Mister Rogers arrives with baskets of various sizes as well as a book showing pictures of many other kinds of baskets. At Bob Trow's workshop, Mister Rogers meets Walter Brown -- a master basket maker. Mr. Brown demonstrates his basket weaving skills before Mr. Trow shows a film about the basket making process.
Returning to the house, Mister Rogers explains that people have been making baskets for a long time.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin talks with X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat about their recent picnic and shares with them the news of King Friday's upcoming birthday.
At the Museum-Go-Round, Digger Digorum stops by with an old basket that she is taking to a museum. At the mention of King Friday's birthday, Lady Elaine suggests that she has decided not to give the King a gift. King Friday calls Digger Digorum to the castle where she is to meet him in the D Room.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about some reasons why Lady Elaine may have decided against giving King Friday a birthday present. Going to the kitchen, Mister Rogers show how to make a basket using construction paper and tape.
Produced by Family Communications Inc. in association with WQED, Pittsburgh
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