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Episode 1324

Air Date: May 17, 1973
Previous Episode: 1323
Next Episode: 1325
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Mister Rogers arrives with a spinner with a star in the center. In the kitchen, he takes out some paper and a marker and demonstrates how to draw different types of stars. He shows how the number of lines needed to draw each star equals the number of points on the star. Mister Rogers then shows a short film about an astronomer taking pictures of the stars in the sky.

It is nightime in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and Lady Aberlin is helping Daniel and Gradpere make a star for Donkey Hodie. At the castle, King Friday recites his kingly version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Exhausted after working hard on the star, Daniel falls asleep at the Eiffel Tower.

In the morning, Daniel is awakened by the trolley and is surprised to find that he has spent the night away from his clock. He joins Lady Aberlin and Grandpere as they go to Someplace Else to deliver the star. As they arrive, Donkey Hodie and Harriett Elizabeth Cow show their potato washer-dryer-sorter-dumper. Naturally, Donkey Hodie is flattered when he is presented with the star.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers takes viewers to Brockett's Bakery where he joins Mrs. McFeely and Chrissy Thompson as they're enjoying a soda. After talking with them about their plans for dinner, some minor adjustments are made to Chrissy's leg braces before she and Mrs. McFeely depart. Over a glass of pineapple juice, Mister Rogers talks with Chef Brockett about how people can sometimes be stars by brightening up the world.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers cuts out one of the stars he drew earlier.


A behind-the-scenes look at the potato washer-dryer-sorter-dumper can be seen in Bob Trow's workshop on Episode 1384.

This episode shows a great example of the soda fountain that once was found inside Brockett's Bakery.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Chrissy Thompson




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Jose Cisneros, Betsy Nadas, Christine Thompson, Bob Trow
Stars courtesy of KCET and the American Institute of Physics
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

© 1973, 1974 Family Communications, Inc.

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