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Episode 1385

Air Date: May 10, 1974
Previous Episode: 1384
Next Episode: 1386

Mister Rogers arrives with a bed tray he made from a cardboard box. Folding out the couch into a bed, he demonstrates how the tray is used. Sitting on its side, the box reminds Mister Rogers of some young friends who used a similar box to make a diorama.

At Brockett's Bakery, Mister Rogers watches as Chef Brockett and Jose Cisneros make a banana fruit split -- a banana split with added fruit. Chef Brockett serves the treat to a customer and sings I'm a Chef.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde continues her production on MGR-TV with a cooking program featuring Chef Brockett and Edgar Cooke. Chef Brockett responds to a call from Queen Sara by demonstrating how to split a banana. After the cooking show, Harriett Elizabeth Cow is featured on Potato Talk -- a program about the fun that can be had with potatoes. Lady Elaine is called to the castle where King Friday XIII reprimands her for broadcasting without a license. He agrees to grant her a license if he is given a program of his own.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about licenses and permission.


Banana Fruit Splits are on special at the bakery for 39 cents.

As they go on the air, the following exchange takes place between Edgar Cooke and Chef Brockett:

Chef Brockett: Edgar, why do you have to sing all the time?
Edgar Cooke: King Friday said he wanted a singing chef when he hired me.
Chef Brockett: Did he say you had to sing all the time?
Lady Elaine Fairchilde: This is a cooking show, not True Confessions!

MGR-TV broadcasts on Channel 1.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Don Brockett, Jose Cisneros, Audrey Roth, Bob Trow
Film by Ken Post, Christopher Chapman LTD in cooperation with Sunny View Public School (Toronto, Ontario)
Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa
Bass: Michael Taylor
Percussion: Robert Rawsthorne
Written by Fred Rogers
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Film Producer: Laura Perkins
Associate Producers: David Newell, Nan Wheelock
Assistant Producer and Associate Director: Azriel Gamliel
Assistant to the Director: Norma Franklin
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David M. Smith
Propmaster: Roy Backes
Lighting Director: Gregory King
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: James Seech
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, David Anthony, Don McCall
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: 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

© 1974, 1975 Family Communications, Inc.

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