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Episode 1250

Air Date: May 5, 1972
Previous Episode: 1249
Next Episode: 1251

Mister Rogers arrives empty-handed but promptly retrieves a King Friday marionette just before Mrs. McFeely stops by with a "fast film" of her husband cutting the grass. Before she leaves, she shares a book about mushrooms.

In the Neighborhood or Make-Believe, Bob Brown uses the King Friday marionette from atop the castle. With the help of King Friday's voice, they trick Lady Aberlin into thinking that the marionette is the real King Friday and that he is able to fly.

Lady Aberlin is eager to share her discovery and finds Mr. McFeely cutting the grass near the Museum-Go-Round. While he is very interested to learn that King Friday can fly, Lady Elaine is somewhat skeptical. They all return to the castle where Lady Elaine promptly notices the marionette's strings and spoils the King's trick.

Returning to his yard work, Mr. McFeely finds a large mushroom growing outside the Museum-Go-Round. Lady Elaine is glad to accept the mushroom for the Museum's Mushroom Room.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers explains that not all mushrooms are edible before he uses the traffic light to practice recognizing top, middle, and bottom. He sings Look and Listen before Mr. McFeely stops by with a large collection of mushrooms of various sizes.


The book about mushrooms used at the beginning of this episode is Exotic Mushrooms by Henri Romagnesi.

The film of Mr. McFeely mowing the grass can also be seen in Episode 1439 and Episode 1746.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bob Brown, Betsy Nadas, David Newell
Film: Joe Seamans
"Exotic Mushrooms" courtesy of Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.
Music Director: John Costa
Directed By: Bob Walsh
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Associate Producers: Diana Dean, David Newell
Assistant Producer: Betsy Nadas
Production Assistants: Laura Perkins, Susan Peters
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David Smith
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, Dave Anthony, Dick Lasota
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski

Produced by Family Communications in association with WQED, Pittsburgh

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