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Episode 1277

Air Date: March 13, 1973
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Mister Rogers arrives with a picture of a model house made out of sugar cubes by his friend Guy Disalvo. Taking sugar cubes of his own to the kitchen, Mister Rogers uses them like building blocks as he sings Look and Listen.

Mr. Disalvo stops by and demonstrates how he builds models with sugar cubes. Using a paste of natural ingredients, Mr. Disalvo shows how he is able to make the sugar cubes stick together and mentions that the model house in the picture is currently at Elsie Neal's shop.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel Striped Tiger tells Lady Aberlin about the purple cow he saw when the milk spilled on Harriett Elizabeth Cow's cake. He insists that Malcolm Apricot Dinko is not responsible for ruining the cake.

At the tree, X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat suggest that it was like magic when the milk poured from the sky. This makes Lady Aberlin wonder if Lady Elaine Fairchilde might be responsible.

Moving on to the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Aberlin finds a box containing a purple cow costume. Lady Elaine Fairchilde expresses her jealousy of the attention being received by Harriett Elizabeth Cow. She offers to give Lady Aberlin a house made of sugar if she agrees to like her more than she likes Ms. Cow. Lady Aberlin explains that she does not need anything special in order to like Lady Elaine.

When Lady Aberlin is repeatedly called to the castle by King Friday, Lady Elaine contacts the castle with some stern comments for the King: "Hello, Friday? Cut it out with your calling for Aberlin. She and I are having important talk and she'll come over there when she's good and ready. Did you hear me?" Concluding their conversation, Lady Aberlin assures Lady Elaine that she is wonderful exactly how she is.

Taking the purple cow costume with her, Lady Aberlin is able to show X and Henrietta that the milk mystery has been solved. At the castle, she finds that King Friday has cancelled the meeting had requested.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the feelings felt by older childen when a new baby is born. After singing When a Baby Comes to Your House, he visits Elsie Neal's craft shop where he sees Mr. Disalvo's sugar house and other pieces of his art. Ms. Neal is working on some new puppets and Mister Rogers creates one that looks like a purple cow.


Mister Rogers uses sugar cubes as models when he leads into Make-Believe.

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

Appearing In This Episode


  • Guy Disalvo




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Guy Disalvo, Elsie Neal
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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