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Episode 1302

Air Date: April 17, 1973
Previous Episode: 1301
Next Episode: 1303

Mister Rogers arrives with a book he has borrowed from the Neighborhood library -- a book about baby animals. He chose the book because he plans to visit Mrs. McFeely and she often cares for animals. After sharing many of the pictures in the book, Mister Rogers calls the McFeelys to see if it is a good time to visit.

At that McFeelys' house, Mrs. McFeely is recovering from a cold and is glad to see the picture book Mister Rogers brought for her. Mr. McFeely shares a film about a time he and Mrs. McFeely took a hot air balloon ride.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Bob Dog is pretending to be Super Dog and Lady Elaine Fairchilde would like to be "super", too. Pinning on a cape of her own, she "flies" around the Museum-Go-Round with Bob Dog.

Moving on to the caste, Bob Dog shows Queen Sara how he flies but she is still feeling under the weather and would rather stay inside. Realizing that Bob Dog was upset by her indifference, Queen Sara asks Dr. Bill Platypus to deliver a note of apology to her friend.

When "super" Lady Elaine arrives at the castle, she is excited and excessively noisy. Bob Dog suggests that they go to Someplace Else where there is more room to play.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how wishes cannot make a person sick. He concludes by singing Wishes Don't Make Things Come True.


The book shared by Mister Rogers is titled "Baby Animals and Their Mothers." It is available for purchase on

The library book has been checked out from the "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh"

We Are Elephants plays quietly in the background as Mister Rogers shares a photo of a baby elephant in the library book.

Mr. McFeely mentions that the hot air balloon in the film was operated by a man named Tom McFadden.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: William P. Barker, Betsy Nadas, David Newell, Bob Trow
Balloon Ride film by Joe Seamans
"Baby Animals and Their Mothers" photographs by Hanns Reich, text by Eugen Skasa-Weiss, Hill and Wang 1964
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa

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

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© 1972, 1973 Family Communications, Inc.

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