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Episode 1310

Air Date: April 27, 1973
Previous Episode: 1309
Next Episode: 1311

Mister Rogers arrives with a potted Jerusalem cherry plant. He takes the plant to the kitchen were he cuts open one of the cherries and explains that the fruit of the plant is the part that holds the seeds. After singing a slightly altered variation of You're Growing directed towards the plant, Mister Rogers waters the plants he is caring for while the McFeelys are away.

Covering the Speedy Delivery duties for Mr. McFeely, Bob Trow stops by with a collection of films requested by Mister Rogers. While he is there, he joins Mister Rogers at the piano where they sing I Like To Take My Time. With Bob Trow off to make more deliveries, Mister Rogers shares a film about flowers before sharing some photos from memorable times he's shared with the McFeelys.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII is playing his bass violin and asks Purple Panda to find Miss Paulificate to see if Mr. McFeely has delivered the new music papers he ordered. She reminds King Friday that the McFeelys are still on vacation.

Miss Paulificate gives a flower to Henrietta Pussycat who has been reading a book about a cat who misses her friend. They try to imagine what the McFeelys might be doing at that moment. Meanwhile, Purple Panda draws a picture of himself for Mr. and Mrs. McFeely and also writes them a letter.

Back at the house, Betty Niedringhaus has arrived and demonstrates how she makes artificial plants from wax.


Singing about the cherry plant, Mister Rogers slightly alters the words to You're Growing to "It's growing."

King Friday is playing I Like To Take My Time on his bass violin.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Elizabeth P. Niedringhaus




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betsy Nadas (uncredited), David Newell (uncredited), Elizabeth P. Niedringhaus, Dave Nohling, Audrey Roth, Bob Trow
Flowers film courtesy of Florists' Transworld Delivery
McFeely Films by Joe Seamans
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Associate Producers: Betsy Nadas, David Newell
Assistant Producer: Laura Perkins
Production Assistant: Azriel Gamliel
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, David Anthony, Dick LaSota
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski

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

© 1973, 1974 Family Communications, Inc.

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