Lady Aberlin

First MRN Appearance
Last MRN Appearance
Performed By
Songs

Lady Betty Kay Aberlin is the niece (originally the great-niece) of King Friday XIII and his brother Paul. Their sister, Claire, is her mother. She is the granddaughter of King Thursday and cousin of Prince Tuesday, Nicky, Quentin, Polly, and Kevin. Lady Aberlin considers singer Mabel Mercer to be her "pretend aunt"[1] and celebrates her birthday on December 30th.[2]

For a short time, Lady Aberlin was an assistant to Harriett Elizabeth Cow at the school at Someplace Else. She has also served as the head of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe's Water Department[3] and as the Neighborhood’s Director of Research (including wind and laughing research). While working on laughing research, Lady Aberlin turns into a tiger.[4]

Lady Aberlin is gererally a very positive personality in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and often shows this through song and dance or other forms of art such as drawing.[5] She has a close relationship with each neighbor, particularly with Daniel Striped Tiger. Lady Aberlin and Daniel often talk about their feelings and occasionally share an ugga-mugga -- a sign of affection demonstrated by rubbing their noses together.


Operas and Plays

Lady Aberlin appeared in several of the Neighborhood operas and plays including the following parts:


Lady Aberlin's Name and Background

Lady Aberlin's full name is mentioned a few times throughout the run of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood including Episode 1698.


Images

C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\lady aberlin 0002.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\lady aberlin 1101.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\lady aberlin 1309.jpg
With her Uncle Friday
[Episode 0002]
Lady Aberlin
[Episode 1101]
With her Aunt Sara
[Episode 1309]
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\lady aberlin 1555.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\lady aberlin wind research 1652.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\lady aberlin tiger 1628.jpg
Visiting Daniel
[Episode 1555]
Conducting wind research
[Episode 1652]
Lady Aberlin Tiger
[Episode 1628]
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\lady aberlin 1695.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\lady aberlin 1759.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\trolley lady aberlin 1668.jpg
Lady Aberlin
[Episode 1695]
At the castle
[Episode 1759]
As a young girl, seen through the Trolley [Episode 1668]
http://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/mrn/episodes/1125/snapshot20100829045926.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\zookeeper 1169.jpg
http://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/mrn/episodes/1245/snapshot20101121135219.jpg
Operator Aberlin in Pineapples and Tomatoes [Episode 1125]
The zookeeper in A Monkey's Uncle [Episode 1169]
Betty in The Snow People
[Episode 1245]
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\pracilla cow 1300.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\Miss morgan 1370.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\betty 1425.jpg
Pricilla Cow in Potato Bugs and Cows [Episode 1300]
Miss Morgan in All in the Laundry [Episode 1370]
Betty in A Key to Otherland
[Episode 1425]
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\betty sweater maker 1475.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\betty green 1505.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\Betty Mefford 1535.jpg
Betty Sweatermaker in Bubbleland [Episode 1475]
Betty Green in Spoon Mountain
[Episode 1505]
Betty Mefford in A Granddad For Daniel [Episode 1535]
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\kitty 1565.jpg
C:\Users\Paul\Pictures\Mr Rogers\josephine 1610.jpg
Kitty in A Star for Kitty
[Episode 1565]
In Josephine the Short-necked Giraffe [Episode 1610]

Notes

  • A caricature of Lady Aberlin is seen in Episode 1068 as part of a book called Who's Coming to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
  • In early episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the line between the real neighborhood and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe was not as definite. Lady Aberlin often crossed back and forth between reality and make-believe. Episode 1066 is one of the first episodes where Mister Rogers refers to the character in the real neighborhood as "Betty." So from that point forward, for the sake of documentation on this site, "Lady Aberlin" refers to the character in Make-Believe and "Betty Aberlin" refers to the character in the real neighborhood.
  • In Episode 1695, an inexplicable mark is seen on the inside of Lady Aberln's left arm.

http://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/mrn/episodes/1695/1695g.jpg


Puppet / Costume Variations

0002 Wears a “burlap cape” 
0003 Wears boarder guard uniform
0010 Dresses as a snowgoose
0041 Wears a raincoat
0045 Dresses as the mother for Babysitter Opera
0055 Dresses as Mama Bear
0067 Wears striped hat and ribbons
0070 Dresses as a fairy
0075 Wears an X the Owl costume
0094 Wears a flower costume
0106 Dresses as Little Red Riding Hood
0116 Wears head of horse costume
0120 Dresses as a clown
1017 Dresses as Mary Mary Quite Contrary
1029, 1030 Wears Queen Sara costume
1088 Dresses as a black fish
1110 Dresses as jet pilot for play
1113 Wears fortune teller costume
1125 Dresses as Operator Aberlin
1137 Wears grey sweatsuit
1169 Dresses as the Zookeeper
1245 Dresses for The Snow People opera
1278 Dresses as a ballerina
1300 Dresses as Pricilla Cow
1327 Wears a Neighborhood Sweethearts costume
1370 Dressed fancy as Miss Morgan
1388 Dresses as a “witch”
1409 Dresses as Little Red Riding Hood
1425 Dresses for A Key to Otherland opera
1430 Wears soldier/parade uniform
1450 Wears fancy clothes for King Friday’s Birthday
1475 Dresses up as Betty Sweatermaker
1480 Wears Plane-car T-shirt
1505 Dresses up as Betty Green
1511 Wears bathrobe
1515 Wears snow clothes
1524 Wears ??? hat
1528, 1529 Wears hardhat and work clothes
1535 Dresses up as Betty Mefford
1538 Wears cape and false nose
1544, 1545 Wears bridesmaid dress
1562 Wears clown hat
1563 Wears nightgown
1565 Dresses up as Kitty
1571 Wears raincoat and hat
1579 Wears detective hat
1585 “Puts on” chicken costume
1589, 1590 Wears nightgown and cap
1604, 1605 Wears team uniform
1608, 1609, 1610 Dresses up as Josephine Giraffe
1617 Wears a nose muff
1626, 1627, 1628, 1630, 1636, 1651, 1652 Wears Director of Research drape
1628, 1629, 1630 Turns into a Tiger
1640 Dress up in fancy clothes for school play
1642 Wears paint clothes
1645 Wears an apron
1661 Dresses up as a bear
1682 Wears roller skates and safety equipment
1688 Dresses up as a lion
1698 Wears sunglasses and has strange hairdo
1713, 1714, 1715 Wears Royal Looker/Finder necklace
1732, 1733, 1734 Wears Yo-Yo guard uniform
1738 “Puts on” outerspace costume
1739, 1740 Wears fish costume
1744 Wears volunteer firefighter helmet

Appearances

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

0002 | 0003 | 0005 | 0007 | 0008 | 0010 | 0016 | 0017 | 0021 | 0025 | 0030 | 0032 | 0036 | 0038 | 0040 | 0041 | 0042 | 0045 | 0047 | 0049 | 0054 | 0055 | 0058 | 0060 | 0063 | 0065 | 0067 | 0069 | 0070 | 0073 | 0075 | 0076 | 0077 | 0080 | 0082 | 0084 | 0087 | 0090 | 0093 | 0094 | 0096 | 0103 | 0105 | 0106 | 0109 | 0110 | 0111 | 0114 | 0115 | 0116 | 0117 | 0120 | 0123 | 0124 | 0127 | 0129 | 1002 | 1004 | 1005 | 1006 | 1008 | 1010 | 1011 | 1013 | 1015 | 1017 | 1019 | 1022 | 1024 | 1027 | 1029 | 1030 | 1032 | 1034 | 1035 | 1036 | 1037 | 1038 | 1041 | 1044 | 1045 | 1046 | 1047 | 1048 | 1050 | 1052 | 1054 | 1055 | 1057 | 1060 | 1063 | 1065 | 1067 | 1070 | 1075 | 1076 | 1078 | 1080 | 1081 | 1083 | 1085 | 1088 | 1093 | 1100 | 1101 | 1103 | 1105 | 1106 | 1110 | 1113 | 1115 | 1116 | 1117 | 1118 | 1124 | 1125 | 1126 | 1127 | 1129 | 1132 | 1135 | 1137 | 1140 | 1142 | 1143 | 1144 | 1145 | 1147 | 1150 | 1153 | 1154 | 1157 | 1159 | 1160 | 1169 | 1176 | 1178 | 1180 | 1210 | 1216 | 1235 | 1236 | 1237 | 1240 | 1245 | 1250 | 1261 | 1271 | 1274 | 1276 | 1277 | 1278 | 1300 | 1309 | 1324 | 1326 | 1327 | 1329 | 1330 | 1369 | 1370 | 1386 | 1387 | 1388 | 1389 | 1390 | 1392 | 1394 | 1408 | 1409 | 1422 | 1425 | 1430 | 1431 | 1435 | 1446 | 1448 | 1450 | 1451 | 1453 | 1454 | 1455 | 1456 | 1457 | 1458 | 1459 | 1460 | 1461 | 1462 | 1463 | 1464 | 1465 | 1466 | 1467 | 1468 | 1469 | 1470 | 1472 | 1473 | 1474 | 1475 | 1476 | 1477 | 1478 | 1480 | 1482 | 1484 | 1485 | 1487 | 1488 | 1489 | 1491 | 1493 | 1494 | 1496 | 1497 | 1498 | 1499 | 1500 | 1501 | 1503 | 1505 | 1508 | 1509 | 1510 | 1511 | 1512 | 1514 | 1515 | 1517 | 1519 | 1520 | 1523 | 1524 | 1525 | 1527 | 1528 | 1529 | 1530 | 1531 | 1532 | 1534 | 1535 | 1537 | 1538 | 1539 | 1540 | 1541 | 1542 | 1543 | 1544 | 1545 | 1547 | 1548 | 1549 | 1550 | 1551 | 1552 | 1553 | 1555 | 1557 | 1558 | 1559 | 1562 | 1563 | 1564 | 1565 | 1567 | 1568 | 1569 | 1570 | 1571 | 1572 | 1573 | 1575 | 1576 | 1577 | 1578 | 1579 | 1580 | 1581 | 1582 | 1584 | 1585 | 1586 | 1587 | 1589 | 1590 | 1592 | 1593 | 1594 | 1595 | 1596 | 1597 | 1598 | 1600 | 1601 | 1603 | 1604 | 1605 | 1606 | 1608 | 1609 | 1610 | 1612 | 1613 | 1614 | 1615 | 1617 | 1618 | 1619 | 1620 | 1621 | 1623 | 1624 | 1625 | 1626 | 1627 | 1628 | 1629 | 1630 | 1636 | 1637 | 1638 | 1639 | 1640 | 1641 | 1642 | 1645 | 1651 | 1652 | 1653 | 1655 | 1659 | 1660 | 1661 | 1663 | 1664 | 1667 | 1668 | 1669 | 1677 | 1678 | 1679 | 1680 | 1682 | 1683 | 1684 | 1688 | 1690 | 1694 | 1695 | 1698 | 1699 | 1703 | 1704 | 1705 | 1707 | 1708 | 1709 | 1713 | 1714 | 1715 | 1718 | 1719 | 1720 | 1723 | 1727 | 1728 | 1730 | 1732 | 1733 | 1734 | 1738 | 1739 | 1740 | 1743 | 1744 | 1748 | 1749 | 1753 | 1754 | 1758 | 1759 | 1763 | 1764

CDs, Records, and Tapes

Home Video

Other Video


References

  1. Episode 1041. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  2. Episode 1563. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  3. Episode 1529. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  4. Episode 1628. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  5. Episode 1041. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

This site is best viewed using the most current version of Google Chrome.
Content copyright © The Fred Rogers Company. Used with permission.
Do not duplicate or distribute any material from this site without the consent of The Fred Rogers Company.