With the royal wedding about to take place, Mister Rogers arrives with figures of King Friday and Sara Saturday for the top of the wedding cake. He sings I'm Going to Marry Mom before Miss Emilie stops by dressed beautifully for the big day. She takes a moment to share a poem about the royal couple before departing for the wedding.
As she is leaving, Chef Brockett arrives and with the wedding cake which "took 81 hours" to make. After placing the figures of the King and his bride on the cake, Chef Brockett leaves for the castle while Mister Rogers takes a pretend bath and puts on his pretend purple gloves.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Edgar Cooke is helping King Friday put the final touches on his hair. Lady Aberlin arrives with the Queen's new crown. She is surprised to learn that King Friday wants the wedding to be held in the castle garden when the plans have already been made to have it in the W room. With only 4 1/2 minutes to move the festivities, Lady Aberlin and Edgar Cooke scurry off to make the necessary changes and are promptly joined by Chef Brockett. X the Owl gathers the others who all come to the garden for the wedding. Mr. Anybody, set to serve as the official for the service, is having trouble locating the castle until Lady Aberlin finds him and shows him the way.
Finally, the ceremony is underway with the crowning of the new queen...
Mr. Anybody: "Sara Saturday. Will you accept the duties of queen of this Neighborhood of Make-Believe and promise to reign in justice and equity all the days of your life?"
Sara: "I will so accept with all your help."
Mr. Anybody: "The Neighborhood of Make-Believe crowns thee Queen Sara Friday Saturday. Long live the queen!"
All: "Long live the queen!"
And then the wedding begins. Miss Emilie reads the royal poem before King Friday and Queen Sara take center stage.
Mr. Anybody: "Will the king and queen please join hands. Do you, King Friday XIII, love Queen Sara Friday Saturday and want to live with her always?"
King Friday: "I do."
Mr. Anybody: "Do you, Queen Sara Friday Saturday, love King Friday XIII and want to live with him always?"
Queen Sara: "I do."
Mr. Anybody: "King Friday, will you repeat after me: 'I, King Friday XIII, take thee Queen Sara Friday Saturday, to be my lawful wedded wife. To have and to hold. In sickness and in health. In joy and in sorrow. For richer or for poorer. As long as we both shall live.'"
[King Friday repeats]
Mr. Anybody: "Queen Sara, will you repeat after me: 'I, Queen Sara Friday Saturday, take thee King Friday XIII, to be my lawful wedded husband. To have and to hold. In sickness and in health. In joy and in sorrow. For richer or for poorer. As long as we both shall live.'"
[Queen Sara repeats]
Mr. Anybody: "What do you give as a token of your marriage?"
King Friday: "Robert Troll has the token. [Taking the ring] This is an outward sign of an inward affection, Sara."
Queen Sara: "Thank you, Friday. [Taking her ring] This is an outward sign of my affection, too, Friday."
King Friday: "Thank you, Sara."
Mr. Anybody: "By the authority vested in me, by the arch-clergy of Make-Believe, I pronounce that King Friday XIII and Queen Sara Friday Saturday are now husband and wife. Who make-believe has joined together, let no man put asunder. Long live the King and Queen!"
All: "Long live the King and Queen!"
Following the ceremony, everyone adjourns to the C room to enjoy Chef Brockett's cake.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers reflects on the fun that was had at the wedding and suggests that after the excitement of a wedding, people often like to have some peace at quiet. He concludes by singing Peace and Quiet.
- Scenes from the royal wedding are later shown in Episode 1454.
- Miss Emilie's royal wedding poem:
Today is a very special day
It's special in a special way
Our king, our great and glorious king
Whose praises through the Neighborhood ring
Is being married today
his lady - dear and kind and sweet
We all are gathered here to greet
Sara Saturday is clearly seen
As rightly suited to be our queen
We wish them happiness galore
We hope the future has in store
All joy in mutual love and peace
May their devotion but increase
And blessings may the truly win
For that's how families begin
Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in association with Small World Enterprises, Inc. for N.E.T.
Created and Produced by Fred Rogers
Directed by David Fu-Ying Chen
Music Director: Johnny Costa
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Don Francks, Emilie Jacobson, Bob Trow
Psychological Consultants: Margaret McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Art Director: Bill Law
Lighting Director: Art Siegel
Production Assistant: David Newell
Assistant Producer: Hedda Sharapan
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Executive Producer: Paul K. Taff
Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations.
© 1969 National Educational Television and Radio Center
Appearing In This Episode
Mister Rogers | Miss Emilie | Chef Brockett | King Friday XIII | Edgar Cooke | Lady Aberlin | X the Owl | Sara Saturday | Robert Troll | Cornflake S. Pecially | Henrietta Pussycat | Mr. Anybody
Content copyright © The Fred Rogers Company. Used with permission.