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Episode 1444

Air Date: May 1, 1975
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Mister Rogers arrives with a film about a caterpillar becoming a butterfly which he shares with viewers. From a book, he shows pictures of butterflies from many different regions.

Sylvia Bubalo stops by and invites Mister Rogers to join her at Elsie Neal's Craft Shop where some of her artwork is on display. He watches as Ms. Bubalo makes greeting cards.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, a butterfly appears looking for Lady Elaine Fairchilde. Lady Elaine wants to see the butterfly go back into a cocoon and become a caterpillar again. Lady Aberlin explains to her that a butterfly can never be a caterpillar again but an MGR-TV program about a butterfly would be interesting, as well. Meanwhile, Mr. McFeely's quest continues unsuccessfully at Someplace Else.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers explains that a grown person cannot become a child again. He concludes by singing Please Don't Think It's Funny.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Sylvia Bubalo




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Sylvia Bubalo, Elsie Neal, David Newell, Bob Trow
"Butterfly" film by Campbell Norsgaard
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Bill Moates
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 Public Television Stations, Ford Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Sears-Roebuck Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson

© 1975, Family Communications, Inc.

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