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Episode 1400

Air Date: February 28, 1975
Previous Episode: 1399
Next Episode: 1401

Mister Rogers arrives with a burlap bag with a book called Speedy Delivery inside. Taking a seat on the couch, he shares the book with viewers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is broadcasting remotely for MGR-TV at the Platypus mound as she interviews Elsie Jean Platypus about her recent trip to Westwood. Harriett Elizabeth Cow arrives with a burlap bag filled with welcome home gifts for the Platypus family -- potatoes from Someplace Else. She also gives Ana a dress made from a burlap bag and surprises Lady Aberlin when she tells her she has made dresses for their singing trio -- the Neighborhood Sweethearts.

Inside the MGR-TV studio, the Sweethearts wearing their burlap dresses as they perform a new song.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits the McFeelys' house where Mr. McFeely has his own copy of the Speedy Delivery book. At Mister Rogers' request, Mr. McFeely reads the book.

Concluding for the day, Mister Rogers talks about reading and sings Please Don't Think It's Funny.


Speedy Delivery was published as part of the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood reading library.

A humorous exchange takes place in Make-Believe between Lady Aberlin (Betty Aberlin) and Harriett Elizabeth Cow (Bob Trow):

Harriett Elizabeth Cow: "What I've discovered is that you can really make nice things from these burlap bags."
Lady Aberlin: "What do you mean?"
Harriett Elizabeth Cow: "Well, I mean, you can make nice things from these burlap bags."

The Neighborhood Sweethearts are a singing group including Lady Aberlin, Lady Elaine Fairchilde, and Harriett Elizabeth Cow. The group was originally formed on Episode 1325.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, William Barker, Betsy Nadas, David Newell, Bob Trow
"Speedy Delivery" courtesy of Small World Enterprises, Inc.
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 Baker
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David M. Smith
Propmaster: Roy Backes
Lighting Director: Gregory King
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim 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, Johnson & Johnson, Public Television Stations, the Ford Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Supplementary funds for this series have been provided by the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, U.S. Office of Education

© 1975, Family Communications, Inc.

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