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Episode 1276

Air Date: March 12, 1973
Previous Episode: 1275
Next Episode: 1277

Mister Rogers arrives with small chalk board. Taking out chalk and an eraser, he writes the word "Hi" and compares it to Picture Picture which is showing "Hello." Picture Picture changes to "Hi" and Mister Rogers writes "Hello" on the board. He draws two similar pictures and looks at their differences before singing You Are Special.

Visiting Brockett's Bakery, Mister Rogers meets the bakery's new employee -- Jose -- who is the cousin of Mrs. Shenk. Mrs. Shenk is on leave from the bakery as she is having a baby. In the kitchen, Chef Brockett is making personalized cakes -- round cakes with people's names written in frosting. While the frosting on Mister Rogers' cake sets, he and Chef Brockett go to the bakery's soda shop where they make a purple cow from grape juice, ice cream, and soda.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers calls Mrs. Shenk to wish her the best. She says she will come back to the bakery part-time after the baby is born.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Edgar Cooke agrees to make a cake with Harriett Elizabeth Cow's name on it. When it is finished, everyone gathers at Someplace Else to welcome Harriett to the Neighborhood. As the cake is presented to Ms. Cow, milk pours from the sky and ruins the cake. While some wonder if Daniel's friend Malcolm Apricot Dinko is responsible, it is clearly the work of Lady Elaine Fairchilde dressed as a purple cow.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers gathers his cake and chalk board as he concludes for the day.


The Neighborhoood of Make-Believe plot in this episode is the same plot found in the book No One Can Ever Take Your Place.

There are no credits shown on this episode (see below).

After talking with Edgar Cooke, Handyman Negri bumps his back on the Trolley track as he ducks underneath.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

[No credits are shown on this episode; however, based on other episodes from this time, the credits below are likely what should have aired.]

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Jose Cisneros, Joe Negri, Bob Trow
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
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 The Sears Roebuck Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1972, 1973 Family Communications, Inc.

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