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Episode 1379

Air Date: May 2, 1974
Previous Episode: 1378
Next Episode: 1380

Mister Rogers arrives with a full roll and and empty roll of paper towels. He offers some ideas of ways that an empty roll can be used for pretending. He also uses two paper towels -- one as a napkin and one as a placement -- to set a table setting as he sings I Like To Take My Time.

At Elsie Neal's Craft Shop, Diane Vargo demonstrates how she weaves using a various pieces of equipment including a loom, a hoola hoop, drinking straws, and construction paper. He purchases a set of placemats and napkins before greeting Mrs. McFeely and her granddaughter Terri on the way out.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Elsie Jean Platypus and Miss Pauificate are making plans for Lady Elaine Fairchilde's bridal shower. Handyman Negri invites Corney to the celebration but he -- still unaware of his "engagement" to Lady Elaine -- is too busy to attend. After Handyman Negri and Corney sing I'm a Man Who Manufactures, Joey Hollingsworth dances through the Neighborhood on his way to check on shipping and supplies for the factory.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely delivers a collection of party favors.


The set of placemats and napkins purchased by Mister Rogers cost him four dollars.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Diane Vargo
  • Terri Thompson




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: W.P. Barker, Joey Hollingsworth, Betsy Nadas, Elsie Neal, David Newell, Joe Negri, Audrey Roth, Terri Thompson, Diane Vargo
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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

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© 1974, 1975 Family Communications, Inc.

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