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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Episode 1010 [1969]

Original Air Date: February 21, 1969

Mister Rogers arrives with a large calendar and talks about how he used to save old calendars when he was a boy. He would cut out his favorite numbers -- often the number of his age at that particular time. Mister Rogers explains how to read a calendar before he sings Days of the Week. Before singing Sometimes People Are Good, he also mentions that he once tore off a calendar page before the month had ended.

Picture Picture shares a short animated film about its favorite numbers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is having a fashion show in the castle's F Room to show potential garments to be worn in the royal wedding. The fashion show gets underway with Daniel Stone, Wayne Cook, Bob Swan, and Tony Lawrence wearing a different types of tuxedos and Mimi Kirby, Florence Lacey, Dana Moller, and Barbara Smith modeling bridesmaids' dresses.

Mr. McFeely arrives with a rush order for Lady Elaine Fairchilde containing a package of red polka dots. Taking him to the castle garden, Mr. McFeely is instructed by Lady Elaine to have the model of the last bride's dress put the polka dots on her wedding gown.

Meanwhile, the male models continue showing various suits to be worn by the Neighborhood gentlemen greeting visitors from other lands. The female models begin to display the bride's dresses only to catch everyone by surprise when the last model enters covered in polka dots. Sara Saturday agrees to wear the polka dot dress to her first visit to the Museum-Go-Round. Then she will remove the polka dots when she wears the same dress in the wedding. Lady Elaine is quite pleased and everyone retires to the R Room for refreshments.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by with some fabric samples for Mister Rogers.

For details and more screenshots from Episode 1010 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the Neighborhood Archive.


Steven Simmons said...

Was Lady Elaine not a fan of Sara Saturday until this episode?

Scott said...

What's going on with the frog pond during these episodes? Is that location still the frog pond or is it being transformed to the platypus mound?

TL said...

This is back when Mister Rogers would scan the NOM through a telescope leading into the day's time in make-believe. In one of the past few episodes he does make mention of the pond as he looks past it. I want to say he calls it " the old Frogg pond" or something like that. So for now, it's just there.

Mike Bode said...

Episode 1020 is when they start digging for the Platypus Mound.