February 21, 1972 12:00 am
Mary Sweenie arrives late at Betty's Little Theater for her bird dance. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl wants to read poetry alone.
February 22, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers and Mr. McFeely do a bit of secret communication, with neither one understanding the other. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine is impatient with X's call for privacy while he writes poetry.
February 23, 1972 12:00 am
X is afraid others will laugh at his poetry should he read it aloud. Lady Elaine is eager to hear this poetry and is in position to hide her feelings about it.
February 24, 1972 12:00 am
While seeing the breads at Brockett's Bakery, Rogers learns how a bread slicer works. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe discovers a floating loaf of bread from the Owl Correspondence School. X registers himself for a course.
February 25, 1972 12:00 am
Bob Trow repairs Mr. McFeely's bicycle, slightly embarrassed because Bob doesn't yet know how to ride a bike. This pours into the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, as Robert Troll begins to learn to ride. This puzzles Cornflake S. Pecially.
February 28, 1972 12:00 am
Audrey Roth brings three unidentified cheerleaders to Rogers' television house. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Cornflake S. Pecially must juggle tasks for Miss Paulifficate and a gift for Prince Tuesday.
February 29, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers' son Jamie and a friend play with a toy on the floor of the television house. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll starts a game of catch, but doesn't want to throe because he thinks no one will throw back.
March 1, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers shows steam from a tea kettle. Later in the program Mr. McFeely shows him a steam engine. In between, Robert Troll plays ball with Lady Aberlin, Handyman Negri and Daniel Striped Tiger.
March 2, 1972 12:00 am
Corny asks Robert Troll to dump an excess amount of stain into into a creek. The resulting pollution leaves a bad smell and tars the Castle fountain. King Friday orders Corny not to manufacture until he can clean up the mess.
March 3, 1972 12:00 am
Corny and Robert Troll need some help to clean up the paint stain that they caused. Lady Elaine uses her boomerang to return the paint to its can. Afterward, Mister Rogers goes to the McFeelys' house and Brockett's Bakery to see what can be made from scraps of old material.
March 6, 1972 12:00 am
Susan Linn performs her puppets, Audrey Duck and Cat-a-Lion, at Betty's Little Theater. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday plans to buy a large TV.
March 7, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers needs Joe Negri's help to get a crystal radio working. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri has to figure out why the TV set for King Friday XIII isn't working yet.
March 8, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers buys a TV set from Negri's Music Shop with a credit card. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday turns the TV set on, finds a program he likes, and implores that everyone watch it.
March 9, 1972 12:00 am
King Friday commands that everyone watch a television show at the Castle. He borrows a TV set from Lady Elaine so that everyone (but he) will watch. Bored, everyone else leans toward Lady Elaine, who has a plan brewing at her Museum-Go-Round.
March 10, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers goes to traffic court to plead the case that led to his parking ticket. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine leads a march on the Castle to show that everyone has different interests.
March 13, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers demonstrates the different sounds made from bells and crystal glasses filled with water. Joey Hollingsworth tap dances in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. King Friday and Queen Sara present Henrietta a bell for babysitting Prince Tuesday. The bell makes X the Owl jealous.
March 14, 1972 12:00 am
Tom Flynn and the Southminister Bell Ringers perform at Negri's Music Shop. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta's constant bell-ringing proves a nuisance to X the Owl. But he won't tell why the bell annoys him.
March 15, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers makes a musical instrument out of an oatmeal box, a large button, and some string. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta's bell is missing. This leads Lady Aberlin to talk to a jealous X the Owl.
March 16, 1972 12:00 am
X wants to ask King Friday for a job. He earns the title printer of Royal calling cards.
March 17, 1972 12:00 am
A plumber replaces the clogged elbow in Mister Rogers' sink drain. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe sees the same plumber retool the Castle Fountain so it can re-circulate water.
March 20, 1972 12:00 am
A magician performs part of his act at Betty Aberlin's theater. He is seen again in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, but on harder times.
March 21, 1972 12:00 am
Andrew Wyeth illustrates to Rogers the work behind an animated film based on Rogers' song You've Got To Do It. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe establishes the King Friday, Queen Sara Saturday Foundation for the Performing Arts.
March 22, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers explains the size of things by having a tailor alter a suit jacket. Those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe donate things to the Appel family.
March 23, 1972 12:00 am
Lady Aberlin is asking those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to donate to the new performing arts program. Lady Elaine refuses to contribute until she learns what King Friday is donating.
March 24, 1972 12:00 am
Mr. Appel is named the first recipient from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe's foundation for the performing arts.
March 27, 1972 12:00 am
It's Mrs. McFeely's birthday, and Rogers isn't the only one giving presents. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine is trying to get attention, much to the dismay of her neighbors.
March 28, 1972 12:00 am
Attempting to make a merry-go-round, Lady Elaine doesn't feel that her animals look perfect. Rogers introduces viewers to Elsie Neal's Craft Shop.
March 29, 1972 12:00 am
Handyman Negri gives X the Owl a lesson in music history from the Owl Correspondence School. The record is an owl history music lesson that X had been hoping for.
March 30, 1972 12:00 am
Bob Dog is saddened because Daniel Tiger doesn't want him near the Clock. Still, Bob Dog wants to talk with Daniel.
March 31, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers takes some vegetables to Bob Trow. X the Owl wants to play the harmonica alongside the King's bass violin.
April 3, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers helps Bob Trow inflate one tire of a tandem bicycle. Fog in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe causes Bob Dog to lose a stone intended for King Friday XIII.
April 4, 1972 12:00 am
Astronaut Al Worden stops by the television house to show his space suit works. His scheduled arrival in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe the next day, prompts various reactions from the neighbors.
April 5, 1972 12:00 am
Lady Elaine is prepared to go to the moon by any means. Later in the visit, Rogers goes to the Brown Marionette studio to work on a piece with Chef Brockett.
April 6, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers and astronaut Al Worden recall the question-and-answer period they conducted with children about going to the moon. Worden shows the envelope of questions he took with him on his mission. He also appears in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where Lady Elaine turns him upside-down.
April 7, 1972 12:00 am
Al Worden shows more equipment that he took to the moon, and he discusses the one side of the moon that is never seen on Earth. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday gives Worden a model solar system.
April 10, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers makes a crayon rubbing of leaves. Mrs. McFeely invites him to their house to see a fern and a reptile called a caiman. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine is still thinking about space travel. She sends Mrs. McFeely for leaves on which, Lady Elaine thinks, she can ride to Jupiter.
April 11, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers plays with blocks and then with clay. Later he calls FranÃ§ois Clemmons, offering him a position as voice teacher. In between, Lady Elaine insists she will fly from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to Jupiter. She goes through a day of preparation.
April 12, 1972 12:00 am
Mr. McFeely shows Rogers a duck. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine commands attention as she begins her flight into space on a ship made of leaves.
April 13, 1972 12:00 am
The Brown Marionette Company opens one room in their studio for FranÃ§ois Clemmons to give voice lessons. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine radios back about her flight through space.
April 14, 1972 12:00 am
Lady Elaine radios back to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, saying she will stay in space because she has made the most extraordinary discovery.
April 17, 1972 12:00 am
Lady Elaine splashes down in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. While some think she is going to get married, Lady Elaine keeps her extraordinary discovery a secret.
April 18, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers hears a harpist at Negri's Music Shop. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine announces she has discovered the Planet Purple, where everything is purple.
April 19, 1972 12:00 am
A purple disk drops into the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, giving Lady Elaine and others information on Planet Purple. She tries to emulate the lifestyle of all the Pauls and Paulines on the planet.
April 20, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers visits FranÃ§ois Clemmons's music class. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine is reluctant to shake off living like the Pauls and Paulines of Planet Purple. She even refuses to talk to X the Owl.
April 21, 1972 12:00 am
Lady Aberlin and Robert Troll must convince Lady Elaine of her rightful place in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
April 24, 1972 12:00 am
Chef Brockett presents snow pudding to Rogers at the bakery. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine wants to make snow, but can't get it just right.
April 25, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers talks about practice by showing different pairs of skates, including beginner's skates with a double runner. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine's snow-making succeeds. which doesn't exactly bear well with everyone. It does persuade John Reardon to make an opera anout snow.
April 26, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers explains how only grown-ups can change light bulbs with a ladder. In the Neighborhood of Make-Nelieve, Lady Elaine experiments to make multi-colored snow, which backfires (the sky is plugged up).
April 27, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers uses the heater for the fish tank and shows the room radiator. He also sees that the Brown Marionette Theater is heated with a furnace works. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta Pussycat begs for a role in the upcoming opera.
April 28, 1972 12:00 am
The snow opera features an angry girl who has interrupted a badminton game. She makes snow and turns the badminton players into snow people, but she needs help to get the snow to melt.
May 1, 1972 12:00 am
The bulb burns out in Picture-Picture, so Rogers gets a new bulb at Negri's Music Shop. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the telecan kiosk by the Tree begins to bob up and down uncontrollably.
May 2, 1972 12:00 am
Mr. McFeely has been taken ill because he hass been in too much a hurry. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl gets a lesson from the Owl Correspondence School.
May 3, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers talks about staying still, something that Mr. McFeely will need to practice. The same cannot be said for the telecan kiosk in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Handyman Negri tries to tie it up, but that interferes with King Friday's calls.
May 4, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers uses a pitch pipe at his television house and with FranÃ§ois Clemmons. Mr. McFeely demonstrates one of his sitting-still exercises. The crisis in the Neighborhood of make-Believe is stopped in conjecture, as Rogers tells viewers they will have to decide the outcome on their own.
May 5, 1972 12:00 am
King Friday XIII wants to fool Lady Aberlin and others with a marionette of the king pretending to fly.
May 8, 1972 12:00 am
The Castle has lost its XIII plaque. It's up to Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri to find it.
May 9, 1972 12:00 am
Ezra Jack Keats visits the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and tells a story about a bad king. Keats must report his story to King Friday.
May 10, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers goes to Betty's Little Theater with an idea for Susan Linn's puppets to act out.
May 11, 1972 12:00 am
Bob Dog is sad that Queen Sara is too busy with Prince Tuesday.
May 12, 1972 12:00 am
Lady Elaine decides to turn the Nrighborhood of Make-Believe purple with her Boomerang-Toomerang-Soomerang. It does not sit well with the neighbors.
May 15, 1972 12:00 am
Lady Elaine has yet to remove purple residue from Grand-pÃ¨re's sign. But the Boomerang doesn't seem to get it off.
May 16, 1972 12:00 am
King Friday XIII sends Mr. McFeely to deliver things for the water skiers who will appear later in the week. Mr. Rogers watches ballet dancers and demonstrates a musical triangle.
May 17, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers shows that even when things are hidden, those things still exist. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mrs. McFeely and Handyman Negri look for Mr. McFeely. Lady Elaine helps a tired Mr. McFeely do his job (or so she claims).
May 18, 1972 12:00 am
The McFeelys bring two African lion cubs to Rogers' television house. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin helps Handyman Negri with his tasks.
May 19, 1972 12:00 am
Rogers and Elsie Neal make clay figures of a person and a horse. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri and Lady Aberlin, wearing a horse costume, give Henrietta Pussycat a ride. X the Owl must face his feelings about being alone.