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Episode 1402

Air Date: March 4, 1975
Previous Episode: 1401
Next Episode: 1403

Promptly after Mister Rogers' arrival, Mr. McFeely stops by with a live skunk. Mr. McFeely also has a film about skunks which he and Mister Rogers watch on Picture-Picture. As Mr. McFeely leaves with the skunk, Mister Rogers talks about the stong smell that skunks can make.

At Elsie Neal's craft shop, Maggie Stewart is making flowers out of foam rubber. Mister Rogers helps her cut the foam to create new flowers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Frogg family and Mr. Skunk are waiting on the royal family and Bob Dog to arrive in Westwood. Mayor Maggie also waits with a key to the city.

Meanwhile, King Friday's bass violin is missing in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Bob Dog is able to locate the instrument as the family departs for Westwood. Upon their arrival, they are given a key to the city of Westwood as Mayor Maggie sings We Welcome You Today.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings It's You I Like.


During the film about skunks, an instrumental of Perfectly Beautiful Day is played.

This episode marks the first appearance of Maggie Stewart and Mayor Maggie of Westwood.

Fred Rogers was colorblind -- a fact he alludes to in this episode. Holding up the light blue and lavendar pieces of foam, Mister Rogers asks, "Are they different colors? I can't tell the difference." 

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Hilary Bogden, Yoshi Ito, Elsie Neal, Joe Negri, David Newell, Adair Roth, Sam Senkow, Hedda Sharapan, Maggie Stewart, Bob Trow
"Skunks" courtesy of Fenwick Productions
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Directed and Produced by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

Produced by Family Communications, Inc. in association with WQED, Pittsburgh

The people who gave the money to make this television visit are the people of The Sears Roebuck Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Public Television Stations, the Ford Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1975, Family Communications, Inc.

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