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Episode 0003

Air Date: February 21, 1968
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Mister Rogers arrives with a package he was given by Chef Brockett and opens it to find only a note inside: "I will be over today to fill this up."

After pouring himself a glass of milk, Mister Rogers sings I'd Like To Be Just Like Mom and Dad. Still curious about what Chef Brockett will be bringing, Mister Rogers asks Picture Picture for help. Picture Picture responds with a long list of ingredients and a suggestion that “It’s for the King.”

Mr. McFeely stops by with a message from Chef Brockett letting Mister Rogers know he is running a little late.

Seconds later, Chef Brockett himself arrives. He and Mister Rogers work silently together as they make a cake for King Friday.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday has taken some security precautions including Lady Aberlin serving as a border guard. Cornflake S. Pecially chooses not to bother with the information he must provide in order to visit the castle and decides to stay home. Feeling frustrated with King Friday's new regulations, Lady Aberlin sings It's an Ugly Day.

Chef Brockett arrives with the cake and is disappointed when King Friday emerges from his Council Room and asks that the cake be cut up to check for messages of change or poisonous materials.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers finds flavored gelatin and a spoon which Chef Brockett had left for him in the refrigerator. Mister Rogers writes Chef Brockett a thank you note before leaving for the day.


Exercising her duties as border guard, Lady Aberlin takes the following information from Chef Brockett in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe: Full Name: Richard Donald Brockett; Rank: Master Chef; Serial Number: 1,234,567.

Just before Lady Aberlin sings It's an Ugly Day, Fred Rogers can be seen moving behind the Neighborhood wall just to the left of Corney's factory.

As Mister Rogers opens the package from Chef Brockett, Everybody's Fancy plays in the background.

When Mr. McFeely enters with a note from Chef Brockett, he accidentally refers to Mister Rogers as "Mr. Brockett."

The Speedy Delivery cost for delivering the message from Chef Brockett is “three.”

King Friday is initially confused by Chef Brockett’s serial number: “I had that number down for the ‘Monterasia of Gobulallula.’” Chef Brockett explains that he switched numbers with that individual because “those numbers are awful hard to say in Swazulu.”

This episode does not end with Mister Rogers leaving his house as usual. Instead, the credit begin as he continues cleaning the kitchen.

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Executive Producer: Paul K. Taff

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