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Episode 1447

Air Date: May 6, 1975
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Mister Rogers arrives with a counting book -- Numbers of Things -- which he shares with viewers. The acrobats in the book remind him of the gymnasts who are practicing in Marilyn Barnett's gym.

At the gym, Mister Rogers is introduced to a group of gymnasts who demonstrate their many talents and show the various pieces of equipment they use.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin spreads the word throughout the neighborhood that Friday is King Friday's birthday. Meanwhile, Lady Elaine Fairchilde has made hundreds of reproductions of the portrait drawn of her by Tony Bennett.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about birthdays and how it can be hard to image that grown-ups were once babies. He concludes by singing Everybody Has a History.


Number of Things is available for purchase through Amazon.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Gus Papantonio
  • Judy Zamborsky
  • Lorie Kay Warbutton
  • Robert Pasterick




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Marilyn Barnett
and Gus Papantonio, Robert Pasterick, Lorie Kay Warbutton, Judy Zamborsky appearing courtesy of University of Pittsburgh gymnastics team
Number of Things by Helen Oxenbury - Franklin Watts Inc (New York, New York)
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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