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Episode 1307

Air Date: April 24, 1973
Previous Episode: 1306
Next Episode: 1308

Mister Rogers arrives with tickets for various forms of transportation and matches them with a toy version of each -- bus, airplane, train, and streetcar. Since he does not have a toy streetcar, he uses the model Trolley in the kitchen. The board showing the days of the week is still on the table from yesterday so Mister Rogers quickly reviews the order of the days.

After talking about how parents can be very busy when preparing to travel, Mister Rogers visits the McFeelys to say goodbye before they leave for their own trip. While he is there, he helps Mr. McFeely pack his suitcase and agrees to care for two of their plants while they are gone.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Donkey Hodie and Harriett Elizabeth Cow are bagging potatoes at Someplace Else. Lady Aberlin passes through looking for leaves that Queen Sara might view under her microscope. Harriett gives her a leaf from her favorite plant which Queen Sara is able to identify with the help of a book about plants. Learning that Harriett has a "rare and beautiful plant," King Friday declares that the plant belongs at the castle and not at a "donkey farm." The command angers Lady Aberlin beyond words.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about jealousy and sings It's You I Like.


Among the travel tickets shared by Mister Rogers is one for a ride on the "Neighborhood Bus" and a flight through an airport abbreviated "NA" -- likely "Neighborhood Airport."

Let's Be Together Today plays in the background as Mister Rogers goes to visit the McFeelys.

The plants Mister Rogers will be caring for are a spider plant and an asparagus plant. The "rare and beautiful" plant in Make-Believe is a spider plant.

Portions of the Neighbohrood of Make-Believe segment from this episode were used on the VHS release What About Love.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Betsy Nadas, David Newell, Bob Trow
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
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 and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1972, 1973 Family Communications, Inc.

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