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Episode 1220

Air Date: March 24, 1972
Previous Episode: 1219
Next Episode: 1221

Mister Rogers talks about the difference between flowers and flour. In the kitchen, he uses a flour and water paste to draw a picture of a flower on construction paper. Sand is sprinkled on the paste to solidify the drawing. Mister Rogers talks about how he would make similar drawings for his mother when he was a boy.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is invited to the castle's M Room to present Mr. Appel with their gifts. Lady Elaine Fairchilde plans to expose King Friday for not making a direct contribution to the King Friday Queen Sara Saturday Royal Foundation for the Performing Arts (KFQSSRFFTPA) even though he has more than anyone.

Mr. Appel is welcomed to the M Room where he is named as first recipeient of support through the KFQSSRFFTPA. The gifts are presented and King Friday surprises Lady Elaine when he gives Mr. Appel a new magician's cape hemmed by Mr. Frazier with a gold braid. Wearing his new cape, Mr. Appel performs a magic trick for his Neighborhood friends.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits Brockett's Bakery where Chef Brockett is using cookie cutters make cookies in various shapes.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers uses the leftover paste to make another picture.


Mr. Appel receives a variety of gifts from his friends in the Neighborhood:

  • Loaves of bread - Elsie Jean Platypus
  • Table and chairs - Corney
  • A toy truck - Daniel Striped Tiger
  • Medical care when needed - Dr. Bill Platypus
  • Pomme frites when requested - Grandpere - pomme frites
  • A bed for when the Appels visit - Lady Elaine Fairchilde
  • A new magician's cape - King Friday/Mr. Frazier

It's Such a Good Feeling plays in the background as the episode transitions to the bakery. It also plays after Mister Rogers singsThe Weekend Song and continues as the episodes moves into the credits. As Chef Brockett shows the cookies shaped like a tree, Tree Tree Tree plays in the background.

Despite his usual "QUIET" sign on the back wall in his kitchen, Chef Brockett disregards this rule when Mister Rogers arrives: "You can come in and you can even talk today."

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Charles Appel, Don Brockett, Gladys Schenk, Ben Frazier
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
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski, Dick LaSota

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 and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1972 Family Communications, Inc.

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