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Having completed the basket he was making, Mister Rogers arrives ready to celebrate Mr. McFeely's birthday. After talking about surprises, Mister Rogers sings Today is a Special Day.
Chef Brockett arrives with a birthday cake which he and Mister Rogers decorate with gumdrops.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri shares a Speedy Delivery pennant with Lady Aberlin. This gift was made for Mr. McFeely by Sara Saturday with the materials being purchased by King Friday. Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri are asked to deliver the gift to Mr. McFeely as representatives of the kingdom.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers and Chef Brockett are making final arrangements for the party as Mr. McFeely arrives. Presenting him with the cake, Mister Rogers and Chef Brockett sing Today is a Special Day before the other guests begin to arrive. Lady Aberlin delivers the glass made by Daniel Striped Tiger and gives Mr. McFeely a gift of her own -- a kiss on the cheek. Handyman Negri arrives with the chair for Mr. McFeely's bicycle, the pennant from King Friday and Sara Saturday, and his own gift of song -- Today is a Special Day played on his guitar. Last but not least, Miss Emilie arrives with a birthday poem for Mr. McFeely.
After the party guests and a grateful Mr. McFeely depart, Mister Rogers sings I'm Taking Care of You.
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