potatoes).
March 22, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers and visitor Mary Sweenie talk of crafts such as needlepoint. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri wants to have Henrietta Pussycat's eyes checked.
March 23, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers has his eyes examined. An accident occurs in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, when Trolley runs into a toy car Lady Aberlin and Robert Troll left on the tracks.
March 24, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers plays an audio cassette that hints to a package containing a magnifying glass. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday gets the impression that a magnifying glass makes the prince grow.
March 25, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers puts on an opera costum that includes a turban. He invites Betty Aberlin to a costume party set for the next day. Those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe agree to a costume party to allay the doldrums.
March 26, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers dresses as an airplane pilot for the costume party. Betty Aberlin and Joe Negri team up to dress as a horse. (You see what's coming, don't you?) The Neighborhood of Make-Believe holds its own costume party, and only the toy Horse has no costume.
March 29, 1971 12:00 am
Those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe react differently to the presents the Platypus family, returned from Australia, had given them.
March 30, 1971 12:00 am
Dr. Bill Platypus invites those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to see his home movies about Australia. Joining them are Captain Kangaroo and his puppet friends.
March 31, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers has a sign made for Bob and Judy Brown, the marionette-puppeteers who are moving in just a few doors down. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Dr. Bill moves his office to the Eiffel Tower.
April 1, 1971 12:00 am
Ezra Jack Keats visits Rogers to read his book Hi, Cat! In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, a book editor visits Grand-pÃ¨re at the Eiffel Tower.
April 2, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers sees Bob and Judy Brown's production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
April 5, 1971 12:00 am
John Reardon comes to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe dressed as an organ grinder. But will anyone recognize him?
April 6, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers tries on various moustaches. Betty Aberlin visits to put on wigs. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII commissions a new opera.
April 7, 1971 12:00 am
John Reardon gives opera roles to Daniel and his toy, Ino A. Horse. Chef Brockett displays the monkey costume he will wear.
April 8, 1971 12:00 am
Today the Neighborhood of Make-Believe holds its opera. King Friday XIII plays his bass for this opera, in which a zookeeper must console a down-on-his-luck organ grinder.
April 9, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers shows photos from yesterday's opera. At Brockett's Bakery, Rogers discusses Chef Brockett's opera role. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta Pussycat mopes since she didn't have a part in the opera.
April 12, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers and Bob Trow repair child seats and a rocking chair. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Cornflake S. Pecially and Robert Troll build an infant seat for Prince Tuesday. Lady Elaine discovers how good a father King Friday is.
April 13, 1971 12:00 am
Susan Linn helps Rogers discussing how puppets can be used to express feelings. Her Audrey Duck character appears in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, scaring Baby Ana Platypus.
April 14, 1971 12:00 am
Twins Barry and Garry Nelson visit the television house. Rogers helps Betty Aberlin play a marble game. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Nelsons help Daniel play with a ball.
April 15, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers talks about how things look different at night. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Bob Dog and Daniel share their fears with Miss Paulifficate.
April 16, 1971 12:00 am
Richard Kvistad plays a kettle drum at Negri's Music Shop. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine and Bob Dog scare King Friday XIII.
April 19, 1971 12:00 am
Grand-pÃ¨re receives a picture from his granddaughter Collette. This hurts Henrietta Pussycat, who feels she is not as fancy.
April 20, 1971 12:00 am
Susan Linn returns to Rogers, bringing her puppets Audrey Duck and Cat-a-Lion. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri helps ease Henrietta Pussycat's tangled emotions.
April 21, 1971 12:00 am
King Friday gives Collette a key to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Henrietta Pussycat is afraid that key will open the door to her house.
April 22, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers shows cake-decorating tools and sees a man decorate a cake at Brockett's Bakery. Chef Brockett takes a cake to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe for Collette. Once again, Henrietta Pussycat is in the center of what happens.
April 23, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers explains that it isn't always possible to understand what goes on in the world. He and his son make hats out of newspapers. Grand-pÃ¨re introduces Collette to everyone in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
April 26, 1971 12:00 am
FranÃ§ois Clemmons is going to teach a driver's education course. To help him, Clemmons borows the traffic signal from Rogers' television house. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel is instructed to wait for Mr. McFeely to deliver groceries intended for the Castle. King Friday asks Daniel to fetch his robes, which causes a quandary for Mr. McFeely.
April 27, 1971 12:00 am
FranÃ§ois Clemmons returns the traffic signal to Rogers. Nurse Miller and Dr. Bill Platypus help X the Owl after he hurts his wing.
April 28, 1971 12:00 am
Cornflake S. Pecially is impatiently waiting for his new lathe. In his rush to work the lathe, Corny injures his finger in it. Nurse Miller consoles him. Later in the program, Rogers goes to Bob Trow's workshop to see his lathe.
April 29, 1971 12:00 am
The Castle is organizing a jazz festival, and King Friday XIII wants the best jazz musicians. Handyman Negri brings in a blind saxophonist named Eric Kloss, of whom we will see more in the coming 25 years. Dr. Bill tells all that they were not responsible for Kloss' condition.
April 30, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers draws a song based on a recording of jazz and classical music. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is still trying to shortcut his way to playing the bass fiddle. Perhaps a gold bass is the answer.
May 3, 1971 12:00 am
Bob Brown, the puppeteer, shows Mister Rogers how to make puppets from detergent bottles.
May 4, 1971 12:00 am
King Friday and Queen Sara implore Lady Aberlin to baby-sit for Prince Tuesday. Lady Elaine misinterprets the instructions and assigns Daniel the baby-sitting duties.
May 5, 1971 12:00 am
Mr. McFeely delivers the book Fur, Feathers, and Hair to Rogers. Later McFeely brings an English sheepdog. In between, King Friday XIII is upset that baby Prince Tuesday will not smile at him.
May 6, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers makes ice cream by hand-cranking. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, some are wondering about baby Ana Platypus's behavior.
May 7, 1971 12:00 am
Morrie Tucker, author of the Wee Pals comic strip, visits Rogers. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl begins his printing business.
May 10, 1971 12:00 am
Lady Elaine wants people to come to her book show in the Museum-Go-Round, not to the Castle to see a chameleon.
May 11, 1971 12:00 am
Lady Aberlin asks Van Cliburn to wear a costume for his visit to the Castle. The King and Queen are fooled until the disguised Van Cliburn plays the piano.
May 12, 1971 12:00 am
Collette is worried that Grand-pÃ¨re will be lonely when she leaves for Paris. After she leaves, Lady Elaine hears Van Cliburn performing at her Museum-Go-Round.
May 13, 1971 12:00 am
Lady Elaine wants company, but everyone is too busy for her. So She is so adamant that she takes Mr. McFeely's bicycle and refuses to return it.
May 14, 1971 12:00 am
Rogers decorates some eggs, as do people in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.